Summary: Zechariah 14 describes the last siege of Jerusalem, the second coming of Christ and the millennial kingdom which follows.
Zechariah 14 describes the last siege of Jerusalem, the second coming of Christ and the millennial
kingdom which follows.
After Jesus answered the disciples question concerning the destruction of the temple Jesus described the events leading up to His Second Advent (Luke 21:5-38). The events He describes are similar to those that will occur in the destruction of tthe temple and Jerusalem by the Roman army.
Jesus told His disciples the “times of the Gentiles” will continue until the end of the age. Ever since 605 b.c., when Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem, to the present time, Jerusalem has been under oppression by the Gentiles. There has been brief times when God’s chosen seemed to have a temporary freedom, it was short lived. Today, the goal of the Gentiles is to control Jerusalem and drive the Jews from the Promised Land.
The Lord told Zechariah, “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.”
The Apostle John saw “coming out of the mouth of the dragon and out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet, three unclean spirits like frogs; for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty, ...And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon” (Revelation 16:13-14, 16).
The world government that will be organized without a fight, through satanic deception and power prior to Christ’s return to earth will be the object of a desperate attack by the major armies of the nations for control of the land God has given to His people. The same power that influenced the organization of this government will gather the armies of the world to challenge this world government. Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations. He will go
forth and fight for Israel as He did against the Egyptians at the Red Sea, when He divided the sea
and provided a way of escape for His people.
When this day comes, the Lord shall come to the place of His ascension in the same manner that He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:11). He will probably come from the east, as He did when He made His triumphant entry into Jerusalem, (Matthew 21:1-10). This was the place of His agony and it will be the place of His glory. He will split the Mount of Olives. When this day comes the
people are told what they are to do. They are to, “flee by the valley of My mountains.” They are
to flee just as the people 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.
The valley created by the separation of the Mount of Olives is an escape route and not a place of safety. They will flee as they did during the great earthquake during the reign King Uzziah. over Judah (Amos 1:1). Then the Lord will come with all His holy ones with Him, Christians and angels. He comes to fulfil every word that He has spoken.
“It will come about in that day that there will be no light; the luminaries will dwindle. For it will be
a unique day which is known to the Lord, neither day or night, but it will come about that at evening time there will be light.” This phenomena will occur on a day that only the Father knows (Matthew 24:36; Acts 1:7).
When that day comes, “living waters will flow out of Jerusalem, half of it toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it well be in summer as well as in winter.”
Here are blessings promised to Jerusalem in the day of the Lord and to all the earth, by virtue of the blessings poured out on Jerusalem, especially to the land of Israel. Jerusalem will be a spring of living waters to the world. Half of it flowing east into the Dead Sea and half west into the Mediterran Sea. This water will flow all year round, even in the summer when most streams in this area dry up. This water is both natural, for the land and spiritual, for the people.
Where the gospel goes, and the graces of God’s Spirit go along with it, there living waters goes. The streams that make glad the city of God make glad the country also and makes it like paradise, like the Garden of Eden, which was well watered.