MINI STUDY: THE REAL ZERUBBABEL:

In Haggai 2:21, we are told that a spiritual Zerubbabel shall come to be a signet of the Father at the end of the age.  In the day of the Lord,  Zerubbabel shall become a signet [be ruler over the Kingdom of God].

Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;

22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

23 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

Just who was this Zerubabbel of scripture and was he a type of someone in this end time?  is the pope or some pother man the spiritual Zerubbabel to appear at the latter days as the nations are shaken by God?

The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. Zec 4:9.

Zerubbabel built the temple of God shortly before the coming of Messiah to die for the sins of humanity.

He was a type of a spiritual Master builder who is building the spiritual temple [the bride of Christ].

I ask you: Who sent all of the apostles and prophets to lay the foundation of the spiritual temple?  Were they sent by some man, or were they sent by the Father and Jesus Christ?

The answer is clear: No man dead or living sent the ancient prophets and the apostles!

If Zerubbabel is a type of any builder, he is a type of the MASTER BUILDER, JESUS CHRIST!

REST ASSURED and REJOICE, for we have God’s own promise that He will pick up His tools and complete HIS spiritual temple,  Zec 4:9-10, Isaiah 66:5-24.

The SPIRITUAL TEMPLE is not limited to one man’s lifetime but is composed of all the first fruits of God, called through all of man’s history.

Indeed, the building process has been going on for the past six thousand years.

This spiritual Zerubbabel is also identified as Messiah in Zechariah.

Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he  [God the Father] shall bring forth the headstone (building stone, cornerstone) thereof with shoutings [great rejoicings] crying Grace, grace unto it Zech 4:7.

That great mountain is Babylon Jer 51:25, which is to be destroyed by a great stone from God Dan 2:35.

That stone will be made the chief corner stone of God’s kingdom, for that Zerubbabel stone; is Jesus Christ Eph 2:20.

Will some man destroy Babylon or will she be destroyed by Christ?

You judge whether Zerubbabel was a type of some mere mortal or whether he was a type of the Master Builder, Jesus Christ.

Zerubbabel built the physical Temple during the restoration of Jerusalem, as a type of the one who is building and will complete the building of the spiritual temple of the Called Out of the Father!  The Master Builder: Jesus Christ!

The Master Builder will take up his tools!  The Master Builder will complete the job.  He will finish the work that he started six thousand years ago, and will then come to his spiritual temple [his faithful chosen] to bring them up in a resurrection to eternal life. 

Christ will then return from his Father’s house in heaven with his new bride; to SHAKE the nations once again, as he takes the rulership of this world as the very signet of the Father!

We need to REPENT of man worship and self aggrandizement and turn to Jesus Christ! 

 

 

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