Zechariah the Prophet
In this Zayin (Seven) (Sword) year there are 2 Bible characters whose names are Zayin words Zechariah and Zerubbabel. The Lord said to me; “In this crossing over season it's time for God's people the ' crowned vav' to take up the sword of the Lord and the seven-fold Spirit of God to legislate upon the earth the will of God given from heaven.
We, as Zechariah and Zerubbabel must use the power of the Spirit to bring the plumb-line down from heaven into the earth. As in their day the enemy will seek to oppose and stop the government of God and the kingdom of God from manifesting in the earth.
Zechariah represents the prophetic ministry and Zerubbabel represents apostolic ministry both are needed in this hour in order for the reformation of the land (nation) and the Church to take place.
There are 5 key words in the Bible that describe prophetic ministry / prophets.
- Nâbâ' H5012 - to prophesy, that is, speak (or sing) by inspiration.
- Nabiy H5030 – literally means "to bubble up." It describes one who is stirred up in spirit when the sense of "bubbling up" is applied to speaking, it becomes "to declare." Hence, a nabi, or a prophet, is an announcer—one who pours forth the declarations of God.
- Ro’eh H7203 - “one who sees supernaturally means "to see" or "to perceive." It is generally used to describe one who is a revealer of secrets, one who envisions.
- Chozeh H2374 – seer ‘beholder in a vision’
- Prophētēs G4396 - a foreteller ‘fore’ in front of & ‘to show or make things known’
It would do us well to read the book of Zechariah to see what the Lord is revealing for this year. Zechariah means Jehovah is renowned or remembered. The book is an exhortation to repentance and obedience, and a warning for us to profit from mistakes of the past. In one night Zechariah had 8 visions. The focus of these visions was to encourage people to rebuild the Temple (we are the temple of the Lord); to turn from wickedness, and they pointed to Jesus the Messiah.
Believers Bible Commentary says this of Zechariah…In eight visions, using highly symbolic language, he predicted the overthrow of Gentile world powers; the judgment of apostate Jews because of their rejection of Christ; the cleansing, restoration, and glory of a remnant; and the future prosperity of Jerusalem. The first five visions are messages of grace; the last three, of judgment.
Zechariah's notable prophecies concerning the Messiah foretell His entry into Jerusalem (Zec 9:9); His betrayal for thirty pieces of silver (Zec 11:12-13); His death as the stricken Shepherd (Zec 13:7); His coming again to the Mount of Olives (Zec 14:4); and His Millennial Reign as High Priest and King (Zec 14:9). While many of the prophecies had a partial application or fulfillment in Zechariah's day, there are many that are still future.
Read: Zechariah 1-3; Acts 2:17-18
Ask Holy Spirit to anoint your eyes to see fresh revelation as you read Zechariah.
- Take notes and highlight things that stand out to you.
- How do they apply to your life?
- Ponder on and set your heart to obey what Father is revealing to you.
All God’s people can prophesy (speak encouraging words), have dreams and visions. Ask Abba Father for a fresh anointing of the revelatory gifts of the Spirit.
Declare: Fresh revelation from the Spirit of God is coming upon me and my household – we will see visions, have dreams, and prophesy words of life to those who are weary.
Seeking His Face,