Zechariah’s Ninth Vision – 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”

A Woman in a Basket – Zechariah 5

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

The Flying Scroll – 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”

Not By Might – Zechariah 4

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

Branch and Stone – Zechariah 3

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”

Accusation and Redemption – 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 Measuring Line – Zechariah 2

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

4 Horns and Craftsmen – 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”

Among the Myrtle Trees – Zechariah 1

Zechariah, God’s prophet to the former exiles returned from Babylon, was given a series of visions in the night which laid out God’s plans for the eternal future of Judah and Jerusalem in His coming kingdom of Heaven. Zechariah’s first vision was of a man riding a red horse, followed by other horses.  The visionContinue reading Among the Myrtle Trees – Zechariah 1

Return to Me – Zechariah 1

God’s tender call to return to Him is a common denominator in the lives of wayward believers.  Many young Christ followers, for whatever the reason, choose to leave the faith, or more commonly, to ignore it as they chase after the excitement and worldly opportunities of young adulthood.  I’m afraid I fell into that latterContinue reading Return to Me – Zechariah 1