Now, at last, this final vision rests on a time of great celebration, when all shall be made “Holy to the Lord.”
These last three chapters are Second Zechariah’s second oracle, describing the completion of God’s plan from the beginning, from before the creation of the world. When God gave God’s people the seven feasts described in Exodus, they were each prophetic of God’s plan of salvation. So far, four of those feasts have been fulfilled in Christ, and chapters 12-14 reflect the fulfillment to come of the last three feasts.
Many see these next verses as the greatest prophecy of the future in the whole Bible, the fulfillment happening when Jesus comes to establish His millennium kingdom.
not that many people know the Apostle Peter also had a heavily eschatological message.
In Peter’s mind, the creation of the world and the judgment of the Flood acted are proofs of God's impending judgment by fire.
Though this is the shortest of Haggai’s oracles, it is surprisingly dense! In it God redeems Zerubbabel's family baggage.
Zephaniah 3:17-20 is the fulfillment of human longing. At last, those who love God and have put their faith God, will find themselves fully restored in a glorious life that will be lived fully in communion with God, in the peace, and love, and joy of the Lord.
It's not too late to restore relationships, to repair bridges, to pray for and say yes to new opportunities. God can make up for all you didn't do right before, He can more than make up for it! Knowing that God will restore what was lost, what was wasted, frees you and me to move into and with God's will now—to fulfill His purpose for us today.