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  • The amazing prophecy of Zechariah

    There is an amazing prophecy in Zechariah that should convince any Jew to seriously seek the truth about Jesus Christ.

    Zechariah 11
    Two Shepherds
    4 This is what the LORD my God says: "Pasture the flock marked for slaughter. 5 Their buyers slaughter them and go unpunished. Those who sell them say, 'Praise the LORD, I am rich!' Their own shepherds do not spare them. 6 For I will no longer have pity on the people of the land," declares the LORD. "I will hand everyone over to his neighbor and his king. They will oppress the land, and I will not rescue them from their hands." 7 So I pastured the flock marked for slaughter, particularly the oppressed of the flock. Then I took two staffs and called one Favor and the other Union, and I pastured the flock. 8 In one month I got rid of the three shepherds. The flock detested me, and I grew weary of them 9 and said, "I will not be your shepherd. Let the dying die, and the perishing perish. Let those who are left eat one another's flesh." 10 Then I took my staff called Favor and broke it, revoking the covenant I had made with all the nations. 11 It was revoked on that day, and so the afflicted of the flock who were watching me knew it was the word of the LORD. 12 I told them, "If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it." So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. 13 And the LORD said to me, "Throw it to the potter"--the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD to the potter. 14 Then I broke my second staff called Union, breaking the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. 15 Then the LORD said to me, "Take again the equipment of a foolish shepherd. 16 For I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land who will not care for the lost, or seek the young, or heal the injured, or feed the healthy, but will eat the meat of the choice sheep, tearing off their hoofs.
    Of course the good shepherd is The Lord Jesus. Israel hated Him for telling them the truth. So he said give me my pay if you think it best. When one asks for his pay that is the signal that the contract they had is over. So they paid 30 pieces of silver for Him. The Lord took the 30 pieces of silver and threw it into the house of The Lord to the potter.

    After that day The Lord was no longer their shepherd and handed them over to shepherds that will not take good care of them. Instead those shepherds will eat them for meat.

    Now let us go to the New Testament

    Matthew 26
    Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

    26:14-16pp -- Mk 14:10,11; Lk 22:3-6
    14 Then one of the Twelve--the one called Judas Iscariot--went to the chief priests 15 and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty silver coins. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
    Even though they hated Jesus, they were only willing to give 30 pieces of silver for Him. That was the price one paid for a slave in Israel in those days.

    Jesus Arrested

    26:47-56pp -- Mk 14:43-50; Lk 22:47-53
    47 While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man; arrest him." 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed him. 50 Jesus replied, "Friend, do what you came for." Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.
    Matthew 27
    Judas Hangs Himself
    1 Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people came to the decision to put Jesus to death. 2 They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate, the governor. 3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. 4 "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood." "What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility." 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. 6 The chief priests picked up the coins and said, "It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money." 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day. 9 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: "They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel, 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
    The prophecy of Zechariah was fulfilled so LITERALLY that one would think anyone could see that these actions were prophesized about by Zechariah.

    These Pharisees had memorized whole books of the Bible and still did not even consider that they should at least look into this matter.

    This is proof that God knows the future as well as the past.

    It is also proof that Jesus is the Messiah

    Also it shows us that no one can see the truth unless God reveals it to them.

    Read the prophecy in Zechariah again and see what you can post that also took happened to Israel that Zechariah prophesized.

    Grace to you
    Lou Newton
    Bond servant of Jesus

  • #2
    Fulfilled in Jesus Christ from Zech Chapter 3...

    Originally posted by Lou Newton
    There is an amazing prophecy in Zechariah that should convince any Jew to seriously seek the truth about Jesus Christ...

    Read the prophecy in Zechariah again and see what you can post that also took happened to Israel that Zechariah prophesized.
    Zechariah 3
    And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. 2 And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
    3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
    4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
    5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord stood by.
    6 And the angel of the Lord protested unto Joshua, saying,
    7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
    8Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch.
    9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
    10 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Blane View Post
      Zechariah 3
      And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. 2 And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
      3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
      4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
      5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord stood by.
      6 And the angel of the Lord protested unto Joshua, saying,
      7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
      8Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch.
      9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
      10 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.
      Wonderful Blane. What better prophecy of Zachariah than this one. This was written hundreds of years before Christ was born. How does anyone not see that The Bible was written by God and Christ is the Savior of both Jew and Gentile.

      I wonder who can tell us part of the mystery of the following verse:

      9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts
      There is another important verse here that not many seem to know about. Some argue that some verses can not be God speaking because the person speaking says, "The Lord rebuke you Satan". They claim that The Lord would not say The "Lord rebuke you", so it is someone other than the Lord speaking.

      BUT here in Zechariah we see this:

      2 And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee
      I hope someone will point out some more scriptures that came true in Zechariah, there are many more.

      Lou Newton

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      • #4
        Is it not amazing how Zachariah wrote such literal detail about the Christ. Think about this if you were Zechariah. If you felt led to write these words, Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey; how would you confirm this enough to be bold enough to write such a thing that would seem so silly to almost everyone.

        What do you think people of the day said about this. The Messiah is coming riding on a little colt of a donkey but He will save the nation in one day. Yet Zechariah wrote this down for all to see. I bet he got a lot of criticism for writing these things.

        But look at this verse also:

        10 I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim And the horse from Jerusalem; And the bow of war will be cut off. And He will speak peace to the nations; And His dominion will be from sea to sea, And from the River to the ends of the earth.
        Right after Jesus was rejected by Israel God did just that. The Romans came and destroyed the city. The Jews had no chariots or horses for war. They had no bow for war. Israel ceased to exist as a nation.

        Grace to you
        Lou Newton

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