ZECHARIAH’S SAGA OF A SHEPHERD
The comparison of God’s people and the scattered sheep refers to his people. In Chapter 14: It states; ‘Watch, for the day of the Lord is coming soon and on that day the Lord will gather together the nations to fight Jerusalem, the city will be taken, the houses rifled, the loot divided, the women raped, half the population taken as slaves and half left of what remains of the city.’ So it seems that the people will be selected randomly, half in exile, half in the city. On that day, the Lord, fully armed for war will fight against nations. He will put his feet where the Mount of Olives will be split in two from East to West making a very wide valley with half the mountain moving north and half south. This is God’s warfare plan for an escape route. ‘You will escape via the valley that reaches to the city gates. Then I will come and all the holy ones also with my saints and angels.
The Lord presents his resume of survival and of safety thus: the sun, moon and stars will no longer shine (darkness of no night) yet there will be continuous daylight, only the Lord knows how (divine power). There will be no normal day and night – at every time it will still be light (God’s power). Life giving water will flow out, half toward the Dead Sea and half to the Mediterranean that will flow continuously in winter and summer (God’s promised provision). As King of all earth there will be only one Lord, his name alone will be worshiped (verse 10). Jerusalem will be inhabited, safe at last, never again to be cursed or destroyed (conformation of future foretold and prophecy fulfilled). As you read through this you will see God’s planning strategy and promised provision for his people.
Do you have a strategy in life to gain God’s promises and provision while claiming his gifts of love and blessing?