2 a.m. - another sleepless night....
I've been drinking green tea all day...
what do I expect?
I've been sublimating pain....
Instead of reaching for a pill, I take myself
to another place. Lately, I can visualize New Zion
coming at dizzying speeds, not zipping horizontally
from some far off place past the Dog Star, but, coming
straight down through bazillions of layers of overlapping
time/space coordinates. It is spectacular to consider,
and when I try to focus, or understand this, I find
it is more oppressive to behold than to consider
the spectacle of distant galaxies being billions of
light years away.
Why does God, who is Master of the Universe,
need any physical form or the vehicle promised
to present Himself to one spec of His infinite
creation? That's what confounds the atheists
and they will truly go insane when they see it.
It is all illogical, yet, the greatest minds in human
history, even Einstein, who have studied the
Prophets and prophecies, and considered the
impact of this one man, Jesus Christ, cannot
dismiss his impact or how the prophecies are
Today, when I read how Iran calls for Israel to
be nuked, chills travel down my spine and the
hairs on my arm stand up. I am unable to turn
away from the prophecies of Zechariah 12->
especially reading about how the nation of Israel,
who rejected the Messiah, will weep for the
one who was "wounded in the 'house of my
friends," and how all nations who fight against
Israel will suffer this fate.
| The burden of the word of the LORD|
for Israel, saith the LORD, which
stretcheth forth the heavens, and
layeth the foundation of the earth,
and formeth the spirit of man within him
| Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of|
trembling unto all the people round about,
when they shall be in the siege both against
Judah [and] against Jerusalem.
| And in that day will I make Jerusalem|
a burdensome stone for all people: all
that burden themselves with it shall be
cut in pieces, though all the people of
the earth be gathered together against it.
| In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite|
every horse with astonishment, and his
rider with madness: and I will open mine
eyes upon the house of Judah, and will
smite every horse of the people with blindness.
| And the governors of Judah shall say|
in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem
[shall be] my strength in the LORD of hosts
| In that day will I make the governors|
of Judah like an hearth of fire among the
wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf;
and they shall devour all the people round
about, on the right hand and on the left:
and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again
in her own place, [even] in Jerusalem.
| The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah|
first, that the glory of the house of David and
the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do
not magnify [themselves] against Judah.
| In that day shall the LORD defend the|
inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is
feeble among them at that day shall be as
David; and the house of David [shall be]
as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.
| And it shall come to pass in that day, [that]|
I will seek to destroy all the nations that
come against Jerusalem.
| 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.
| In that day shall there be a great mourning|
in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon
in the valley of Megiddon.
| And the land shall mourn, every family apart;|
the family of the house of David apart, and
their wives apart; the family of the house of
Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
| The family of the house of Levi apart, and their|
wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their
| All the families that remain, every family apart,|
and their wives apart.
There's so much prophecy in this chapter that it makes
my heart beat fast! It even captures the exact circumstance
of sociopolitical Israel, and how the Jews there are not
to exalt themselves over the Jews of Christ. They will
see with their eyes and mourn, and be healed, but,
they will enter in after the nations, not before.
Interestingly, the verse about the family of Nathan apart
is spectacular prophecy about Mary's lineage vs. the lineage
of David's Solomon, for he lost the kingdom. The right of
genetic succession went to Nathan and then to Mary who
gave birth to Christ from the Holy Ghost. There's no other
way to interpret this line.
It is so SPOT ON for our generation that it brings
tears to my eyes. Every year it gets closer, and my
hope gets higher. I feel giddy with elation thinking
about how every generation wanted to witness what
we may be blessed to see: The Coming of the LORD
The last chapter is the most dynamic and staight
forward blast of prophecy which we, can relate
to more than any other generation before us.
There has never been a weapon formed that hasn't
been used to kill others. This final prophecy is
very descriptive of nuclear obliteration. Ironically,
it doesn't mean that man will detonate the bombs.
It may mean that one of the bowls of wrath, behind
that Seventh Seal, is the equivalent to our own
plans for destroying eachother:
| Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and|
thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
| For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem|
to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the
houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half
of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the
residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
| Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against|
those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
| And his feet shall stand in that day upon the|
mount of Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem
on the east, and the mount of Olives shall
cleave in the midst thereof toward the east
and toward the west, [and there shall be]
a very great valley; and half of the mountain
shall remove toward the north, and half of
it toward the south.
| 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.
| And it shall come to pass in that day,|
[that] the light shall not be clear, [nor] dark:
| But it shall be one day which shall be known|
to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall
come to pass, [that] at evening time it shall
| And it shall be in that day, [that] living|
waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half
of them toward the former sea, and half
of them toward the hinder sea: in summer
and in winter shall it be.
| And the LORD shall be king over all|
the earth: in that day shall there be
one LORD, and his name one.
| All the land shall be turned as a plain|
from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem:
and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her
place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place
of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and
[from] the tower of Hananeel unto the king's
| And [men] shall dwell in it, and there shall|
be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem
shall be safely inhabited.
| And this shall be the plague wherewith|
the LORD will smite all the people that
have fought against Jerusalem; Their
flesh shall consume away while they
stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall
consume away in their holes, and their
tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
| And it shall come to pass in that day, [that]|
a great tumult from the LORD shall be among
them; and they shall lay hold every one on the
hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise
up against the hand of his neighbour.
| And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem;|
and the wealth of all the heathen round
about shall be gathered together, gold,
and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
| And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the|
mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all
the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this
| And it shall come to pass, [that] every one|
that is left of all the nations which came
against Jerusalem shall even go up from
year to year to worship the King, the LORD
of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
| And it shall be, [that] whoso will not come|
up of [all] the families of the earth unto
Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD
of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
| And if the family of Egypt go not up, and|
come not, that [have] no [rain]; there shall
be the plague, wherewith the LORD will
smite the heathen that come not up to keep
the feast of tabernacles.
| This shall be the punishment of Egypt,|
and the punishment of all nations that
come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
| In that day shall there be upon the bells|
of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD;
and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be
like the bowls before the altar.
| Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah|
shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts:
and all they that sacrifice shall come and
take of them, and seethe therein: and in
that day there shall be no more the Canaanite
in the house of the LORD of hosts.