Rejoice greatly … your King comes to you …

Zechariah 9:1-11:17; Revelation 1:1-20; Psalm 140:1-5

“Rejoice greatly … your King comes to you … having salvation … because of the blood of My covenant with you” (Zechariah 9:9,11). “The Ruler of the kings of the earth … who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood” (Revelation 1:5). The King of love is revealed in both Zechariah and Revelation. We see, however, different aspects of His Kingship. We see His two comings. There is His first coming – “Your King comes to you … gentle and riding on a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9) – and His second coming – “He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him” (Revelation 1:7). The Lord’s way – “gentle” is to be our way. We trust in Him when we are confronted by “men of violence” (Psalm 140:1). We know that, when the King comes again, the men of violence will be exposed – “every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him” (Revelation 1:7).

From my One Year Bible

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