Micah 5:3 is a dual prophecy regarding Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the 21st century woman of Revelation 12. The prophecy states that there comes a time in the life of God's people when the channels of communication become so corrupted that the people can no longer hear the voice of their God. They may still hear a voice, choose to obey it, then later discover that it was the voice of Satan. That was the condition of Israel just prior to the birth of Jesus. They had had no national communication with God for the 400 years just prior to Jesus' birth. During his brief ministry, Jesus cleared the channels and re-established Israel's ability to commune with God. However, it was no longer Israel who heard God. It was now only the remnant in Israel who chose to listen.
Today, God's people face the same dilemma. Prior to 1600 A.D. God continued to speak through his scattered remnants--large groups of people in various parts of the world. However, they have had no significant communication with God for almost 400 years. That was when God's people--his scattered remnants--entered the slave trade just subsequent to the year 1600 A.D. Individual men and women may still be able to independently communicate with God, but there is no national voice of God operating in any nation in the world, nor is there a voice of God operating in any large group of people.
The 21st century woman of Revelation 12 has the task of re-establishing global communication with God just prior to the return of the Messiah. Jesus represented the physical manifestation of the Word of God (John 1:1-5). Thus, Mary birthed the physical body of God's Word. The woman of Revelation 12 births the spiritual body--she gives new life and a new spirit to the Word of God. In doing so, she experiences intense persecution (Jeremiah 4:31; Micah 4:8-10; 13; Revelation 12:1-5), including slander, betrayal, and false accusations (Revelation 12:13-17).
In the first century, when God re-established communication through his remnant, the ten lost tribes of Israel rejoined their brothers, the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, and proclaimed the glory of God. In this 21st century, as we seek to re-establish communication with God, brothers and sisters, children of God from every religion, every denomination, and every spiritual practice, will join together as disciples of Jesus to proclaim the glory of God (John 17:14-26).