Zechariah 14:9

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“And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day the Lord will be one and his name one.”

Zechariah 14:9

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In chapter 14 Zechariah gives us a glimpse of what both believers and unbelievers can expect in the future. It is prophesied that prior to Israel’s national conversion (Zec 12:12), the Jews will make a pact with the false messiah/antichrist (Da. 9:27). In the middle of the 7-year covenant the antichrist will break his treaty with Israel and require worship (Da 9:24-27, Mat 24:15, 2 Th 2:3-4). When Israel refuses, the armies of the world will come together to battle in the great Armageddon (Rev. 19) The Lord will be victorious in battle and will completely restore Israel (Rev. 19:11-16, Hos 14:4-7, Joel 3:19-21, Am 9:13-15, Mic 4:1-3, Zep 3:14-20).

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With all of this background laid out, this verse shatters and breaks any barrier our mind could think of for future uncertainty walking with God. For we are told what will happen one day and even in this present moment we have the solid rock of God to stand on.

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In fact, Isaiah tells us by prophecy that the government will rest on His shoulders.

“Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.” Isaiah 45:22-23

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What powerful language that all of the earth, indeed all nations, will worship the one true God of Israel. The Lord will indeed be the rock of the nations, what a powerful image to ponder. Also individually, every knee will bow, and every tongue will swear allegiance. There will be no more murmuring about how God cannot be real for this reason or that reason. What may seem like the unseen realm now will be flipped and the unseen realm will be inescapable.

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This is a great reminder for us today in the busyness of getting together with family for Thanksgiving. Our daily home and work responsibilities and trying to gather enough money for that item that we want for Black Friday. Let’s not lose focus of what really matters-the unseen realm, the Kingdom of God.

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Paul reminds us of this in 2 Corinthians 4:18, "As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."

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Or perhaps the holidays are very depressing and hard time for you, and it feels that it is identical to Armageddon in your mind. Well dear reader, I have good news: the same God that will one day win in the battle of Armageddon is the same God who will fight your battles by your side today.

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We can get so caught up in the present moment and what will happen that we sometimes forget that the God of the universe who wrote the past, present, and future, is waiting for you to trust Him in the midst of uncertainty. We serve a powerful King who rules the universe, and that same God is asking you to lay down your heavy burden at His feet and trust Him, for He is worthy, He is good, and His burden is light. Let us give thanks to the greatest gift that was ever given today-God himself!

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Thank you, Jesus, for your word that prophecies of your future victory and where you will lay down all your foes at your feet. Help us to trust in you when it is hard to see what is happening and we’re just feeling lost. For just as this verse reminds us how you will have victory in Armageddon, we know that you have and will have victory in our hearts as well! Help us to keep you first in the midst of the busyness of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Lord, we lay down our heavy burdens at your feet, for we know that your burden is light, and you are good. In Jesus name, amen.

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“And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day the Lord will be one and his name one.” 

Zechariah 14:9

Behind the Scenes

In chapter 14 Zechariah gives us a glimpse of what both believers and unbelievers can expect in the future. It is prophesied that prior to Israel’s national conversion (Zec 12:12), the Jews will make a pact with the false messiah/antichrist (Da. 9:27). In the middle of the 7-year covenant the antichrist will break his treaty with Israel and require worship (Da 9:24-27, Mat 24:15, 2 Th 2:3-4). When Israel refuses, the armies of the world will come together to battle in the great Armageddon (Rev. 19) The Lord will be victorious in battle and will completely restore Israel (Rev. 19:11-16, Hos 14:4-7, Joel 3:19-21, Am 9:13-15, Mic 4:1-3, Zep 3:14-20). 

Make It Real

With all of this background laid out, this verse shatters and breaks any barrier our mind could think of for future uncertainty walking with God. For we are told what will happen one day and even in this present moment we have the solid rock of God to stand on.  

In fact, Isaiah tells us by prophecy that the government will rest on His shoulders.   

“Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn; from my mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.” Isaiah 45:22-23 

What powerful language that all of the earth, indeed all nations, will worship the one true God of Israel. The Lord will indeed be the rock of the nations, what a powerful image to ponder. Also individually, every knee will bow, and every tongue will swear allegiance. There will be no more murmuring about how God cannot be real for this reason or that reason. What may seem like the unseen realm now will be flipped and the unseen realm will be inescapable.  

This is a great reminder for us today in the busyness of getting together with family for Thanksgiving. Our daily home and work responsibilities and trying to gather enough money for that item that we want for Black Friday. Let’s not lose focus of what really matters-the unseen realm, the Kingdom of God.  

Paul reminds us of this in 2 Corinthians 4:18, “As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” 

Or perhaps the holidays are very depressing and  hard time for you, and it feels that it is identical to Armageddon in your mind. Well dear reader, I have good news: the same God that will one day win in the battle of Armageddon is the same God who will fight your battles by your side today.  

We can get so caught up in the present moment and what will happen that we sometimes forget that the God of the universe who wrote the past, present, and future, is waiting for you to trust Him in the midst of uncertainty. We serve a powerful King who rules the universe, and that same God is asking you to lay down your heavy burden at His feet and trust Him, for He is worthy, He is good, and His burden is light. Let us give thanks to the greatest gift that was ever given today-God himself! 

Justin Fravel

Justin Fravel

ACF Devo Team

End in Prayer

Thank you, Jesus, for your word that prophecies of your future victory and where you will lay down all your foes at your feet. Help us to trust in you when it is hard to see what is happening and we’re just feeling lost. For just as this verse reminds us how you will have victory in Armageddon, we know that you have and will have victory in our hearts as well! Help us to keep you first in the midst of the busyness of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Lord, we lay down our heavy burdens at your feet, for we know that your burden is light, and you are good. In Jesus name, amen. 

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