(Part 2 of 4)
“The breaker is come up before them” (Micah 2:12, KJV). Who is this Breaker? This word was well-known to the Jews. It was one of their titles for the Messiah. The Breaker is Jesus. He goes before His remnant breaking through the gates of the prison in which his people are confined. The people follow him, marching behind Him, marching through the open way that He has made. Don’t think for a moment that the remnant is reserved for our day only. Church history records “remnants” who were led out by the Breaker in their generation (the Waldensians, the Puritans, the Moravians, the Wesleyans, the Pentecostals, to name a few). There are many pockets of refreshing revivals in the land today. The Breaker has broken through the barriers of formalism, monotony, and lifeless religion, and has led His people out. The Breaker came to Toronto. The Breaker came to the Brownsville assembly and broke through the gates of sameness, tameness, and lameness,* but these breakthroughs fell through when they moved away from God. Note Isaiah 59:2… “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” The Breaker wants to come to your church. Have you asked Him to come?
There is a day when the last remnant will be led out, hungry people and hurting people who are behind the prison walls of powerless churches. The book of Revelation tells of people who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. The Breaker is Jesus. He wants to lead you out of bondage, sickness, complacency, and lifeless church services into liberty, rest, and peace. What Micah is teaching is still true. The Breaker is coming to lead His people out. Sin is a serious thing, and the churches are full of it. The Breaker is coming…
The remnant are a people birthed in prayer and intercession. The remnant are trained to know the voice of the Lord. The remnant will know the ways of the Lord. God wants to make you part of that remnant. He wants you to be able to touch Him. He wants to give you a ministry so that when people come to you with burdens they will be set free. The Lord is going to pull down unholy ministries. Isaiah 49:3 reads, “And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified” (KJV). Literally, “My servant Israel, in whom I shall break into glory,” or “Thou art Israel, a God–ruled man in whom I shall break into glory.”
Micah saw a people who would follow the Lord to fresh pastures. Micah saw a people being released, a people whose hearts beat as one, a people so led by the Spirit that the apostate churches will call them outcasts. Micah prophesied in the same time frame as the prophet Isaiah. The name “Micah” means “who is like unto Jehovah.” He prophesied of the spiritual decline of his nation and that inevitably it would lead to a judgment upon the nation. He prophesied that the Lord had a dispute, a contention with the nation. Micah also teaches that if people repent, the Lord will sit as their defense counsel (7:9). The book of Micah is divided into three sections, and each section begins with the word “hear.”
First section: Chapters 1-2… Micah calls upon the people to hear. These two chapters are full of warnings. God is filled with indignation because of the sins of the people. He is described as coming down out of heaven to earth that He might witness their unholy conduct. Micah uses the word “transgression” (1:5), which means “a revolt (both moral and religious), rebellion, sin, trespass.” In chapter two, Micah describes the sins of the populace. Their emphasis is self, covetousness, oppression of others, pride, walking in the spirit of falsehood, and complacency… just like our nation.
(To be continued…)
Pastor George Belobaba
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*See “Fixed Liturgy,” published June 7th, 2014.