The Greatest Touchdown

November 12, 2010

“…On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem. And the Mount of Olives will split apart, making a wide valley running from east to west. Half the mountain will move toward the north and half toward the south. You will flee through this valley, for it will reach across to Azal. Yes, you will flee as you did from the earthquake in the days of King Uzziah of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all his holy ones with him.” – Zechariah 14:3-5

I love football season – the fans cheering, the big games, the great rivalries. With every new season there’s always anticipation and hope. Will the players rise to the challenge, or will some bad play cost the team a game? Or even a season? And certainly no play in football is more important than the touchdown…the goal of every drive.

Did you know the Bible speaks about a touchdown, the greatest touchdown ever? It’s something Jews and Christians alike will agree on. The Bible says it’s going to happen just as time is running out, at the end of the game. The Messiah is going to touch down on the Mount of Olives in Israel. The Scriptures teach us the great touchdown will occur by a man named Jesus.

He’s coming for those who are on His team, and to judge those who are not. His touchdown will mean victory for His team, and lasting defeat for the opponents. The question is, are you going to be one who celebrates His touchdown, or one who loses the ultimate game of life?