Zechariah

Zechariah was a contemporary to Haggai, calling for repentance at the same time Haggai was calling for the temple to be rebuild.  He begins with a call for repentance, then goes on to describe seven visions:  A Man Among the Myrtle Trees, Four Horns and Four Craftsmen; A Man with a Measuring Line; Clean Garments for the High Priest; The Gold Lampstand and the Two Olive Trees; The Flying Scroll; The Women in a Basket; Four Chariots; A Crown for Joshua, none of which I know enough to pass on to you.  😀  Chapters 9 begins a section which predicts the first coming of Jesus.  Chapters 14 relates to the millennium.

Okay, now I will make some points which have relevance to me, and with which my brain can relate.

MESSIANIC PROPHESIES: 

Zech. 2-10-12  Messiah will come and dwell with man. Fulfilled

Zech. 13:1  Jesus is “fountain” to cleanse from sin.  Fulfilled and continues

Zech. 9:9-10  He comes riding on a donkey.—Fulfilled.  (Riding on a donkey to portray a man of peace.  If he had been a warrior, he would have ridden a stallion.)

Zech.  11:12-13  sold for thirty pieces of silver which was thrown to the potter.  Fulfilled

Zech. 12:10  They will look on the one they had pierced.  Fulfilled

Zech. 14:4    His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives.  Unfulfilled

My Special Verses, duly marked as such in my Bibles.

2:8—”For whoever touches you, touches the apple of my eye.”

4:6—”Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit.”

6:15—”This will happen if you diligently obey the Lord your God.”

7:9-10—”Administer true justice, show mercy and compassion to one another.  Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor.  In your hearts do not think evil of each other.”

7:13—”When I called, they did not listen so when they called I would not listen.”

8:16-17 “Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; do not plot evil against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely  I hate all this.”

8:19—”Therefore love truth and peace.”

13:9—”I will refine them like silver and test them like gold.  They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘they are my people’ and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God. ‘”

14:9  On that day there will be one Lord, and His name the only name.”

14:20  “On that day HOLY TO THE LORD will be inscribed on the bells of the horses….”

For many Christians, Zechariah is an underappreciated book, not given its rightful place in the joy of our hope for the future. He makes such specific predictions – the donkey, the piercing, the thirty pieces of silver. And they all came to pass. Beautiful stuff, which too many give up on because they don’t understand the visions.

NOTE; Hat, J, Linda, and others of you who have studied the minor prophets, I welcome your future comments or links that will open “our eyes of understanding.” Just don’t get too deep for me! Thanks in advance.

Image googled from free images of Zechariah

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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13 Responses to Zechariah

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    I am looking forward to when His feet stand on the Mount of Olives. I especially liked verse 4:6 that you quoted “Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit.”

  2. Still sitting in the front soaking it all in— balms to a weary soul Oneta!!!!

  3. capost2k says:

    Try an excellent little book about Zechariah by Dr. Ron Gifford! “Zechariah, A Gift of Vision” is an excellent survey and exposition of the text. ❤️&🙏, c.a.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thank you. I’m sure there are a lot of good commentaries available for those who want to go further and mine the gold in these books. I would be glad to take your recommendation for a deeper look.

  4. Faye says:

    Thank you. Refreshing reminder and great impetus to re-read and take notes.

    • oneta hayes says:

      In that case, I have met my goal. Thank you. I will likely never have another class to teach, so I am glad to have organized my “minor prophet” material so I can lay my hands on what I need as I read for my personal edification from this point forward.

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