Map Bethlehem to Jerusalem
Map Bethlehem to Jerusalem.
Israel’s new ruler is coming.
He’ll come from Judah’s smallest clan.
And from Bethlehem, called Ephrathah.
His story started long ago,
In very ancient times. Micah 5:2
Jesus was born in Bethlehem, in the province of Judea, when Herod the Great was king of the Jews. Later, a group of wise men known as magi showed up in Jerusalem. They came from a distant land somewhere in the east. 2They started asking around, “Where’s the boy who’s going to become king of the Jews?” We saw the sign of his birth: a rising star. We came to honor him.”
When Herod heard about this, he was not a happy king. The people of Jerusalem got upset too. Herod called a meeting of all the top priests and Jewish religion scholars known as scribes. He asked them where the Messiah was going to be born. They said, “One of the prophets predicted he would be born in Bethlehem, in Judea. Here’s what the prophets wrote:
‘Bethlehem of Judea, you’re no smalltime prince of a town. You’re going to produce a king who will lead my people of Israel like a shepherd.’” Matthew 2:1-6
Map Bashan Gilead
Map Bashan Gilead. Your flock will feast on lush pasture, In fields of Bashan and Gilead, As you did in the good ol’ days of long ago. Micah 7:14
Map of Bashan Gilead
Model Jerusalem Temple for Micah
Model of Jerusalem Temple for Micah. "One of these days the LORD’s Temple Will inspire people all over the world. Its influence will rise higher than the mountains. People will come and admire the Temple, And feel happy to see it there. They’ll come from all over the world, saying, 'Let’s go to the mountain and visit the LORD. Let’s go to the house of Jacob’s family And hear what the LORD has to say.' For there’s teaching in Jerusalem." Micah 4:1-2
Model of Jerusalem Temple
Map Jerusalem falls
Map Micah 3, Jerusalem Falls. 9 Listen to me you rulers of Jacob’s people, You leaders of Israel You crooks who poison justice, And cheat fairness. 10 You have built Jerusalem In the blood of my people. You have built my sacred Zion On the solid rock of evil. 11 Your judges settle cases for a bribe. Priests will teach you if you pay. Prophets will advise you for a fee. Yet they all have the nerve To invoke God’s support. They say, “Absolutely, the LORD is with us Nobody’s going to hurt us.” 12 Tell it to Jerusalem When it’s a plowed field. This city is coming down, Collapsing into a pile of rocky ruins. The stately Temple Mount, abandoned, Will grow into a wooded hilltop. Micah 3:9-12
Map Jerusalem Falls