“In that Day”. Don’t look to the future. Live in the Present in His power.

The following post was in response to the usual futurist comment that Zechariah 13-14 speaks of future cataclysm and the Great Tribulation and a visible, physical coming of Christ.
My answer:
 
Are you sure? Take a look at some of the other events of this Day:
 
Zech 13:
1 “In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness.
 
This happened at Calvary. In fact there are several cross-references elsewhere from Zech. that tie directly with the Cross, most notably the spear that pierced Christ’s side.
 
2 “It shall be in that day,” says the LORD of hosts, “that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to depart from the land.
 
Do the Jews “remember” their idols today? No, they don’t. This clearly cannot be future.
 
And the sheep will be scattered;” Says the LORD of hosts.
 
Specifically quoted in the Gospels on the night of Gethsemane.
 
“Then I will turn My hand against the little ones.”
 
Fulfilled in the Book of Acts, when the general persecution of Christians started.
 
These are just a few of the references from Zech. 13. More could easily be found that show that this Day is not some future event, but has its roots in God’s dealing with the 1st-century Jews, and with His inaugurating the “Nation born in a day”, the Zion of God, the Church, which includes Jews and Gentiles.
 
There were actually two fountains opened in this Day: the one mentioned here in Zechariah, the blood of Christ for our cleansing. There is also the imagery of the Living Water, the Holy Spirit, springing forth from the very place where God was satisfied, the Temple. This is the water that comes up from the Temple in the last chapters of Ezekiel. Christ told His disciples that those who believe in Him will have this ling water springing from their innermost being.
 
There we have it, the Holy Spirit’s, life-giving power, both corporately and personally prefigured.
 
Both these fountains come from Christ, His death on the Cross. This is the purpose of the water and blood flowing from His pierced side.
 
Futurists have a choice:
They can either wait and fixate on literal fulfillments that will never come – or they can draw strength and encouragement from the spiritual truth from these all-too-often neglected passages of blessings and empowerment we have right now to live as citizens in a very present Kingdom.

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