Tag: fountain for cleasing
Scripture reading for October 4th: Zechariah 12-14
The last chapters of Zechariah are devoted to declaring what God is going to do. Many times the prophet announces that God says, “I will”. God’s word is forever settled in the heavens. Because He does not lie, what He says must come to pass. Many of Zechariah’s words from God that have been fulfilled but others remain standing for future fulfillment.
“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.” (Zechariah 12:1-2) God was going to use Jerusalem to punish the peoples of the earth who refused to come to God. God would save Jerusalem and strengthen His people but destroy all the nations that set out to attack Jerusalem. (Zechariah 12:8-9)
“On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity. “On that day, I will banish the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more,” declares the Lord Almighty. I will remove both the prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land.” (Zechariah 12:1-2) God foresaw the cleansing of the land of Israel from idols and false prophets. His people had struggled with idolatry but would be totally set free in the last days by a cleansing fountain.
“I (the Lord) will gather the nations to Jerusalem to fight against it; the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped. Half the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city. Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle.” (Zechariah 14:2-3) Zechariah saw God fighting the nations that had overrun Jerusalem. He would be victorious!
“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) The rule of God will come to all the earth. He has a Name above every name! There is no other King but Jesus Christ! He defeats the nations and establishes peace on earth. Praise His Name!