God showers us daily with unlimited blessing. We may not always appreciate or realize it, but they do come from His hand in a steady flow. Food, shelter, the beauty around us, even the breath of life in our lungs. What does the Lord ask of us in return? He explicitly revealed this to theContinue reading “Divine Priorities – Zechariah 7“
After Zechariah’s series of visions were complete, the Lord directed him to go collect a gift from the silver and gold brought back from Babylon and take it to the house of the high priest, Joshua. The Lord’s instructions continued: 11 Take the silver and gold, make an elaborate crown, and set it on the head of Joshua the son ofContinue reading “Behold the Man – Zechariah 6“
Around the time that the Jewish exiles had begun their return to Judah after seventy years in Babylon, the prophet Zechariah was given a series of nine visions from the Lord, all occurring in one night. In reverse order, these visions included the woman in the basket, the flying scroll, the golden lampstand with theContinue reading “Zechariah’s Ninth Vision – Zechariah 6”
Zechariah’s vision of the woman in a basket is quite bizarre and mysterious, and it is difficult to be dogmatic about its interpretation. This vision follows the one about the flying scroll. In this one, the prophet is shown a large measuring basket, and a woman is revealed to be inside after the basket’s topContinue reading “A Woman in a Basket – Zechariah 5“
“Getting honest was the beginning of my healing and recovery” – Jessica. Scripture lets us know that it is very important to God that we live honest, fair, and truthful lives with each other, respecting Him and His name in the process. The prophet Zechariah’s next night vision reflected these concepts. 1 Once again IContinue reading “The Flying Scroll – Zechariah 5”
6 So he answered me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by strength or by might, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of Hosts. Zechariah 4:6 (HCSB) The angel who roused Zechariah from sleep for a series of visions in the night was giving the prophet another important message about the coming of God’s kingdom. UnlikeContinue reading “Not By Might – Zechariah 4“
The prophet Zechariah’s vision of Judah’s high priest Joshua in the court of the Lord continues: 6 Then the Angel of the Lord charged Joshua: 7 “This is what the Lord of Hosts says: If you walk in My ways and keep My instructions, you will both rule My house and take care of My courts; I will also grant you accessContinue reading “ Branch and Stone – Zechariah 3“
In Zechariah’s next vision in the night, he was shown Joshua, the high priest of Judah, standing in a heavenly court with the accuser, Satan, and Joshua’s defender, the Lord. Joshua’s appearance represented the spiritual condition of the people of Israel. Coming at the end of their seventy-year exile in Babylon which had been imposedContinue reading “Accusation and Redemption – Zechariah 3“
The prophet Zechariah’s series of visions in the night continued, coming to him near the end of the seventy-year exile in Babylon: 5 I lifted up my eyes—and behold, I saw a man with a measuring line in his hand. 6 I asked, ‘Where are you going?’ He answered me, ‘To measure Jerusalem to see how wide andContinue reading “The Measuring Line – Zechariah 2“
Zechariah’s next vision contains a familiar reference to the four great human empires from the times of the prophets until today. Just as in Daniel’s earlier prophecies, four horns will represent the four great leaders of the world empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Ancient Greece, and Rome. At least portions of these empires would oppress andContinue reading “4 Horns and Craftsmen – Zechariah 2”
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