Zechariah 10:1 says, “Ask the LORD for rain In the time of the latter rain. The LORD will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone.” It was a new day; judgment had passed and the LORD desired to bring His blessing, so He tells them to “ask.” James 4:2 tells us that we don’t have some things because we fail to ask, and not because He doesn’t want to give it to us.
Chapter 12, verses 1-9: The LORD speaks of the battle for Jerusalem in the last days. Satan and the powers of darkness know the plan of God is for Jesus the Messiah to reign as King from Jerusalem, so they is fighting for that city. Jesus will come to Jerusalem when the leaders welcome Him by saying “blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD.” The events of the last days will create a scenario where the leaders of Israel will fully accept Jesus as their Messiah when He returns. Verses 10-14 say there will be a “great mourning” in that day when they behold Him.
Chapter 13, verses 8 and 9 seems to say that 1/3 of Israel will survive the time of the great tribulation. That 1/3 will be refined and will serve the LORD faithfully.
Chapter 14 talks about how the LORD will draw all nations toward Jerusalem to destroy the reprobate people who refuse to repent of their wickedness in the very end days. Joel 3:2 says, “I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.” The book of Revelations also goes into more detail on what will happen in Jerusalem
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan