2000+ Years Between Two CONSECUTIVE Verses in Zechariah

9:9  Rejoice exceedingly daughter of Zion and shout daughter of Jerusalem.  Behold your king will come animated by righteousness and bringing salvation.  He is humble (poor) and riding on a donkey and on a young foal. 

This reveals the humble state of the Messiah King, which is beautifully communicated in Isaiah 53.  This humble King is not endowed with the wealth of the nations.  No powerful king rides into Jerusalem on a donkey, but instead, rides on a glorious steed.  The style of this Messiah's entry is emblematic of the kingdom to which He serves.  This was the manner of the one they called Jesus and gloriously confirmed throughout the New Testament.   

2000+ YEARS LATER

9:10  A chariot will be cut off from Ephraim and a warhorse from Jerusalem and a battle bow will be removed.  He will speak peace to the nations and his dominion is from sea to sea from the river (Euphrates) to the ends of the earth.  

The military imagery of the Lord of Hosts bringing wrath on the nations and ushering in the glorious reign of a Messiah King permeates the book of Zechariah.  The prophet speaks of the elimination of all arms from the earth.  His dominion will extend throughout the earth.    

The Coming of the Humble Messiah was attested to by numerous Old Testament Scriptures.  So, the Coming of the Glorious Messiah inferred to in verse 10 has also been attested to by numerous scriptures from the Old Testament.

Every Thursday morning at 7 a.m. at McDonald's in Bee Cave.     

"Is it too marvelous for you?"

Discussed on August 2nd at Thursday’s group.  Chapter 8 is a milestone for
the prophet  Zechariah.  It described how Jerusalem would one day flourish
in the backdrop of exile, desolation, and lack of resources.  It talks about old
men and women using a staff because of their long life and young boys and
girls playing in the open squares of Jerusalem.  Also, it talks of God’s new
relationship with the remnant, who have been regathered from the 4 winds. 
They have been promised that the vine will produce her fruit, the land will yield her
produce, the heavens will rain down dew, and the remnant will receive an
inheritance.  The Lord taunts the remnant of Israel by saying:  “is it too
marvelous for you?”  What our group discussed was how God's plan for us is much
greater than what we assume.   Our resolutions were to expand our vision of what
the Lord is planning through us and to trust that God will do exactly what he has
planned.  Next Thursday (8/9), our study will be based on Zechariah 8:18-23.       

Thursday Morning Study

A group of men gather every Thursday morning at McDonald’s on Highway 71 in Bee Cave from 7:00a-8:30a.   [We now meet at Panera's in the Galleria while repairs are being made at McDonalds].  We get updated on each other’s lives and examine the visions found in the prophet Zechariah.  The overall theme of this prophet is God’s Desire for Jerusalem.  To inquire:  you can email Ewing Brown at ewing@texasanglicans.net

The book we are using for guidance is:  Zechariah:  A Commentary on His Visions and Prophesies by David Baron.