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Read Zechariah Chapter 10
1. Who does Zechariah tell the people to ask for rain? Who had they been asking?

2. What does Zechariah say about the problem facing His people in Zechariah 10:2-3?

3. What does God promise in the following verses?
Zechariah 10:4

Zechariah 10:5

Zechariah 10:5

Zechariah 10:6

Zechariah 10:7

Zechariah 10:8

Zechariah 10:9

Zechariah 10:10

Zechariah 10:11

Zechariah 10:12

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Read Zechariah Chapter 9
1. Against whom is God speaking in Zechariah 9:1-2a? Where is that located in reference to Israel?

2. Against whom is God speaking in Zechariah 9:2b-4? Where is that located in reference to Israel?

3. Against whom is God speaking in Zechariah 9:5-8? Where is that located in reference to Israel?

4. What promise is given to the Philistines in Zechariah 9:7-8?

5. Copy Zechariah 9:9. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

6. What is the promise of Zechariah 9:10?

7. What do you learn from Psalm 72, and specifically from Psalm 72:8?

8. What does God promise in the following verses?
Zechariah 9:11

Zechariah 9:12

Zechariah 9:13

9. Describe what the LORD will do in each of the following verses?
Zechariah 9:14

Zechariah 9:15

Zechariah 9:16

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Read Zechariah Chapter 8
1. What does God say of Jerusalem (Zion) in the following verses?
Zechariah 8:1-2

Zechariah 8:3?

Zechariah 8:4?

Zechariah 8:5

2. What does God promise the remnant in Zechariah 8:6-8?

3. What does the LORD exhort them to do in Zechariah 8:9?

4. What does God promise in the following verses regarding the remnant?
Zechariah 8:11

Zechariah 8:12

Zechariah 8:14-15

5. What does God tell the people they must do in Zechariah 8:16-17?

6. What do you learn from the following verses?
Psalm 15:1-5

Psalm 24:3-4

Micah 6:8

7. What does God tell them about the fasts in Zechariah 8:18-19?

8. Review Zechariah 7:4-7. How does Zechariah 8:18-19 relate to the earlier passage?

9. What is the promise of Zechariah 8:20-23?

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Read Zechariah Chapter 7
1. When do the events of this chapter take place according to Zechariah 7:1? How much after the events of Zechariah chapter 1 is this?

2. What were the people doing in Zechariah 7:2-3? Why?

3. What is the message from the LORD that Zechariah receives in Zechariah 7:4-7?

4. Copy Zechariah 7:7. Meditate on this? What is God’s point?

5. What do you learn about obedience from the following verses?
1 Samuel 15:22

John 14:15, 21

1 John 2:5

6. What is the message from God in Zechariah 6:9-15?

7. Copy Zechariah 9-10. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

8. What do you learn from the following verses?
Deuteronomy 10:12-13

Isaiah 1:17

Micah 6:8

Hosea 6:6

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Read Zechariah Chapter 6
1. What is the vision Zechariah sees in Zechariah 6:1-3?


2. What does the angel tell Zechariah is the meaning of the vision in Zechariah 6:5-8?


3. How does this last vision and interpretation in Zechariah 6:1-8 related to the first vision in Zechariah 1:7-11?


4. What is the significance of this vision? You may need to consult commentaries or a study Bible.

5. What does the LORD tell Zechariah in the following verses?
Zechariah 6:9-10

Zechariah 6:11

Zechariah 6:12-13

Zechariah 6:14-15

6. What is the difference between the crown described in Zechariah 11 and the instructions for the High Priests head gear in Leviticus 8:9? Why this difference?

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Read Zechariah Chapter 5
1. What is the vision that Zechariah sees in Zechariah 5:1-2?

2. What explanation of the vision is given to Zechariah in Zechariah 5:3-4?

3. What does the scroll represent? (You may need to review a commentary or study Bible)

4. What do you learn about the law of the LORD (Torah) from the following verses?
Deuteronomy 27:26

Psalm 19:8

Psalm 37:31

Psalm 78:5-11

5. What vision does Zechariah see in Zechariah 5:5-9?

6. What does Zechariah ask in Zechariah 5:10? What is the response?

7. Where is “the land of Shinar?”

8. What is the meaning of this vision? (You may need to consult a commentary or study Bible.)

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How can we better understand what happens to us as believers when we think we should be living the abundant life (John 10:10), but we seem stuck in patterns and behaviors of the past–from before we were saved. As with most situations, the Torah (instructions for living) offers insight.

54 You will inherit the land by lot according to your families. You are to give more land to the larger families and less to the smaller ones. Wherever the lot falls to any particular person, that will be his property. You will inherit according to the tribes of your ancestors. 55 But if you don’t drive out the inhabitants of the land from in front of you, then those you allow to remain will become like thorns in your eyes and stings in your sides — they will harass you in the land where you are living. 56 And in this event, I will do to you what I intended to do to them.” Numbers 33:54-56.

Consider first that when we commit ourselves to God and receive the sacrifice of Jesus (Yeshua) as a substitutionary sacrifice on our behalf and acknowledge His lordship over us, we enter the “promised land” of the abundant or fullest life. (See John 10:10) This promised life is not heaven. The land promised to the Israelites was not their final reward, it was not to be sin-free, worry-free or tear-free. Rather it was a land still occupied by their enemies, still requiring that they work the land, raise livestock, plant crops, and use human effort to survive.

So too with us, if we use this analogy of the promised land of our lives as God’s people, the full or abundant life is not heaven, it is not sin-free, worry-free or tear-free, and we may still surrounded by our enemies–those we have failed with God’s help to drive out.

Often in our lives as believers in God, we find that we are still struggling with issues from our past, fears, addictions, obsessive thoughts, self-destructive behaviors, or life-besetting sins. We may observe that others have been delivered from things with which we still struggle. We might even question our own salvation in light of the ongoing struggle with sin and behaviors that don’t glorify God.

Into this struggle, I would inject Numbers 33:54-56. We may be struggling because we have not driven out “the inhabitants of the land.” In the case of the Israelites, we often refer to these inhabitants of the land as the “-ites,” e.g. Canaanites, Amorites, and Jebusites. As believers in God under the new covenant, we must ask who or what are the “inhabitants of the land?” The answer may be different for each of us. Consider, however, your own situation and let God inform the conclusions you reach.

For some of us, the enemies in the land may be what we expose our mind too. That is to say, what we consume, e.g. movies, books, music, social media. Am I allowing “the inhabitants in the land” (remnants of the life before Christ) to access to my thoughts–the gateway to my mind and soul?

Or maybe the influence is through a relationship with someone from the old life. Does my time or communication with them have me looking over the fence to the old life with nostalgia, causing me to miss those days? You may have to evaluate for yourself if a person from your past is causing you to miss the peace of the full life promised. (See John 14:27)

It is worth taking some devotional or prayer time to ask God to show you what is causing you to fail to fully experience the abundant, full life promised to you. It is God desire to give you all the riches of His grace. (Ephesians 2:7) He desires that we walk in the fullness of our new life with Him. (Romans 6:4) He hasn’t promised freedom from tribulation and trouble, but rather that He will be with us through it, providing us a way to stand against our enemies. (Ephesians 6:10-18) He hears our prayers and answers. Ask. Seek. Knock. (Luke 11:10)

 

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Read Zechariah Chapter 4
1. What happened to Zechariah according to Zechariah 4:1?

2. What does the angel point out to Zechariah in 4:2-3? Describe what he sees or draw a picture.

3. Copy Zechariah 4:6. Mediate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

4. What is the answer given to the obstacles that Zerubbabel faces rebuilding the temple according to Zechariah 4:7?

5. What prophecy is given to Zechariah in Zechariah 4:8-10?

6. Who is Zerubbabel?

7. What question does Zechariah ask again (twice) in Zechariah 4:11-12?

8. What is the response of the angel in Zechariah 4:13-14?

9. What are the two positions that the lamps represent?

10. Who do they foreshadow who will be both High Priest and King?

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Read Zechariah Chapter 3
1. Who is Zechariah shown in Zechariah 3:1?

2. What does the Angel of the Lord say to the accuser (Satan) in Zechariah 3:2?

3. What similarity to the scene in Zechariah 3:1-3 do you see in Job 1:6-12 and Job 2:1-6?

4. What do these verses teach you about Satan (the accuser)?

5. What description is given of Joshua in Zechariah 3:3?

6. Going Deeper: What it meant by this description and condition of Joshua? It may help to consult with a commentary or study Bible.

7. What does the Angel of the Lord tell those in front of Him to do according to Zechariah 3:4?
What does He say is the significance of this?

8. What does He say to do in Zechariah 3:5?

9. What do you learn from Exodus 28:31-38 about the turban?

10. What does the Angel of the Lord tell Joshua in Zechariah 3:6-7?

11. What prophecy does the LORD give in Zechariah 3:8-10?

12. What do you learn about the Servant (depiction of Messiah) from the following verses?
Isaiah 42:1

Isaiah 49:3

Isaiah 52:13

Isaiah 53:11

Ezekiel 34:23-24

13. What do you learn about the Branch (another depiction of Messiah) from the following verses?
Isaiah 4:2

Isaiah 11:1

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Jeremiah 33:15

14. What do you learn about the stone (another reference to Messiah) from the following verses?
Psalm 118:22-23

Isaiah 8:13-15

Isaiah 28:16

Daniel 2:35, 45

Ephesians 2:19-22

1 Peter 2:6-8

15. Copy Zechariah 3:10 here. Meditate on this. Record your thoughts and impressions.

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