Zech. 6:13 It is he who shall build the temple of the LORD and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule on his throne. And there shall be a priest on his throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”  (ESV)image

I can’t help but go straight to the Christological here. The Messiah will build the temple of the LORD – the people of God unified, filled with His Spirit worshiping the King! The Messiah bears royal honor because He is God and is from the line of David. Jesus combines these two offices of priest and King in perfect harmony.

In the age of Messiah people will come from far off – from the far reaches of the earth – to build this temple, the dwelling place of God – His people (v. 15). Disciples of Jesus make more disciples of Jesus who go out and make more disciples of Jesus. And so the universal church grows as the Great Commission is accomplished. As we see this accomplished we know that Zechariah’s prophecy is coming to pass before our eyes. All it takes is obedience (v. 15).

Come and follow Me! He is with us. He is with us to the end. We are His priests – His ambassadors bringing His message of peace to the world. Come Lord Jesus. Come Holy Spirit. Empower us. Send me! I will follow! Will you?

In Jesus’ name – Amen,