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Life-Study of Zechariahby Witness Lee

ISBN: 0-87083-639-0
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LIFE-STUDY OF ZECHARIAH

MESSAGE ELEVEN

THE PROPHECIES OF ENCOURAGEMENT

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Scripture Reading: Zech. 11

In this message we will consider the prophecy in chapter eleven of Zechariah.

III. THE PROPHECY CONCERNING THE LIVING OF ISRAEL
UNDER THE OPPRESSION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

The prophecy in Zechariah 11 covers the living of Israel under the oppression of the Roman Empire. As we will see, in this chapter there is evidence which proves that it is concerned with the tyranny of the Roman Empire.

A. The Destruction Carried Out
in the Neighborhood of Israel by the Roman Empire

Verses 1 through 3 reveal the destruction carried out in the neighborhood of Israel by the Roman Empire. The fire in verse 1 refers to the coming of the Roman Caesar to devastate Lebanon and Jordan.

B. The Children of Israel
Falling into Their Neighbors' Hand
and into the Hand of Their King

Israel's living under the tyranny of the Roman Empire is seen in verses 4 through 6. The children of Israel fell into their neighbors' hand and into the hand of their king. The neighbors mentioned in verse 6 refer to the subordinate kings and governors of the Roman Empire, such as Herod and Pilate, in the region of Palestine. The king in verse 6 is Caesar.


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