"Third Vision- Yahveh's Purpose"
Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
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Zechariah 2:1 "I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring line in his hand."
The book of Zechariah reveals all the things that shall happen in the final seven year period of these end times. Remember that in the first chapter God had sent scouts [angels] to the earth to see if the time was ready to start. It was obvious that when He saw the four hidden horns of power [hidden dynasties] that something had to be done, and to fight the four horns, God sent the four carpenters. They were the smiths that would take hold of God's Word and stand against the horns.
This is all in a spiritual sense, for these "iron workers" would form the spiritual rod that Christ will use when He comes back to this earth to reign. The Word of God is the rod which will rule both now, and in the millennium. It's eternal.
This second chapter is the solidification of end times prophecies. This report is the same as we read in Revelation 19, and Ezekiel 40. The man, or angel, has a measuring line to give the measurements, both concerning the ground, and the people.
Zechariah 2:2 "Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof."
So the angel is telling Zechariah that he is going to measure Jerusalem.
Zechariah 2:3 "And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,"
Zechariah 2:4 "And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein:"
This message is from the group of scouts. When the second angelic scout caught up with the first scout, the second scout said to the first, there is just to many men and materials against them that the city just won't hold it. This verse is a second witness to Revelation 7, where the angel shouted, "stop; don't go on until I have sealed the minds of the 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel."
Zechariah 2:5 "For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her."
In the days of trial during the tribulation period when deception is everywhere and truth is extinct, God promised us that He will be our "wall of fire". That "wall of fire" is God's protection for His elect by the Holy Spirit, so harm will not come to them. We should take comfort in this, for it will only be our enemies, that the destruction of the Antichrist will affect. The object in chapter one, was that God is fed up with those who would harm his people, and God promised that wrath will be upon them. So the protection that God will give in chapter two is just for His own elect, and it is the Holy Spirit that will protect us by the sealing of our minds. Our protection is the truth stored within us.
Zechariah 2:6 "Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the Lord: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the Lord."
This should read, "up, up, and escape," from the Hebrew text. This "land of the north" is where Satan's people dwell. However, what are these "four winds? These "four winds" are covered in both Revelation 7, and Daniel 7. In Revelation 7, these "four winds" are preventing the end of this world age from coming, which means they are holding back the events prophesied in the Scriptures from coming on the earth until the appointed time.
In the Hebrew text, the "four winds" are used to focus on one point. In places where major prophecy are about to take place, you will find the four winds. So what does it mean? The number four represents this "earth", while the "wind" is used for "the Ruach", which is the Spirits of God. These "four winds" then are the "four spirits" God has placed on the earth to execute His orders.
God has used these four winds to scatter the ten tribes of the "House of Israel", and He will use them in these end days to carry out His judgments upon the earth.
Zechariah 2:7 "Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon."
By "delivering thyself" we will be rescued out of Babylon, and in that this chapter is written for the end generation, the "Babylon" spoken of here is the "confusion, and deception" that covers the earth in the end generation. The Babylon of today is well formed into a one worldism. When the political beast of the end times comes to it's end; then the religious beast will rise out of it's destruction.
Jacob's trouble, or tribulation, is upon us now, and this "daughter of Babylon", is the religious system [false churches, and heathen religions] with their false doctrines giving support to this new one worldism. When Jerusalem is occupied by Satan [the Antichrist] and his army, then this time is called "Mystery Babylon", and that "Babylon" is "Confusion".
We are being told today by these false religious leaders that if we have eyes to see and ears to hear, "rescue thyself". Get out of that confusion, and get your spiritual armour on and in place, and get ready for the final spiritual war. That armour is in our forehead; our minds, and the training and preparation we have through our studying of God's Word. Read Ephesians 6:10-20, and allow the spirit to work in you. The power we have is through our faith and knowledge of God's Word. Many people seem to think that all that is needed is the Holy Spirit when they go to spread the Word, However, there is no substance of the meat of God's Word.
This is a battle we are about to enter, and without God's Word in your mind as to the authority for what you do, you will fall. When we are sealed in our minds to the direction God would have us go and the words He would have us say, then we can be used as a tool by Him.
Zechariah 2:8 "For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye."
If you say you have the Spirit of God, without the Word of God in your mind, you are a prime target for false doctrine today. False doctrine and traditions are at the bases of the reason for this confusion within the world today. There is only one way out of Babylon [confusion] today, and that is through God's Word. God knows His elect, and those who have committed to Him and His word, which are sealed in their minds. God is now saying that when anyone touches you to draw you away from Him, it will be like that person trying to put his finger in God's eye. The apple of the eye is the pupil of the eye, and it is the most sensitive organ in the body. That is how God will protect His own.
Zechariah 2:9 "For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me."
God is saying that when anyone seeks to harm you, stand and watch them fall, for their fall will come quickly.
Zechariah 2:10 "Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord."
This singing and rejoicing is because the Lord is coming. This is the time of the seventh trumpet, and Jesus Christ will come then to put down Satan and make all things right. This is the start of Jesus Christ's Millennium kingdom. What a wonderful day that will be.
Zechariah 2:11 "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 thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee."
All peoples and all nations will be joined to Jesus Christ on this day, or they will not exist. Christ is the "King of Kings and the Lord of Lords", and He reigns over the entire earth at this time. Jesus Christ will dwell with mankind in the Millennium age, However, the full Godhead will not come to earth until after the Millennium, and the Great white throne judgment.
Zechariah 2:12 "And the Lord shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again."
The land allotments will be given out in the Millennium age to each of the tribes, and Ezekiel 40 to 48 discusses this apportionment of land.
The Lord God has stated His love for Jerusalem in His Word over and over, and though the heathen founded it [the Jebusites], David built God's temple there through the hand of his son Solomon. In the end times, Satan and all heathen will be taken down, and thrown out [to the pit], and the land will be flattened to waste. Then Jesus Christ will build His new temple there, and the city will become God's holy city for all eternity. God has made an eternal covenant with Jerusalem, with that location.
Zechariah 2:13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the Lord: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation."
When Jesus Christ returns all living [habitation] will be silent. At the last trumpet all flesh will be silent, for it will not exist. It will be changed into the new spirit [soul bodies, which is the form the angels are in [I Corinthians 15:50-52]. Flesh is sin, and all flesh bodies that remains alive, with all it's weakness, will be changed into their spiritual incorruptible body at the seventh trumpet.
When Jesus comes in his Holy Habitation [body], no flesh can stand before Him, in His kingdom. This is why every person that enters into the Millennium kingdom age will enter in his [her] incorruptible [soul] body.
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