“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” is in Zechariah’s Golden Nuggets!

Near the end of the Old Testament is a group of short books known as the Minor Prophets.  Each was written by a prophet around the 6th century B.C. but difficult to find in the Bible’s massive 1,500 pages. It exposes God’s plan directly to the reader – YOU!  While every word in the Bible is important, here are some significant Zechariah’s Golden Nuggets you may have missed.

Return to Me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you. Question: Do  you need to return so He will return to you? (Have you heard the term “repent?” “Pent” is a high place like a “penthouse.” So it means return to the high place, which is to following God.) – Zech 1:3

For I, says the Lord, will be a wall of fire all around her (Israel) and I will be the glory in her midst.  God promises you protection . . . IF . . . you are honoring Him. –  Zech 2:5

For behold, I am coming and will dwell in your midst, says the Lord. Many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and they shall become My people. God had a plan for all mankind to worship Him. That’s exactly what Christians have done in every nation. – Zech 2:10-11

This is the word of the Lord . . . Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit. Often we try to accomplish things with our own mind and strength. We fail because we try without His Spirit. – Zech 4:6c

The four chariots here are part of the last-times prophecy of Rev 19:11-21; Nah 3:1-7; Joel 2;3-11 – Zech 6:1-8  

Behold, I will save My people from the land of the east and from the land of the west, I will bring them back And they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. (This foretells the return of the Jews to Israel in 1948 after Stalin and Hitler tried to eliminate them.) Zech 8:7-8

I WILL strengthen the house of Judah, and I WILL save the house of Joseph. I WILL bring them back, Because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; For I am the Lord their God, and I WILL hear them. In 1948 the Israelites went back to their land as God had promised in the 6th century B.C. Promise fulfilled! – Zech 10:6   

I will sow (plant) them among the peoples, and they shall remember Me in far countries; {The Israelites (Jews) were spread in countries all over the world.} They shall live, together with their children, (in ghettos) and they shall return. (They returned in 1948.) – Zech 10:9 

And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives . . . and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, Making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north and half of it toward the south. This leads up to the final battle of good and evil in Revelation. – Zech 14:4

“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” climaxed with a scene perfectly described in this verse. Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet, Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths. Remember the scene as the Nazis opened the Ark? – Zech 14:12b

Prophesies of Christ Coming to Earth 

Jesus’ birth, death and life were all described (prophesied) often in the Old Testament, especially in Isaiah. Below are additional Zechariah’s Golden Nuggets in passages fulfilled by Jesus, the Christ.

Zech 2:10-11     I am coming. I will dwell in your midst. The Lord of Hosts sent Me to you. (Matt 1:23)

Zech 3:8-9        Bringing the BRANCH. And I will remove the iniquity of that land in that day.

Zech 6:12-13    The Man whose name is the BRANCH!

Zech 9:9           Your king is coming – Lowly and riding on the foal of a donkey. (Matt 21:6-9)

Zech 11:12-13   My wages, 30 pieces of silver. Throw it into the potter. (Matt 27:3-10; Acts 1:18)

Zech 12:10-11  They will look on Me whom they pierced. There’ll be great mourning in Jerusalem.

Zech 13:6-7      Who wounded you? Strike the Shepherd and the sheep will be scattered. (Mk 14:27-28)

It’s hoped Zechariah’s Golden Nuggets will encourage you to more fully study this important book!Gold photo