THE ULTIMATE GOAL
LIFE 'IN' JESUS CHRIST
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 (NKJV)
Seasons of Life In Jesus Christ.
9/28/2020 0 Comments
Thank you for returning this afternoon, as we get into some 'specifics' to help understand this wonderful and symbolic book of prophecy, 'Zechariah'. Carefully read the following in conjunction with our morning post. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html Amen. Amen.
Reading 'Verbatim', the Books of the Old Testament - 'MWF', Zechariah Post Chapter 9-AM, September 28, 2020
A. First Burden: Prophetic aspects connected with first coming of Christ, Chapters 9 — 11
Chapter 9 vv. 1-8 -- audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Judgment came upon: Hadrach and Damascus (v. 1)
(Hadrach was north of Damascus) Tyre, Sidon and Hamath (vv. 2-4) (Hamath is inland and north of Sidon)
The Philistines (vv. 5-8)
v. 9 — This is quoted in connection with the so-called triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem (cp. Matthew 21:5; John 12:15). audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
The parts omitted by Matthew are: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout…he is just, and having salvation [victory].” This part of the verse will be fulfilled at His second coming. The rest of the verse was fulfilled at His first coming.
v. 10 — Peace can come to the earth only when Christ comes the second time.
vv. 11-17 — The Lord will at that time deliver His people. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
God's defence of his church. (1-8) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes:1-8 Here are judgements foretold on several nations. While the Macedonians and Alexander's successors were in warfare in these countries, the Lord promised to protect his people. God's house lies in the midst of an enemy's country; his church is as a lily among thorns. God's power and goodness are seen in her special preservation. The Lord encamps about his church, and while armies of proud opposers shall pass by and return, his eyes watch over her, so that they cannot prevail, and shortly the time will come when no exactor shall pass by her any more.'
Christ's coming and his kingdom. (9-11) Promises to the church. (12-17) audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Notes: 9-17 'The prophet breaks forth into a joyful representation of the coming of the Messiah, of whom the ancient Jews explained this prophecy. He took the character of their King, when he entered Jerusalem amidst the hosannas of the multitude. But his kingdom is a spiritual kingdom. It shall not be advanced by outward force or carnal weapons. His gospel shall be preached to the world, and be received among the heathen. A sinful state is a state of bondage; it is a pit, or dungeon, in which there is no water, no comfort; and we are all by nature prisoners in this pit. Through the precious blood of Christ, many prisoners of Satan have been set at liberty from the horrible pit in which they must otherwise have perished, without hope or comfort. While we admire Him, let us seek that his holiness and truth may be shown in our own spirits and conduct. These promises have accomplishment in the spiritual blessings of the gospel which we enjoy by Jesus Christ. As the deliverance of the Jews was typical of redemption by Christ, so this invitation speaks to all the language of the gospel call. Sinners are prisoners, but prisoners of hope; their case is sad, but not desperate; for there is hope in Israel concerning them. Christ is a Strong-hold, a strong Tower, in whom believers are safe from the fear of the wrath of God, the curse of the law, and the assaults of spiritual enemies. To him we must turn with lively faith; to him we must flee, and trust in his name under all trials and sufferings. It is here promised that the Lord would deliver his people. This passage also refers to the apostles, and the preachers of the gospel in the early ages. God was evidently with them; his words from their lips pierced the hearts and consciences of the hearers. They were wondrously defended in persecution, and were filled with the influences of the Holy Spirit. They were saved by the Good Shepherd as his flock, and honoured as jewels of his crown. The gifts, graces, and consolations of the Spirit, poured forth on the day of Pentecost, [Acts 2], and in succeeding times, are represented. Sharp have been, and still will be, the conflicts of Zion's sons, but their God will give them success. The more we are employed, and satisfied with his goodness, the more we shall admire the beauty revealed in the Redeemer. Whatever gifts God bestows on us, we must serve him cheerfully with them; and, when refreshed with blessings, we must say, How great is his goodness!' Amen. Amen. Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
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