Tag: ruling the ends of earth
Scripture reading for October 2nd: Zechariah 9-11
“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.” (Zechariah 9:9-10) (Matthew 21:1-9)
Zechariah had amazing insight given to him by God! From over 500 years before the coming of Christ into Jerusalem, Zechariah described the event with amazing details. He saw a King coming into Jerusalem riding on the colt of a donkey. He saw this King having salvation for those who would receive it. He also saw this King proclaiming peace to all the nations and that His rule would be extended to the ends of the earth!
“From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler.” (Zechariah 10:4) (Matthew 21:42-46) Zechariah correctly saw that it would be from Judah that God would raise up the cornerstone of His new temple. Judah would bring forth the tent peg that would support the weight of His people. Judah would bring forth the ultimate warrior who would win the victory and rule!
“I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”–the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord to the potter.” (Zechariah 11:12-13) (Matthew 27:1-9) Zechariah saw a person who would be paid thirty pieces of silver for the price of a person. This person was then told to throw it into the house of the Lord to be given to the potter.
We know today that Jesus Christ and Judas fulfilled these prophesies over 500 years after they were given. God is in control and knows all things. He alone can declare the end from the beginning! Our King is still coming! He will rule over the nations and rule to the ends of the earth! Are you ready to meet Him?