It is a momentous moment when Jesus comes again and stands on Mt. Zion. The angels and Old Testament prophets longed to see that Day. As believers, it is our hope of glory, our 3rd Day resurrection. We stand before the throne of God in Heaven wearing incorruptible bodies radiating with glory. We take our position as the heavenly government, ruling with Christ as one new Man.
For the remnant of Jews, that moment triggers their 3rd Day revival. It is the fulfillment of Hosea’s prophecy. “Come, and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up. After two Days He will revive us; on the third Day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight. Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, like the latter and former rain to the earth.”
For a time—the first two Days of the last Days—the natural branch of Israel was cut off and the wild branch was grafted in. God opened up the plan of redemption to the Gentiles and poured out His Spirit, empowering those in Christ to be His witnesses to all the earth. It is the time of the early rain outpouring.
At that momentous moment, after seeing Heaven open up and Jesus gathering His Body to take us back to Father’s House as promised, the Jewish remnant finally see. They finally recognize Jesus as the Messiah and receive salvation. True to form, the Spirit is poured out on our newly redeemed brothers and sisters so that they can now be His witnesses on the earth, as we fulfill our heavenly calling to rule with our Lord from above. It is the time of their latter rain outpouring.
Zechariah described the action of that Day centuries before. “They shall be like mighty men, who tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle. They shall fight because the Lord is with them, and the riders on horses shall be put to shame. “I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back, because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; for I am the Lord their God, and I will hear them.”
Like King David’s mighty men, the Jewish believers do great exploits during the 3½ years of the war over Jerusalem. Spoiler alert: they prevail. For God’s purposes always come to pass. Ezekiel described the action of that Day this way: “And I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in security in the coastlands. Then they shall know that I am the Lord. So I will make My holy name known in the midst of My people Israel, and I will not let them profane My holy name anymore. Then the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Surely it is coming, and it shall be done,” says the Lord God. “This is the Day of which I have spoken.”