This week’s Pastor to Person is written by Pastor Caleb Beller.
[Zec 14:9 NKJV] 9 And the LORD shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be–“The LORD [is] one,” And His name one.
Here Zechariah’s prophecy moves from the first coming in the manger to His return on the Mount of Olives. This is the same place where Jesus ascended (Acts 1:11-13) and it was promised that He would return!
A few things that we learn from this chapter about His return. It will be a time of great distress for Jerusalem (14:2) just when it seems victory is out of grasp Jesus will return to fight (:3) for Israel! His return will change the geography as the Mount of Olives will split in two (:4) to make a way of escape for His people (:5). His return will be a signal to the whole earth (:9) that He is the “I AM” that He and His Father are one! Upon the establishment of His Kingdom everyone will come to recognize and honor Jesus as the true King (:16)
As we consider the words of Zechariah may our hearts stir at the realization that He who was faithful to complete His promise the first time will be faithful to complete the rest of His promises. Are we ready for the return of the King? Let us remember and recommit ourselves to these words from Jesus just before He ascended on the Mount of Olives.
[Act 1:7-8 NIV] 7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”