Zechariah Chapter 4

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Zechariah 4

1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:

3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.

4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?

5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

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.

7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

8 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.

10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?

12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?

13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.

14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

31 thoughts on “Zechariah Chapter 4

  1. Verses 6-7 MSG “So the angel explained that it was the following message of the Lord to Zerubbabel:[a] I am the Lord All-Powerful. So don’t depend on your own power or strength, but on my Spirit. Zerubbabel, that mountain in front of you will be leveled to the ground. Then you will bring out the temple’s most important stone and shout, “God has been very kind.”
    Trust in the Lord.

    Verse 10 NLT “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”
    (The seven lamps[b] represent the eyes of the Lord that search all around the world.) Some may think we (POFW-IFT) are taking baby steps; but, rejoice the work has begun.

  2. 7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

    There are always mountains in the way when building a church, but God will make them plains in His time to see that His will is done, and there will be lots of shouting when the last piece is in place!

  3. The Messenger-Angel said, “Can’t you tell?” “No, sir,” I said. Then he said, “This is God ’s Message to Zerubbabel: ‘You can’t force these things. They only come about through my Spirit,’ says God -of-the-Angel-Armies. ‘So, big mountain, who do you think you are? Next to Zerubbabel you’re nothing but a molehill. He’ll proceed to set the Cornerstone in place, accompanied by cheers: Yes! Yes! Do it!’” (Zechariah 4:5-7 MSG)
    Without God nothing can be done! YES!YES!YES!!!!! It SHALL BE DONE!!!! Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!
    Come let us sing, let us REJOICE!!!!

  4. By His Spirit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    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.

    7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

    10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

    Nothing in this world will happened without His Spirit. All POFW could go to the new grounds, take a shovel in their hands, and try to make it by the power of our sweat; but we will accomplish nothing without His Spirit. We can try to build the temple with our hands, but it will lack His anointing if we don’t have His Spirit. The Great news is we do have His Spirit, therefore, do not be discourage for the lack of progress. Celebrate every progress no matter how small, for if we rejoice in the small, we will see the big and great finale. His Spirit will make sure that HIS WILL IS DONE… IMPACTING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER will come to place with grandeur, for that is the will of God, and His Spirit will bring it to pass. This makes me want to shout HALLELUJAH THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. BY HIS SPIRIT

    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.

    One of the greatest challenges to the believer is learning to transition our lives from the natural to the spiritual. The releasing from our hands to HIS hands. Trusting HIS power and not ours. Courageous people struggle in this area because of life victories that GOD has granted to us, presents us with a false confidence that we can do anything and everything.

    Pride, arrogance and ego control an individuals life and the individual seeks the credit for a victory rather then giving honor and glory to GOD, from who all good things flow. There are certain situations and circumstances in my that I desire to take into my own hands and I believe I could do something about it. HOWEVER, when I come to myself I realize that GOD is in control and HE promised to make a way where there is no way, so I choose to trust in GOD and allow HIS HOLY SPIRT and not any power or might that I received from HIM anyway, seek to control and influence my decisions.

    We must not confuse idleness and laziness with waiting on GOD and trusting in the LORD. To wait on GOD means to serve HIM. A waiter in a restaurant is not paid or offered gratuity until after the meal is prepared, served and consumed. We MUST be about our FATHER’s business while we tarry for the SPIRIT to accomplish that which HE will as we desire and pray according to HIS will.

    Repent of frustrating self over what GOD is controlling. Be patient and in HIS time, due season, we will REAP if we do not FAINT.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  6. 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.

    It is great that God uses us The Chrch as vessels but we must not put our trust in ourselves but in Him. He holds our future in His hands and knows the beginning from the end.

  7. The Two Olive Trees
    and Branches
    Zechariah 4:14 The two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth: The context clearly favors identifying them as Joshua,the high priest, and Zerubbabel, the governor who will be the channels through whom God will manifest His light.

    Revelation 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.

    Zech.3:1-7

  8. 6 Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. (NLT)

    We must put our trust in God because all will happen according to His Spirit.

  9. God is the only one who knows what tomorrow holds. It would be wise of us to put our trust in the one who will never fail!

  10. 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.

    There are some things that only the Spirit of the Lord can do. It is not within our power or might to conquer. We must know when we need to take our hands off and let the Lord do the work. We must also remember that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

    If we are walking in the purpose of God there are going to be things that oppose us, but these are meant to shape us, mold us, work patience in us, or teach us something.

  11. NLT 10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (The seven lamps[b] represent the eyes of the Lord that search all around the world.)

    All things begin small, but with God, spiritually & physically all things get larger & stronger. Its great to see the vision of our church, not thinking small but bigger. One day, our new church will be in place!

  12. A time to kill

    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.

    Romans 8:5
    For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

    Romans 8:5 TEV
    Those who live as their human nature tells them to, have their minds controlled by what human nature wants. Those who live as the Spirit tells them to, have their minds controlled by what the Spirit wants.

    Romans 8:5 AMP
    For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit.

    Human nature cannot be subject to the mind of God. It cannot please God, and cannot glory in his presence. If we want to operate in the spirit, see miracles signs and wonders, and witness the active power of God in our lives we must be lead by his spirit.

    There is only one way to allow the spirit to live, and that is through death.

    Romans 8:13
    For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

    Mortify means to kill, deny, put away from.

    Romans 8:13-14
    For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.

    For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

    Everyday we must kill. Paul said I die daily. We lay ourselves on the cross.

    Galatians 5:24
    And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

    Crucified – to crucify the flesh, destroy its power utterly (the nature of the figure implying that the destruction is attended with intense pain)

    Yet resurrection comes after the crucifixion!

    Romans 6:6-11
    We know that our old (unrenewed) self was nailed to the cross with Him in order that [our] body [which is the instrument] of sin might be made ineffective and inactive for evil, that we might no longer be the slaves of sin.
    For when a man dies, he is freed (loosed, delivered) from [the power of] sin [among men].
    Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,
    Because we know that Christ (the Anointed One), being once raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has power over Him.
    For by the death He died, He died to sin [ending His relation to it] once for all; and the life that He lives, He is living to God [in unbroken fellowship with Him].
    Even so consider yourselves also dead to sin and your relation to it broken, but alive to God [living in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus.

  13. 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.

    What foundation are you building on? Abuilding must have a good foundation for when times of testing come. The foundation is in yet ground. It is made to move with the ground. So if an earthquake hits the building moves with the ground. This is why we must have some flexability in order to stand. So what is your foundation ? What are your beliefs built on? The Word of God, or man made knowledge?

  14. By His Spirit

    Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit,
    saith the Lord of hosts
    (Zechariah 4:6 KJV)

    Everything is done by God’s Spirit. It is not a result of might or power, which has limitations in amount, but by God’s Spirit, which lacks limitations.

    We will have a new building, to reach more people, and when it is all said and done, there will be no room to say that we did this ourselves, but by the Spirit of the Lord.

  15. Vs.9, “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.”

    Foundation means a founding or being founded; establishment.

    It is Pastor & Sis. Watts who had a burden and a vision for an Apostolic Church to be established in Fort Worth, TX. They laid this foundation, and I believe they will finish it.

    We need to keep Pastor & Sis. Watts lifted up in PRAYER Everyday.

  16. 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.

    Not my will but GOD”S will…..

  17. This chapter illustrates impossible. There was nothing that could stand in the way; “Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain”. God’s (Jesus) will shall be done, and the impossible, SHALL be; “For with God nothing shall be impossible”. What a mighty God we serve! God bless Jerusalem and you all, in Jesus name, Amen

  18. 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.

    Sometimes we don’t let The Lord show Himself in His greatness. It’s very hard to give yourself into the mindset that all I have to do is “wait upon The Lord” we have trouble with the waiting. We’re used to moving always doing something. And all that time the Lord is saying: pray have faith and let go, and let Me. Having said that however does not mean we stop working. The issue then becomes; how do we wait on The Lord? We do what we know to do. We pray, and pray for direction, we seek, we praise and worship, we keep reaching the Lost…that allows God to come in and take over in a great marvelous way.

  19. Enough is said to Zechariah to encourage him, and to enable him to encourage others, with reference to the good work of building the temple which they were about to finish. He was given the encouragement in vs 6 that: “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”

    We too have the Lord’s help to build our church & vs 6 is also our promise.

  20. The Miraculous

    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.

    7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

    Luke 1:37
    For with God nothing shall be impossible.

    The mountains in our lives can seem to stand as monuments of impossibility. But with God, it doesn’t matter how big it is or how long it’s been there, nothing is impossible for Him. We regard the miraculous as something elusive, as something only for people of great faith, but accessing the miraculous is not so much about us as it is about God. The accessABILITY of the miraculous is not about our INability but His ABILITY. Just as it is pointless to try to earn grace, which by definition is *undeserved* favor, it is pointless to try to grasp the miraculous in our own power. We move by faith, trust in God, and give Him glory as He does what only He can do.

    Matthew 21:21
    Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

  21. 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you.

    I believe The Lord has called the POFW to build a house for his Glory! A house that we be a place for people to find a place of repentance, a place where men & women can experience the “New Birth”.

    Let’s build together!

    Impacting Our Future Together!

  22. Awake!
    1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.
    Are we hearing from God or are we sleeping. In this passage we find that this man of God was sleeping. Possibly distracted or just not paying attention to the important things at hand. The angel called and woke him up. Are we listening? Are we sleeping? Will we get up/respond when we are called?

  23. ILove to eat the Word

    7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

    Speak to the mountain and it will obey you! Speak to the sickness, speak to the demons, speak to the wind and the waves.

    The mountain in this verse is referring to satan that was resisting him in the previous chapter.

    Jesus spoke to the demons inside of “Legion” and the demons entered into swine and ran into the sea…you might say that the mountain jumped into the sea.

    Speak to the mountain!

  24. 1. And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep. 2. And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: 3. And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. 4. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? 5. Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not w2hat what these be? And I said, No, my lord. 6. Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Ze-rub’-ba-bel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. The candlestick and two olive trees

  25. 1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

    When you are awaken out of your sleep by a spiritual presence, then you know it’s time to get up and prepare for what is coming next. When God wakes us up, just know that whatever it’s for, it’s important. Don’t take it lightly when God is nudging you at 3 o’clock in the morning because if he is, there is something he needs you to do.

  26. Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” (The seven lamps represent the eyes of the Lord that search all around the world.) (Zechariah 4:10 NLT)

    Just because you don’t see the final product of Gods word/promises come forth right away doesn’t mean that it’ll never come to pass. The beginning stages are just as important as the finishing touches. God knows what He’s doing

  27. It seems that Govenor Zerubabbel, a descendant of King David, faces “mountanious” obstacles in rebuilding the temple. Perhaps those obstacles are the neighboring nations who oppose the rebuilding or the reluctant exiles themselves. Zerubabbel is a political leader, bringing back to Jerusalem a beleaguered group of exiled Jews, setting up a city, laying the foundation of the new temple. The Lord tells him that any victories he experiences will come by the Spirit of God, not by human might or muscle. And yet Zerubabbel’s hard, persistent work to reestablish the kingdom isn’t discounted, nor is ours. In our daily tasks of faithfulness, we serve a Lord who does not despise “small things.” (Zec 4:10).

  28. 10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

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