Impartial Grace: Zechariah

Sing and rejoice, daughter of Zion; for, behold, I come, and I will dwell in your midst,’ says Yahweh. Many nations shall join themselves to Yahweh in that day, and shall be my people; and I will dwell in your midst, and you shall know that Yahweh of Armies has sent me to you.

(Zechariah 2:10-11, emphasis added)

Zechariah is a prophet of God. He is an encouraging force for God’s chosen nation and pushes them to complete the building of the Temple. God gives Zechariah visions of what will soon take place. Israel’s enemies will be defeated. God will draw them to Himself and they will know He is Lord of all. Zechariah preaches for clean living worthy of God. He pushes the people to maintain purity.

These verses affirm God’s Sovereignty and Power. “Many nations will join themselves to the Lord.” This is not an alliance between nations. These are nations allying with Him. There will be many nations that will see God’s glory and make a determined return to Him. His grace, His mercy is new everyday.

Which nation will not turn from the world and to God? There is not a power greater than God. There is not a glory greater than God. There is not a love greater than God. There is not a person unaffected by His power, glory and love. It is God’s will that all be saved. He works everything out according to His Divine purpose and counsel. That is a Gospel message that rings truer and is “The Blessed Hope.”

I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow will be cut off; and he will speak peace to the nations: and his dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.

(Zechariah 9:10, emphasis added)

These are beautiful verses of prophecy. Zechariah preaches the Word given to Him by God. He preaches about a King of a different kind. He proclaims God’s Word and describes the King that comes into Jerusalem on the back of a colt. The King “will speak peace to the nations.” What a day to come! What a day that is already come! He speaks peace into the hearts of those who believe. He is working peace in His Bride today.

There will come a time, indeed has already come, when “His dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.” This is not a dominion of a few nations, but a dominion of every nation “from sea to sea.” His Dominion will be absolute. It is absolute. He is the River. He is Living Water. He is the giver of life. He is Jesus, God saves, and His Water will flow “…to the ends of the earth.” No one will turn away from Him. He is love. He is mercy. He is God. This is Impartial Grace.