Zechariah 4

Zerubbabel and the Two Anointed Ones

The desolation of Jerusalem came to an end by the hands of Zerubbabel, when he rebuilt the temple. The desolation of New Jerusalem will come to an end by the two anointed ones: the saints represented by Jan Huss and Martin Luther.

Zech 4:1-2
the Angel who talked with me came back – that is the Angel of YHVH, (Zech 1:12,13). The Spirit of Christ is the one “who walks among the seven golden lampstands.” (Rev 2:1). These are Christ’s lampstands, and the Spirit of Christ has the power to take away the lampstand of a Church by withdrawing His Spirit (see Rev 2:5).

seven lamps and seven pipes – these seven pipes use the same oil. The Spirit of Christ will fuel all seven churches (Rev 1:20).

Zech 4:3
two olive trees – in verse 14, we find that these are the anointed ones, vs 14, who stand beside “the Lord” – Adonai, of the whole earth, (Christ, who is the Lord of all the earth in the New Covenant). These olive trees are the two witnesses in Revelation 11:4, who oppose the beast.

Zech 4:4-5
what are these? – the answer is God’s reply to the desolation of Jerusalem, and the desolation of New Jerusalem. The anointed ones shall remove the desolation of His Church; and Zerubbabel shall remove the desolation of Jerusalem, when he places the capstone on the Temple.

No my Lord – throughout these Chapters, Zechariah calls Christ, the Angel of YHVH: “Lord” “Adonai,” as did Moses in Exodus 4, Gideon, etc.

Zech 4:6
By My Spirit says the YHVH of hosts – referring to the Spirit of Christ, who is called “His Spirit” in Zechariah 7:12. This is the only interpretation that can make sense to Zerubbabel, for the Spirit of Christ was the “Helper” of Israel. The Targum of Zechariah translates this as “Not by strength and not by might, but through my Word, says the Lord of Hosts.” It is the Spirit of Christ who strikes the statue in Daniel 2:34, to become a great mountain. The Spirit of Christ walks among the seven golden lampstands in Revelation 2:1.

to Zerubbabel – as in Chapter 3, this prophecy is a mixture of the current day, and the future restoration of Jerusalem (New Jerusalem). Zechariah is now speaking about Zerubbabel, the Governor of Judah (Hagg 1:1).

Zech 4:7
he shall bring forth the capstone – that completes the temple, and ends the desolation of Jerusalem, which Zerubbabel did four years later.

with shouts of grace to it – to the temple, and by extension to Christ’s Church.

Zech 4:8-9
His hands shall also finish it – as above

Zech 4:10
these sevenare the eyes of YHVH which scan to and fro – see Zech 1:10; and Rev 5:6. These are “the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth,” the eyes of the Spirit of Christ, the Archangel, Zech 3:9; the seven spirits and angels in the right hand of the Spirit of Christ (Rev 1:20).

Zech 4:11-14
what are these two olive trees? – answered in Revelation 11:4 as the two witnesses. They are the “two anointed ones who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth” (Zech 4:14)- to bring the desolation of New Jerusalem to an end.

that drip into the receptacles of the two gold pipes – the “anointing” they receive is the Spirit of Christ.