Micah 4: Walking with God Forever
As we read in Micah 4, it seems to me that we are dealing with prophecy here that is going to be pretty amazing when it comes true.
Mic 4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
Mic 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Mic 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Mic 4:4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
Mic 4:5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.
I know I copied a lot, but I wanted to give context. Verse five pretty much sums everything up. Right now, people walk in the name of their own god. That is certainly true. People have many different ideas right now, but as for us, we are going to walk with God forever.
This is exclusivism, and I know that is unpopular. In this future time that we are describing, Micah is identifying that “we” are going to be with God forever and ever. He didn’t say that everyone will be. He is self-identifying with a certain group that he is a part of. I think that that is referring back to verse two. Many nations are going to come and worship God. Don’t we see that in the Christian church today? It is a worldwide network of believers in the one true God.
I am not an expert obviously, but it seems to fit together for me. It seems to make sense that there is a later time where a certain group of people was going to walk with God forever, and we are promised in the New Testament that we can have eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore, I know at least that Christians are part of this picture.
Micah was obviously writing before the New Covenant, so there’s also a group of Old Testament people who are going to be walking with God as well. I think about the Hall of Fame of Faith chapter in Hebrews 11.
Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
I don’t know everyone who is going to be in this heavenly group, but it sounds like a pretty great place. To be walking with God forever is definitely where we want to be.