Verse of the Day:V12 “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:”
1. Behold (V1-8)
V1 “And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.”
Prophet Zechariah beheld four chariots of red, black, white, and grisled and bay (pale) horses, which were symbols of wars, famine, false peace, and death respectively during the Tribulation. The Tribulation is the period that begins when all the Christians have been called up to heaven (known as the Rapture), leaving behind the unbelievers of God. Satan will then have full control of the world, and he shall deceive the unbelievers by first granting them false peace, then destroying them through wars, followed by famine, and eventually death. Satan’s strategy is to destroy and condemn all mankind to hell. Satan himself has already been condemned by God to hell because of his pride and deceit.
V2-3 “In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.”
2. Babylon (V9-11)
V10 “Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah;”
Three men, namely, Heldai, Tobijah and Jedaiah came from Babylon to crown Joshua, the high priest, because Joshua represented the Lord Jesus Christ who is both King and Priest. No high priest except the Lord has ever been crowned in the history of the world.
V11 “Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;”
3. BRANCH (V12-15)
V12 “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:”
The BRANCH which is insignificant is the humble Jesus who came and died for our sins, and anyone who knows and trusts Him shall one day be with Him in His eternal kingdom.
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I know and trust the BRANCH, the Lord Jesus Christ.