Therefore he will abandon them until the time
that she who is in labor gives birth.
Then the rest of his brothers will return
to the children of Israel. Bible

“he will abandon them until the time.” We today know that between the life of Christ (Micah 5:2) and the time Israel will be restored (Micah 5:3), would be over 2,000 years, but that is the case: Israel has still not been restored and united as the Twelve Tribes. That will not occur until Christ sets up his kingdom on earth and the First Resurrection, the resurrection of the righteous dead, occurs (Rev. 20:4-6). [For more on the coming kingdom of Christ on earth, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth”].

Commentary for: Micah 5:3