Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (343 words)
Zechariah 9:9 (ESV): "9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
The Word of God is so accurate that it can pinpoint the day (Dan 9:26) and the way (Zech 9:9) Jesus would enter Jerusalem as a triumphal King and the Lamb of the God that takes away the sins of the world. This was prophesied 483 years before it happening.
Zechariah sees a vision of the Messiah coming on the back of the foal of a donkey. The very day it would happen according to Daniel's 70-week prophecy was 7+62 weeks (483 years). According to Sir Robert Anderson's calculations using the Hebrew calendar of 360 days (483*360 = 173,880 days) brings us to April 6th, 32AD, which is Palm Sunday, the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem presenting Himself as the Messiah (Mk 11:1-10).
There are many things yet to unfold prophetically but the revealing is complete. We have His Word which declares all that we need to know about the return of Jesus. Although no one knows the day or the hour of the Rapture of the church (Matt 24:36-44) we do know with pinpoint accuracy when the Second Coming will occur thanks to Daniel 9:27 and Revelation 12:6. When the antichrist breaks the peace treaty with Israel and the abomination of desolation stands in the holy place (Matt 24:15) we can count 1260 days forward and that will be the day when Christ returns. Jesus will then rule and reign on earth for 1000 years and then the New Jerusalem will be revealed. His Word says it all! Trust in it, believe it, and walk according to the Word, amen?
Father, thank You for Your Word! What amazing truth we have been given. Help us to trust in every word and apply it to our lives daily we pray in Jesus' name, amen.