Zechariah 2:6-9; Zion Invited to Liberty; “For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath He sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that touched you toucheth the apple of His eye;” They had no great affection to their own land, and apprehended the difficulties in their way to it insuperable; This proceeded from a bad cause–a distrust of the power and promise of God, a love of ease and worldly wealth, and an indifference to the religion of their country and to the God of Israel Himself; and it had a bad effect, for it was a tacit censure of those as foolith, rash, and given to change, that did return, and a weakening of their hands in the work of God. B.C. 520

Zion Invited to Liberty. B. C. 520. Zechariah 2:6-9 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.   7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.   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 Continue Reading

Zechariah 2:1-5; The Vision of the Measuring Line; “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;” God will be a wall of fire round them, which cannot be broken through, nor scaled, nor undermined, nor the foundations of it sapped, nor can it be attempted, or approached, without danger to the assailants; God will not only make a wall of fire about her, but He will Himself be such a wall; for our God is a consuming fire to His and His Church’s enemies; He is a wall of fire, not on one side only, but round about on every side. B.C. 520

Z E C H A R I A H. CHAPTER 2 In this chapter we have, I. Another vision which the prophet saw, not for his own entertainment, but for his satisfaction and the edification of those to whom he was sent, ver. 1, 2. II. A sermon upon it, in the rest of the chapter, 1. By way of explication of the vision, showing it to be a prediction of the replenishing of Jerusalem and of its safety and honour, ver. 3-5. 2. By way of application. Here is, Continue Reading

Zechariah 1:18-21; Comfort for Jerusalem; The Four Horns and the Four Carpenters; It is the comfort and triumph of the Church that when the enemy shall come in like a flood, with mighty force and fury, then the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him; Note, The Church’s enemies have horns, and use them to the hindrance of every good work; The great enemy of the New-Testament Church has seven heads and ten horns (Rev. 17:3), so that those who endeavour to do the Church any service must expect to be pushed at. B.C. 520

Comfort for Jerusalem. B. C. 520. Zechariah 1:18-21 18 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.   19 And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.   20 And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.   21 Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Continue Reading

Zechariah 1:7-17; The Vision of the Horse and Myrtles; Intercession for Jerusalem; The scope of this vision, the vision is dated; “He shall yet choose Jerusalem,” shall renew His choice, renew His covenant, shall make it appear that He has chosen Jerusalem; As He first built them up into a people when He brought them out of Egypt, so He will now rebuild them, when He brings them out of Babylon, not for any worthiness of theirs, but in pursuance of His own choice, (Deut. 7:7-8) Jerusalem is the city He had chosen, and He will not cast it off. B.C. 520

The Vision of the Horse and Myrtles; Intercession for Jerusalem. B. C. 520. Zechariah 1:7-17 7 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,   8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the Continue Reading

Zechariah 1:1-6; Repentance Urged; The foundation of Zechariah’s ministry; it is laid in a divine authority; We are apt to be governed very much by precedent, and we are well or ill governed according to the use we make of the precedent before us; The preachers died, the the hearers died, but the word of God died not; that took effect, and not one iota or tittle of it fell to the ground. B.C.

Z E C H A R I A H. CHAPTER 1 In this chapter, after the introduction (ver. 1), we have, I. An awakening call to a sinful people to repent of their sins and return to God, ver. 2-6. II. Great encouragement given to hope for mercy. 1. By the vision of the horses, ver. 7-11. 2. By the prayer of the angel for Jerusalem, and the answer to that prayer, ver. 12-17. 3. By the vision of the four carpenters that were employed to cut off the four Continue Reading

Zechariah: Introduction

Zechariah THIS prophet was colleague with the prophet Haggai, and a worker together with him in forwarding the building of the second temple (Ezra v. 1); for two are better than one. Christ sent forth his disciples two and two. Zechariah began to prophesy some time after Haggai. But he continued longer, soared higher in visions and revelations, wrote more, and prophesied more particularly concerning Christ, than Haggai had done; so the Continue Reading

Zechariah

THIS prophet was colleague with the prophet Haggai, and a worker together with him in forwarding the building of the second temple (Ezra v. 1); for two are better than one. Christ sent forth his disciples two and two. Zechariah began to prophesy some time after Haggai. But he continued longer, soared higher in visions and revelations, wrote more, and prophesied more particularly concerning Christ, than Haggai had done; so the last shall be first: Continue Reading

The Mysteries of Zechariah

Some call the book of Zechariah, "The Apocalypse of the Old Testament." Many feel that Zechariah is the most Messianic book of the Old Testament. Among its many precious passages we find the Messiah presented as the Branch who will remove iniquity; the Shepherd; the Stone; the Coming King; the Triumphal Entry on a donkey; One betrayed for 30 pieces of silver; His Crucifixion, and His Second Coming, "looking upon me whom they pierced." This Continue Reading