Pastor Tim Romero

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Zechariah 6:1-3

Zechariah 6:1–3 (ESV): "Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze. 2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, 3 the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong."

God has agents at work in both the spiritual and physical realms. He uses both the angelic and demonic to influence the physical world to accomplish His purpose! Don't fret what you see and what you can't see for God is at work just stay on mission.

Zechariah is given yet another vision, this time of four angelic hosts that come out between the mountains (perhaps Mt. Zion and Mt of Olives). They were bronze in color which speaks of judgment. Many believe these to be the same four horsemen in Revelation 6 for the colors are similar. One was white which represents victory, another red which represents war, and another black representing famine and death, and finally, one that is dappled representing pestilence (Ez 14:21).

These angelic hosts were sent from God to judge the world in preparation for the return of Christ. Interestingly, the white and black horses go toward the Northern Kingdom (perhaps Magog) and the dappled to the South while the others go to and fro the earth. Once this peace comes then Zechariah sees Joshua, the current high priest, crowned as a type of Christ (vs 11-12). This all speaks of the reality that Jesus would one day rule from Jerusalem physically and execute righteousness on earth.

God is in control behind the scenes positioning the world for its true King. Don't worry about the news or the events taking place Christian, stay the course and make Jesus famous. God is at work to bring Him here, may we do our part in preparing the way, amen?

Father, keep us awake and vigilant for time is short. May we spend less time focused on ourselves and more time focused on others. Give us opportunities to share the Gospel we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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