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The Message of Micah the Prophet

Micah the Prophet (740 - 670 B.C.) Introduction Micah (which means in Hebrew "Who is like the LORD?) was born in Moresheth Gath, a small town in southern Judah.  His prophetic ministry spanned the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.  He was a contemporary of the prophets Isaiah, Amos and Hosea.

Micah's prophecy is only seven chapters long in the bible.  But it's pregnant with spiritual and prophetic riches.  With startling clarity and accuracy, the diminutive prophet foretold the impending destruction and fall of both Samaria and Jerusalem as God's judgment against his rebellious, wicked people.  What is particularly striking about Micah's testimony is that he lived to see the destruction of Samaria come to pass in 722-721 B. C.  But it was not until 150 years later that his prophecy pertaining to Jerusalem's fall and destruction was fulfilled, 586 B.C.  See Jeremiah 26: 17, 18; 52.  These stunning fulfillments demonstratively attest to the …