- When we turn back to Him
God returns to us.
- They helped but had evil
- The four nations who
- The people would
experience a growth in prosperity and livestock. God would be a wall of
protection for them.
- The Messiah, Jesus
- a. Jesus the Messiah.
b. The sins of Joshua which represented the sins of the priesthood.
- The Messiah or Jesus.
- A figure of speech
which indicated a time of peace and prosperity for the people.
- The lampstand represents
the complete Spirit of God.
- Literally, it occurs
when Zerubbabel completes the temple. (However, this could be a spiritual
reference because Jesus is from Zerubbabel of the line of David and He
completes the true temple.)
- Literally, this is when
Zerubbabel begins rebuilding the temple. Spiritually, Jesus is the plumb
line who will begin the new temple within us.
- Literally, the seven are
the seven lamps who are Spirit of God. Spiritually, they represent us as
the body of Christ or the church.
- Judgment and purging of
the unclean in Israel
would be done first.
- The basket is the
measuring standard that will be in the world. There would be a great
number of wicked people and nations of the land who would be judged.
- The woman is the wicked
people and nations of the land. The disc represents the containment of the
wicked until the time of judgment for them.
- The Spirit of God to
dispense the tribulation and judgment on the wicked nations around Israel.
- A memorial for the
Gentiles (represented by Babylon)
to be included under the reign of the Messiah and the kingdom to come.
- Harmony between the
leadership of the king and the guidance of the priests. This will be
accomplished under the rule of the Messiah.
- They did these things to
gratify themselves, a worship not really for God.
- He requires obedience
more than fasting and true justice, mercy and compassion.
- The people from other
nations will come before Him.
- Ten from each nation
(the complete or all number of people from other nations) will want to
know the God of the Jews.
- God wants us to speak
the truth with each other, judgments of truth, justice, and peace and plan
no evil in your heart against your neighbor.
- Tyre will lose its power through the
judgment of the Lord. It will be destroyed and burned.
- a. The King will be
lowly and arrive riding on a donkey. b. Jesus is the king.
- God will defend us as
He did with David against Goliath.
- The priests, rulers,
and prophets were the three types of leaders at that time.
- Jesus would be the
cornerstone for the foundation of salvation.
- The battle of the
chosen against the ungodly who resist God's kingdom.
- The word of God of
truth and judgment against the ungodly rulers and leaders of Israel.
- The grace of God and
the unity of His people at that time. This is a picture of God removing
His protection from Israel.
- Judas Iscariot betrays
Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.
- No one will be able to
subdue them as they want. They themselves would suffer because of Israel.
- Those of other nations
who are in charge of Israel
and who benefit from them.
- Judah is
like the Gentiles who will accept the Lord's salvation first before the
- God will bring all to
one faith, one God, and one Spirit. There will be no Jew of Gentile or no
one better than the other.
- God has mercy on them
to cleanse them from their sins through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus.
- The people had rejected
the Messiah. Therefore, they rejected God who sent Him.
- Later the people would
realize that Jesus was the Messiah but they had rejected Him. Those who
did this and those who knew who He was will mourn for Him.
- Jesus is the living
water through forgiveness of sins by His death.
- Through the spreading
of the gospel, the false idols and prophets will diminish.
- Jesus is the shepherd
and companion of God.
- The majority of the
people will be destroyed but the remnant will be God's people and even
those will be tested to refine them.
- This signifies God's
word which will judge His people and all the nations. This is when Jesus
returns for the saints.
- This is the time of
God's rapture. The valley is the place of judgment separating unbeliever
and sinner from the chosen ones of God.
- There will no longer be
time for preparation through God's word for salvation. The time for
judgment has come when Jesus returns. Anyone who is not a servant of God
will realize to late the truths of God.
- When Jesus returns for
the saints there will be no more rulers over man but He.
- They and all that they
owned will be completely destroyed.
- There will be no false
worshiper or idolater in God's house or in the land ever again. The pots
will remain holy to the Lord.