ZECHARIAH FOR TODAY
Chapters 1 - 3
The prophet Zechariah began his ministry two months later than
his contemporary Haggai. The series of visions in chapters 1-8
were the basis for encouraging the Jews in rebuilding the Temple.
God has a long range plan for His people. In chapters 9-14 the
coming of the Messiah and the establishment of the ultimate
kingdom are vividly projected.
(From my old KJV Study Bible).
We here have book that is very similar to that of Daniel and
Revelation. All three books are INTERTWINED with each other in
In Zechariah we have the classic example of prophecy that
was for his day, the day beyond, and the time of the and of this
age. It moves back and forth; it will give you an truth of
Zechariah's day and take that truth and within one verse bring
you down to the ultimate truth of the Messiah that that then
truth is really the point of all of God's plan for His people of
Judah and Israel. You will have symbols that need to be
interpreted by the Bible not by the imagination of men, for men's
imagination comes up with a thousand different ideas.
The basic truth and the main message is clear to see in
Zechariah's visions. Do not take your mind off that and you will
come to understand the wonderful, awesome, inspiring book of the
Call for Repentance
The eight month of the second year of Darius was 520 B.C.
The word of God came to Zechariah, a grandson of the prophet
Iddo. The Lord tells Zech (I'll use for short) that He has been
very displeased with the fathers of Judah. Zech is to tell them
to TURN to the Lord and He will turn to them. They are not to be
as their fathers, whom the former prophets cried out to in
telling them to turn from their evil ways and doings. But they
would not listen to the Lord. And where are those people today?
Do they live forever in the flesh? No! They are dead, even the
prophets are dead.
"But my WORDS and my STATUTES, which I command my servants the
prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? And they just
turned and said, 'so as the Lord has determined to do to us for
our sins and iniquities; let it be so; let him deal with us'"
You talk about just THUMBING your nose at God, this is
exactly what the fathers of Zech did when God sent them the
prophets to warn them of their wickedness and the punishment to
come. So it is today. Most people if made to read this Website
and what I have said through the prophets of God, would just
laugh! They would NOT listen. The leaders of the lands of Israel
would just go to their prophets and religious leaders and listen
to them as they would say I'm a false prophet and I'm the one
that deceives. It was no different in the days of the prophets of
God of old; it is no different today!
Vision of the Horses
Before jumping to fancy speculations, as many do, we need to
reed verse 12! This section from verse 7-17 has nothing to do
with our time or the future. It has everything to do with the
time of Judah and the time of Zech in the days after the 70 year
captivity of Judah in Babylon.
The red horse, bay (margin) horse, and the white horse, are
as in Revelation 6 and Matthew 24 - wars, false religion and
famine (black or bay horses are dark).
God had sent these plagues to walk to and fro in the hub of
the world. They in personification, said to the Lord they had so
walked (verse 11) and the earth was now at rest. The Babylon
Empire had indeed brought peace to the hub of the world, but
through much suffering and it certainly had its religious
Now the cry goes out for God to REMEMBER and have MERCY on
Jerusalem and Judah as the promised 70 years captivity was now
The Lord speaks good and comforting words to the angel and
to Zechariah (verse 13).
God is JEALOUS over Jerusalem and Zion. The Lord is sore
displeased with the heathen; they overstepped their bounds; they
afflicted more than needed. God will therefore RETURN mercy to
Jerusalem. The House of the Lord will be REBUILT! The towns and
cities of Judah will yet again be prosperous and spread abroad.
Zion will yet be comforted. And Jerusalem shall yet be chosen!
So it was, the Jews, many of them, did return to the Holy
Land and the Temple was built under Zerubbabel. The Priesthood
was restored, and the cities of Judah were once more inhabited
CHAPTER 1:18 THROUGH CHAPTER 2
With the introduction of the promise that the towns of Judah
would again be inhabited and prosperous, we have God moving to
the same situation that will exist at the time of the end, way
down the centuries to the coming of the Messiah God back to the
earth to dwell in Zion and Jerusalem.
Four horns Zech sees (verse 18). Do not jump to imaginations
of the mind. we are given the basic interpretation in chapter
2:6. The prophecy concerns Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem being
SCATTERED, the CARPENTERS (verse 20 - four of them) come to end
the scattering that took place over the land of Judah. Whatever
the actual carpenters are (which is not revealed to us - could be
angels) the MAIN POINT, is that they END the horns of the
GENTILES. The 4 horns are Gentile powers and also the four winds
of the heaven (verses 21 and chapter 2:6). Judah, Israel, and
Jerusalem, have be SCATTERED TO THE FOUR WINDS - NORTH, SOUTH,
EAST AND WEST! All the prophets tell the same story for the end
time of this age. I have covered it for you many times already in
the prophetic books of the Old Testament.
Jerusalem will be delivered at the time of the end from the
Gentile powers. The Gentile powers that will do the scattering
are indeed 4 basic ones. ONE - Babylon Beast of Europe. TWO - The
powers of the East over the Euphrates. THREE - The Palestinians
and Jordanians who will happily help the scattering of Judah.
FOUR - The people of Edom/Turkey who will stand in the way as
many Jews flee north to escape the Babylon Beast of the king of
the North when Jerusalem and Judah is taken by that mighty end
God will be a FIRE round about Jerusalem and be her glory in
her midst (verse 5). Zion is to be DELIVERED, she who dwells with
the DAUGHTER of Babylon - the end time Babylon who will conquer
her. Those that touch Jerusalem do touch the apple of God's eye.
The Lord will shake His hand over them, they will be under
and not above.
Zion/Jerusalem is to SING!
"For, lo, I COME, AND I will DWELL IN THE MIDST OF YOU, SAYS THE
LORD. AND MANY NATIONS SHALL BE JOINED TO THE LORD IN THAT DAY,
AND SHALL BE MY PEOPLE: and I will DWELL IN THE MIDST OF YOU, and
you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. And the
Lord shall inherit Judah and His portion in the holy land, and
shall choose Jerusalem again. Be silent, O all flesh, before the
Lord; for He is raised up out of His holy habitation" (verseS 10-
How many nations are JOINED to the Lord today? I KNOW OF
NONE!! There is not one nation of earth today that has the Lord
as its HEAD and GUIDE. Not one nation today can be called by the
name of the Lord. God is NOT dwelling in the midst of ANY nation,
literally or spiritually or figuratively! Not one nation on earth
today knows that Zechariah has been sent to them. But they will
ONE DAY in the future! God has not yet been raised up out of His
holy habitation to come and dwell in Jerusalem and Judah. But the
day comes when He WILL COME TO EARTH AND WILL LIVE IN JERUSALEM!
ALL THE PROPHETS OF OLD PROCLAIM THIS GREAT TRUTH!
Now the prophecy slips back to the then present in the days
of Zechariah. He is shown Joshua the High Priest sanding before
God and Satan contending. The Devil is rebuked for God has chosen
Jerusalem, for that city will be plucked out of the fire so to
speak and saved.
Joshua as a man was clothed with filthy garments, for our
righteousness is but filthy rags before God, who is perfect and
holy. His filthy garments are to be taken away, his iniquities
are cleansed, he will have a change of garment. He is to have a
good mitre upon his head and clothed him with new garments. An
angel stood by. The angel tells Joshua that if he will walk in
the Lord's ways, keep His charge, he will judge in the house of
God, and find his companionship is with those who stand by in the
service of God (verses 1-7).
All of this is a LEAD UP to the MAIN MESSAGE of the type
Within one verse the true scene is given! All of this is to
portray the FINAL HIGH PRIEST, THE BRANCH of Judah! Ah, it is
Isaiah 11:1; Acts 13:22,23; and Zechariah 6:12. It is THE BRANCH
OF DAVID, THE ROOT OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH. IT IS THE ULTIMATE HIGH
PRIEST OF ISRAEL.
NOW WE ARE TAKEN TO THE VERY END TIME, THE END OF THIS AGE,
WHEN THE SERVANT BRANCH, THE MESSIAH GOD IS TO COME. The stone
laid before Joshua with SEVEN EYES - seven the number of
PERFECTION AND COMPLETENESS - and whatever else the eyes may
represent as God seeing all and the end from the beginning, it is
the time all prophecy waits for.
"I WILL REMOVE THE INIQUITIES OF THE LAND IN ONE DAY. IN THAT
DAY, SAYS THE LORD, SHALL YOU CALL EVERY MAN HIS NEIGHBOR UNDER
THE VINE AND FIG TREE" (verse 8-10).
Are iniquities yet removed from the land, ANY land? You bet
they are not! Not one nation has iniquities removed. Can people
call every man his neighbor? I guess not! There is hate and
violence and distrust among all nations.
THIS IS THE PROPHECY OF THE HOLY RIGHTEOUS BRANCH OF DAVID,
THE MESSIAH CHRIST JESUS COMING TO DWELL IN JERUSALEM, AND TO
MAKE ALL NATIONS COME UNDER THE GRACE OF GOD, THE SALVATION OF
GOD, AND BRING THE AGE WHEN INDEED ALL PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO
CALL EVERY MAN HIS NEIGHBOR IN TRUTH AND IN SPIRIT!
WE WAIT LORD FOR YOUR COMING!
To be continued
Entered on this Website September 2008