Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on March 26, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Big Idea:  On the last day, the Lord Jesus will return in glory to rout every enemy, reign over his renewed creation, and receive the eternal worship of his people.

1.  Setting the Scene

A.  The Spectrum of Provided Interpretations

1)  View 1:  A symbolic description of the church age, instead of literal events that will take place at a specific place and time.
2)  View 2:  A literal description of what will occur after the return of Christ during the millennial kingdom.
3)  View 3:  A symbolic description of the end of all things in the consummation of God’s eternal city in purity and peace.

B.  The Sound of Prophetic Imagery

2.  Stereo 1:  Final Events: Battle, Victory, & Transformation [Zech. 14:1–11]

A.  The City Ransacked [Zech. 14:1–2]
B.  The Conqueror Returns [Zech. 14:3–5]
C.  The Consummated Reign [Zech. 14:6–11]

1)  Cosmic Eclipse [Zech. 14:6–7]
2)  Canals Emanating [Zech. 14:8]
3)  Crown Established [Zech. 14:9]
4)  City Exalted [Zech. 14:10]
5)  Curse Ended [Zech. 14:11]

3.  Stereo 2:  Final State: Judgment, Worship, & Holiness [Zech. 14:12–21]

A.  The Horror of Hell [Zech. 14:12–15]

1)  Physical Plague [Zech. 14:12]
2)  Relational Panic [Zech. 14:13]
3)  Material Plunder [Zech. 14:14]

B.  The Harvest of Humanity [Zech. 14:16–19]

C.  The Holiness of Heaven [Zech. 14:20–21]