Zechariah 12

Zechariah 12

v11 – Israel is going to be saved
In That Day – this is the return of Jesus Christ…the last days
1 Chr 12:32 – understand the times we are living in
3 things about the return of the Lord
1. the return of the Lord is a promise – Jn 14:1-3
2. do not mock the return of the Lord – 2 Peter 3:1-5a
3. the return of the Lord will be great & terrible – Joel 2:31
4. the return of the Lord is close
signs – point to Jesus and one sign is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit…….
Zechariah 12:10 – the Lord is going to pour it on
pour it on – means an abundance…….plentiful…...in large amounts……a big #
a. This is a promise from God
b. The Holy Spirit is being poured out
– What can hinder the manifestation of the outpouring – UNBELIEF..
Unbelief – means a lack of faith….a lack of knowing…..a lack of reliance & trusting
EXAMPLES:
Mark 6:1-6 – Jesus could not do  any mighty works because of unbelief
Matthew 17:14-20 – the disciples could not cast out demons because of unbelief
Matthew 9:23-26 – Jesus raised a dead girl to life…removed the unbelief from the room…created an atmosphere for a miracle
The Holy Spirit is being poured out on the House of David which is Israel….
(1) The Holy Spirit is pouring out a spirit of supplication
– This is a spirit of prayer – crying out to the Lord
– This is prayer for ourselves
– This is prayer for the inner man – Christian character
(2) The Holy Spirit is pouring out a spirit of grace
– As we cry out to God, a spirit of grace is poured out
– This is God’s work in the believer
– This is the results that come from the work of the Holy Spirit
v10 – they will look on Him (Jesus) who they pierced – this is the return of the Lord…q