Does this point towards predestination?
Published August 5th, 2018
Main point summary
God's Son is coming and he will be a shepherd for all the people, but the Son will be struck down. The sheep (us) will scatter. God will select his chosen sheep and they will be tested and refined into his holy people.
“Awake, O sword, against q my shepherd,
against the man who stands next to me,” declares the Lord of hosts.
r “Strike the shepherd,
and the sheep will be scattered;
I will turn my hand against the little ones.
In the whole land, declares the Lord , two thirds shall be cut off and perish,
s and one third shall be left alive.
And t I will put this third into the fire,
and refine them as one refines silver,
and test them as gold is tested.
u They will call upon my name,
and v I will answer them.
w I will say, ‘They are my people’;
and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”