Zechariah 5-6 - Curse, Ephah, Chariots - Economic Depression & Gospel Revival
Then I turned, and lifted up my eyes, and looked, and behold a flying scroll. 2 And the angel said to me, What do you see? And I answered, I see a flying scroll; the length is twenty cubits, and the breadth is ten cubits. 3 Then said he to me, This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth. Every one who steals shall be exonorated from this side like it; and every one that swears shall be exonorated from that side like it. 4 I will cause it to go forth, says the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him who swears falsely by My name; and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
Then the angel that talked with me went forth and said to me, Lift up now your eyes and see what is this that goes forth. 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is the ephah that goes forth. And he said, This is their appearance in all the earth. 7 (And, behold, there was lifted up a lead cover.) And there is one woman sitting in the midst of the ephah. 8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast her into the midst of the ephah and cast the lead weight upon its mouth. 9 Then lifted I up my eyes, and looked, and, behold, there were two women going forth, and the wind was in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of a stork. And they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens. 10 And I said to the angel who spoke with me, Where are they taking the ephah? 11 And he said to me, To build it a house in the land of Shinar; and it shall be established, and set there upon its own base.
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar ; and they dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. 5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 Go to, let Us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
6:1 And I turned, and lifted up my eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between the two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass. 2 In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses; 3 And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot hail-colored, strong horses. 4 Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord? 5 And the angel answered and said to me, These are four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth. 6 The chariot in which are the black horses goes forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the hail-colored go forth toward the south country. 7 And the strong went forth, and sought that they might go to and fro through the earth: and He said, Get you hence, go to and fro through the earth. So they went to and fro through the earth, 8 and this caused me to cry out in anguish! And He communed with me, saying, Behold, these that go forth toward the north country have caused My Spirit to rest in the north country.
6:1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as a voice of thunder, Come [and see]. 2 And I saw: and behold, a white horse, and he that sat upon it having a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went forth conquering and that he might conquer. 3 And when it opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, Come [and see]. 4 And another, a red horse, went forth; and to him that sat upon it, to him it was given to take peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another; and there was given to him a great sword. 5 And when it opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come [and see]. And I saw: and behold, a black horse, and he that sat upon it having a balance in his hand. 6 And I heard as a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages: and do not injure the oil and the wine. 7 And when it opened the fourth seal, I heard [the voice of] the fourth living creature saying, Come [and see]. 8 And I saw: and behold, a pale horse, and he that sat upon it, his name [was] Death, and Hades followed with him; and authority was given to him over the fourth of the earth to slay with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and by the beasts of the earth.
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy. 19 And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke: 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterwards that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. 29 Yea, even upon the bondmen and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be changed to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of Jehovah come. 32 And it shall be that whosoever shall call upon the name of Jehovah shall be saved: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as Jehovah hath said, and for the residue whom Jehovah shall call.
Daniel 9:23-27 At the beginning of thy supplications the word went forth, and I am come to declare it; for thou art one greatly beloved. Therefore consider the word, and have understanding in the vision: 24 Seventy weeks are apportioned out upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to close the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make expiation for iniquity, and to bring in the righteousness of the ages, and to seal the vision and prophet, and to anoint the holy of holies. 25 Know therefore and understand: From the going forth of the word to restore and to build Jerusalem unto Messiah, the Prince, are seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks. The street and the moat shall be built again, even in troublous times. 26 And after the sixty-two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, and shall have nothing; and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with an overflow, and unto the end, war, the desolations determined. 27 And he shall confirm a covenant with the many for one week; and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and because of the protection of abominations there shall be a desolator, even until that the consumption and what is determined shall be poured out upon the desolate. (Darby)
Genesis 18:32 And he said, Oh, let not the Lord be angry, that I speak yet but this time! Perhaps there may be ten found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for the ten's sake.
Luke 2:29-32 Lord, now thou let thy bondman go, according to thy word, in peace; 30 for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 31 which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples; 32 a light for revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel.
Deut 25:15 A perfect and just weight shalt thou have; a perfect and just ephah shalt thou have; that thy days may be prolonged in the land that Jehovah thy God giveth thee.
Deut 28:23 And thy heavens which are over thy head shall be brass, and the earth which is under thee, iron.
Matt 24:21 for then shall there be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall be;
Re 7:14 And I say unto him, My lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they that come out of the great tribulation, and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Deut 4:29-30 And from thence ye shall seek Jehovah thy God, and thou shalt find him, if thou shalt seek him with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul.
30 In thy tribulation, and when all these things shall come upon thee, at the end of days, thou shalt return to Jehovah thy God, and shalt hearken to his voice,
Gen. 31:10-12 And it came to pass at the time that the flock conceive, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the he-goats which leaped upon the flock were ringstreaked, speckled, and grizzled. 11 And the angel of God said unto me in the dream, Jacob: and I said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see: all the he-goats which leap upon the flock are ringstreaked, speckled, and grizzled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
Ps 89:48 What man lives, and shall not see death? Shall he deliver his soul from the power of Hades? Selah.
Rev. 9:1-2 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star from heaven fallen unto the earth: and there was given to him the key of the pit of the abyss.
2 And he opened the pit of the abyss; and there went up a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
Re 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and give glory to him; for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
2 Pet 3:8 But do not let this one thing escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day.