The Lord my God will come; Thinking About The Jews…..
Zechariah 14:5. The Lord, my God will come, and all the saints with Him.
Here Zechariah tells about the second coming of Jesus Christ. When He comes, all the saints who are dead in Christ, also will come. Today all events happening in the world, are warning us that Christ is coming soon. If so are we prepared to meet our Lord? Do we have the assurance that we will be transformed and taken up? He told us to prepare us and prepare others too. Let us analyse our life and see whether we are fit enough to meet our Lord.
- The holy and righteous ones will be taken up in His second coming. Today do we live holy and righteous according to the word of God?
- Those who are having enough anointation of the Holy Spirit will be taken up. Because we see, the 5 virgins who were not having enough oil were left.
- Those who used the talents, opportunities, time and gifts will be taken up. Because the one who buried and hid the 1 talent was cast in to the lake of fire.
- Those who are awake in prayer and meditation of the word of God and wait for the coming of bride groom, Jesus, will be taken up.
Yes, let us find out whether we are ready to meet our Lord during His second coming. lf not let us prepare us. Our Lord is coming soon. Amen. Hallelujah.
Dr. Padmini Selvyn.
ZECHARIAH 9 – 14
TAKE TO HEART
The prophet speaks about idols in our life. I often create idols of money, power, fame or success and then I expect them to give me happiness and security. Idols tempt me by seeming to offer what I want and need, but in reality, they don’t have the power to provide it. I realize the foolishness of trusting in idols and the need of surrendering my heart to Jesus Christ.
Truth is: Jesus alone can give us lasting happiness and security.
🔹JESUS AT THE CENTER
Zechariah speaks of Christ’s humanity, His humility, His betrayal, His deity, His crucifixion, His return, and His future reign. God’s Word encourages me to look for more Christ-centered truths—both in other parts of the Bible and in all of life. Keep Jesus in the middle of everything. Live a Christ centered life. I may have read God’s Holy Book, but failed to see its glory.
Truth is: Jesus Christ is the Key that unlocks the Word of God.
All Glory to Lord Jesus Christ.
Br. John Rajan/Admin.,
GCO. Shanthi Samuel,
Lockdown Reflections… 📝
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Take a Break with Jesus in the Lockdown 🍞☕
Day 205, 270 Days Bible Reading, Thursday, 4.2.21.
In this Lockdown the King of glory, and Christ — the Hope of glory in us — has set us free from being in the Prison of Hope… Zechariah 9:9-12.
💫 Zechariah 9:9-12 is familiar to us from its use in the gospel accounts of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The remnants of Israel who were under the Persian rule were given the Messianic hope of freedom in the future. During the time of Jesus, the Jews were given the hope of freedom from the Roman rule. Jesus didn’t set the captives free with a military might but He came to establish the kingdom of God by becoming an eternal sacrifice, to set the prisoners of Satan free, Luke 4:18. His kingdom is peace, joy and righteousness, Romans 14:17. We can now, as people of the Hope of Glory in us, eagerly await the King of Glory to return, Colossians 1:27.
💫 The Remnant had a cause for rejoicing that their king will come to them, being “righteous and having salvation”, Zechariah 9:9. These people have had seventy years of servitude and were prisoners of hope during their exile, followed by a return to Jerusalem that has been difficult and disappointing. In this lockdown, where I am, where the situation is so bad on the outside, with multiple variants of the Covid-19 viruses existing, there is so much to rejoice and shout for because my King has already come with His righteous salvation, and I await His coming by being faithful to what He has entrusted me with.
💫 Child of God, Remember this, both Matthew 21:5 and John 12:15 quote Zechariah 9:9 in connection with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We hear this passage read and preached on Palm Sundays. Jesus came as the Messiah-King riding a donkey, as a sign of peaceful mission and as a warrior King. We are the daughters of Zion through the redemption of Christ Jesus. Let us rejoice and shout no matter how hopeless our situation might look in this lockdown. Zechariah 9:9-12 gives hope to all those who are going through discouragement, depression, despair and pain. Let our shouting and rejoicing in the Lord bring hope to those around us… Amen. 🙏
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Thinking About The Jews…..
“…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 first born”.(12: 10)
This prophecy is the answer to a question that has continued to disturb me all along.
Jesus Christ , son of God, of David’s own lineage, who gave the world a ‘New Testament’, fully committed to the salvation of mankind, was brutally murdered by the very Jews of the same tribe, piercing his side with a spear, crying out remorselessly “ His blood be on us and on our children”.
Two thousand years down the line, thinking of the persecutions and the torments the Jews underwent all over the world, including the holocaust during the Second World war….Although my mind finds a justification for the curse of their own making, my heart still aches that God’s own people do not recognize God’s own son, neither do they regret what was done to him! They don’t accept the ‘new testament ‘ of Jesus!
No amount of justification would satisfy me . It made me more disturbed when I found total indifference to Jesus Christ on the part of a Jewish botanist while conversing with him in his own land recently. Their own tribe, their own land, their own culture, their own ancestry. And yet Jesus is a stranger to them!
It is here that the above verse provides me with a bit of relief. A prophecy that gives us hope about the Jews. The day of the Lord will surely come when they look to whom they pierced. On that day they will mourn for him, grieve for him and regret what they did to him.
Only on that day my heart will be at rest.
Till then, my only prayer is that, from my part I may never have an occasion to pierce Jesus. I am unable to even visualise that saddest moment in life when I will have to look on the one whom I pierced.
George Joseph Trivandrum