Adult / Kids Sunday School Series
May 18, 2008
What's In the Old Testament "FOR" Us?
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
I Corinthians 10:11
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:4

Part II
More Rebuilding of the Temple

Visions of the Coming Messiah and His Universal Kingdom

We could do a deep study that would last for weeks; however, we will just touch on things "FOR" us that we find in Zechariah.

And the LORD said unto me,
Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land,
which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one,
nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still:
but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock!
the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye:
his arm shall be clean dried up,
and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

Zechariah 5:5–10. The Flying Ephah Zechariah 6:1–8. The Four Chariots and Four Spirits Zechariah 6:9–15. The Coronation of Joshua Zechariah 7–8. Questions About Fasting Zechariah 9–11. God's Judgments on Neighboring Nations

Chapters 9–14 contain things that have evident reference to the conquest by Alexander the Great and its aftermath, which came 200 years after Zechariah.

Summary of Zechariah’s Prophecies Concerning Christ

Here are plain statements that not only forecast, in specific language, the great doctrines of the coming Messiah’s atoning death for human sin, His deity, and His universal kingdom, but also mention detailed incidents in His life, such as His entry into Jerusalem riding on a colt and His betrayal for 30 pieces of silver.