THE DECALOGUE OF PROMISE (Zechariah 8:1-23) Sunday 10:30 AM @ BFC

The restoration of Judah and Israel to the place of blessing in the plan of God means that the LORD will ONE DAY return to Jerusalem and establish his presence there in faithfulness and righteousness. Zechariah 8:1-23 is in two parts. Each part is marked off by “And the word of the LORD of hosts […]

THE FOUR-CHARIOT RECONNAISSANCE TEAM (ZECHARIAH 6:1-8)

The date was February 15, 520 BC. The people had become disillusioned in the work of rebuilding the temple. They viewed the new temple under construction as a shabby replica of the former temple built during the reign of Solomon. To add insult to injury, the heathen temples in Babylon exceeded in every way the […]

MISSION IMPROBABLE

Well, I made a mistake. The four chariots in Zechariah 6:1-8 have very little to do with an apocalypse (see the previous post). The vision is not about an apocalyptic end-time war, but security in times of vulnerability, when the world around us has gone scary uncertain. This is the message from God that Zechariah […]

THE FOUR CHARIOTS OF THE APOCALYPSE

THE FOUR CHARIOTS of the APOCALYPSE (Zechariah 6:1-8) 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 […]

THE END-TIME BABYLONIAN RENAISSANCE

Zechariah was in Jerusalem when he received the vision of the Woman in a Basket being Deported from Jeruslem to Shinar on the night of February 15, 520 BC. The temple rebuild project was well underway and eventually completed in 516 BC. The visions and prophecies of Zechariah map out the road of the Messiah […]

THE LITTLE WOMAN WHO LIVED IN A 5-GALLON BUCKET

It is about 4:20 AM on Monday morning. I have begun my study of the next vision reported in Zechariah 5:5-11. The vision of the little woman in the 5-gallon bucket/basket is indeed strange and puzzling. Her name is wickedness. The lid that covers the bucket/basket was made of heavy lead. Two women with Stork […]

THE FLYING SCROLL THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (ZECHARIAH 5:1-4)

Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a flying scroll! And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.” Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the face of the […]

The Forevermore Oil in the Lampstand Vision of Zechariah 4

Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts” (Zech 4:6). The encouragement given to Zerubbabel on that night long ago in 519 BC holds true for us today as well. Although we are not […]

ZECHARIAH: THE PROPHET OF HOPE

The visions of Zechariah offer a unique window through which to view the unfolding history of the world from the divine perspective. Zechariah shows that history progresses on a schedule and according to a plan formulated by God Himself. He is never surprised by events in real-time. He exercises sovereign oversight in the unfolding saga […]

THE GENTILE HORNS OF A JEWISH DILEMMA (ZECHARIAH 1:18-21)

The discipline of God upon the nation of Israel does not invalidate the promises God made to them. In fact, the discipline and judgments prescribed for Israel are in keeping with the promises of God in His relationship to Israel. The judgments do not negate the promises to bless Israel but establish the need that Israel […]