Week 47

Week 47

Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep. He asked me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a solid gold lampstand with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven channels to the lamps. Also there are two olive trees by it, one on the right of the bowl and the other on its left.” I asked the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” He answered, “Do you not know what these are?” “No, my lord,” I replied. So 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 Almighty. “What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!

Zechariah 4:1-7 NIV

Things I noticed in the whole chapter:

The high priest’s name is Yeshua (Joshua) meaning ‘He who saves.’

The Word of the Lord is for Zerubbabel, meaning ‘sown in Babylon,’ which represents sin.

Babylon was the site of Babel, where the Lord split one tongue into many.

The prophecy concerns the coming of One, another Yeshua, the light of the world. He would reconcile the two trees, Israel and gentiles, while the Spirit of the Lord would flow through them bringing His light to the world, through individual believers working in unity.

And so with the outpouring of Holy Spirit the division is reconciled as many tongues became one spiritual tongue, and Jesus is the capstone holding us all together.


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