The King is Coming

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Zechariah 9:9

This verse is a great picture of the Lord.  It is a great prophecy of Jesus.  It gives us hope and tells us a few things about the Saviour.  It tells the people to “rejoice greatly.”  Not just “rejoice,” but “rejoice greatly.”  That is for us.  We should be rejoicing greatly!  Why?

“Thy king cometh unto thee…”  Our King is coming.  If there is no other reason in the entire world that we should be rejoicing greatly, this one still stands.  We have a “blessed hope.”  We are looking for the imminent return of our King!  What a glorious day that will be and what a reason to rejoice greatly.

Do we need another reason to rejoice greatly?  How about this: When the King comes, “he is just, and having salvation.”  The Bible tells us that He is just and the justifier.  He pardons us and justifies us.  In Him is our salvation.  All of these things are in Him and He is coming!

As exciting as those things are, this verse is primarily prophetic, dealing with His first coming.  He did come to the Earth lowly, and He did ride on a donkey instead of a regal horse.  It’s great to find these prophecies and see just how literally they came to pass.  It gives us an even greater confidence that those prophecies which still lie in the future will also come to pass.

All of these wonderful things are found in one verse in a book that is often overlooked.  The Bible truly is an amazing book.  The King is coming and is bringing salvation with Him!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Ben

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have I got a surprise for you!

    Do hop over and visit with Sister Pat when you have a moment. 🙂



  2. How prophetic is that, that you and Pat would post the same titled article on the same day? 🙂 God bless you, Ben, as you proclaim His name and rejoice greatly in Him!


  3. Yes He is coming! My hope is found in Him Alone! Thanks Ben!


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