December 18 – “Ruler whose goings forth from everlasting”. Micah 5:2; “But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”
Micah’s prophecy was fulfilled shortly after Jesus’ birth. Noteworthy are the reactions of the priests and scribes after the magi answered King Herod’s question!
Matthew 2:3, 6; “When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 6 And thou Beth-lehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.”
Also see John 7:42 “Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Beth-lehem, where David was?”
When sharing this awesome prophecy with a Mormon, you’ll want to ask why Smith’s name, nor the name of the Church, was mentioned.
“The church is a kingdom; it is God’s kingdom…and as such is designed to prepare men for an inheritance… which is the celestial kingdom. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Eternal King; his representative on earth is the President of the church…Where there is no kingdom of God there is no salvation.” Without the church, man cannot be saved. “Whenever men can find out the will of God and find an administrator legally authorized from God, there is the kingdom of God; but where these are not, the kingdom of God is not. All the ordinances, systems, and administrations on earth are of no use to the children of men, unless they are ordained and authorized of God; for nothing will save a man but a legal administrator; for none others will be acknowledged either by God or angels.” Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pp. 271-72, 274.” Bruce R. McConkie, New Witness for the Articles of Faith, 326- 337.