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Don't let the introduction throw you off! This message is important to understanding the theological hermeneutic that links the Old Testament hope with the New Testament gospel! This hermeneutic is borne out of a verse by verse commentary of Zechariah, chapter 14.
Zechariah, chapter 13, is all about purity! A fountain flows to take away sin, a remnant is refined by the fire, and a shepherd is stricken so that the sheep will scatter. Wait a minute! How does that third point relate? How does the quest for devotion and purity -- the kind that would even see parents slaying their children if they became false prophets -- relate to a shepherd being stricken? It's an important Old Testament reference because Jesus will quote it directly as relating to him! What did Jesus try to teach his disciples by quoting Zechariah 13?