(Second Milers also read – Psalm 11 – 15; Memorize – Mark 16:15)
“And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”(Zechariah 14:4)
This is football season, and every fan knows the excitement of seeing his team score a touchdown. Here in Zechariah 14 God tells us about another kind of touchdown that all of God’s people can be excited about. This is when Jesus returns from Heaven and touches down on the Mount of Olives. This is when all of the enemies of God including Antichrist and Satan will finally meet their doom. Christians have put up with a lot of garbage through the years from the lost world: from martyrdom to simply being made fun of, the world has had its day. But that day will soon be over, and all of the world will know that Jesus is Lord!
I know that all Christians will have the same level of enthusiasm in that day when the Lord returns; but it is sad to think that yesterday there was more excitement about football than the Lord. Let’s get excited about the things of God; about the reality of the rapture, and the return of the Lord. Then let’s pour that passion into serving Him in these last days. I don’t want to be just a spectator, I want to participate.
One more thought from Zechariah 14:16 – 19:
The passage says that all nations will have to go to Jerusalem to observe the Feast of Tabernacles; and if they fail to do so, they will receive no rain. The Scripture here specifically mentions Egypt, which was the nation that held Israel in bondage for a few hundred years. They will not only receive a drought if they do not participate, but they will also experience a plague. It is interesting to note that the Feast of Tabernacles is a celebration and remembrance of the Lord’s deliverance of the children of Israel from Egypt; and His provision for them as they wandered through the wilderness. This feast and remembrance may take on a deeper during the Millenium as Christ will literally be dwelling (tabernacling) with His people.
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