“And it will come about in all the land,” declares the LORD, “That two parts in it will be cut off and perish; but the third will be left in it.” Zechariah 13:8
“And I will bring the third part through the fire..” Zech. 13:9
This is us. The “land” is the Church or, “Christianity”. God is going to judge the “visible Church”. The two parts are those who are on the wide path, the Christians in name only. And the wolves-in-sheeps-clothing leaders of the False Church. God will cut off these two parts. But He will bring us, the third part, through the fire. This will involve great suffering, as Jesus suffered. He will refine us as silver is refined and test us as gold is tested. We will call upon His name, and He will answer us. He will say, “These are My people.” and we shall say, “The LORD is our God.” The third part is the true pilgrims on the narrow path, following Jesus Christ in faith, love and obedience. This third part shall have God. The other two parts shall perish.