A story is told of two traveling monks who came to a river crossing. There they saw a girl dressed in
all her finery, obviously not knowing what to do since the river was high and she didn’t want to spoil
her clothes. Without much discussion, one of the monks took her on his back … More
The eighth vision of the four chariots can be divided into two parts:
The prophet simply turned, lifted up his eyes, looked and behold there were four chariots that came out from between two brass mountains (v. 1). Presumably, Mt. Moriah and the Mt. of Olives would fit this description. These two mountains in a symbolic way speak of strength.
God has all things under His control. There is nothing that happens in my life that is a surprise to Him. He will be the final judge of all things. That is why I John 1:9 is so important to me.
Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze. The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses--all of them strong. Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?" And the angel answered and said to me, "These are going out to the four winds of heaven, after presenting themselves before the LORD of all the earth. The chariot with the black horses goes toward the north country, the white ones go after them, and the dappled ones go toward the south country." When the strong horses came out, they were impatient to go and patrol the earth. And he said, "Go, patrol the earth." So they patrolled the earth. Then he cried to me, "Behold, those who go toward the north country have set my Spirit at rest in the north country."
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Zechariah 4:1-14The Golden Lampstand and the Two Olive Trees
Zechariah 5:1-11The Woman in the Measuring Basket
Zechariah 6:1-8The Four Chariots
Zechariah 6:9-15The Ultimate King-Priest
Zechariah 7:1-14Hearts Like Flint
Zechariah 8:1-13God’s Favor Extended to Both Jews and Gentiles
Zechariah 8:14-23God Expects His People to be Truthful
Zechariah 9:1-10Rejoice in the Coming King
Zechariah 9:11-17God Helps His People Fight Their Battles