Up to this point in his book, Zechariah had prophesied about the coming Messiah and the repentance and deliverance of the Hebrew people. Today, we will see what Zechariah revealed as the cleansing and restoration of the Lord.
There is much said about the Lord’s judgment upon false prophets and unclean spirits among His people. Something God takes very seriously. For today though, we are going to deal specifically with the subject of the Fountain in this prophecy.
In that Day
You may have noticed something in these verses, there is a repetition of the phrase “in that day” or “on that day”. This language is replete throughout the writings of the prophets. What does this phrase tell us about the timing of the fulfillment of Zechariah’s prophecy? (It tells us that the fulfillment of this prophecy has not yet happened, and that it is still to come. Not only that, but it further indicates that there is a specific time for its fulfillment.) This prophecy can be looked at as a sanctification of the people. God is cleansing or ridding the land of ungodliness.
In a similar way, the FULL-fillment of our salvation has a set time. Let me explain. We ARE saved. We are BEING saved. We WILL BE saved in the future.
There is a set day when the culmination/fulfillment of our salvation will be revealed.
- Philippians 1:6 – being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
- 2 Corinthians 4:17 – for this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
- Romans 8:18 – for I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Let’s compare a few verses. Jeremiah 2:13; Zechariah 13:1; John 4:13-14; 7:37-39.
What similarities do you find in these verses? (the fountain) Here is more Trinitarian evidence in my opinion. This Fountain in Jeremiah is the Godhead generally, and Father Himself specifically. The Fountain in Zechariah speaks of the coming Messiah. The Fountain in John’s Gospel is none other than Holy Spirit. “No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also” (1 John 2:23). Paul said to the Athenian pagans, “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31). The “appointed day” here, like the one in Zechariah is a day in which God brings judgment and salvation. It is a day of relief, and retribution. Until the appointed time arrives, the Fountain of God gives us POWER from Holy Spirit to live lives of righteousness bringing honor to God. The Fountain of God gives us POWER to stand for our Lord and be His witnesses. The Fountain of God gives us POWER to discern false prophecies and unclean spirits. The Fountain of God gives us POWER to walk worthy of our calling because of the grace and life that flows inside of us who are born again by the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
Let me close with this encouragement. What you are today, is not what you can be tomorrow. The Lord is a Fountain flowing in you to give you life abundantly, to give you power, and to purify you each day until our Jesus returns. Rejoice in the Lord and again I say rejoice.