The prophecy starts abruptly after a brief introduction. Here “earth” refers to the people, the social order, and not to the physical planet. “All” of the people in Israel in Micah’s day were being addressed primarily, although a secondary application pertains to the last days of the present evil world. Micah literally addressed the nation back there, and there is also a message for the people living today.
The message came not only from the Lord God but also from His “holy temple.” With the source being stated this way, the message was even more authentic to the people. They could each take the message personally, for it originated from God’s own personal resentment and indignation. Micah wanted the hearers to know that the message came not from him but from God and from His “holy temple.” God was threatening the people.