Q. Re: Your comment from your answer on when Israel will recognize their Messiah. “Putting this verse (Zech. 12:10) into the chronology of the end times according to Zechariah, I think Israel will nationally acknowledge Jesus as their Messiah shortly before the end of the Great Tribulation.” I thought the Battle of Ezekiel 38 opened Israel’s eyes to Jesus. Doesn’t the Lord reveal Himself to them as He supernaturally intervenes? I am a bit confused here.
A. The battle of Ezekiel 38 will open Israel’s eyes to God. “From that day forward the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God” (Ezekiel 39:22). The Hebrew phrase translated “Lord their God” is “YHWH Elohim” and is used only of God the Father. At that time they will reinstate their Old Covenant relationship with Him and build a Temple in which to worship Him as they have historically done.
If their eyes would be opened to Jesus at that time, they would enter the New Covenant, and they wouldn’t be deceived later by the anti-Christ.