This is my commentary on the book of Zechariah. This book’s prophetic meaning is now revealed to the body of Christ. My comments are not meant to replace the word of God, nor be added to it. They are meant only as a guide for you to compare my interpretation to what the Holy Spirit leads you.
Please comment on areas that you feel are wrong and I will be happy to reconsider it included with the facts you gave. My only intention is to teach on the book of Zechariah and the interpretations God revealed to me, subject at hand.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Lack of leadership in the body of Christ on prophecy is unending.Â Those who are pastors and teachers constantly ignore these prophetic books. The rejection of prophecy has let to a great crisis in the church today. To teach the bible without teaching prophecy is just plain wrong. My goal as a teacher is to fill this gap.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Let us break bread and open the book of Zechariah, chapter 9:1-17. Please read this, [only], side by side when you have your bible with you. I use an NIV so I put those words here so it is easy for you to see what God stated in his holy bible.
Please be careful and do not place my words equal to those in the bible for they are not. This is just commentary only and I am not adding or taking away from the bible according to Revelation 22:19.
This is only a commentary of a long line of commentaries down through the last 2000 years. But I do believe this interpretation is far superior to any interpretation out there today.
Please pray for God to wake you upÂ by giving proper interpretation of these prophecies so you may warn and wake up your family andÂ the body of Christ.
Â Â Â Â Â Â For God says to wake up wake up or sleep forever for those [that] live in Babylon the Great, America, Jeremiah 51:57.Â For theÂ daughter of Babel will not rise to inherit the kingdomÂ to cover the earth with her cities, Isaiah 14:21.Â I have placed my words in a different color, this color, so that you may differentiate them from God’s words.
For those climbing the mountain of Zion are also told Awake, Awake and put on your garments of splendor, Isaiah 51:17;52:1.Â So let us not be the five virgins without jars of oil when Jesus Christ, Bridegroom, comes but let us fill our jars with oil, Holy Spirit, and be counted worthy to escape these things at the coming Rapture.Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Zechariah 9:1-17 NIV
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Judgment On Israel’s Enemies
Â Â Â Â Â Â The word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach and will rest upon Damascus—for the eyes of men and all the tribes of Israel are on the Lord–2and upon Hamath too, which borders onÂ it, and upon Tyre and Sidon, though they are very skillful. 3 Tyre has built herself a stronghold; she has heaped up silverÂ like dust, and gold like the dirt of the streets.Â 4 But the Lord will take away her possessions and destroy her power on the sea, and she will be consumed by fire.Â 5 Ashkelon will see it and fear; Gaza will writhe in agony, and Ekron too, for her hope will wither.Â Gaza will lose her king and Ashkelon will be deserted. 6 Foreigners will occupy Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of theÂ Philistines. 7 I will take the blood from their mouths, the forbidden food from between their teeth.Â Those who are left will belong to our God and become leaders in Judah, and Ekron will be likeÂ the Jebusites. 8 ButÂ I will defend my house against marauding forces.Â Never again will an oppressor overrun my people, for now I am keeping watch.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Verses 1-8–This speaks of a judgment coming upon the end of Islam’s hour of authority given byÂ God.Â We know this is speaking of the Time of the End because in verse 8 God states that never again will an oppressor overrunÂ His people, for now God is keeping watch.Â This is not speaking of the future time that Christ walked the earth but of during the lastÂ seventy years, especially last 6-7 years, Â upon the rebuilding of Israel as God told all mankind it would happen before it happened.Â Â This last hour God gave the Antichrist nations started in 1975 and is aÂ period of authority that lasts for 43.66 years, Revelation 17:12.Â This hour is a length of time in the eyes of God as definedÂ by Peter in 2nd Peter 3:8; 1000 years are like a day; so an hour would be 43.66 years.Â We know this 43.66 years ends around 2018 according to the Seventy Years Prophecy, see my Seventy Years till Judgment & other sermons at these links:
Â Â Â Â Â Â These are some of the various sermons I have wrote about the Seventy Year Prophecy and how we are in the middle of fulfillment of this prophecy.Â This prophecy is based on the Fig Tree Prophecy which is considered accepted by many theologians today including myself.Â The Fig tree Prophecy states that allÂ Time of the End events will be fulfilled in the generation that sees Israel become a nation again.Â This Seventy Year Prophecy is scriptural but you must study scripture diligently to understand.Â Â Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Verse-1–Hadrach is associated with Damascus and Damascus is modern day Syria today.Â Hamath is just east of Damascus.Â So in this first verse God is talking about the judgement of Syria.
Verse 3–Everywhere you see Tyre in the bible this is always Lebanon.Â There is still a city in Lebanon named Tyre.Â The original city was on an island but has now been moved inland.Â Isaiah 23:2 & 23:12 says that Tyre was a colony of Sidon.Â Sidon is a city in the midway point between Beirut & Tyre and built by Canaanites, descendants of Nimrod, Genesis 10:19.Â All of this is Lebanon.Â God is talking about Lebanon when mentioning these cites.
Verse-4–The stronghold Tyre built were her seaports and her power on the sea are not ships but her seaports.Â Her judgments will be by fire and plague, Zechariah 9:4, Ezekiel 28:23.Â Her judgement comes at the end of a seventy year period just like the world as told by God, Isaiah 23:17.
The fire she is consumed by are judgments during the last third part of the tribulation period, the great harvest portion, the spotted, striped and brown sheep portion, Genesis 29, 30 & 31, See 20 year period of Time of Jacob’s Trouble.
The prophet Ezekiel chapters 26, 27& 28Â also speak of this same coming judgment of Lebanon.Â Chapter 28 speaks of a great plague that will strike Lebanon in the next ten years.Â Ezekiel chapter 28 teaches that Lucifer himself is the king of Lebanon.Â I want to reiterate these judgments have not occurred yet though almost all seminaries teach it has already occurred.Â We know it has not occurred by many verses all over.Â You just need to read them carefully.Â Ezekiel 26:19 never to return, 26:21 be no more, 26:2 about America; broken gate to nations, 27:36 be no more, and this has hardly even touched the surface.
ThereÂ are manyÂ interestingÂ Time of the End prophecies about her, Tyre, Lebanon.Â Like the world and Israel it also has aÂ seventy year prophecy.Â It is only one of many parts of the Seventy Year Prophecy.Â It is in the book of Isaiah the prophet.Â We will cover these more in depth whenÂ I do my commentaries on those books, Ezekiel and Isaiah.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Verse-5–Gaza and Ashkelon are two of the five great cities of the Philistines whom some have thought wereÂ Sea Peoples from across the Mediterranean, Crete.Â Â Gaza was built originally by Nimrod descendants, Canaanites, Genesis 10:19.Â Her king could be Arafat.
Verse-6–Ashdod one of 5Â great Philistine cities of the Sea People.
Not sure who the foreigners are.
Verse 7-8–Ekron also one of five great Philistine cities.Â BloodÂ and food are theÂ ability to send suicide killers into Israel.Â Jebusites were the ones conquered by King David when he took Jerusalem and Mount Zion.Â After Judgment there will be some from these areas that will follow God.Â The marauding forces are the same ones talked of in Joel 2:8 in which it states they plunge throughÂ into Israel’s territory.Â These are the suicide killers.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Zechariah 9:9-13 NIV
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Coming Of Zion’s King
Â 9 Rejoice greatly O Daughter of Zion!Â Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem!Â See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey, 10 I will take away the chariots of Ephraim and the war horses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken, He will proclaim peace to the nations, His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the river to the ends of the earth. 11 As for you, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will free your prisoners from the waterless pit. 12 Return to your fortress O prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. 13 I will bend Judah as I bend my bow and fill it with Ephraim.Â I will rouse your sonsÂ O Zion, against your sons O Greece, and make you like a warrior’s sword.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Verse 9–Daughter of Zion refers to those who accepting and followed ChristÂ fromÂ the first generation Christians till the Second Coming.Â This whole section talks of from Christ until the Second Coming when Israel is completely restored and overcomes all sin during tribulation.
This would include all the Christ followers including Messianic Jew and Non-JewÂ a.k.a that new cult called the Christians, originally a derogatory termÂ meaning Christ-followers.Â Daughter of Jerusalem are the Jews and part of Israel that rejected Christ as being the Messiah.
SoÂ theÂ Daughter of Zion & Jerusalem are rejoicing/shouting upon seeing the Messiah for they had rejected the Messiah as coming from God, also rejected him as being the Messiah. Christ rode to Jerusalem on a donkey with a colt in tow behind in fulfillment of this prophecy, Matthew 21:5.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Verse 10-Â Â Â This is why the battle bow is broken by God.
Christ would not Spread God’s message of salvation through war but proclaiming peace to the nations.Â Â The chariots and war horses standÂ as the armies of Israel.Â This is speaking of a time in whichÂ Israel would be occupied, they would have no army, no war horses, no chariots.Â This also means God will not fight Israel’s enemies and would scatter her once again 70 A.D.Â So the battle bow will be broken until verse 13 during the last third of tribulation when God would again bend the bow and fill it with Ephraim, common term for the northern kingdom Israel, also called the ten lost tribes.
His rule is the rule of Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, so it is till the ends of the earth, end of time, time doesn’t exist in heaven.Â This was about the time Jesus Christ was on earth from His birthÂ including that generation.Â So thisÂ goes all the way to 70 A.D. when Titus marched on Jerusalem and destroyed the 2nd Temple.
Verse 11-12– Is very similar to Genesis 37:24 when Joseph was thrown into aÂ dry cistern or waterless well.Â The fortress they are to return to is fortress Zion, the fortressÂ King david took when he conquered Jerusalem andÂ later all of Palestine.
Verse 13–Ephraim,Â another name for Israel.Â Both Judah and Israel will be scattered again until the last seventy years restoration period when God draws them back to become a nation again toÂ never scatter,Â when God would never again look the other way putting away all their enemies and pouringÂ His Spirit onÂ all Israel waking them up to testify to all the world.Â
God will bend Judah as a bow and fill Israel with Ephraim.Â This means during the last generation these two nations will be united again and serve God.Â Specific fulfillment will occur during the last 6-7 years of the 70 year period of restoration.
This was the location of the Ark of the Covenant beforeÂ King David took it to Jerusalem.Â Once taken to Jerusalem there was a great schism that divided Jerusalem after theÂ death of KingÂ Solomon into two countries, Israel of the north and Judah of the south.
Israel and her 10 tribes were swept away by the Assyrians never to be seen again, Â until recently with the restoration, Â and Judah was taken to Babylon for 70 years as decreed by God through the prophet Jeremiah chapter 25:11-12.Â Jeremiah called this the 70 years desolation of Judah & Jerusalem &Â the period that the world would serve Babylon for also the same 70 years.Â And any country that did not serve Babylon would receive great famine, plagues and the sword.
Â Â Â Â Â Â This is part of the same 70 year prophecyÂ in which the world must serve Babylon the Great, America,Â for seventy years while Israel is being restored for 70 years, and God will look the other way and not judge Lebanon for 70 years, Â for the last generation according toÂ Moses in Psalm 90:10 will live seventy years.Â Â And there is so much more to this peculiar 70 year prophecy we will cover later.Â
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Zechariah 9:14-17 NIV
The Lord Will Appear
14 Then the lord will appear over them; His arrow will flash like lightening.Â TheÂ Sovereign LordÂ will sound the trumpet;Â he will march in the storms of the south, 15 and the Lord Almighty will shield them.Â They will destroy and overcome with slingstones.Â They will drink and roar as with wine; they will be full like a bowl used for sprinkling the corners of the altar. 16 The lord their God will save them that day as the flock ofÂ his people.Â They will sparkle in his landÂ like jewels in a crown. 17 How attractive and beautiful they will be!Â Grain will make the young men thrive, and new wine the young women.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Verse-14–This is the second coming of Christ at the end of the third part of tribulation, a six to seven year period.Â Christ is not coming as a humble servant this time but as a conqueror and in all His glory, King of Kings.Â The storms of the south are all the ones coming against God.
Verse-15–They willÂ sling stones and overcome just like David slew Goliath.Â These are rocks formed by God not man.Â This appears to be a special power given by God given to the tribulation Saints still alive at the end of the last third of tribulation when Christ comes with the Saints in heaven after the wedding banquet at the very end of the great tribulation period, a twenty year period as defined by, Time of Jacob’s Trouble, Genesis chapters 29, 30 & 31.Â And God will shield themÂ sinceÂ He will never scatter them again and they will look at the one they pierced and know it was Him.Â They will be full of the Holy Spirit as if drunk in the Spirit.Â They will be full of His blood, Jesus Christ.
Verse-16–And they will know Christ the one they piercedÂ is the Lord their God.Â He will save them on that day, Day of the Lord.Â Â They will become adornments on His crown.Â AÂ description of adoration.
Verse-17–The Bridegroom adores his bride!Â The grain are those left behind at the rapture, five virgins with no jars of oil.Â Upon realization they missed the rapture they will know there are only 6-7 years left and will go to their bibles immediately to figure out what happened, why the door was shut on them.Â God will try them in the fire of tribulation and the impurities will be removed.Â They will take the gospel to the jew first.Â This is the grain God leaves behind for his people, Jewish people, to glean, to get saved.Â New wine is knowing the joy that can only come from knowing the saving blood of J-sus Christ.