Zechariah 14:1-9

Zechariah 14:1-9

Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.

BIBLE READING

“A day of the Lord is coming when your plunder will be divided among you. I will gather all 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. The the Lord will go out and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. On that day, His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with Him. On that day, there will be no light, no cold or frost. It will be a unique day, without daytime or nighttime-a day known to the Lord. When evening comes there will be light. On that day, living water will flow out of Jerusalem, half to the eastern sea and half to the western sea, in summer and in winter. The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day, there will be one Lord, and His name the only name.”

– Zechariah 14:1-9

DEVOTION

Here Zechariah describes the ultimate victory of the King! He describes the ultimate Day of the Lord, which would be ushered in by God coming to the Mount of Olives in the person of Jesus Christ; His King. This victory over the nations would be followed by the establishment of His kingdom, in which all nations would gather to Jerusalem as a center of worship. This whole chapter is prophetic and speaks concerning the epic battle between man and God and Jesus returns in power and glory and establishes His kingdom here on earth. See Revelation chapter nineteen for more details.

THE BIG QUESTION

God has given specific and clear prophecies about the future battle against evil and the coming of Christ to reign over His Millennial Kingdom. He wants us all to be encouraged that righteousness will triumph over evil, and that He is just and firmly in control of the times. How does this final chapter in the book of Zechariah encourage you? How does this prophetic message challenge you? In a world that is filled with heartache, evil and chaos, how does Zechariah’s words comfort you?

Conclude your time in prayer and silence reflecting on what God revealed to you today.