October 5, 2016

The Last Battle on Earth...

Zechariah 14:5King James Version (KJV)

And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee

Zechariah 14

V 1–2: REMNANT REASSURED: When the day of the Lord comes, Jerusalem will be attacked and taken. Houses will be rifled, women ravished, and half of the people taken captive, but the remnant of the people ‘shall not be cut off from the city’. V 3–5: FAITHFUL FLEE: With Christ’s return to the Mount of Olives, God will fight against the nations and the Mount of Olives will split, leaving a large valley through which the faithful remnant will escape. The Lord God will come, and ‘all the saints’ with Him. V 6–7: LORD’S LIGHT: Despite the disappearance of normal lighting, God will provide light even at evening time. V 8–11: SAFETY SECURED: The whole land will be watered from the east to the west in that day. God’s ruling, as King, will raise up Jerusalem which will be safely inhabited without any further destruction. V 12–15: PUNISHING PLAGUE: Those who fight against Jerusalem will be punished with an horrific plague which dissolves their flesh and destroys their eyes and tongues. The panic so caused will cause them to fight against one another. Judah will also fight at Jerusalem and great spoil will belong to the children of God. However, even the livestock of their enemies will be killed by the plague. V 16–21: WIDESPREAD WORSHIP: Widespread worship of God, not only from Israel but from other nations, will follow and the message that rings out from the bells of the horses will be ‘HOLINESS TO THE LORD’. The Canaanites (the symbolic term for anything that was unclean or dirty, morally or ceremonially) will never again be in God’s temple. Holiness will mark the final restoration in peace and prosperity. Holiness should also mark Christians today in their spiritual peace and spiritual prosperity.

■ ☆  Saints:
1: ἅγιος
(Strong's #40 — Adjective — hagios — hag'-ee-os )
for the meaning and use of which see HOLY , B, No. 1, is used as a noun in the singular in Philippians 4:21 , where pas, "every," is used with it. In the plural, as used of believers, it designates all such and is not applied merely to persons of exceptional holiness, or to those who, having died, were characterized by exceptional acts of "saintliness." See especially 2 Thessalonians 1:10 , where "His saints" are also described as "them that believed," i.e., the whole number of the redeemed. They are called "holy ones" in Jude 1:14 , RV. For the term as applied to the Holy Spirit see HOLY SPIRIT. See also SANCTIFY.
Notes: (1) In Revelation 15:3 the RV follows those texts which have aionon, "ages," and assigns the reading ethnon, "nations," to the margin; the AV translates those which have the inferior reading hagion, "saints," and puts "nations" and "ages" in the margin. (2) In Revelation 18:20 , the best texts have hagioi and apostoloi, each with the article, each being preceeded by kai, "and," RV, "and ye saints, and ye apostles;" the AV, "and ye holy apostles" follows those mss. from which the 2nd kai and the article are absent. (3) In Revelation 22:21 , the RV follows those mss. which have hagion, with the article, "(with) the saints;" the AV those which simply have panton, "all," but adds "you" (RV, marg., "with all").

■  2 Kin. 6:17:  For the existence and availability of heavenly armies, see Genesis 32:12Deuteronomy 33:23Psalms 68:17103: 1920Zechariah 14:5Matthew 26:53

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■  Introduction to the Book of Zechariah:
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■  Zech. 9:1—14:21:  The two burdens: For the suggestion that chapters 9—14 comprise a “second Zechariah,” see the Introduction.

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■  Revelation 19:14-16King James Version (KJV)
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And Lord Of Lords.
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Rom. 8:19–23—“For the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to vanity, not of its own will, but by reason of HIM who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the liberty of the glory of the children of GOD. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only so, but ourselves also, who have the first-fruits of the SPIRIT, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for our adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body”; 2 Pet. 3:12, 13—“looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of to day of GOD, by reason of which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. But, according to HIS promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness”; Rev. 21:1—“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are passed away; and the sea is no more...