Zechariah's name means "the Lord remembers." He ministered at the same time of Haggai in about 520BC. Zechariah was a priest as well as a prophet which is quite unusual. Most of God's prophets were not priests and generally rebuked the hypocricy of the priests. No prophet gives more specific pridictions than Zechariah.
Zechariah 1:14-16 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou,
saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for
Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.
And I am very sore displeased with the heathen [that are]
at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they
helped forward the affliction.
Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem
with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the
LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon
GOD LOVES THE JEWS. THE JEWS ARE GOD'S CHOSEN PEOPLE. GOD CHOOSE TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO THE WORLD THROUGH THE JEWS. JESUS IS A JEW. GOD ALWAYS WILL BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS THE JEWS AND CURSE THOSE WHO CURSE THE JEWS. GOD IS AGAIN WITH THE NATION OF ISRAEL TO FIGHT THEIR BATTLES.
IF WE DON'T HAVE A TENDER HEART TOWARD THE JEWS, WE SHOULD PRAY AND ASK GOD TO HEAL US. JESUS WILL RULE THE WORLD IN RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR A 1000 YEARS FROM HIS THRONE IN JERUSALEM.
Zechariah 2:4-5 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying,
Jerusalem shall be inhabited [as] towns without walls for
the multitude of men and cattle therein:
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 IS DEFENDING AND PROSPERING ISRAEL. ISRAEL'S ARMY IS THE ONLY UNDEFEATABLE ARMY IN THE WORLD TODAY. GOD IS ON THE SIDE OF ISRAEL AND IF WE ARE AGAINST ISRAEL WE ARE GOING AGAINST GOD.
Zechariah 2:7-11 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest [with] the daughter
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 apple of his eye.
For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they
shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that
the LORD of hosts hath sent me.
Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and
I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day,
and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of
thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent
me unto thee.
WHO EVER GOES AGAINST ISRAEL GOES AGAINST THE APPLE OF GOD'S EYE. GOD TELLS HIS PEOPLE TO FLEE BABYLON AND RETURN TO THEIR HOMELAND. REMEMBER THE WORD BABYLON MEANS TYRANNY AND CONFUSION. IF WE LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS OF AMERICA'S NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TODAY WE SEE THE TYRANNY AND CONFUSION OF BABYLON. WOE TO AMERICA IF THIS NATION EVER FAILS TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING ISRAEL. ISRAEL IS AMERICA'S BEST AND ONLY SIGNIFICANT ALLY.
Zechariah 3:1-2 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before
the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right
hand to resist him.
And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O
Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke
thee: [is] not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
IT IS NOT COINCIDENCE THAT JOSHUA WAS HIGH PRIEST. THE NAME JOSHUA IN HEBREW MEANS JEHOVAH SAVES. THE NAME JESUS IN HEBREW IS Yeshua or JOSHUA. JEHOVAH SAVES US. WE CANNOT SAVE OURSELVES. THIS IS MESSIANIC PROPHESY. JESUS CHRIST THE ANOINTED HIGH PRIEST MESSIAH IS STILL BEING OPPOSED BY SATAN. ISRAEL HAD BEEN SAVED OUT OF THE FIRE OF THE BABYLONIAN CAPTIVITY. JESUS HAS RESCUED US FROM THE TYRANNY AND CONFUSION THAT WE WOULD HAVE WITHOUT HAVING JESUS CHRIST AS LORD OF OUR LIFE! SATAN IS THE ACCUSER OF THE BRETHREN. ALL OF HIS ACCUSATION BECOMES NULL AND VOID WHEN WE ARE COVERED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS AND GOD WILL PASS OVER US IN JUDGMENT AND SHOW US HIS INFINITE MERCY. PRAISE THE LORD!
Zechariah 3:8-9 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows
that sit before thee: for they [are] men wondered at: for,
behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon
one stone [shall be] seven eyes: behold, I will engrave
the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will
remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
JOSHUA (JESUS) IS THE GREAT HIGH PRIEST AND KING. JESUS IS THE BRANCH OF DAVID. Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: Jeremiah 23:5-6 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this [is] his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jeremiah 33:15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
JESUS IS THE BRANCH. IN ONE DAY ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED. THEY WILL BE SAVED THE SAME WAY THAT EVERYONE ELSE GETS SAVED - BY ACCEPTING JESUS AS SAVIOR AND LORD OF THEIR LIFE. JESUS IS THE PRECIOUS CORNER STONE, THE STUMBLING STONE, THE ROCK OF OFFENSE, THE GREAT STONE CUT WITHOUT HANDS TO COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN TO SMASH THE WORLD GOVERNMENT AND RELIGIOUS SYSTEM OF ANTICHRIST.
Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the
word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might,
nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
IF WE WANT TO BE STRONG AND IF WE WANT TO HAVE POWER, NEVER FORGET THAT IT WILL NOT BE ACCOMPLISHED BY OUR OWN MIGHT OR BY OUR OWN POWER. REMEMBER THAT IT WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED BY THE AWESOME POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD.
Zechariah 5:7 & 10 - 11 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and
this [is] a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do
these bear the ephah?
And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of
Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon
her own base.
WICKEDNESS IS PERSONIFIED AS A WOMAN IN A BASKET, MYSTERY BABYLON, THE WHORE WHO CAUSED PEOPLE TO TURN AWAY FROM THE TRUE GOD TO THE FALSE GODS OF SELF AND/OR ANTICHRIST.
Zechariah 6:11-13 Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set [them]
upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high
And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of
hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name [is] The BRANCH;
and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build
the temple of the LORD:
Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall
bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne;
and he shall be a priest upon his throne: and the counsel
of peace shall be between them both.
JOSHUA (JESUS) THE HIGH PRIEST WILL ALSO BE CROWNED KING OF KINGS. JESUS IS THE MAN WHOSE NAME IS THE bRANCH. JESUS ESTABLISHED HIS CHURCH WHICH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST. SOME DAY ALL JEWS WILL BECOME PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST. INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT. JESUS WILL SET UP HIS THRONE IN AWESOME POWER AND GLORY AS THE GREAT HIGH PRIEST AND KING OF KINGS TO BRING EVERLASTING PEACE AND JOY.
Zechariah 7:9-10 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true
judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his
And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the
stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil
against his brother in your heart.
WHAT DOES GOD WANT US TO DO? DON'T IMAGINE EVIL IN YOUR HEART AGAINST YOUR BROTHER. DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU. AS GOD IS MERCIFUL AND COMPASSIONATE TO YOU, BEING GODLY MEANS THAT WE ARE MERCIFUL AND COMPASSIONATE TO OUR BROTHERS. HELPING THE POOR, WIDOWS AND ORPHANS GREATLY PLEASES GOD.
Zechariah 7:12-13 Yea, they made their hearts [as] an adamant stone, lest
they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of
hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets:
therefore came a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.
Therefore it is come to pass, [that] as he cried, and they
would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith
the LORD of hosts:
WHEN WE HARDEN OUR HEARTS AGAINST GOD'S WORD AND REFUSE TO LISTEN TO HIM WE ARE ASKING FOR BIG TROUBLE. THERE CAN EVEN COME A TIME WHEN WE CRY TO HIM AND HE CHOOSES NOT TO HEAR US. NOTHING COULD BE WORSE. THAT SOUNDS LIKE HELL.
Zechariah 8:7-8 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my
people from the east country, and from the west country;
And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst
of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be
their God, in truth and in righteousness.
WE ARE WATCHING THIS PROPHESY BEING FULFILLED BEFORE US. GOD IS REGATHERING JEWS FROM THEIR DISPERSION TO THEIR HOMELAND. THEY ARE DWELLING AGAIN IN JERUSALEM AFTER ALMOST 2000 YEARS OF DISPERSION.
Zechariah 8:16-17 These [are] the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every
man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of
truth and peace in your gates:
And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against
his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these [are
things] that I hate, saith the LORD.
SPEAK THE TRUTH. LOVE PEACE AND TRUTH. THINK GOOD THINGS ABOUT OTHERS. GOD HATES FALSE WITNESSES AND STINKING THINKING ABOUT OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of
Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he [is]
just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass,
and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
WHAT IS ZECHARIAH TALKING ABOUT? HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE FIRST PALM SUNDAY. John 12:12-15 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed [is] the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt. THE PEOPLE OF JERUSALEM WERE RECEIVING THEIR KING AS HE ENTERED THE CITY RIDING ON THE FOAL OF AN ASS. THEY WERE REJOICING GREATLY. THE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER, TOLD JESUS TO REBUKE THE PEOPLE WHO WERE REJOICING OVER HIM AS THEIR KING. Luke 19:39-40 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. THE PROPHET ZECHARIAH HAD SAID MESSIAH WOULD CAUSE THE PEOPLE OF JERUSALEM TO GREATLY REJOICE WHEN THEY SAW THEIR KING ENTERING THE CITY RIDING ON THE FOAL OF AN ASS. BECAUSE THE WORD OF GOD IS ALWAYS TRUE. JESUS TELLS THEM THAT EVEN IF THE PEOPLE WOULD NOT BE REJOICING AT THAT TIME THE VERY ROCKS WOULD IMMEDIATELY TAKE UP THE REJOICING. THE WORD OF GOD IS ALWAYS TRUE.
Zechariah 10:3-4 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I
punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his
flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly
horse in the battle.
Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out
of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor
THOSE WHO ARE CHARGED WITH THE CARE OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD HAD BETTER TAKE SUCH WORK MOST SERIOUSLY. MANY TIMES WE SEE IN SCRIPTURE HOW GOD'S ANGER IS KINDLED AGAINST PASTORS WHO DO NOT GENUINELY CARE FOR THEIR FLOCK. WE ALSO SEE MORE MESSIANIC PROPHESY WHICH JESUS WILL FULFILL. JESUS IS THE CHIEFTAIN (CORNER) WHO WILL DESTROY ALL OF ISRAEL'S OPPRESSORS AND THE ARMIES OF ANTICHRIST WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS GLORIOUS RETURN AS KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Zechariah 11:4-5 Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the
Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not
guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed [be] the
LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them
THE JEWS HAVE BEEN DISPERSED FOR OVER 2000 YEARS. OTHER PEOPLE HAVE POSSESSED THEM AND KILLED THEM AND MADE THEM SLAVES. EVEN THEIR OWN SHEPHERDS HAVE NOT HAD PITY ON THEM. THERE IS A WARNING HERE AGAINST ANYONE WHO WOULD MISTREAT OR FAIL TO HELP THE JEWS. THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER WARNING TO PASTORS THAT THEY MUST BE GENUINELY CONCERNED WITH THE WELFARE OF THEIR FLOCK.
Zechariah 11:12-13 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give [me] my
price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price
thirty [pieces] of silver.
And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a
goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the
thirty [pieces] of silver, and cast them to the potter in
the house of the LORD.
THE PRICE JUDAS WAS PAID FOR JUDAS TO DELIVER JESUS TO BE KILLED WAS 30 PIECES OF SILVER. Matthew 26:14-15 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said [unto them], What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. Matthew 27:3-10 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What [is that] to us? see thou [to that]. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the Potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the Potter's field, as the Lord appointed me. ONE HAS TO WONDER HOW JESUS REMAINS A STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE JEWS WITH SUCH SCRIPTURES AS THESE.
Zechariah 11:17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword
[shall be] upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm
shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be
WHEN THE LORD SAYS WOE IT IS VERY SERIOUS. PASTORS HAVE A VERY SERIOUS RESPONSIBILITY TO CARE FOR THE FLOCK GOD PLACES IN THEIR HANDS.
Zechariah 12:2-5 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all
the people round about, when they shall be in the siege
both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem.
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone
for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall
be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be
gathered together against it.
In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with
astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open
mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every
horse of the people with blindness.
And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The
inhabitants of Jerusalem [shall be] my strength in the
LORD of hosts their God.
GOD SAID THAT WHEN RUSSIA AND ALL OF HER VAST ARMY INVADES ISRAEL THAT GOD HIMSELF WOULD WIPE OUT 5 OF 6 OF EVERY ONE OF THEIR SOLDIERS. THIS SUPERNATURAL DESTRUCTION WOULD BE SO THAT THE WORLD WOULD KNOW THAT THE GOD OF ISRAEL IS ALMIGHTY GOD. THESE VERSES MAY GIVE INSIGHT INTO THE TYPE OF DESTRUCTION WHICH GOD WILL USE. IT WILL BE A CAVALRY INVASION. RUSSIA HAS BEEN BUYING HORSES FOR YEARS. THE HORSES WILL BE STRUCK WITH BLINDNESS AND THE RIDERS WITH MADNESS. THEY WILL LIKELY KILL EACH OTHER. IT WILL TAKE 7 MONTHS TO BURY THEM ALL.
Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of
supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have
pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourn for
[his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as
one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn.
HERE IS PERHAPS THE MOST BLESSED OF THE PROMISES TO ISRAEL. IN ONE DAY ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED AS THEY LOOK UPON JESUS WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED AND MOURN FOR HIM AS ONE THAT IS IN BITTERNESS FOR HIS FIRSTBORN.
Zechariah 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house
of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and
IN THAT DAY THEY SHALL ALL BE CLEANSED FROM THEIR SINS AS WE ALL ARE CLEANSED FROM OUR SINS. WHAT IS THIS AMAZING FOUNTAIN? NOTHING OTHER THAN THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN SHED TO CLEANSE EVERYONE WHO WILL ONLY RECEIVE THIS PARDON FROM JESUS.
Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will
refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as
gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear
them: I will say, It [is] my people: and they shall say,
The LORD [is] my God.
WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE IS REFERRED TO IN THIS VERSE? THIS IS THE PURPOSE OF TRIBULATION. TO REFINE THE SAINTS AS GOLD AND SILVER ARE REFINED BY THE FIRES SO ARE THE SAINTS REFINED BY THE FIRES OF TRIBULATION.
Zechariah 14:3-7 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those
nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of
Olives, which [is] before Jerusalem on the east, and the
mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward
the east and toward the west, [and there shall be] a very
great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward
the north, and half of it toward the south.
And ye shall flee [to] the valley of the mountains; for
the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye
shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in
the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God
shall come, [and] all the saints with thee.
And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the light
shall not be clear, [nor] dark:
But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD,
not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, [that] at
evening time it shall be light.
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WILL RETURN IN GREAT POWER AND GLORY AND WITH HIS WORDS WILL TOTALLY DESTROY THE ARMIES OF ANTICHRIST ASSEMBLED IN THE VALLEY OF MEGEDDO. HE SHALL TOUCH THE EARTH ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES WHICH WILL BE SPLIT BY A GREAT EARTHQUAKE. THE DAY OF THE LORD WILL BE A DAY LIKE NO OTHER EVER. HIS GLORY SHALL LIGHT UP THE DARKNESS OF THE THICK CLOUDS THAT DAY.
Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day
shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
JESUS WILL THEN BEGIN HIS REIGN AS KING OVER ALL THE EARTH.
Zechariah 14:12-13 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite
all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their
flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,
and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and
their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] a great
tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall
lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his
hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR A NUCLEAR PHYSICIST TO GIVE A MORE GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF HOW A HUMAN BODY CAN BE CONSUMED BY NUCLEAR RADIATION. THIS WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND UNTIL OUR GENERATION.
Zechariah 14:16-17 And it shall come to pass, [that] every one that is left
of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even
go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of
hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
And it shall be, [that] whoso will not come up of [all]
the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the
King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
ALL NATIONS WILL COME TO WORSHIP THE LORD IN JERUSALEM.