ZECHARIAH 14| RESURRECTION AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD
In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul said Jesus would deliver, (not abdicate nor surrender), the kingdom to the Father; the Son would be subject to the Father “that God may be all in all” (1 Corinthians 15:28). At the resurrection Jehovah’s Sovereignty would be fully reestablished because what was lost in Adam would be fully restored: “As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22). Christ, his atoning work perfected, would bring man back into the presence of His Father, (Hebrews 9:28; 10:19-25).
God being “all in all” is the identical thought as “there shall be one king over the earth.” This establishes the direct link between Zechariah 14 and 1 Corinthians 15. Notice further parallels.
Zechariah 14 1 Corinthians 15
The coming of the Lord, (1, 5)—> The coming of the Lord, (23)
Subjugation of God’s enemies, (2-4)—> Subjugation of God’s enemies, (24-26)
Time of the resurrection, (v. 8, River of Life; 11, “no more curse”)—> Time of the resurrection, (51-56). Cf. Revelation 22:3-“no more curse.”
End of the Old Covenant Age, fall of Jerusalem, (1-2)—> End of the Old Covenant Age, end of “the Law” that was the strength of sin (54-56)
Restoration of the Sovereignty of God, “there shall be one king over all the earth” (9)—> Restoration of the Sovereignty of God, “then shall God be all in all” (28)
These points of comparison are not simply coincidental, nor “sound alikes.” They are substantive and direct. With the connection between Zechariah 14 and 1 Corinthians 15 established we offer the following argument:
Zechariah 14| 1 Corinthians — The Argument Stated
The resurrection would occur at the time when Jehovah’s Sovereignty would be established (1 Corinthians 15:24-28).
But the establishment of Jehovah’s Sovereignty would occur at the time of the Lord’s coming at the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 (Zechariah 14:1-9).
Therefore the resurrection would occur at the time of the Lord’s coming at the fall of Jerusalem in A. D. 70.
These connections between Zechariah 14 and the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15, along with the undeniable framework of the end of the Old Covenant age, clearly shows us the proper understanding of the resurrection.
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