by Christina Farris
1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
8 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.
10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
11 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left side thereof?
12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth. I can not help but wonder at the many interpretations of scripture of what is seen and not seen, visible and unvisible and the symbolic nature of often the visions of man of spiritually witnessing what the angel was speaking to Zechariah. I know for myself when God speaks to my heart, it is the evidence of what will come to pass and does that speaks to me that Lord was speaking for I could not imagine what would be myself. I going to explain this in another way. Noah was told to build an ark with great instruction on how to build it. No one knows if Noah knew how to build anything, but he built an ark. It also took 100 years to build that ark, so not sure if that was because of lack of knowledge or time he had to do it with all the other task he had to do as well. The Lord does not say why 100 years. After watching some shows on tv and the process of hand cutting logs the old fashion way and so forth 100 years seems a bit lengthy. Yet when the ark is complete the animals and Noah family did not hestitate to get inside, as anyone wonder why they were not hesitant about whether this large vessel would sail or not. No, they climbed aboard and God sealed the door shut, Noah could not open it for it was sealed.
Abraham seen the promise land but land was not owned by Abraham, but by another country that would give that land to Abraham. God said go to a land I prepared for you. Abraham did not hesitate to go. Why is the vision to Zechariah so important to the prophet, and to us today. Why record something that only a vision of God and his two witnesses the Son/Word and Holy Spirit? From the beginning of time three witness of each other that what God said was true and what his Word by his Spirit went forth to do came to be. The Word of God testifying of the reality of God. Two the Spirit of God being testimony of God, because it by His Spirit we know of God and His Word which speaks.
God's witness is important, both the Christian church and the Jewish people testify of the reality of God based on the testimony of their life. Their enability to accomplish without the work of the Lord. There things that God does during their testimony man can not recreate and that how the church and Jewish people have been able to testify of God greatness in their life.
Yet the two witnesses of people of faith can not take away the witness of God to testify by his Word and His Spirit the two persons that have been with him since the beginning before the world was even created. They were anointed because of each person being a part of God that became separate and connected to God. God Spirit indwells God, surrounds God the Father and goes forth from the Father. His Word is within God, sits beside God and came to man by God's Spirit and by God the Father physical presence to Adam, Abraham and even Moses. Yet there were even a few more that see physical God until God would no longer allow man to see his physical presence, then he sent his Word in physical flesh and his Spirit to comfort man.
Zachriah would not know what the vision meant but by God's Spirit, not by God's power or God's might, but by His Spirit. Until you experience God's Spirit for yourself, you not going to understand the work of the Spirit, or the knowledge that comes by God's Spirit and not by the power of man. Many things man can duplicate but there things only God can prove and his Spirit and Word testify of God, because it something unhumanly possible.
Seven is symbolic for God so the candle with seven lamps and so forth symbolizing God, and the two witnessess being God the Holy Spirit and at time Zachariah the Word that would become human flesh but not in Zachariah day. The vision fully spiritual to signify God and unity with his two witnessess that will come to man, and continue to come to mankind through cross of Christ and the in filling of the Holy Spirit after salvation.
To understand our strength comes from the Lord, is by His Spirit and power of His Word in our life through first salvation and then through living a life in accordance to God the Father, by his Word and Spirit. With Knowledge of who God is and that he gives us the two witnesses of who He is to us, does not make him our equal, but give us his wisdom and knowledge not to use, but to follow his leadership and his footsteps. To live in harmony of his Spirit and His ways.
Dear Heavenly Father, help us to trust you and in your ways for you gave us the gift of yourself by your Word(Your Son) and Holy Spirit as gifts to each of us that believe in Jesus and you. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study:1 John 5:5-10 KJV
5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.