Today you should read: Zechariah 13
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We’re almost done with the book of Zechariah – it’s been so interesting. Today’s chapter is a prophetic message about the coming Messiah – our Savior Jesus Christ.
On that day a fountain will be opened for the dynasty of David and for the people of Jerusalem, a fountain to cleanse them from all their sins and impurity (v.1)
The atoning blood of the Lord Jesus along with His atoning grace…. This makes me think of the hymn…
There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel’s veins. And sinners plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains.
With salvation (from the blood of Christ) comes change. Salvation always brings change!
“I will erase idol worship throughout the land, so that even the names of the idols will be forgotten. I will remove from the land both the false prophets and the spirit of impurity that came with them.” (v.2)
This reminds me of the message of 2 Corinthians 5:17…
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
The rest of this chapter is prophecy about the sufferings of Christ. God the Father gave the order of the sword of justice against His Son – freely making His life an offering for our sin. It was His blood that sets us free.
Spend some time today and bask in the goodness of the cross.
Remember all that Jesus did for you and me – thank Him for His sacrifice for mankind.
Then think of all the things His gift has changed in you. Make a list and show your gratefulness for each.
Posted by: Tim Parsons