The King Of Zion
David's capture of "Zion" from the Jebusites:
"5:6 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither. 5:7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David." (2 Samuel 5:6-7 KJV)
King David thereafter became "the king of Zion," but only as a prophetic model of The Christ, for and to Whom all prophecy is now focused.
"Thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation"
Zechariah provides some of the most specific Messianic prophecies of the Holy Scriptures, such as this famous one that, although quoted in the New Testament (Matthew 21:4-5) in describing Christ's first coming, actually speaks of both Advents of the Christ, although the second one, in which this first one will be ultimately fulfilled (see Two Very Different Triumphal Entries), will be vastly more spectacular: "9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass" (Zechariah 9:9 KJV).
"9:1 The burden [see Oracles] of the word of the LORD in the land of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the rest thereof: when the eyes of man, as of all the tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD. 9:2 And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise. 9:3 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets. 9:4 Behold, the Lord will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire. 9:5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. 9:6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.
The prophecy plainly describes a future world-ruling Messiah who, unlike every mere human who claimed to be the answer to the world's problems, will come to earth to rule in Truth, Justice and God's Way.
"9:9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion [see also Zionism]; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. 9:10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.
Christ's return will mark the end of war (see the Fact Finder question below).
"9:14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning [see also Lightening, Not Lightning]: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet [see Christ's Feast of Trumpets], and shall go with whirlwinds of the south. 9:15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar. 9:16 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land. 9:17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids." (Zechariah 9:14-17 KJV)
Fact Finder: How is Christ going to make peace on, not with, the people of earth?