King over the earth!
Scripture reading for October 3rd: Zechariah 12-14
“This is what the Lord says concerning Israel. The Lord, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares: ” I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations.”” Zechariah 12:1-3a
God has some serious plans for Jerusalem and Judah. He foretold a time when all nations would be gathered against Israel and Jerusalem. They would attack but be broken, because God, Himself will be with His people. God stated through Zechariah that He would set out to destroy all nations that attack Jerusalem. (Zechariah 12:9)
God was going to pour out on Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication and they would look on Jesus the one they have pierced. (Zechariah 12:10) (John 19:34-37) He promised to open up a fountain for the house of David and Jerusalem to cleanse them from sins. (Zechariah 13:1) The wounds that would cleanse them, would be received at the house of his friends! (Zechariah 13:6) The sword would strike the shepherd of the Lord and the sheep would be scattered. (Zechariah 13:7) (Matthew 26:31-32) Two thirds of them would perish but a third would call on the Lord! (Zechariah 13:8-9)
In the last days, Jerusalem would be captured, houses ransacked and women raped. Suddenly the Lord would put his feet on the Mt. of Olives and it would split in two, creating a great valley. This will create a way of escape for God’s people! (Zechariah 14:4-5) It will be a day with no daytime or night. It will be a day when living waters will flow out of Jerusalem. (Revelation 22:1-5)
“The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and His name the only name.” Zechariah 14:9
Jerusalem will be lifted up and inhabited. It will be secure and never again destroyed. God’s people will be pure and secure! We have encouraging words of hope for God’s people who endure and hold fast to Him. Be sure He is King over your life for He will surely be and is “King over the earth.”