Zechariah 13:6-9

Zechariah 13:6-9

JESUS SPEAKS
v6 – this speaks of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
It speaks of 3 things:
1. It speaks of Being Offended
a. we will be offended
b. the most hurtful offense is from those who are closest to us
c. practice the Word of God
2. It speaks of the Lord always being on time
– The Lord is always on time and is right on schedule
– Surrender to the Lord’s timing
Examples:  Romans 5:6-11 & Galatians 6:9
3. Persecution
– 1 Peter 4:12-14 and Acts 14:22
– Christian persecution is happening around the world
v7 – THE FATHER SPEAKS
Awake – means to be alert and active
– It is time for Jesus to die – sword against the Shepherd
My Companion – means My Equal – shows Jesus Christ is God – 1 Timothy 3:16
Strike the Shepherd – speaks of the death of Jesus
Sheep will Scatter – Matthew 24:1-2 – this happened in 70AD with the Romans
Turn My hands against the little ones – it means to deal with Israel (little ones).  This happened during the tribulation period (Jere 30:7…Is 26:20)
– The tribulation is not for the church….
– The tribulation brings Israel to redemption
v8 – all the land – this is the nation of Israel
Two thirds – are Jewish unbelievers who will be judged and die
One third – are Jewish believers who go into the millennial period
EX: Matthew 24:36-44
v9 – the fire – fire represents God’s judgment, the tribulation, trials and hard times
Isaiah 43:1-3 – The Lord brings His kids through the fire for He is with us
– The fire will bring out the impurities in us while we are walking through it
Refine – means to remove impurities & unwanted elements which results in being free
CALL – this is when Israel is saved
Acts 2:21
– The Lord answers when we call – Jere 33:1-3
-This is My people – this speaks about how special believers are – 1 Peter 2:9
– Recognition after salvation – You recognize Jesus Christ is God – this is a deity verse