Day 8 – Zechariah 1b

Welcome back, fellow exile!


Memory scripture: “Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation” 2 Corinthians 5:18 NASB2020

Time Period

Darius has been back in power for a couple of years in Susa, the capital of Persia, and a thousand miles away, Zerubbabel is the long-standing governor of Judah, and Joshua (which is also pronounced Yeshua in other places), is the spiritual leader. A previous king ordered the stoppage of all rebuilding efforts, and the prophet Haggai has told everyone to “take courage and get back to work because G-d is with us.”
Zechariah 1:7-21
Darius 2nd Year, 11th Month, 24th Day (2.11.24)

Here comes one of Zechariah’s psychedelic moments! Even though the seed of revival, sewn through the tag-team duo of Zechariah and Haggai, had taken root in Jerusalem, it still hadn’t spread across the whole land, which was essential to G-d’s plan.

It’s also still essential to His plan for us today!

This would explain the next trippy vision of a heavenly patrol going throughout the land. What were they looking for? Maybe their goal was to determine who, if anyone, had actively rejoined the community worship, bringing their own households back to a life of spiritual fellowship. It would explain why the report of “all is still and quiet” might actually be a bad thing and would rile the Lord’s response up a little as He basically then said in seemingly frustrated resolve, “I have my problems with you…but your neighbors are worse. I will return to you.” G-d’s compassion and determination to see His house restored was so great that He sent another vision of craftsmen frightening away all the things causing people to stay home, so that they could return to Him.

Big Take-Away from Zechariah 1:7-21

20) Plead with the Lord to frighten away the things that are keeping our people scattered.

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