I began writing a post in the moments previous to now on the book of Micah from my reading last night. I was going through pretty much how I saw major thoughts by major thoughts through the book. Then I got to chapter four in my writing. I thought in reading the chapter, the millennial reign of Christ. But of course not everyone is premillennial in their theology. I don’t have a strong knowledge of eschatology though I find it growing as I’ve been at Southeastern.
I look at Keil and Delitzch and they say of course this isn’t a physical reign, only a spiritual one. So I decided to look at my good friend John MacArthur, he agrees with me. But for those of you reading, how do you see the text?
“It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it shall be lifted up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it, and many nations shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide for strong nations far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore; but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid, for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken. For all the peoples walk each in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the LORD our God forever and ever.”-Micah 4:1-5
My first reading and thought is that this will happen in a physical sense in the days to come, not the days past. A continued reading takes me to chapter five with verse 4-5a, where my mind and John MacArthur seem to agree about a coming millennial reign of Christ.