Zechariah 14: The End
As we come to the end of another book, Zechariah 14 certainly seems to be the kind of thing that we could discuss eschatologically. It seems to be one of those passages that is primed for the discussion of the end times, and I know that there are a variety of used in Christian them as to how this and will come about. Obviously, I have my own perspective, and there are plenty of other brothers and sisters in Christ who have other perspectives, so my purpose today is to bring us together on something I believe we can agree on.
Zec 14:8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
Zec 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
At the end of time, God alone will stand. Evil will be a relic of the past, and the people of God will live with Him for ever and ever. The end is not in doubt, and as a matter of fact the end has never been in doubt. Even from the Garden of Eden, it is obvious that the plan of God was to ultimately crush the serpent. Satan might have a certain degree of power in the world today, and evil runs rampant around the globe, but that doesn’t need to worry us about the end. It is not as if God is surprised by this.
I think about this in light of our imminent trek into the New Testament. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Jesus Christ came to earth to pay the penalty that we could not pay. He took our sins upon himself and served as the Perfect Sacrifice. No one else could do what Jesus Christ did.
Therefore, when we read about the end times and talk about these issues that can create serious divisions, it is wise to remember that God is indeed going to handle evil once and for all; the outcome is going to come without a doubt.