BIBLE: Zechariah Chapter 10 – Headline “Dancing in the Rain” []

Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.

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Zechariah 10

  • Zechariah describes God’s plan for the Jews, His chosen people. It begins with Jesus’ return. He urges the Jews who are in affliction during the tribulation to ask God for rain in a time when rain is scarce; furthermore, pray in earnest and ask Him for their Messiah to come down from heaven.
    • Zechariah 12:10“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
    • John 19:37 And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”
  • When Jesus comes down from heaven, He and His army will fight on behalf of the Jews. When the armies against Israel are defeated, Jesus will set up His Kingdom on earth and bless the Jews with many resources to revive the land and the people.

Restoration of Judah and Israel

Zechariah 10:Ask the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) for rain
  • Rain is the Messiah. In Hebrew the word rain can be translated as “teacher” and the faithful rain is understood to be the Messiah which we know as Jesus.
  • Note: Rain comes down from heaven.
    • Joel 2:23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first.
    • Hosea 6:3 Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth.
In the time of the latter rain (Spring rain).
The Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) will make flashing clouds (Or lightning flashes);
He will give them showers of rain,
Grass in the field for everyone.
Zechariah 10:For the idols speak (Heb. Teraphim) delusion;
The diviners envision lies,
And tell false dreams;
They comfort in vain.
Therefore the people wend their way like sheep;
They are in trouble (afflicted) because there is no shepherd.
Zechariah 10:“My anger is kindled against the shepherds,
And I will punish the goatherds (Leaders).
For the Lord of hosts (Yᵊhōvâ ṣāḇā’) will visit His flock,
The house of Judah,
And will make them as His royal horse in the battle.
  • The battle of Armageddon.
Zechariah 10:From Him comes the cornerstone (Jesus),
  • A cornerstone is the first stone of the foundation when it is laid and by it the entire foundation is secure.
    • Isaiah 28:16 [A Cornerstone in Zion] Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily.
    • Psalm 118:22 The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
    • Acts 4:11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.
    • Ephesians 2:19-22 – Christ Our Cornerstone – 19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.
From Him the tent peg (nail),
  • ► Tent peg in Hebrew: yathed H3489
    From an unused root meaning to pin through or fasten; a peg: nail, paddle, pin, stake.
  • Every letter in the Hebrew alphabet comes from the meaning of a word. One of the letters in the Hebrew alphabet is Vav. It’s derivation comes from a tent peg. The ancient pictograph/hieroglyphic for nail or Hebrew letter “vav” shows a tent peg which acted like a nail.
https://www.ancient-hebrew.org/hebrew/heb-anc-lg-vav
  • The Vav is one of the letters used in God’s Name translated LORD: יְהֹוָה  Yehovah

  • ► The tent peg is used as an instrument of God’s wrath against Israel’s oppressors. In the same way Jael drove a tent peg through Sisera’s temple. Sisera oppressed God’s chosen people. Satan also oppresses believers.
  • It is Jesus who treads the grapes of wrath during the seven year tribulation when God’s wrath is expressed against the nations who surround and attack Israel.
  • The tent peg destroyed Sisera, so also Jesus Christ will defeat the Antichrist indwelt by Satan.
  • God uses metaphors to reveal something of His nature to us, “And isn’t it interesting that God has chosen to defeat Satan through the nails driven into the hands and feet of Jesus upon the cross?” (Posted on June 15, 2018 by pfrost111)
From him the battle bow,
  • The battle bow is an instrument of war.
    • Revelation 19:19, Jesus will return to battle evil: “And I saw the beast (the Antichrist), the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him (Jesus) who sat on the horse and against His army.”
From him every ruler (Or despot) together.
  • He will put the kings of the earth under His feet on the day of His return to earth to set up His kingdom.
Zechariah 10:They shall be like mighty men,
Who tread down their enemies
In the mire of the streets in the battle.
They shall fight because the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) is with them,
And the riders on horses shall be put to shame.
  • Mire is an end time word depicting the feet of iron and CLAY, where clay comes from mire.
Zechariah 10:“I will strengthen the house of Judah,
And I will save the house of Joseph.
I will bring them back,
Because I have mercy on them.
They shall be as though I had not cast them aside;
For I am the Lord their God (Yᵊhōvâ ‘ĕlōhîm),
And I will hear them.
  • This will be the final “regathering”.

Zechariah 10:Those of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man,
And their heart shall rejoice as if with wine.
Yes, their children shall see it and be glad;
Their heart shall rejoice in the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ).

Zechariah 10:I will whistle for them and gather them,
For I will redeem them;
And they shall increase as they once increased.
  • Instead of being a remnant, they will become multitudes.
Zechariah 10:“I will sow (Or scatter) them among the peoples,
And they shall remember Me in far countries;
They shall live, together with their children,
And they shall return.

Zechariah 10:10 I will also bring them back from the land of Egypt,
And gather them from Assyria.
I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon,
Until no more room is found for them.
Zechariah 10:11 He shall pass through the sea (of people) with affliction,
  • Note: The seven year tribulation is also known as the time of affliction.

And strike the waves of the sea:
  • There are waves on the sea of people because the people are stirred up.

All the depths of the River (The Nile) shall dry up.
Then the pride of Assyria shall be brought down,
And the scepter of Egypt shall depart.
Zechariah 10:12 “So I will strengthen them in the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ),
And they shall walk up and down in His name,”
Says the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ).
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