Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9
Daughter Zion and Jerusalem are used interchangeably throughout the Bible. The term “Daughter” is a word of endearment God uses meaning he greatly cares for Israel. So the first part of this scripture would be translated “Rejoice greatly (Israel), See your King (Jesus) comes to you. In ( John 1:49) we confirm Jesus is the King of Israel “Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
Jesus is righteous (Romans 3:26) “To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” And Jesus is victorious (1 Corinthians 15:57) “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
The last part of this scripture is interesting and can be viewed in a couple of ways. Initially you would believe the reference to “Jesus riding on a Donkey” would be the trip Joseph and Mary took to Bethlehem. However there actually is no scripture that supports that.
However I believe this is in reference to Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a Donkey on Palm Sunday. (John 12:14-15) “Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” Notice how this scripture specifically fulfils the prophecy from Zechariah.
This Christmas celebrate the prophecy of your King Jesus Christ being born and saving the world. Keep him in your hearts and let him live thru you, for one day he will return again and we will see Gods Kingdom in Jesus Name Amen