Christ in the Old Covenant Scriptures (30)

One Lord and the only name will reign forever.

“…Then the Lord my God will come, and the holy ones with him.: Zechariah 14:5, last part, NIV. The prophet Zechariah employs the unbearable consequences of the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem as a setting to announce the day when God will eliminate all evil. “On that day,” Zechariah declares that the Lord “will stand on the Mount of Olives” and split it in two, “forming a great valley.” Zechariah 14:4. Perhaps this is the valley where the “New Jerusalem,” Zechariah describes in part, will descend. In the Bible, Jerusalem represents, symbolically, the God’s people. “One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of seven last plagues came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.’ And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and he showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.” Revelation 21:9, 10, NIV. In Revelation 19:8, we find that the bride has bright and clean clothes on her. The literal City, the New Jerusalem, is not dressed in bright clothing. Therefore, this must pertain to the saved ones who received the bright white robes of Christ’s righteousness. Zechariah, in chapter 14, further describes the glory of the City.

“On that day there will be neither sunlight nor cold, frosty darkness. It will be a unique day – a day known to the Lord – with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light.” Zechariah 14:6, 7, NIV. Prophet Zechariah does not say that the future dwelling of God among His people will have no sun, but because God is there, the City will not depend on the sun for its light. Apostle John explains why the City, God’s dwelling, will not rely upon the sun sunlight. “The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.” Revelation 21:23, NIV.

Zechariah also states that “on that day living water will flow from Jerusalem.” Zechariah 14:8, NIV. Jesus confirmed it and applied it to the saved ones. “‘Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.'” John 7:38, NIV. The “living water,” in the Bible, refers to the Holy Spirit. The Spirit comes from God to all who believe in Him. The Spirit will flow into and from each yielded believer.

Zechariah continues: “The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.” Zechariah 14:9, NIV. Apostle Paul confirms it; “Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.” 1 Corinthians 15:24, 28, NIV. “He said to them, ‘This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.'” Luke 24:44, NIV.

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