Zechariah 14

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.   

Read Zechariah 14

Overview

The Lord comes and reigns.

“The day of the Lord,” has two meanings, the day of God’s judgement, future warfare, and final victory. “On that day,” appears six times in chapter 14, emphasizing the final work of God.

“a day is coming for the Lord,” (1) is the day of destruction. This day refers to the trauma of the destruction and exile, the beginning stage of eschatological (end of time) event, the coming of new future. That day will be the day of victory for Israel, the righteous, but it will be the day of destruction for the wicked. Jerusalem would be the center of life for all nations. God will be universal God.

Zechariah’s prophecy for all nations to come together brought comfort to the suffering people. His prophecy ends on a note of universal inclusion and acceptance of all people, both Jew and Gentile. At the end of time holiness will prevail in worship and life.

Two objects demonstrate the end time’s radical transformation; horses, the symbol of power, will be changed to bells inscribed with Holy to the Lord. All the pots in Judah and Jerusalem will become like the pots in the house of the Lord.

The final vision is the God of universe— everything and everyone will be included in the universal worship of the Lord.

1. What does this passage tell you about God?

2. What does this passage tell you about people.?

3. What does this passage tell you about yourself and God’s will for you?  

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