Sermon Notes The Last Days 7/6


                                           Zechariah 12
verse 3 – In That Day – vs4,6,8,9,11 – this refers to the return of the Lord
-Jesus Christ is the God of the I WILLS — John 14:1-3…..Acts 2:17-18…… and Matthew 16:18
Jerusalem will be a heavy stone for all people
-the enemies of Israel try to pick up the stone to destroy it, but it falls back on them
verse 4 – the Lord supernaturally intervenes — this is the battle of Armageddon
-confusion comes to Israels’ enemies
-blindness comes to the horses
***We serve a supernatural God………
verse 5 – we need leaders who are on fire for Jesus.  These verses refer to the leaders of Israel
verse 6 – firepot or firepan – this is the floor area where wood is placed to burn
fiery torch – this is a big amount of grain that is bundled together
Having fiery leaders defeats the enemies of Israel…….
verse 7 – After the reign of King Solomon, Israel split apart into 2 kingdoms
-the northern kingdom – Israel
-the southern kingdom – Judah
1. The Lord dislikes division – Proverbs 6:16-19
2. Speak Unity – 1 Corinthians 1:10
-speak the same vision and purpose
3. Stand for unity – Eph 6:11, 13-14
-Be a voice
vs8-9 – The Lord will fight our battles
1. The Lord will personally fight for us
v8 – the Lord will defend Israel
v9 – The Lord will destroy all of the nations
2. The people of Israel will fight
v8 – feeble – those who are weak will become strong
Be As God – fighting against Israel will be like fighting against God
          How do we allow the Lord to fight our battles?
1. WE MUST DEVELOP AND KEEP A FIGHTING SPIRIT – How do we do this – through praise and worship………2 Chronicles 20:1-4, 14-24…