HIS PEOPLE – LIKE JEWELS IN HIS CROWN
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice with all your heart, Daughter of Zion. Your King is coming, mounted on a donkeys colt. He has won the victory. [ The first coming of the Lord Jesus. He has defeated death ]
Zechariah 9:10 He will banish all weapons of war and proclaim peace to the nations. His Rule will extend over all the earth.
Zechariah 9:11-12 As for My covenant people, I will free the captives. On this Day, I shall restore a double portion to you. [ After His second coming – His Millennial rule. Israel restored and blessed]
Zechariah 9:13 Judah and Ephraim, the sons of Zion – I have made you like a warriors sword, prepared for battle against the Gentiles. Must be before His second coming, as weapons are prepared for battle. Judah = the Jews. Ephraim = the 10 tribes scattered around the world.
Zechariah 9:14 The Lord will appear over them. Before His Glorious return His arrow will flash like lightning. A coronal mass ejection, sunstrike. The Lord will sound the trumpet and advance with the storm winds of the South. The Lord’s Day of vengeance and wrath. Ezekiel 20:47-48
Zechariah 9:15 His troops will be protected, they will exult and destroy the enemy. A great Day of battle, the evil neighbours of Israel destroyed.
Zechariah 9:16 On that Day, the Lord will save His people, like a flock. They will sparkle In His Land, like jewels in His crown. After this event, all of His people will return to the Land.
Zechariah 9;17 What wealth is theirs! What beauty! Plenty of good food and wine for all His people.
Reference; Revised English Bible. Most verses abridged.