Harold S. Paisley
3. Out on the Mount of Olives (Zech 14:4)
We have seen His feet as the sacrifice on Calvarys cross, as the Saviour in the upper room and now as the Sovereign on the Mount of Olives.
The beautiful words of Zech. 14:4 will be literally fulfilled. His wounded feet will stand upon the same mountainside from which He ascended (Acts 1:11).
We notice the time is stated as being "in that day." The day is the Day of the Lord. It is evident that that day has not yet come (2 Thes. 2:1-2). It is yet future. It will be heralded by judgments and established by the Lord Jesus when He returns to Olivet to commence His millennial age of glory. The place where he shall inaugurate His glorious reign is clearly indicated as the place from which he went up, witnessed by His disciples, received into heaven to sit down at Gods right hand (Acts 1:9-11). Two white-robed angels stated clearly that He would come again in like manner. He is coming to the air for the church of this age, but the return of the Lord Jesus here is His visible, public appearing to earth to redeem Israel and to judge the world and bring in His glorious reign as the Prince of Peace.
It is He Himself who returns. His wounded feet will identify His person. The nation will be moved to repentance and faith. "They shall look upon me whom they have pierced and they shall mourn" (Zech. 12:10). "What are these wounds in Thine hands?" (Zech 13:6). "His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives" (Zech. 14:40). We link His pierced side, His wounded hands and feet, as outward evidences of seeing to believe with Thomas. His testimony in the upper room will be theirs on the Mount and they shall say "the Lord is my God" (Zech. 13:9). Thomas is the type, when he said "my Lord and my God" (John 20:28).
To us of this age, the Lord Jesus said "blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed" (John 20:29). "Behold He cometh with clouds: and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced Him, and all kindreds of the earth shall mourn over Him" (Rev. 1:7; RV).
Every eye shall now behold
Robed in brightest majesty.
Those who set at naught and sold Him,
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree.
Deeply wailing, shall the true Messiah see.