DOES GOD HAVE FEET??
Updated: Aug 12
As seen here in Zechariah 14:2, JEHOVA Himself arrives to defend Jerusalem after gathering all nations against her, revealing Himself in all of His glory as the defender of Israel. You can see by Strong's concordance notes that word number H3068 translated "LORD" is the Hebrew tetragrammaton, the unspeakable name of
God. Amazingly, in verse 4 we see not only that God Almighty has feet, but exactly where He will be standing on planet Earth when He arrives on the scene.
The concept of the invisible Creator of the Cosmos being described in human terms was difficult for the Jews, who revered Him as the "invisible God" who could not be compared or described in human terms. "To whom will ye liken me That I would be his equal?" asks God in Isaiah 40:25. Passages where God was described as interacting physically with humans were problematic. In Genesis 18 "the LORD" (capital LORD means Jehova in the KJV) appears to Abraham on His way to destroy Sodom in physical form, accompanied by three angels, not only carry on a conversation with him, but to eat a meal that Sarah had prepared. Verses like these unnerved the Jews, not because they didn't believe them, but because they did, and couldn't understand how God, who was a spirit, could also appear as a Man. In Ezekiel 43:7 God again alludes to a time when He will "dwell in the midst of the children of Israel for ever", where He will not only have a physical throne, but will stand upon "the soles" of His feet as He lives with His people for ever. Is this figurative language? That's what the Jews thought too . . until Jesus showed up.
In Zechariah 12:10 the LORD (see verse 9) says that the surviving remnant in the final battle for Jerusalem will "look upon me whom they have pierced". This cathartic, poignant event precipitates an unprecedented mourning as the Jews realize they have indeed murdered their God in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. And yet, as the Hidden Matzah at Passover, as Joseph of old who was rejected for the jealousy of His brethren, He is chosen to save the nation that "received Him not".
There will be no day like this day in all of earth's tired journey.
In that day it will be known that God indeed DOES have feet, and that the dusty feet of The Nazarene "whom they pierced" are now standing in their midst as Jesus is crowned King over all the earth from the holy hill of Zion . .