Tag: Zechariah 12:10

Thankful for Christ’s Return!

Scripture reading for December 25th:  3rd John, Jude, Revelation 1-2

Key Scriptures:  Jude 20-21; “But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith, and pray in the Holy Spirit.  Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.”  

Revelation 1:7  “Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him.  So shall it be!  Amen.”

Both Jude and John, author of the Revelation, encouraged the church to watch and be ready for the return of the Lord Jesus.  For those who believed on Jesus Christ and were cleansed by His blood, Christ’s return would bring eternal life and the riches of God’s presence forever!  For the world and the unsaved of the earth, Christ’s return with the clouds of believers would be a cause for mourning as they would know the judgment of God was at hand!

Visions of Christ’s return:  “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven.”  (Daniel 7:13)  “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication.  They will look on Me, the One they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”  (Zechariah 12:10)

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Thankful for fulfilled Scripture!

Scripture reading for November 8th:  John 17-21

Key Scriptures:  John 18:34-37  “Instead (of breaking the leg bones), one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.  The man who saw it had given testimony, and his testimony is true.  He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.  These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled:  “Not one of His bones will be broken.”  and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the One they have pierced.”  

John recounts his eye-witness account of Jesus’ sufferings during the crucifixion and the events that followed.  The things John saw were fulfillment of holy Scriptures.  None of Jesus’ bones were broken, He was pierced with a spear and blood and water released.  Both events help all who read this account to believe and trust in Jesus Christ as God’s Son and our Savior, the Messiah!

Thankful for fulfilled Scripture:   “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication.  They will look on Me, the One they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”  (Zechariah 12:10)

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Thankful for the Cleansing Fountain!

Scripture reading for October 11th:  Zechariah 12-14, Malachi 1-2

Key Scriptures:  Zechariah 12:10, 13:1  “”And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication.  They will look on Me, the One they have pierced, and they will mourn for Him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him, as on grieves for a firstborn son.”  . . .”On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.””

Zechariah foresaw by the Spirit the pouring out of God’s grace through the piercing of Messiah and His ensuing death.  This death would cause great grieving and bitter mourning, but it would open up a fountain for God’s people that could cleanse them from sins!  The blood of Jesus Christ was this fountain, flowing from the pierced Savior’s side!  Oh that all may believe and be cleansed!

Thankful for the Blood:  “Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.  The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true.  He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.  These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of His bones will be broken,” and as another scripture says, “They will look on the One they have pierced.”   (John 19:34-37)

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