Encouragement from a Biblical Prophet.
September 25th, 2008
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Micah.
It is a new day. Many people in your country [the United States] are reevaluating everything. Yes, some continue in apathy and complacency. But try not to focus on them; focus, instead, on those who constitute a spiritual renewal, which is really happening in your country.
In my time, I tried to alert my compatriots to the dangers they incurred by ignoring the moral law. Now, you have in your country literally millions of citizens who believe in this moral law.
Micah the titular prophet of the Book of Micah, also called “The Morasthite”. He is not the same as another prophet, Micaiah son of Imlah. He is counted among the minor prophets in the Tanakh (Old Testament).
Micah prophesied throughout the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, roughly 735–700 BC. Micah was brought up in a small hometown, and it was in this small village that God supposedly revealed information for Micaiahu of Moresheth (likely Moresheth-Gath in the Philistine Plain). The prophet’s name, in its elongated form “Micaiahu”, is commonly translated “Who is like Yahweh?” or possibly, “He who is like Yahweh”, and his pursuit of the ministry in response to this question continued the prophetic tradition of calling Israel back into communion with God. Micah’s teaching is often compared to the other minor prophet, Hosea, on his teaching about social insecurities.
Micah grew up in the poorer, working class area of his small farming community. The quality of his prophecy, however, has caused many scholars to believe that he received a good education and/or may have been one of the wealthier members of the community, a land owner. Still others consider him as an elder of the community, indicating his respect among his people. At any rate, because he grew up in such a community, he was well aware of the avarice and injustices of the rich. (Source:Wikipedia)