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Work on temple to resume (Ezra 4:24) - 521 B.C. - Haggai 2:10-19
Future kingdoms to be overthrown - Haggai 2:20-23
Zechariah's vision - 521 B.C. - Zechariah 1:7-13
Instructions to Zechariah - Zechariah 1:14-17
Zerubbabel to complete temple - Zechariah 4:6-10
Visions of Zechariah - the four horns and four carpenters - Zechariah 1:18-21
The high priest (Joshua) picture of the atonement of Christ - Zechariah 3:1-10
Golden candlestick and two olive trees - Zechariah 4:1-14
Flying roll and ephah - Zechariah 5:1-11
Four chariots - Zechariah 6:1-8
Symbolic crowning of Joshua - Zechariah 6:9-15
Commentary by Jameson, Fosset and Brown - Hag 2:22 All other world kingdoms are to be overthrown to make way for Christ’s universal kingdom (Dan_2:44). War chariots are to give place to His reign of peace (Mic_5:10; Zec_9:10).
God how my heart weeps for my nation...I can only imagine how utterly distressed Jeremiah's heart was for his nation, which at least had the distinction of being chosen by God. My nation does not even have that...we are just another gentile or heathen nation. Which also causes me to reflect on our persecuted brethren who live in countries which are violently opposed to the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and they risk their lives daily - for a mere morsel of the Word of God. O' what condemnation will fall upon those who have ready access to the Word and yet treat it contemptuously? or without regard?
~ Because my heart is heavy with the impending doom of the gentile nations, specifically, our nation. Zechariah 1:21 "...to cast out the horns of the Gentiles..." John Gill's commentary: to cast out the horns of the Gentiles; to destroy their kingdoms, and take away their power from them:
Zechariah 3:2 - And the Lord said unto Satan, the Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire. - This phrase 'the Lord rebuke you' is only used twice in all of the Bible. Here and in Jude 1:9.
~ rebuke - H1605 - A primitive root; to chide: - corrupt, rebuke, reprove.
G2008 - From G1909 and G5091; to tax upon, that is, censure or admonish; by implication forbid: - (straitly) charge, rebuke.
I thought this interesting: Zephaniah 5:9 '...two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork:" ~ Normally all angels are referred to as male...never as female, contrary to most of the presentation of 'angels' in our society. I have to ponder this passage...the commentaries I consulted differed in their interpretation and have caused perplexity. I reviewed Gill, Henry, FJB, Wesley and Poole...still do not get it.
Zechariah 6:2-3 ~ Horses: red, black, white and grisled/bay. Revelation mentions red, black and pale...the only white horse is the the one our victorious Lord sits upon.
~ Joshua - H3091 - From H3068 and H3467; Jehovah-saved; Jehoshua (that is, Joshua), the Jewish leader: - Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Compare H1954, H3442.
Wesley commentary - Zec 6:11 Make crowns - One of silver, the other of gold. Set them - Put both of them, one after another. Joshua - Who herein is now a type of Christ, king and priest for ever for his people.
Zechariah 6:15 - "...if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God." Hmmm...that if sounds conditional, attempted to research it in Zodhiates...but not specific...the gist of this is diligently - obey - HIS voice.
if - H518 - A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not:
diligently obey - H8085 - A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.): AND I thought it interesting that these 2 words were coupled together (diligently obeyH8085 H8085) and the double emphasis of the Hebrew word H8085. Hmmm...whap, whap, 'are you listening to me?"
voice - H6963 - From an unused root meaning to call aloud; a voice or sound:
Father, grant us, thy sheep, the ability to hear Your voice...and to diligently obey it.