Zechariah 12:9-10 (AMP)
9 And it shall be in that day that I will make it My aim to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I will pour out upon the house of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace or unmerited favor and supplication. And they shall look [earnestly] upon Me Whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him as one who is in bitterness for his firstborn.
I firmly believe that Zechariah 12 is presently the most important chapter in the Bible. It vividly describes a series of events that will happen in the immediate future.
The attack described in Zechariah 12 is certain to happen;
1. Because it is vividly described in the Bible.
2. Because Muslim prophecy also describes the Muslim End Time destruction of Israel.
3. Because modern Islamic jihadists are boastfully predicting Israel's demise very soon.
4. Islamists determinedly believe that "Palestine" is Islamic territory.
5. Any territory once governed by Islam remains Islamic territory permanently.
6. If the Islamic victory is not achieved Allah and all Muslims would seriously lose face.
7. The battle and its subsequent victory is being proudly announced continually.
8. Jihadist nations are currently preparing for the conquest of Israel.
9. The conquest of Israel is the essential first stop towards universal subjugation.
The nations involved in the attack (Psalm 83:2-8) are waiting now on Israel's borders ready to pounce. Their preparations of WMD's is almost complete. The nature of this non conventional war, using rockets and missiles changes the scenario from that of all previous attacks. Israel is not yet fully capable of defending against the type of missile attacks that Iran is now capable of launching. Victory will depend on the direct intervention of Yaweh Sabaoth. Many current events around the world, especially in the Middle East clearly suggest that a vicious attack will soon be launched against Israel. The ultimate results of this war are foretold in this amazing prophecy. Why is it that no preachers or authors are mentioning this powerful prophecy? A few are beginning to recognize the possibility that Psalm 83 may soon take place but then they go on to mention that the Gog and Magog war may soon follow that. Few if any recognize or proclaim that the war mentioned in Zechariah 12 and its amazing prophetic aftermath is the very obvious outcome of Psalm 83. Both passages foretell the same event.
Threats made against Israel, predicting her imminent and complete annihilation have been made on numerous occasions by President Amadinijad and other Muslim clerics and leaders. When such threats are made so publicly before the whole world in the name of Islam and her prophets, it is unthinkable that they should ever be withdrawn. That would constitute a dreadful loss of face for Islam that her devotees would never allow. The jihadist leaders have gone too far to ever relinquish their boasts under any circumstances.
Zechariah 12 is obviously a prophetic event still awaiting imminent fulfillment. The first verses (1-9) describe a war launched upon Israel by her immediate neighbours. This is a war which is graphically described in several parts of the Bible and will obviously happen very soon. The early stages of this battle are already being fought. It will soon erupt again with far more devastating violence and Israel's future existence will be threatened.
Verse 10 describes a particularly sensational happening when following the great victory described in the preceding verses Jehovah pours out His Spirit upon Israel and Jerusalem. The Spirit conveys grace, prayers and repentance to the whole nation after which Jehovah reveals His true Messianic identity to Israel.
This predicted war and its amazing aftermath looms large on our horizon. The stage is already set. The battle will soon be enjoined again. The predicted revelation of Messiah to the Jewish nation will inevitably follow. What will be the ongoing result of this astonishing event? When is it likely to happen? What will the world look like in the wake of this prophetic fulfillment? Only the Bible holds the answers to these vital questions. This book presents some possibilities.
Three Things Are Certain
1 Islam will NEVER relinquish its determination to conquer, subjugate and possess Israel and Jerusalem.
2 Jehovah will NEVER allow this to happen.
3 The victory that God grants Israel will precede a great
outpouring of His Spirit of grace, prayers and repentance
upon Israel and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
One Final Question
When will this all happen? Only the Bible can answer that question. Let's investigate the issue together.
Zechariah 12:10 draws our attention to an amazing event that will possibly happen in the very near future which will completely transform the nation of Israel and powerfully affect the whole world scene. It will be a time when the nation of Israel will be brought face to face with Jehovah and His Messiah. In the preceding verses 1-9, the prophet describes a war waged against Israel by all her near neighbours which apparently brings Israel to the verge of possible annihilation. At the critical decisive moment Jehovah will personally intervene turning apparent defeat into an amazing supernatural victory. Following this astounding victory the Messiah will reveal His identity to Israel through an outpouring of His Holy Spirit of grace prompting earnest prayer and repentance upon "the house of David." The prophet also mentions the inhabitants of Jerusalem" who comprise a company of Jews, Christians and Muslims. This divine visitation will also initiate the greatest and most exciting worldwide spiritual harvest ever witnessed. The biggest question this predicted event poses is when will this fantastic phenomena happen and what will be our response to it? I challenge all who read these words to thoroughly examine and investigate Zechariah 12 and especially verse 10 and ask God's Holy Spirit to reveal the vital truth that this event conveys.
Some Indisputable Facts Concerning The War on Israel
The Bible Clearly Predicts It
Few people have recognized it. Even fewer are evidently truly convinced. Even though the Bible foretells it and the present world situation confirms it few people are evidently seriously preparing themselves. Secularists of all shades have tried to prove that the Bible is outmoded, unreliable and inaccurate.
A Modern Day Haman/Hitler Has Arisen
The Book of Esther is coming to life again. God is again calling out to those who "have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?" A maniacal tyrant who is a modern day Hitler has arrived on the world scene again. The threatened intention of Iran and her cohorts are as serious and dangerous as those made by Adolph Hitler. The world is presently under as much danger now was it was in the late 1930's. Bible believers who recognize that Bible prophecy is accurate to the finest detail must surely realize that the hour of destiny known as the day of the LORD is about to dawn on the whole world.
Iran is frantically developing and stockpiling nuclear war heads and missiles
Working in and with Iran is Syria, Lebanon, Russia, North Korea and China. Several other nations could also be named as obviously sympathetic to the cause of "Palestinians" and stand ready to morally and politically support their cause. The United Nations has adamantly declared that the division of Eretz Israel and Jerusalem are absolutely essential to peace in the Middle East but God has declared that the division of His land would bring His wrath of all who seek to divide them. (Joel 3:1-2).
Islamic Resolve And Determination
The maniacal fanatical dedication of many Muslims is filled with an obsession with death. They plan to kill millions of Jews and Christians and all who will refuse to bow to Allah and his messenger Muhammad. Those same Muslims, Shiite and Sunny also plan to destroy each other.
1. The Predicted Result Of The War
Israel's enemies will launch a ferocious attack on their Israel. In response God will win an amazing, supernatural victory totally defeating and destroying the attacking forces.
2. The Messianic Unveiling
In the immediate aftermath of the astounding victory the Holy Spirit will be poured out on Israel with amazing results. (Zechariah 12:10, Ezekiel 37:14)
"And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. NKJV
Ezekiel 37:14 I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it and performed it," says the LORD.'" NKJV
"And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. NKJV
3. A Period Of Peace And Prosperity (Ezekiel 38:11-12)
In the immediate aftermath of the war Israel will inherit a great increase in territory encompassing much of the land currently occupied by various Arabic nations. They will also experience a new era of peace and great prosperity.
Jew and Gentile will come together in the Messiah (Romans 11:25-27).
Many Jews will be sealed by God for a special purpose which they will undertake.
3 saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads."
4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed: NKJV
A huge multitude that no man can number including Jews and Gentiles will assemble to give united witness who will declare "Salvation belongs to OUR God."
9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"
11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, NKJV
The Land which has for so long been desolate will blossom again and become like the Garden of Eden when Israel welcomes her Messiah to reign over the nations of the whole world (Isaiah 35:1-2). It will not blossom until Israel declares "Blessed are you who comes in the name of the LORD." Matthew 23:39
39 for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!'" NKJV
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