In The Word
Read Zechariah 14
God Will Battle Jerusalem’s Foes
Behold, a day is coming for the Lord when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle. In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south. You will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord, my God, will come, and all the holy ones with Him!
In that day there will be no light; the luminaries will dwindle. For it will be a unique day which is known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but it will come about that at evening time there will be light.
And in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter.
God Will Be King over All
And the Lord will be king over all the earth; in that day the Lord will be the onlyone, and His name the only one.
All the land will be changed into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; but Jerusalem will rise and remain on its site from Benjamin’s Gate as far as the place of the First Gate to the Corner Gate, and from the Tower of Hananel to the king’s wine presses. People will live in it, and there will no longer be a curse, for Jerusalem will dwell in security.
Now this will be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth. It will come about in that day that a great panic from the Lord willfall on them; and they will seize one another’s hand, and the hand of one willbe lifted against the hand of another. Judah also will fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered, gold and silver and garments in great abundance. So also like this plague will be the plague on the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey and all the cattle that will be in those camps.
Then it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Booths. And it will be that whichever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lordof hosts, there will be no rain on them. If the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which the Lordsmites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths. This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.
In that day there will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “HOLY TO THE LORD.” And the cooking pots in the Lord’s house will be like the bowls before the altar. Every cooking pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the Lordof hosts; and all who sacrifice will come and take of them and boil in them. And there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts in that day.
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Walking In The Word
A day is coming when the Lord will go forth and fight a battle in the sight of all. His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives. On that day, the mountain will split and people will flee. Then the Lord, my God, will come and all the holy ones with Him. It will be a unique day that will make Him known. On that day, living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, and the Lord will be King over all the earth. On that day, the Lord will be the only One, and His name the only One. The land will be changed, and there will no longer be a curse on Jerusalem; Jerusalem will dwell in security. The Lord will strike those who fight against Him and His people, and a great panic will fall on them. All will go up to worship the King.
When we are living for the Lord, walking in His ways and obeying His teachings, He is our Avenger. A day is coming when the whole earth will realize that fact, and it won’t matter if they believe it or not. He said it and that settles it. A day is coming when every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Yahshua the Christ is Lord (Romans 14:11). Today, we have the opportunity to willingly submit to Him with a heart of love and devotion. However, if we don’t do that in this life, then a day is coming when all will submit to Him. Bow and worship Him today with a thankful and glad heart.