Saturday, July 25, 2015

Bible Study Notes in Zechariah- Chapter 2

Zechariah 2


-Then Zechariah lifted up his eyes to see a man with a measuring rod in his hand going to measure Jerusalem to see how wide and long it is. Another angel came out to meet this angelic man and said to him, “Run, speak to that young man, saying, ‘Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the multitude of men and cattle within it. ‘For I,’ declares the LORD, ‘will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst (Zechariah 2:1-5).’” The LORD then calls His people back to flee from the land of the North, where they were deported to during the exile, in Babylon. He warns the nations who plunder His people and His land that He is against them because Israel is the “apple of His eye (Zechariah 2:6-8).” God declares that He will make His Hand go over them so that they will be plunder for their slaves for the purpose of them knowing that He alone is God sent by the Almighty (Zechariah 2:9). In other words, The Messiah is coming, so His people should rejoice with song and be glad. He will dwell in the midst of them as many nations join themselves to His glory and become His people too. They will all know that the LORD of host has sent His Son to them. “The LORD will possess Judah as His portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem (Zechariah 2:10-12).” The final command is to “Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD; for He is aroused from His holy habitation (Zechariah 2:13).”

-*Application* God’s choice is Jerusalem. He dwells there in Spirit, came there in the flesh as the person, Jesus Christ, and will return there to set up His millennial Kingdom. He will stay there with His chosen people of faith forever (2 Kings 21:7, 1 Chronicles 23:25; 33:4-7, Jeremiah 17:25, Joel 3:20-21, 2 Corinthians 6:16, Revelation 21). God loves Jerusalem and has chosen it as His very own possession. He will watch over this place carefully and successfully. Nothing will happen apart from His divine will. He is against those who are against Israel, His people, His nation, His city, Jerusalem. He is for those who bless Israel and comfort her with genuine support. Real Christians value God’s people. In these times, whose side are you on? As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD and support the “Apple of His eye (Joshua 24:15).”


Verse to Memorize: Zechariah 2:10-12

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