Thursday, February 28 2013
Verse of the Day: V16 “And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.”
1. The Pride (V1-8)
V6 “And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.”
The Almighty God through Prophet Zechariah warned the Philistines that He shall destroy their power and pride for all their sins and wickedness, and for invading and destroying His people - the people of Judah. However, God preserved a remnant of the people of Judah, who were faithful to Him, and appointed a governor to rule over them.
V7 “And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.”
2. The Prisoners (V9-11)
V9 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”
Zechariah prophesied the first coming of the King, who was none other than Jesus Christ, who shall come to this earth, riding upon an ass, and He shall die on the cruel cross, and shed His precious blood for the sins of mankind. The King did come, and died, and today, anyone who believes in Jesus Christ is no longer a prisoner of his sins, but he shall escape the fiery pits of hell, and shall have everlasting life with Jesus Christ in heaven one day.
V11 “As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.”
3. The People (V12-17)
V12 “Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;”
Zechariah prophesied the second coming of the King in the future, during the Millennium, and this time the King, the Lord Jesus Christ, shall come to reign and rule in the holy city of Jerusalem. In that day, the people shall have the glorious hope in Christ, and they shall be His jewels of crown, and the special signs, that shine brightly for His glory and honour.
V16 “And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that You are my God and I am Your people.