Heaven Studies – Zechariah

Heaven Studies – Zechariah – God proclaims that only His Hand, Jesus, can raise up spiritual Israel into a glorious house of His presence in Heaven’s paradise. God puts forth that Satan, who hates them, will be put to shame and overthrown. God promises that in “one day” spiritual Israel will be raised up with little to no travail, and brought up into Heaven’s afterlife. In answering “What is Heaven like?” we can consider that in Jesus, God did raise up a spiritual house, even Heaven’s saints in the New Jerusalem. In the Heaven book, Our First 22 Days in Heaven, the New Jerusalem is depicted in all its glory. This Heaven preparation study from Isaiah describes Jesus’ Millennial kingdom, confirming also that God will create a new Heaven and a new earth following it.

Zechariah 10: ”From Israel will come the Cornerstone”

“For the Lord of hosts has visited His flock, the house of Judah, and will make them like His majestic horse in battle. From them will come the Cornerstone. From them the tent peg, from them the bow of battle, from them every ruler, all of them together. They will be mighty men, trading down the enemy in the mire of the streets of battle…And they will pass through the sea of distress, and He will strike the waves in the sea, so that all the depths of the Nile will dry up…and I will strengthen them in the Lord (Jesus), and in His name they will walk,” declares the Lord. Zechariah 10:3-5, 11-12

I. Ask Rain from the Lord at the Time of the Spring Rain (Jesus’ cross and resurrection – Spring Feasts) 1
1. The Lord makes the storm clouds accost the enemy, but gives showers of rain (in Hades’ waterless or loveless confines) 1
2. For the teraphim (fallen angels) speak iniquity, and Satan’s diviners in Hades see lying vision, tell false dreams, and comfort in vain 2
3. God’s people in Hades (before the cross) wandered aimlessly like sheep,
so His anger was kindled against the shepherds (Satan’s lords) and He
punished the goats (Satan’s minions) 2-3

II. God has Visited His Flock (spiritual Israel) and will make them Like His Majestic Horse in Battle 3
1. Jesus is prophesied to come forth from Israel as the Cornerstone (of
the spiritual house of Israel) 4
2. Jesus became the tent peg (cross) that penetrated the headship of Satan v.4 (note also Judge 4:21)
3. Thru Jesus, humankind would be raised up as mighty men, and would
tread down the enemy 5

Conclusion: God promised to strengthen (in Jesus’ love) the house of Judah & Joseph (all peoples) and bring them back for He has compassion on them 6

III. Ephraim (Gentiles) will be Mighty (in Love) and Their Heart will be Glad as if from Wine (God’s Spirit) 7
1. When God scattered them among Hades’ confines, the peoples remembered Him 9
2. I will bring them back from Egypt (Hades) until there is no room found for them 10
3. Jesus will bring them back thru the “sea of distress” and Jesus will strike
the waves (of condemnation so that all fear will dry up 11

Conclusion: Thru Jesus God brought down Satan’s pride, and took away His scepter of authority. The Father strengthened them in the Lord Jesus, and thru Jesus’ name, they walked forth out of Hades. 12

Heaven Studies – Zechariah 10 Outline
by Dr. David Orlowski © 2012 All Rights Reserved

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