Series: The Second Coming: Zechariah 12-14

Zechariah 14:8-15: King Over All

February 25, 2024 | Dr. Gary Hylander
Passage: Zechariah 14:8-15

The closing chapter in Zechariah provides perspective regarding the final battle in history, with Jerusalem serving as the epicenter of the conflict. Chapter 14 is an expansion upon what Zechariah wrote in 13:9. Last week, we covered 14:1-7 and noted two significant aspects of the battle. First, the conflict described by God (verses 1-3), and second, the conqueror sent by God (verses 4-7).

The key verse in today’s exposition is 14:9, which states: And the LORD will be king over all the earth. On that day the LORD will be one and his name one. We will want to connect these words with Revelation 11:15 and 19:16. In Zechariah 14, note the security and peace promised by God to his people (14:11). As God intervenes in this final conflict, note the vehicles he utilizes to secure people in 14:12-14. As we examine this text, our hearts should echo the words of Psalm 122:6, which encourages us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you!

As The Final Battle In History Is Described For Us, Note…

  • The Environmental Changes Our LORD Produces. (8)
  • The Global Kingdom Our LORD Governs. (9)
  • The Continual Security Our LORD Provides. (10-11)
  • The Eventual Judgement Our LORD Assures. (12-15)

Series Information

Zechariah, whose name means Yahweh remembers, served as both prophet and priest during the post-exilic times. His ministry began around 520 B.C., coinciding with the work of Haggai. The book of Zechariah can be easily divided into two parts. Chapters 1-8 were most likely written at the start of Zechariah’s ministry, at about the age of 30. Chapters 9-14 were composed during the latter years of Zechariah’s life.

Chapters 9-14 are organized around the phrase the oracle of the word of the Lord, found in both 9:1 and 12:1. The word oracle needs to be understood as a burden that was placed upon Zechariah’s heart by God and now is being communicated to God’s people. Over the coming weeks, we will focus our attention upon the second burden, which pertains to the return of our Lord during Israel’s final conflict. Look for phrases and terms such as On that day and Jerusalem as we explore chapters 12 through 14 together.

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