July 20, 2014
Zechariah chapter 12 tells of the national salvation of Israel where the Lord will "pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn" (Zech. 12:10). It is the literal fulfillment of Romans 11:26 where Paul says "and so all Israel will be saved."
So what happens after God saves a nation, or what happens when He saves you and I? What is our response? What are we to do? How are we to act?
And that very question is what is answered in Zechariah 13. Zechariah lets us know exactly what God expects from those He calls "My people" and for His people who say "the Lord is my God" (Zech. 13:9). What God commands the remnant in Zechariah 13 is exactly what He commands of us today. After all, we also have been cleansed of our "sin and uncleanness" from a "fountain" that flowed from the veins of the Lord Jesus (Zech. 13:1). A fountain of blood freely given for us. As William Cowpens wrote so many years ago:
There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Immanuel’s veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.
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The following is a study on Zechariah 13:1-9.