Q. Re: Matt. 23:39, “For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Do you think it will be long after the Tribulation that Israel will finally acknowledge Jesus as their Messiah? Or do you think the tribulation will end when they fulfill Matthew 23:39? or Are both those possibilities inaccurate?
A. I think Zechariah 12:10 gives us the answer.
“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”
Putting this verse 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.