And (YHWH) the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and His name one. Zachariah 14:9
“Why did the LORD (YHWH) include this verse in His Word? Hasn’t there always been only ONE LORD (YHWH) and His name ‘one?’
The previous verse reads:
And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. Zechariah 14:8
This is going to be a special time. We know this by the use of “that day.”
The fourteenth chapter of Zechariah tells of a future time on earth when Christ will reign.
Paul wrote, concerning this subject of One God or One Lord:
For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”—yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. 1 Corinthians 8:4-5
There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:6
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD (YHWH) our God, the LORD (YHWH) is one. Deuteronomy 6:4
…God is one. Galatians 3:20
Zechariah spoke of a time when living waters will go out from Jerusalem. He said that the LORD (YHWH) will be King, whose Name is one. The use of the phrase “living waters” is helpful in understanding this prophesy. Christ is always the One associated with ‘Living Water’ in the New Testament and also in this passage in Jeremiah, because we know that the Messiah is the hope of Israel.
O LORD (YHWH), the hope of Israel, all who forsake you shall be put to shame; those who turn away from you shall be written in the earth, for they have forsaken the LORD (YHWH), the fountain of living water. Jeremiah 17:13
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” John 4:11
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”(When he said “living water,” He was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in Him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into His glory.) John 7:38-39
For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and He will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” The Revelation 7:17
Is Jesus the King to which Zechariah refers? Jesus is declared King of kings in The Revelation of Jesus Christ and the Psalmist speaks of the King of glory. Before exploring the King of Glory, however, I want us to look at Moses and his request to God to see His glory.
Moses sees the glory of God.
And the LORD (YHWH) said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” Exodus 33:17-18
And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. Mark 9:2-4*
For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) Hebrews 3:3-4
Now, then, who is The King of Glory worshiped in Psalms 24?
Lift up your heads, O gates!
And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD (YHWH), strong and mighty, the LORD (YHWH), mighty in battle!
Lift up your heads, O gates!
And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD (YHWH) of hosts,
he is the King of glory! Selah Psalms 24:7-10
He is the LORD of hosts. Isaiah wrote of Him in chapter 6 of the book of Isaiah.
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD (YHWH) of hosts. Isaiah 6:5
Isaiah said these things because he saw JESUS’ GLORY AND SPOKE ABOUT HIM. 42 Nevertheless, many of the leaders believed in Him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, for fear that they would be put out of the synagogue. 43 For they loved praise from men more than praise from God. John 12:41-43
YHWH is clearly known throughout the Bible as the LORD (YHWH) of hosts. That is unmistakable. So the King of glory and the LORD (YHWH) of hosts are the same. Jesus is clearly shown throughout the New Testament as the King who receives glory.
Daniel prophesied of Christ’s coming glory:
And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.
Jesus, Himself, proclaimed it:
For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. Matthew 16:27
Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Matthew 24:30
“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on his glorious throne. “Matthew 25:31
The angels announced it:
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
Paul called Jesus the “Lord of glory.”
None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 1 Corinthians 2:8
God said that His glory was in the face of Jesus Christ.
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…Titus 2:11-13
His brother James called Him the Lord of glory:
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. James 2:1
Jude declares His glory will be revealed:
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy…Jude 1:24
And in The Revelation of Jesus Christ we learn that His glory will last forever:
And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!” Revelation 5:13
Do you believe that Jesus Christ is the King of Glory and the LORD of whom Zechariah prophesied? I find these verses to be a description of Jesus the Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords.
- Summary of Zechariah (zachscripturestudy.com)
- Luke 23:34 NKJV – Everlasting love (pagprayer.wordpress.com)
- Why would a king ride a donkey instead of a warhorse (Zechariah 9:9-10)? (altruistico.wordpress.com)
- Day 277: Zechariah 11-14; The Lord Comes and Reigns (orcministries.wordpress.com)
- “The Branch” (iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist.com)
- Zechariah 13-14 (zachscripturestudy.com)