Not By Might * Nor By Power (Zechariah 4:1-14)

NOT BY MIGHT NOR BY POWER

Zechariah 4:1-14

I. THE FIFTH VISION (vs. 1-7)

     a. What was Zechariah’s fifth vision? ___________________________________________________________________

     b. As Chapter 3 spoke to Joshua the priest who does Chapter 4 address? ______________________________________

     c. The lamp stand appears to be the same as described for the tabernacle (Exodus 25:31-37) with some particular

     additions. What purpose would the lamp stand fill? _______________________________________________________

     d. In the Old Testament the oil was symbolic of the Holy Spirit and visualized in the anointing process. What fueled

     these lamps? _____________________________________________________________________________________

     e. was Zerubbabel expected to rebuild in his own strength? ___________________________________________________

     f. What would the mountain symbolize in this vision? ___________________________________ (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

II. THE HANDS OF ZERUBBABEL (vs. 8-10)

     a. What encouraging words does verse 9 hold for Zerubbabel? _____________________________________________

     b. How does verse 10 speak to the perceptions of the people from Haggai 2:3? _______________________________

     c. Verse 10 refers back to Ch. 3:9. Who does this represent? ______________________________________________

III. THE TWO ANOINTED ONES (vs. 11-14)

     a. What purpose would be served by the two olive trees? _________________________________________________

     b. Did Zechariah understand the vision? _______________________________________________________________

     c. Who are the two “anointed ones” through whom the Holy Spirit would work to accomplish His purpose? __________

     _____________________________________________________________ (hint: one from ch. 3 the other from ch. 4)

IV. APPLICATION: Lest we think our weakness is a liability to the Lord or our great skill, wealth, or power an advantage

to the Lord what are we reminded is the ONLY thing that matters in this passage? ________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________ (Zech. 4:6)

 
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