The Lord's future reign in Zion
Like many Old Testament prophets, Micah preached against injustice, greed, cruelty, perversion of power, and false religion. But Micah also preached a message of hope in which the a future kingdom of the Messiah, centered at the sacred mountain of Zion, would bring universal peace and justice, and “we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.