Does God issue any commands?
No, but some of the promises are given as a result of nations not following the commands of God.
Does God make any promises?
- God promised a fountain, a man wounded by his friends, and a slain shepherd for the salvation of Jerusalem.
- God promised a time when there would be no more idols or false prophets.
- God promised that 1/3 of the people would be left as a remnant but they would be tried by fire and refined.
- God promised that nations would gather against Jerusalem for battle. Half the city would go forth into captivity.
- God promised that the Mount of Olives will split in two when the Messiah returns to battle the enemies of Jerusalem.
- God promised that when His day comes the light will not be as usual. (14:6-7)
- Those who refuse to worship the King, including the family of Egypt and the Canannites, shall experience drought. (14:17)
- God promised that the bells of the horses would have on them "HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD."
Does this passage teach anything about Jesus?
- Jesus is the fountain that is opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin. (13:1)
- Jesus is the person who is asked the question about the wounds in his hands. (13:6)
- The prophecy of 13:7 was accomplished at the crucifixion and thereafter.
- The living waters of the future Jerusalem are a type of Christ. (14:8)
- The King is Jesus. (14:17)
Does this passage teach anything about yet-future events?
- The time when there will be no more idols or false prophets and they will be remembered no more is yet to come. (13:2-5)
- The time when Israel looks upon the Savior with the wounds in His hands and questions Him about them is yet future. (13:6)
- The time when the people of Israel are tried and refined so that they fully acknowledge their God is yet future. (13:8-9)
- Jesus will stand again upon the Mount of Olives at the time when He fights against all the nations that war against Israel and it shall split in two. (14:3-8)
- All the saints will come with the LORD. (14:5)
- Living waters will flow from Jerusalem. (14:8)
- The LORD will be king over all the earth. (14:9)
- The land will be as a plain and men will live there. Jerusalem will also be a safe place to live. (14:10-11)
- A terrible death awaits those fight against Jerusalem. (14:12-13)
- Those remnants of the Gentile nations who fight against Jerusalem will come to Jerusalem to worship God. (14:16)