The first vision of four chariots and horses in Zechariah Chapter six is a familiar picture to many who read this book. What do they mean to us today? what is God saying to churches today? This is what we shall read now.
In Chapter 1, Zechariah saw a vision of the angel on red horse under the myrtle trees and that angels on horses were sent out to patrol the nations of the whole earth. They reported, ” We have walked to and fro through the earth [patrolling it] and behold, all the earth sits at rest [in peaceful security].” The angel in charge petitioned to God about the timing of carrying out God’s plan. This is what God said, “And I am very angry with the nations that are at ease; for while I was but a little displeased, they helped forward the affliction and disaster. 16 Therefore thus says the Lord: I have returned to Jerusalem with compassion (lovingkindness and mercy). My house shall be built in it, says the Lord of hosts, and a measuring line shall be stretched out over Jerusalem [with a view to rebuilding its walls].”
In Chapter 6, the conversation over the matters of the nations continued between the angel in charge and Zechariah.
- The world’s nations may be at ease and presume that they can perpetuate their oppressive and demonic dominion, and are secure with all their military technology, global economic and political might in the physical natural realm, Their actions on earth actually stir things up in the spiritual. They have overlooked that God exists in the spiritual realm which controls the physical.
- God will continue to carry out His supreme plan as scheduled in the supernatural heavenly realm to bring forth His Kingdom dominion on earth as it is in heaven.
- The horses and chariots of the Almighty God do exist and will go out against those nations involved in oppressing God’s own people.
- The actions taken by God’s armies in the heavenly realm will secure victory just as God has intended.
Jesus has spoken on this preeminence of the will of the Almighty God, our Father in heaven:
6 And again I lifted up my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of firm, immovable bronze.
2 The first chariot had red or bay horses, the second chariot had black horses,
3 The third chariot had white horses, and the fourth chariot had dappled, active, and strong horses.
4 Then I said to the angel who talked with me, What are these, my lord?
5 And the angel answered me, These are the four winds or spirits of the heavens, which go forth from presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The chariot with the black horses is going forth into the north country, and the white ones are going forth after them [because there are two northern powers to overcome], and the dappled ones are going forth toward the south country.
7 And [the chariots with] the strong [horses] went forth and sought to go that they might patrol the earth. And [the Lord] said to them, Go, walk to and fro through the earth and patrol it. So they walked about through the earth [watching and protecting it].
8 Then He summoned me and said to me, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted My Spirit [of wrath] and have caused it to rest in the north country.
__________________________________A Prophecy that has and will continue to come true:
Psalm 2 Amplified Bible (AMP)
1 Why do the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme?
2 The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed One (the Messiah, the Christ). They say,
3 Let us break Their bands [of restraint] asunder and cast Their cords [of control] from us.
4 He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].
5 He speaks to them in His deep anger and troubles (terrifies and confounds) them in His displeasure and fury, saying,
6 Yet have I anointed (installed and placed) My King [firmly] on My holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, You are My Son; this day [I declare] I have begotten You.
8 Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; You shall dash them in pieces like potters’ ware.
10 Now therefore, O you kings, act wisely; be instructed and warned, O you rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear; rejoice and be in high spirits with trembling [lest you displease Him].
12 Kiss the Son [pay homage to Him in purity], lest He be angry and you perish in the way, for soon shall His wrath be kindled. O blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are all those who seek refuge and put their trust in Him!