God’s hand against the people.
Because of God’s love for Israel, He continues to warn the Jews of the discipline, death and destruction that will come. This warning, given by the prophet Zechariah has two fulfillments, in the past through Yeshua’s crucifixion and in the future Day of the Lord.
“Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,
Against the Man who is My Companion,”
Says the Lord of hosts.
“Strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep will be scattered;
Then I will turn My hand against the little ones.
And it shall come to pass in all the land,”
Says the Lord,
“That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die,
But one-third shall be left in it.
Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’”
PRAY ISRAEL WILL RECOGNIZE AND FOLLOW THEIR GOOD SHEPHERD.