Zerubbabel and the Promise

Zerubbabel and the Promise: A Messianic Prophecy

“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith YHWH of hosts.”  Can’t help but think David must have had similar thoughts when he stood in front of Goliath.

This is an article I wrote several years ago.  I thought I would repost it on my blog. If you need the page bigger for reading use (Ctrl +) or just click on it and it will open in another window.  – William Struse


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6 thoughts on “Zerubbabel and the Promise

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  2. Ginny Jaques

    Very encouraging. What is impossible with man is possible with God. His wisdom is fathomless. And so is His grace. Thanks for the background. I had no idea how Zerubbabel fit into the picture.

  3. Lawrence

    This is part of haftarah reading for Sabbath of Hanukkah.

    “Zechariah then describes a vision of a golden seven-branched Menorah. An angel interprets the meaning of this vision: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel [descendent of King David, one of the protagonists in the building of the Second Temple], ‘Not by military force and not by physical strength, but by My spirit,’ says the Lord of Hosts.” Meaning that Zerubbabel’s descendent, Moshiach, will have no difficulty in his task, it will be as simple as lighting a menorah.”


    1. William Struse Post author

      Good morning Hezron,

      Sorry for the delay in replying. I believe the text is referring to the lack of blessing on the land because the returning people where too busy with their own affairs to work on the YHWH’s house. There are could also be deeper prophetic significance to the passage but of that I am not certain.

      Thank you for taking to the time to write.

      Warm regards,


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