This week we plan to examine the 8th and last vision in the series of visions given to Zechariah on the night of February 15, 520 BC. You can read for yourself the vision of the Four Chariots in Zechariah 6:1-8. We plan to follow the same four hermeneutic guidelines we have used for the previous visions:
1. Look carefully at the words, sentences, paragraphs to know what it says; and pay attention to what it says.
2. Determine, as much as possible, who was the original audience and what they may have understood about the vision. Why did the Lord reveal this vision to them? What did they have to gain or lose in the message?
3. What is its relationship of the vision to the story of Jesus in the New Testament? In what ways does it help to understand the mission and ministry of Jesus in the Four Gospels?
4. Is there a message to the church in the vision? What might it reveal about the ways of God in the world men? How might this story help us to live better lives for the Lord in our world?