Gilbert House Fellowship #392: Zechariah 12:1–10

A DAY is coming when Jerusalem becomes “a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples.” 

This is a prophecy of the Day of the Lord, or the Day of Yahweh, which culminates at Armageddon. Zechariah saw the coming of Messiah, and the key verse in our view is Zechariah 12:10: 

“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.” 

Zech. 12:10 (ESV)

In other words, on that day, when Jerusalem is the scene of the final battle of the age, those fighting for Jerusalem will realize that “him whom they have pierced” is the One they were waiting for. 

The war between Israel and Hamas enters its third week. Aaron Lipkin, CEO of Lipkin Tours, has purchased equipment for the IDF troops defending his community in Samaria (what the world calls the West Bank). If you would like to contribute, go to

The Hal Lindsey book Derek mentioned is The Road to Holocaust, Lindsey’s response to Dominionists and Reconstructionists who believe that the church has replaced Israel and the Jews in end times prophecy. We agree with Hal that Replacement Theology is the basis for anti-semitism, and the Israel-Hamas war is bringing it to the surface in many Christian congregations. The article by Dr. Thomas Ice on Hal Lindsey and Dominion Theology is at

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