Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our GOD, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite. And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passeth by, and because of him that returneth: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine eyes. (Zechariah 9:5-8)
But only those that know Him; that have a relationship with Him based on repentance, complete surrender to Him on His terms; will see that day. Those that reject Jesus Christ will be cast aside, not because He doesn't love them, nor because He is vindictive or petty, but because He is Holy and just and cannot allow sIn in His presence. Just as the Philistines will one day bow before our GOD, so will all peoples and nations bow before their Creator. They can bow to Him as their Lord and Saviour, or they will bow to Him as Judge. He is not willing that anyone perish, but He will not force anyone to accept His free gift of salvation.
Receive Him today and be born again, that you might live. And if you already know Him, tell others of His grace.
Jefferson A. Sweet