Zec. 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
The above verse was fulfilled by our Lord Jesus in Matthew 21:1-11. The reason why the Jews do not believe that their Messiah will come to them two times, is because all of the Old Testament prophets prophesied the two comings of the Lord Jesus as if they are one event! And they didn’t see that between these two comings, there is the Church Ages or the Dispensation of Grace!
To better understand, let’s use the analogy of two mountains. Let’s say you were looking at a mountain from some distance away. Behind the first peak is a second mountain. Looking from a distance you may describe the first and second peaks as if they were very close… maybe even part of the same mountain. It is not until you travel close to the mountain range that you find a great valley that separates the two mountains and they are not close at all. The first and second comings of the Lord Jesus are like this. The prophets saw both comings but not the great length of time between them. They didn’t see the Church Ages. They didn’t see the Dispensation of Grace. In the New Testament, the Church Ages is called a mystery – something hidden in the Old Testament prophets. It was not truly revealed until the Apostle Paul was given these revelations (Eph 3:1-9). Where he speaks of this mystery, kept hidden from ages past, but now finally revealed.
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