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    What are the two bronze mountains in Zechariah 6?

    Lou Newton

    Former Steel Mill Crane Designer and Physics Teacher

    The Bible is about Christ; who is God Almighty that comes to the earth to save the people of the earth. The Book of Zechariah is about the coming of Jesus Christ.

    Zec 2 NIV

    10 “Shout and be glad, Daughter Zion. For I am coming, and I will live among you,” declares the Lord. 11 “Many nations will be joined with the Lord in that day and will become my people. I will live among you and you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you. 12 The Lord will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land and will again choose Jerusalem. 13 Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.”

    NOTE: The Holy Spirit of Jesus will live among us.

    Zec 3 NIV

    8 “‘Listen, High Priest Joshua, you and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch. 9 See, the stone I have set in front of Joshua! There are seven eyes on that one stone, and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day.

    NOTE: The Branch of course is Jesus. Jesus removed the sin of the whole world in a single day when He shed His blood for our sin on the cross.

    Zec 4 TLB

    Zechariah 4

    Living Bible

    4 Then the angel who had been talking with me woke me, as though I had been asleep.

    2 “What do you see now?” he asked.

    I answered, “I see a gold lampstand holding seven lamps, and at the top there is a reservoir for the olive oil that feeds the lamps, flowing into them through seven tubes. 3 And I see two olive trees carved upon the lampstand, one on each side of the reservoir. 4 What is it, sir?” I asked. “What does this mean?”

    5 “Don’t you really know?” the angel asked.

    “No, sir,” I said, “I don’t.”

    6 Then he said, “This is God’s message to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty—you will succeed because of my Spirit, though you are few and weak.’ 7 Therefore no mountain, however high, can stand before Zerubbabel! For it will flatten out before him! And Zerubbabel will finish building this Temple with mighty shouts of thanksgiving for God’s mercy, declaring that all was done by grace alone.”*

    8 Another message that I received from the Lord said:

    9 “Zerubbabel laid the foundation of this Temple, and he will complete it. (Then you will know these messages are from God, the Lord Almighty.) 10 Do not despise this small beginning, for the eyes of the Lord rejoice to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. For these seven lamps represent the eyes of the Lord that see everywhere around the world.”

    11 Then I asked him about the two olive trees on each side of the lampstand, 12 and about the two olive branches that emptied oil into gold bowls through two gold tubes.

    13 “Don’t you know?” he asked.

    “No, sir,” I said.

    14 Then he told me, “They represent the two anointed ones who assist the Lord of all the earth.”

    NOTE: Men have tried to build a temple for the Lord but they do not endure. God will build His Temple, not out of stone, but Living Stones, or men that have the Holy Spirit of God living in them. This will be done BY GRACE and GRACE ALONE. NOT 99.9% grace but 100% grace. This was done when The Branch shed His blood on the cross for our sin.

    Rev 5 NIV

    6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

    NOTE: The Seven Spirits of God are The Father, The Son, His Holy Spirit, The Servant of man ( the OX), The King of Kings ( The Lion), The Son of Man ( the Man), God Almighty ( The Eagle). The Father , Son and Holy Spirit are not three, but One. He is One God who appears to us three different ways. The last four are the four ways God works and are revealed in the four gospels. So the Seven Lamps are the Seven Spirits of God. He sees all (7 eyes) is the source of all light ( 7 Lamps) and the source of all power ( 7 Horns)

    NOTICE Two Olive Branches. Remember Jesus is The Branch.

    Zec 6 NIV

    Four Chariots

    6 I looked up again, and there before me were four chariots coming out from between two mountains—mountains of bronze. 2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black, 3 the third white, and the fourth dappled—all of them powerful. 4 I asked the angel who was speaking to me, “What are these, my lord?”

    5 The angel answered me, “These are the four spirits of heaven, going out from standing in the presence of the Lord of the whole world. 6 The one with the black horses is going toward the north country, the one with the white horses toward the west, and the one with the dappled horses toward the south.”

    NOTE: So these four Spirits are told about in the 4 gospels and are the four ways Jesus worked on the earth. He was The King of kings, or the Lion, in Matthew ; The Servant of man ( The Ox) In Mark ; The Son of Man ( The Man ) in Luke; and God Almighty ( The Eagle) in John.

    Rev 1 NIV

    12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

    NOTE: Jesus stands on feet of bronze. These are the two foundations He stands on. Bronze is an alloy that is as strong as the strongest steel but it will not rust or corrode. Jesus is both God Almighty and the Son of Man. Jesus is BOTH King and Priest.

    Jesus is The God The Father : Isaiah 9 GNV

    6 For unto us a child is born, and unto us a Son is given: and the government is upon his shoulder, and he shall call his name, Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The prince of peace.

    NOTE: Everlasting means the Child Jesus always was our Father and always will be our Father. The One and Only God came down from heaven and was born of a woman to become a Man to die for our sin. God is Life and can not die. He humbled Himself to become one of us so that He could die for us.

    Isaiah 43 NIV

    10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
    “and my servant whom I have chosen,
    so that you may know and believe me
    and understand that I am he.
    Before me no god was formed,
    nor will there be one after me.
    11 I, even I, am the Lord,
    and apart from me there is no savior.

    NOTE: The servant God has chosen is Christ. God The Father is that Servant and our Savior.

    Jesus is BOTH King and Priest. Many men tried to be both King and Priest:

    Joshua 10 NIV

    The Sun Stands Still

    10 Now Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had taken Ai and totally destroyed[a] it, doing to Ai and its king as he had done to Jericho and its king, and that the people of Gibeon had made a treaty of peace with Israel and had become their allies. 2 He and his people were very much alarmed at this, because Gibeon was an important city, like one of the royal cities; it was larger than Ai, and all its men were good fighters. 3 So Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem appealed to Hoham king of Hebron, Piram king of Jarmuth, Japhia king of Lachish and Debir king of Eglon. 4 “Come up and help me attack Gibeon,” he said, “because it has made peace with Joshua and the Israelites.”

    NOTE: Adoni-zedek means Lord of Righteousness. He proclaimed himself, both King and priest of Jerusalem. God stopped the sun in the sky to give Joshua light so he could see to find and destroy this false King of Righteousness.

    Saul was appointed King over Israel by God. But he tried to also become the priest of Israel and God took his Kingship away from him.

    Many men today try to be both the Ruler and Priest of their church. They tell people to obey them and are the Ruler ( King) of that congregation and also preach the sermons and are the Priest. But God will not be mocked. His Holy Spirit does not lead these men just as His Holy Spirit stopped leading Saul.

    Only One can be both King and Priest and that is Jesus;

    Hebrews 5 NIV

    5 In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,

    “You are my Son;
    today I have become your Father.”

    6 And he says in another place,

    “You are a priest forever,
    in the order of Melchizedek.”

    Rev 19 NIV

    11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.

    NOTE: So the four Spirits of heaven are The Lord Jesus revealed in the 4 gospels. Jesus revealed the true Nature of God to the world. The two bronze mountains that He rode out of are the very foundation that He stands on. Jesus is BOTH the One and Only God, and Man. Jesus is Both King and Priest.

    Lou Newton

    His bond servant