Friday, March 15 2013
Verse of the Day: V9 “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
1. The Siege (V1-2)
V1 “The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.”
God proclaimed to Prophet Zechariah that He is the Creator of everything including Jerusalem, His city, and He shall protect and preserve it for His glory and honour. During the time of Zechariah, and even today, many people and nations have laid siege to Jerusalem, and invade and attack it, yet they can never completely defeat and destroy it.
V2 “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.”
2. The Stone (V3-8)
V3 “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”
God revealed to Zechariah that Jerusalem is like a burdensome stone or heavy rock to all who tries to lift or destroy it. Until today, the Lord has miraculously protected and preserved Jerusalem, and has destroyed all the people and nations that had gone against it.
V9 “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”
3. The Spirit (V10-14)
V10 “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”
God spoke to Zechariah that there shall be a day when He shall pour the spirit of grace and supplications upon Jerusalem, and she shall mourn, repent, look and believe that Christ, whom she pierced and crucified, is truly the Son of God, her Saviour and Husband.
“And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” (Revelation 21:2)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I am for Jerusalem, and You, the God of Jerusalem.