05 May 10, 2015, Zechariah 12 -13, Israel's Fountain of Salvation
Zechariah 12 – 13
“Israel’s Fountain of Salvation”
May 10, 2015
First Baptist Church
What’s the number one thing?
The Glory of God!
The Glory of God!
Corinthians 10:31 NKJV
31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or
whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
May Memory Verse
2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV
7 Each of you should give what you have decided
in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under
compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
How to study the Prophecy of the
1. Consider each verse a piece of a bigger
puzzle – maybe 1,000,000 pieces
- Only God knows exactly the final picture
2. Important details are “scattered in small
pieces” in all verses
- Each piece of the puzzle will fit perfectly
3. How to determine where the pieces fit?
- Look for how it applies to Israel
Studying the Minor Prophets
Zoom In and Out of Time
– Does it refer to current circumstances?
• Pre or post exile
– Does it refer to the near future?
• Coming of the Messiah (fulfilled by Jesus)
– Does it refer to end times?
• Tribulation or Millennial Reign or Eternity
• Multiple applications
“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly
at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at
Jesus’ comment on prophecy
Matthew 5:17-18 NIV
17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the
Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish
them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you,
until heaven and earth disappear, not the
smallest letter (jot), not the least stroke of a pen
(tittle), will by any means disappear from the
Law until everything is accomplished.
“jot & tittle” in KJV
Zechariah: Prophet and Priest
• Zechariah means “the Lord remembers”
• Born in Babylon during the Exile
• Returned to Jerusalem with grandfather, Iddo,
and Zerubbabel with the first exiles 538 BC
– Father was Berechiah, who died at an early age
• Became a member of the Great Synagogue, a
council of 120 Temple leaders led by Ezra
– This group evolved into the ruling elders called the
Matthew 23:35 NIV
35 And so upon you will come all the righteous
blood that has been shed on earth, from the
blood of righteous Abel to the blood of
Zechariah son of Berechiah, whom you
murdered between the temple and the altar.
• Considered the last martyr of the Old
Zechariah’s Messages to Judah
1. Complete the rebuilding of the Temple
2. Commitment to a spiritual renewal of Judah
3. Prophecy about Judah’s future Messiah
4. God is still in control – Creator & Sustainer
Zechariah’s Messianic Prophecies
• Christ coming in lowliness (6:12; 13:7)
• The humanity of Christ (6:12; 13:7)
• Betrayal for 30 pieces of silver (11:12-13)
• Christ’s crucifixion (13:7),
• Christ’s priesthood (6:13),
• Christ’s kingship (6:13; 9:9; 14:9,16),
• Christ’s reign (9:10)
• Christ’s coming in glory (14:4)
• Building of the Lord’s temple (6:12-13)
• Establishment of peace & prosperity (3:10)
Jesus explains these prophecies
on the road to Emmaus
Luke 24:25-27 NIV
25 He said to them, "How foolish you are, and how
slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things
and then enter his glory?" 27 And beginning with
Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them
what was said in all the Scriptures concerning
• At least 100 Old Testament prophecies fulfilled
with Jesus’ 1st Coming
Zechariah’s End Times Prophecies
• Siege of Jerusalem (12:1-3; 14:1-2)
• Initial victory of Judah’s enemies (14:2)
• Lord’s defense of Jerusalem (14:3-4)
• Judgment on the nations (12:9; 14:3)
• Topographical changes in Judah (14:4-5)
• Celebration of Feast of Tabernacles in Millennial
• Ultimate holiness of Jerusalem & her people
• Prophecies for Jesus’ 1st coming and rejection
• Prophecies for Jerusalem (city) and Judah
(land of Israel) during the Tribulation Period
• Prophecies during the Millennium (1,000 Year
Reign, Messianic Kingdom)
Battle of Armageddon
• Battle at the end of the Tribulation where God
destroys the armies of the Antichrist
• Plain of Meggido – 60 miles north of
Zechariah 12: 1-9 Preview
• The Creator of the world is bringing history to an
• Nations will attack Judah (Israel) and Jerusalem at
the end of the Tribulation in the Battle of
• God will cause confusion among the attackers
and Israel will turn to God
• God destroys the attacking nations
• “In that day …” refers to this Tribulation time
Zechariah 12:1-2 NKJV
1 The burden of the word of the Lord against
Israel. Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the
heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and
forms the spirit of man within him: 2 "Behold, I
will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all
the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege
against Judah and Jerusalem.
3 And it shall happen in that day that I will make
Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all
who would heave it away will surely be cut in
pieces, though all nations of the earth are
gathered against it. 4 “In that day," says the Lord,
"I will strike every horse with confusion, and its
rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the
house of Judah, and will strike every horse of
the peoples with blindness.
5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their
heart, 'The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my
strength in the Lord of hosts, their God. ' 6 In
that day I will make the governors of Judah like a
firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in
the sheaves; they shall devour all the
surrounding peoples on the right hand and on
the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again
in her own place—Jerusalem.
7 "The Lord will save the tents of Judah first, so
that the glory of the house of David and the
glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not
become greater than that of Judah. 8 In that day
the Lord will defend the inhabitants of
Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in
that day shall be like David, and the house of
David shall be like God, like the Angel of the Lord
9 It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy
all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Preview of Zechariah 12:10-14
• God sovereignly acts to save Israel
• Israel’s repentance comes because they look
to Jesus, the One they rejected and crucified
• Israel mourns for their rejection of Jesus at His
10 "And I 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. 11 In that day
there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem,
like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain
12 And the land shall mourn, every family by
itself: the family of the house of David by
itself, and their wives by themselves; the
family of the house of Nathan by itself, and
their wives by themselves; …
• Refers to individual faith in Christ, not
Zechariah’s Prophecy Fulfilled in
Revelation 11:13 NKJV
13 In the same hour there was a great
earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. In the
earthquake seven thousand people were killed,
and the rest were afraid and gave glory to the
God of heaven.
• A genuine experience of salvation of the Jews
coming to faith in Christ at end of the
Preview of Zechariah 13:1-6
• Salvation of Israel through the blood of Jesus
from a fountain (verse 1)
• Israel is cleansed from deception of false
prophets and worship of idols (verses 2-6)
Zechariah 13:1 MKJV
1 "In that day a fountain shall be opened for the
house of David and for the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness.
• Hymn: “There is a Fountain” by William
Cowper in 1764 while suffering depression
Zechariah 13:7a NKJV
7a "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,
Against the Man who is My Companion,"
Says the Lord of hosts.
• Deity of Christ – “My Companion”
• Death of Christ designed before the
foundation of the world – “Awake, O sword …”
Zechariah 13:7 NKJV
7 "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,
Against the Man who is My Companion,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
Strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep will be scattered;
Then I will turn My hand against the little
Jesus quotes Zechariah 13:7
Matthew 26:30-31 NKJV
30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the
Mount of Olives. 31 Then Jesus said to them, "All of you
will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is
'I will strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'
Mark 14:50 NKJV
50 Then they all forsook Him and fled.
Preview of Zechariah 13:8-9
• Only a portion of Israel will remain faithful to
Christ and be alive at the end for His 2nd
– Live through the Tribulation
• The remnant (1/3) will survive the fiery
refinement to live in the Millennial Kingdom
8 And it shall come to pass in all the land,"
Says the Lord,
"That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and
But one-third shall be left in it:
9 I will bring the one-third through the fire,
Will refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
They will call on My name,
And I will answer them.
I will say, 'This is My people';
And each one will say, 'The Lord is my God.'"
Lesson Summary Questions
1. Why is Israel so important and always the
center of controversy?
2. Is salvation for the Jews (Israel) different than
3. Is Israel’s rejection of Jesus final?
Why is Israel so important and always
the center of controversy?
• They are God’s chosen people, still.
• God has a special plan for Israel, and Satan
wants to defeat that plan.
• God made promises to Israel that He will fulfill
in His own time in history.
Is Salvation for Jews different from
• Israel will repent of unbelief and embrace the
• John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the
truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through Me."
• “What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the
blood of Jesus.” (1st verse of There Is A Fountain)
Is Israel’s rejection of Jesus final?
Romans 11:25-27 NKJV
25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be
ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your
own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to
Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And
so all Israel will be saved, as it is written:
"The Deliverer will come out of Zion,
And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
27 For this is My covenant with them,
When I take away their sins."
Who are the “all Israel” referred to in
• Jews who have accepted Christ as Messiah
before Rapture will be taken up at Rapture
• All Jewish people who accept Christ after the
Rapture and are alive at the end of the
– Large numbers of Jews will accept Christ during
the Tribulation, but many will be martyred
– Revelation 7:14 describes them wearing white
• We can trust the word of God – prophecy has
been and will continue to be fulfilled.
• God will fulfill His promises to Israel – His own
time, and His own way
• Live with a Christian World View of life and
• Summary of Prophecy: Jesus Wins! Get Ready!
No Other Way to Salvation
John 14:6 NKJV
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and
the life. No one comes to the Father except
The Plan of Hope & Salvation
John 3:16 NKJV
16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life.”
John 14:6 NKJV
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and
the life. No one comes to the Father except
Romans 3:23 NKJV
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 6:23a NKJV
23a For the wages of sin is death,
• Death in this life (the first death) is 100%.
• Even Jesus, the only one who doesn’t deserve
death, died in this life to pay the penalty for our
• The death referred to in Romans 6:23a is the
second death explained in Revelation 21:8.
Revelation 21:8 NKJV
8 “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable,
murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters,
and all liars shall have their part in the lake which
burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second
Romans 5:8 NKJV
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in
that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 6:23b NKJV
23b but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus
Revelation 21:7 NKJV
7 “He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I
will be his God and he shall be My son.”
• Romans 10:9-10 explains to us how to accept
Jesus as our Savior.
Romans 10:9-10 NKJV
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord
Jesus and believe in your heart that God has
raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For with the heart one believes unto
righteousness, and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation.
Romans 10:13 NKJV
13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD
shall be saved.”
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