Zechariah 6

Four chariots with horses go from the Lord to the earth 1
Eager to go 7
Offering form the captives 9
The branch will build the temple and rule 12
The crown for a memorial 14
 1 ¶ 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.
 2  In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;
 3  And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.
 4  Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord?
.5  And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.
 6  The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country.
  1 - Mountains of brass Perhaps representing the two cherubim over the ark.
  2 - Horses The colors of the horses is like the colors of those of Revelation except that the "grisled and bay" horses might correspond to the pale horse re0601d. for "grisled and bay" the NKJV has "dappled."
  5 - Four spirits of heaven The word, spirit, is translated from ruach which also means "wind." The metaphor of the four winds in re0701ff would have come from this source. These are apparently also the four cherubim ez1020.
.7  And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth.
 8  Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.
  7 - Walking through the earth would indicate an investigative judgment ez07, re2212.
.9 ¶ And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
 10  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;
.11  Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest;
  10 - The LXX (Septuagint) translates the three names into Greek as follows: the chief men, the useful men, those who have understood it.
  11 - The crowns we make for Joshua, who represents Jesus are the glory we reflect as our characters are like His. He will be king because we have chosen to be His loyal citizens is6201ff. (ff means following verses). Joshua was a type of Christ (and us) in chapter 3 ze0301.
.12  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:
 13  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.
  12 - Behold The need to look to Christ. is1101, is5302.
  12 - Build the temple See mt2661.
  13 - He (Christ) will sit and rule on His (the Father's) throne. The counsel of peace was established as Christ's sacrifice was accepted jn2017, ps2407, he0103. Christ's work of judgment is as our High Priest. he0801.
.14  And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in the temple of the LORD.
.15  And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the LORD, and ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God.
  14 - See v11.
  15 - Far off ep0217, ac0239. This is not a work for ethnic Jews although they may be a part of it.
  15 - Obey The indication of faith.
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