From Pastor’s Desk: 6-26-16
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all record that He came, fulfilling Zechariah’s prophecy.
The next time He comes won’t be like the first time. John, exiled on the Isle of Patmos, saw a different arrival. Not a babe in a manger, born into a sin-darkened world with the sole purpose of dying on a cross for the salvation of mankind, paying with His life the cost of redemption. Not as king of the Jews riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Not as a man submitting to hands of cruelty allowing them to hang Him on an old rugged cross. No, next time He’ll be riding on a white horse. His name will be Faithful and True and He will come in righteousness to make judgment and war (Revelation 19:11).
Much of the world order did not accept Him then. Many Jews did not acknowledge Him as their Messiah. Many, Jews and Gentiles, still do not acknowledge Him today. But when He comes to earth again, there will acknowledgment of who He is. At that time “…at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10-11).
John saw a great multitude praising and worshiping God as they stood before His throne (Revelation 7:9-10). The big question is, “Could your voice be heard?”