v. 4-And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, whichisbefore 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 bea very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. Many render this scripture as ‘yet-to-be fulfilled.’ However, a careful review of the context puts it clearly at the time of Christ’s first coming, following His sacrificial death, Zechariah 13:7. The Spirit declared, ‘the day of the LORD cometh,’ and describes it as a victory won, and the spoils divided, which is again a reference to what Christ would accomplish by His death, Isaiah 53:12. In this context then, Christ’s feet did stand IN THAT DAY on the Mount of Olives, and in the figurative language of scripture in Isaiah 40:4- “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.” Christ having removed every obstacle to the salvation of God the Father’s elect, the way of salvation was opened up, and the redeemed delivered from certain and eternal condemnation, walked to the top of the mount of Olives and ascended victoriously into glory, Ac. 1:9-12.
v. 5-And ye shall fleetothe 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 Lordmy God shall come,andall the saints with thee. Following our Lord’s ascension from the Mount of Olives, days of affliction and persecution were to be expected at the hands of the Roman government and the destruction of the temple. However, the LORD would intervene miraculously as before in the days of Uzziah and provide a way of escaped for His remnant of grace. Such times are depicted by our LORD in Luke 21:20.
v. 6-And it shall come to pass in that day,thatthe light shall not be clear,nordark:v. 7-but it shall be one day which shall be known to theLord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass,thatat evening time it shall be light. Here is described a light that is not ordinary light. That light is Christ, who is THE LIGHT for His people that He came to redeem, and did redeem. The evening time (the end of the Old Testament era of types and shadows), is now replaced with the true light which is Christ, who shines in and upon His own with grace, having translated them from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God’s dear Son, Col. 1:13.
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