Wednesday, July 15, 2009
3 Then the LORD will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. 4 On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward.
6 On that day there shall be no light, cold, or frost. 7 And there shall be a unique day, which is known to the LORD, neither day nor night, but at the evening time there shall be light.
9 And the LORD will be king over all the earth.
Zechariah 14:3-4, 6-7, & 9a, English Standard Version
What a majestic display of our Almighty God! As we witness current events, especially in the Mid East, Bible passages such as this one in Zechariah are brought to mind. How soon is that day when there shall be no light? And there shall be a unique day, which is known to the LORD. Indeed, only our Lord knows the exact day or hour of His return, but we can see that the day is fast approaching.
How we look forward to the return of our Lord and Savior, as King of the whole earth. We must not be overcome with discouragement and hopelessness as we see the entire world becoming more and more wicked. We know that all nations, except Israel, will turn away from the Lord. We certainly see the signs in America. Prayer to God is not allowed in schools, the ten commandments are systematically being ripped from public display, and laws allowing things that are an abomination to God are passed every day.
As Christians, we must keep our eyes focused on the things to come. We know that we have a place in the eternal heavens with our Lord when there will be no light, because God will be our light. Let us take courage as we read through these verses at the end of Zechariah 14.
20 And on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, "Holy to the LORD." And the pots in the house of the LORD shall be as bowls before the altar. 21 And every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holy to the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 14:20-21, ESV
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!
God Bless You,