Is Jesus in the Old Testament?

Part 1: In the Beginning... Jesus
Part 2: Jesus in Genesis
Part 3: Jesus in Judges
Part 4: Jesus in Zechariah
Part 5: Jesus in Jerusalem
Part 6: Jesus and Satan

Zechariah 2
“I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand.
2 Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.
3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,
4 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein:
5 For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.”

In this scene Zechariah observes an angel measuring Jerusalem, for we come to see that God wants to be sure it is big enough to hold the multitudes that he will bring into it in the days of Christ’s reign on earth! The population will be enormous and there will be no natural defenses of the city because God Himself will be the protection of the city and its inhabitants.

“Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the Lord: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the Lord.
7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.
8 For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me.”

God calls forth to His people Israel to return to the Holy Land. Their exile was the will of God that their hearts might be joined again with His, but now He summons them to come back to the Promised Land and God will subdue other nations before Israel.

“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord.
11 And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee.
12 And the Lord shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.
13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.”

Behold a time for rejoicing! Why rejoice? Because Jesus Christ will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem and rule in the presence of men! In that day many nations will cleave unto the Messiah and gladly receive His authority over all the earth. The power and awe of God is so mighty that all people will be hushed in respect for Christ and His glory!

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