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  Day 27 : Book of Zechariah [ Zechariah 9-10 ]  
 
 

Judgment On Israel’s Enemies (Zech. 9:1-8)

  • God will protect his people from the surrounding nations.
  • We again see here how God is in total control of all the nations.

Nothing happens without God’s knowledge and His permission. As Christians we are promised protection. God keeps us safe and the evil one cannot harm us (I Jn.5:18).

The Coming Of The Zion’s King (Zech. 9:9-13)
  • This passage clearly prophesies the Messiah. (Mt.21:1-11 & Jn. 12:13-19). It describes the triumphal entry of the Messiah.
  • The Messiah would bring in peace and will free prisoners from the waterless pit.
  • The Messiah comes ‘riding on a donkey’. He did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many! Praise God for our Saviour, our King who is gentle and comes to us riding on a donkey!

Imagine you heard this prophecy at that time. How would you have responded to it?

The Lord Appears And Cares (Zech. 9:14-10:12)
  • The first section talks about the restoration of Judah (9:13-17). Probably about the victories of the Jews over their enemies.

Chapter 10 talks about some Messianic prophecies.
  • Idolatry and false leaders led them into captivity. But the tribe of Judah would provide the cornerstone to deliver them. The cornerstone is Christ. (Isa. 23:16, I Pet. 2:6, Eph. 2:20).
  • Judah was first selected as the tribe out of which Christ would come.
  • God promises the restoration to their lands (v.6-12)

This passage also shows how the Lord will shepherd His flock.

Application :
Praise God through Psalm 23.

Galatians 6:7-10
A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong o the family of believers.