Zechariah chapter 5
Zechariah has now "seen" a picture (a vision) of how it is that God shall pour out His Spirit, even is pouring out His spirit, in these last days upon His servants and handmaidens, those sons and daughters who shall see the visions of the prophets and teach them to their brothers and sisters. We have also learned that the two witnesses, those two "sons of oil", and the two candlesticks which are the churches of Philadelphia and Smyrna, who shall be the instruments in God's hands who shall both bring forth His Word to His house, the true house of Israel, and then give His witness unto the "nations" in preparing the way for the second advent of the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Let us now "see" and understand the 6th vision of Zechariah
as he describes to us what he saw!
Do not overlook the fact that Zechariah "turned" (figuratively, i.e. he considered as in "his wheels were turning") immediately after seeing the vision of the "two anointed ones" in the previous verse, the last verse of chapter four! This is important as it connects these next two visions with those two witnesses and the seven thousand of God's elect, i.e. the two candlesticks of Rev. 11 which are the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia!Zech. 5:1
Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll.
What in the world is a "flying roll"? Well, I sure hope you do not have a Masters Degree or PhD of the type that will prevent you from seeing the simplicity of this, but a "roll" is simply a papyrus used for writing, i.e. a scroll or book, and this very large scroll written on both sides is "flying" like a big billboard... yes... as in flying through the air! Got the picture? In a moment we are going to learn exactly where this roll is flying! But first let us understand from the book of the "watchman", Ezekiel, that this "roll" is actually the Word of God. And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.
Take notice what is written "within and without", i.e. on both sides of the roll!Ezekiel 2:9
And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;
Ezekiel is instructed by God to "eat" the roll, as in consume and digest it thoroughly, and then go speak unto the house of Israel! Remember what we learned concerning the two witnesses who were "clothed in sackcloth"? To be "clothed in sack-cloth" is an expression, a figure of speech, denoting one who is mourning, i.e. lamenting and declaring the WOES, the curses to come upon those who do not turn to Him, to His Word! And he spread it before me; and it was written within and without: and there was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe.
You see, it is God's elect, His "watchmen" in this final generation, through whom He causes the roll to "goeth forth" over the face of the whole land. They, the "watchmen", the "eyes" of God, "eat the roll daily" asking for and receiving His daily bread, and so they are always diligently "being about their Father's business"!Ezekiel 3:1
Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
To that end, it is also worth noting that the dimensions of this "roll" which was seen by Zechariah were 20 cubits by 10 cubits (30 feet x 15 feet) which is the exact size of the temple porch (1 Kings 6:3)! To wit, the temple porch was where the "law", the Word of God, was usually read!
Now let us see what this "flying roll" shall accomplish:
To "goeth forth" literally means to "go forth on business" and so it is that God is taking care of business executing His Word exactly as it written. Those who have eyes to see and ears hear know that the teaching of that "roll" does literally "fly" over the face of the whole land (eretz) upon the airwaves 24/7 into millions of homes.Zech. 5:3
Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
But why is the "going forth" of the roll called a "curse"? It is a curse to the "thieves" and "false prophets" (liars) of God's Word who shall experience the "Woe" from our Father's hand for lying and building their own houses! Our Father does not like it one bit and they shall surely be cut off! Woe! Ezekiel 34:2 "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?"
The Word of God (the roll) declares all the "curses" that come upon those who do not follow God's laws. Have you ever read Deut. 28 beginning with verse 15? Deut. 28:15 "But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee." Yes, although the Word of God contains all the blessings for those who love the Lord, it also contains the lamentations, and mourning, and woes which shall come upon those who do not hearken unto His voice, and especially (meaning more severely) upon those who do NOT "eat the roll" but claim they are Christ's ministers and representatives.
I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
OK, enough said! Let us move on to the 7th vision of Zechariah.John 10:1
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Here comes another vision so "lift up your eyes" and do as the angel says... and "see" what it is that now goes forth.Zech. 5:5
Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
"Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... it's an EPHAH??"
An "ephah" is a container about the size of a bushel basket which is used to "measure grain" and so it is symbolic of commerce and economics. Here is what Amos says about those who make the ephah small and falsify the balances of commerce in their New World Order. They just can hardly wait to rip people off! (Review also the seal of the "Black Horse" in Revelation chapter six.) And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.
The phrase "this is their resemblance through all the earth" in Zech. 5:6 means this is a "global picture" of the extent of corrupt commerce on earth at this time. But wait, there is more concerning this ephah!Amos 8:5
Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
How many of our people really know who sits in the seat in the midst of commerce*? I dare say far too few! But as it is written right here in Zechariah, the "lid is going to come off the ephah" and the "woman" who sits in the midst of it shall be EXPOSED. It shall be the witness of God's elect that will do that exposing.Zech. 5:7
And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
God through His elect, His witnesses, shall EXPOSE the great harlot who sits in the midst of the ephah as filthy and wicked, i.e. as the iniquitous work of the wicked one (Satan)! To wit, "Zechariah" means "Yahveh Remembers" and so it is that He shall NOT FORGET those who have religiously and economically oppressed His people through lies and deceitful practices!Zech. 5:8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
The greedy who swallow up the needy shall be given fair warning by God's witnesses and they shall surely hear His servants say "Hear this"... "Thus saith the Lord GOD!" Meanwhile, the greedy can hardly wait to rob and steal by deceit...Amos 8:4
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
Such is "their resemblance in all the earth"! Rev. 6:5-6 "... And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
Woe unto them! Our Father shall surely remember their deeds and He shall bring them to justice on that great day when Jesus Christ returns! That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
Next we are going to "see" who it is that "lifts up this ephah" and carries this basket of filth to its "base", its final resting place, which is the PIT in land of Shinar, Babylon!
Who are these "two women" with the "wind" in their wings? "Wind" is "ruach" in Hebrew which means "spirit" and it is the "spirit" that makes their wings as "strong" and "swift" as those of a stork*? These two women are "virgins" who have not defiled themselves with women, i.e. with that filthy whore, the wicked one (rasha), Mystery Babylon, who sits as a queen in the ephah. (See Rev. 14:4).Zech. 5:9
Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
Where are God's elect going to take the ephah (commerce) with the filthy wicked woman (false religion)? Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?
Hey, they are going to carry this baby to its final resting place (base) in the land of Shinar, which is Babylon! And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.
So there you have it! What great imagery our Father has given us in this 5th chapter of Zechariah to show us how He uses His elect, those two olive trees and those two candlesticks, to bring forth His Word, the "flying roll", over the face of the whole land, and to expose the great whore who sits as a queen in the midst the ephah.
What a time to live! And what a privilege it is to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in this final generation!
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