In Zechariah chapter 13 there is no question that the Lord has presented a lesson that clearly indicates God will provide a fountain to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness (verse 1).
David was a type of Christ, so when we see the "house of David" we can be assured that God has the eternal church in view. When we do a careful study of this chapter we find that the pure sacrifice of the Lord Jesus is in view. In verse 6 we find "And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? The he shall answer. Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends." The Bible teaches in John 1 Jesus came unto His own and His own received Him not. (verse 11)
In verse 8 & 9 of Zechariah chapter 13, God gives us the portions related to His salvation plan. God clearly indicates there will be more people lost than saved. Nowhere does God say He will save everybody. It is the opposite; God says in Matthew 22:14 "For many are called, but few are chosen". Verse 8 of chapter 13 says "...two parts therein shall be cut off and die;". Death is in view. The Bible teaches in Romans 6:23a "For the wages of sin is death...". Then in verse 9 of our study in chapter 13 "And I will bring the third part through the fire,...". Every soul must stand before the Judgment seat of God (II Corinthians 5:10) Every person that is born of a woman must be judged and found guilty for their rebellion to a Holy Just God. The penalty for that rebellion is eternal hell fire (Jude 7). BUT thanks be to God, Jesus endured the eternal hell fire that every saved person should have suffered for their sins. Only God the Father could have performed this miracle of miracles in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is eternal God!! (Isaiah 43:10&11) Continuing in verse 9 of chapter 13 we find "they shall call on my name, and I will hear them:" This is the prerequisite for those that will be saved (Gen. 4:26). Only those chosen before the foundations of the world will call out to the Lord Jesus for salvation and mercy because God the Father in the person of the Holy Ghost will give life to the saved that they will utter (call) the Name, which is above every Name; Jesus (Acts 4:12).
I apologize if I tend to drift from the beaten path but I must say that the Word of God is like no other script. It is divine. It is full of spiritual food for the believer. It is the Manna that God promised to send to His children. God will meet our every need according to His riches in Glory (Phil. 4:19). Glory to God!!! There is so much I'd like to share with the world because God has put it in the hearts of every believer to SHARE THE WORD.
By now you must be wondering "But what about Revelation 13:18?". There God indicates in the King James Version of the Bible "...it is the number of a man;...". There appears to be a contradiction to what I have presented in my articles. I will be publishing a follow-up to this article in the near future that will help to understand this particular verse and its apparent contrast to The Number of Man - 666.
May God richly bless you as you consider the Word of God and its power to save.
Can I get a witness?