Zechariah 13-14

Zechariah 13-14

Chapter 13: The Jews will be forgiven

The Jews shall gain forgiveness at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. A fountain shall emerge and cleanse the souls of the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

One of the Jews will come to Jesus Christ and shall say unto Him “…What are these wounds in thine hands? The he [Jesus Christ] shall answer, those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends [His people, the Jews].” (Zechariah 13:6)

Jesus explains that if you “…smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.” (Zechariah 13:7) Jesus was smitten and because of his Crucifixion, His sheep were scattered.

Jesus continues to address the Jews and tells them and all of His people that they will be tried and tested. Those who endure will be His people.

Chapter 14: The Lord will fight for Israel

At the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the Lord will fight for Jerusalem. Half of the city of Jerusalem will be taken off in captivity, but the remnant shall not be cut off. The Lord will fight against the nations that attack. Because of the Lord’s anger, The Mount of Olives will be split in two, and those who fought against Jerusalem shall scatter. Living waters shall flow from Jerusalem, which is described as being safely inhabited. The enemies of Jerusalem and their livestock will be stricken with a plague. This plague is described as a flesh eating virus; “…Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. (Zechariah 14:12) Could this be Zombies? Interesting!

All nations shall come to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tabernacles. Jesus Christ shall reign over all the Earth as King! All of the wicked shall eventually be destroyed.

Jeremiah 19-20

Jeremiah 19-20

Chapter 19: Eating Flesh?

Judah and Jerusalem will be broken as a potter’s vessel, because they have forsaken the Lord. The Lord will cause evil to fall upon them and the land will be made desolate, and the people will eat the flesh of their children.

“…I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness…” (Jeremiah 19:9) Because of their evil the will be forced to resort as a last means of survival to eat those who have perished.

Chapter 20: Jeremiah is smitten

Pashur, governor of the temple, smites Jeremiah and places him in the stocks. When Jeremiah is taken from the stocks, he curses Pashur, and tells him he will die in captivity. Jeremiah resolves to prophesy no more, but the word of the Lord is in his heart like a burning flame, and he is not able to stop prophesying.  He prophesies that all Judah shall be taken captive to Babylon. In a very Job-like manner, Jeremiah curses the day he was born.