Q. I have seen several Bible verses and also questions answered here that the Lord will reign from Jerusalem in the millennium or that woman and man will sit in the streets of Jerusalem being old in age. I always believed that an earthquake will destroy the temple and its city. Which is correct?
A. Zechariah 8:4-5 tell of old people and children being in the streets of Jerusalem in the Millennium.
Zechariah 14:4 tells of an east/west earthquake that will split the Mt. of Olives in two on the day of the Lord’s return That means it will destroy the current temple mount which is adjacent to the Mt. of Olives on its western side. Zechariah 14:10 says Jerusalem will be raised up but will remain in its place. (In Old Testament times the city was mostly north and west of the Temple.)
Both these statements have to be true or else Zechariah would have been contradicting himself.