Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Friday, 24 June 2011

His dominion will be from sea to sea

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
He is just and endowed with salvation,
Humble, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
And the horse from Jerusalem;
And the bow of war will be cut off.
And He will speak peace to the nations;
And His dominion will be from sea to sea,
And from the River to the ends of the earth."
(Zechariah 9:9-10)

This prophecy is clearly about Jesus, but is it about his first or his second coming? In particular, is verse 10 ("I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim...") a result of his first or second coming? Some would drive a wedge between verses 9 and 10, insisting that Christ has dominion over all the earth only after his second coming. But this seems forced to me. Consider also this passage from Malachi 4:

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Join up the dots...

"The LORD God said to the serpent...

And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise you on the head,
and you shall bruise him on the heel."
(Genesis 3:14-15)

"Then a champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span [over ten feet tall]... he was clothed with scale-armour...
And David... struck the Philistine on his forehead."
(1 Samuel 17:4-5, 19)