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The Coming of the Great King (Daily Portion 10505)

Content Author: 
Reagan, David
Scripture Passage: 
Zechariah 14:1-11

Much of the book of Zechariah looks forward to the restoration of Israel and the coming of the great King. This last chapter is no exception. The Lord Himself will come down and fight for Jerusalem. His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives. The mount will split in half making a valley through its midst and through that valley will flow rivers of living waters. Then shall the Lord be king over all the earth. What a beautiful description of the second coming of Christ and the setting up of His kingdom on earth! All His saints should look forward with joy to His return.

What Does It Say?

  1. “I will gather all __________ against Jerusalem to __________.”
  2. His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of __________, which is before _______________.
  3. They will flee as they fled from before the ______________ in the days of __________.
  4. All the land shall be turned as a ___________ from Geba to Rimmon.
  5. There shall be no more utter __________, but Jerusalem shall be safely _________.

What Does It Mean?

  1. Zechariah 14:3 states, “Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations,” and Zechariah 14:5 adds, “and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.” To what time period is Zechariah referring? What are these prophecies about?
  2. Zechariah 14:4 describes the coming Christ at His second coming. As Jesus ascended from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1:9-12), so He will return to the same mountain. Read Zechariah 14:4 very carefully and draw a map of the dividing of the mountain at the return of Christ.
  3. Zechariah 14:9 states, “And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.” What day is being referred to in this verse? What do you think it means that there will be one Lord and His name one?

What Does It Mean to Me?

  1. Zechariah 14:6-7 seems to refer to a time of half light and half darkness at the time of the Lord’s return: “the light shall not be clear, nor dark” and “not day, not night.” Read this strange description carefully. What do you think it describes? If you were to match a time in your life to this description, what time would it be?
  2. In that day, “living waters shall go out from Jerusalem” (Zechariah 14:8). The phrase, living waters, is only found four times in the Bible, the other three being Song of Solomon 4:15; Jeremiah 2:13; Jeremiah 17:13. See also John 4:10-14; John 7:38; Revelation 7:17. What are living waters? Of what are they a picture? How are they a blessing to us?

Suggested Memory Verses

Zechariah 14:4, 9

David Reagan
Daily Proverb

Proverbs 21:31

The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.