Zechariah 14:16-21; Evangelical Predictions; Threatenings and Promises; Encouraging Prospects; A gospel-way of worship being set up in the church; In the object of our worship; In the ordinance of our worship; In the Mediator of our worship; In the time of it; we must be constant; Note, Those who think themselves least indebted to, and depending on, the mercy of heaven, cannot therefore think themselves guarded against the justice of Heaven; It does not follow that those who can live without rain can therefore live without God; for not the heavens only, but all other creatures, are that to us that God makes them to be, and no more; nor can any man’s way of living enable him to set light by the judgments of God. B.C. 500

Evangelical Predictions; Threatenings and Promises; Encouraging Prospects. B. C. 500. Zechariah 14:16-21 16 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.   17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem Continue Reading

Zechariah 13:1-6; Evangelical Predictions; The Destruction of False Prophets; Behold the Lamb of God taking away the sin of the world, the sin of the church, 1 John 3:5; False Prophecy shall be brought to an end; When God designs the silencing of the false prophets He banishes the unclean spirit out of the land; The pretenders had appeared in the habit of true prophets; but, to their folly being now made manifest, they shall lay it aside, no more to deceive and impose upon unthinking unwary people by it. B.C. 500

Z E C H A R I A H. CHAPTER 13 In this chapter we have, I. Some further promises relating to gospel-times. Here is a promise of the remission of sins (ver. 1), of the reformation of manners (ver. 2), and particularly of the convicting and silencing of false prophets, ver. 2-6. II. A clear prediction of the sufferings of Christ and the dispersion of his disciples thereupon (ver. 7), of the destruction of the greater part of the Jewish Continue Reading

Zechariah 12:9-14; Promises to Judah; Evangelical Predictions; “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem;” A Glorious work of God to be wrought for His people; A Gracious work of God to be wrought in His people; “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him;” Note, When God intends great mercy for His people the first thing He does is to set them a praying; thus He seeks to destroy their enemies by stirring them up to seek to Him that He would do it for them; though He has proposed it and promised it, and it is for His own glory to do it, yet He will for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, Ezek. 36:37. B.C. 500

Promises to Judah; Evangelical Predictions. B. C. 500. Zechariah 12:9-14 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.   10 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 Continue Reading

Malachi 3:1-6; Evangelical Predictions; The Advent of Christ Predicted; God’s immutability asserted by Himself, and glorified in: “I Am the Lord; I change not; and therefore no word that I have spoken shall fall to the ground.” B.C. 400

M A L A C H I. CHAPTER 3 In this chapter we have, I. A promise of the coming of the Messiah, and of his forerunner; and the errand he comes upon is here particularly described, both the comfort which his coming brings to his church and people and the terror which it will bring to the wicked, ver. 1-6. II. A reproof of the Jews for their corrupting God's ordinances and sacrilegiously robbing him of his dues, with a charge to them to amend Continue Reading