“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.”Micah 5:2
Micah was a prophet who lived 700 years before Jesus was born. He prophesied the exact birth place of the Messiah – Bethlehem. This in itself is remarkable but there something else even more astonishing in this verse.
Micah declares that even though the One comes from Bethlehem, His beginning was not really from Bethlehem. He is from…THE DAYS OF ETERNITY!