Bible In One Year-Day 192 (Thursday, July 11, 2013)
Commentary: Zechariah12-14. There are four messages of Zechariah in these chapters and they centered on the judgment, blessing, cleansing of the people and the future day of the Lord. In the messages, we read about what was to befall the nations that would fight Jerusalem because Jerusalem has been chosen as spiritual nerve center of worship.
The message partially prophesied the death of the Lord Jesus.
Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.”
Zechariah 13:7 “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.”
Sin and Jesus Christ are the subjects of the Bible. If sin is removed, there will be no more Bible. Jesus came because sin entered the world;
1 John 3:8 “He that committeth sin is of the demon; for the demon sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the demon.”
To see Jesus in the scriptures, He needs to unlock our understanding. Through understanding, we could do His will and obey His commandments. Understanding helps us to meditate the word integrally.
Luke 24:44-45 “And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,”
Without the understanding of the scriptures, we go into error;
Matthew 22:29 “Jesus answered and said to them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”
Believers who function in great faith and the power of God are those whose understandings have been opened by the Holy Spirit. The scripture tells us to get wisdom but in all our getting, we should get understanding. Understanding is absolutely important if we want to get deeper revelation of God. Jesus accused Nicodemus of his knowledge without understanding. Having the whole Bible in the head without understanding does not make you wise, but still blind. Knowing the history of the Bible does not make you know the truth without the understanding of it. You could be boastful of reading the Bible in one year, the question is “Do you have the understanding of what you have read?” To know the TRUTH is to have understanding of the knowledge you have and this is the beginning of deliverance.
John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
May the Lord open our understanding, in the name of Jesus.
Let us seek for the old path where we could find rest. Let us listen to the trumpet’s sound, wherewith we could escape the calamity to come. Our reading for today is Malachi1-4. Keep the fire burning and alive.
Pastor Supo Abayode
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries