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14 “Now the elaborate crown shall be for a memorial in the temple of the Lord for Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen the son of Zephaniah. 15 Even those from afar shall come and build the temple of the Lord. Then you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you. And this shall come to pass if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God.”

 

6:14

“Now the elaborate crown shall be for a memorial in the temple of the Lord for Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen the son of Zephaniah.

The elaborate crown was to be for a “memorial” for the crowning of Joshua as a type of Christ. The crown was not his to keep, but it served as a reminder of the coming Messiah.

6:15

Even those from afar shall come and build the temple of the Lord.

Those “afar” may refer to Gentiles throughout the world and their inclusion as worshipers of the LORD. The temple here is not Zerubbabel’s rebuilding the temple but the inauguration of Messiah’s kingdom temple. Jews of Zechariah’s day will be typical of those who come from afar, both Jews and Gentiles, to build the millennial temple (Isa 2:2; 60:5,9,11; 61:6; Hag 2:7-8).

Then you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you.

The prophet’s oracle will establish the validity of his message. The Messiah will verify the truth.

And this shall come to pass if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God.”

The fulfillment of the oracle is conditioned on obedience to the LORD.

PRINCIPLE:

Biblical prophecy involves the principle of dual fulfillment.

APPLICATION:

When interpreting Zechariah, we need to understand that it is highly symbolic. That symbolism carries the thought of dual fulfillment—one fulfillment in Zechariah’s day and another in Christ the Messiah’s Day.

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