July 14, 2014
Zechariah 12:10 states:
"And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then (what) 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."
Quick question: When does the pouring out of God's Spirit happen? And when does the mourning and grieving take place? Since they must take place after the death of Jesus, do they take place during the time of the early church? Or, does it refer to the great expansion of preaching and growth during the ages that follow (Reformed / Amillennial view)? Or, does it refer to a time yet in the future (Dispensational / Premillennial view)?
Quick answer: Historically, these events were not fulfilled during the days of the early church. Second, these passages cannot be interpreted as referring to the church since there is no mention of "the people of God" or even "Israel" for that matter. Additionally, there is no greater Jewish prophecy in all of Zechariah. Note verses 12 and 13: "house of David, house of Nathan, house of Levi, family of Shimei."
So what does this mean for us today? Much. Keep listening to find out more.
The following is a study on Zechariah 12:1-14.