An Exegetical Study Of Zechariah's VisionOver 500 years before the birth of Christ a predictive prophecy was given that foretold the exact time of Christ's death. Chapters Zechariah 7 and Zechariah 8, delivered two years later, are an answer to the question whether the days of mourning for the destruction of the city should be kept any longer, and an encouraging address to the people, assuring them of God's presence and blessing.
Jerusalem, the city of our God” and The joy of the Whole Earth”, is also called by various prophets of Jahweh, The Harlot” the city of blood”, the Seething cauldron”, Sodom and Egypt, where our Lord was crucified”, and many other dreadful names of shame.
Now the admonition is simply this, Hush, all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.” The tumultuous nations are told by God to hush because God is going to be raised up out of his holy habitation and he is to accomplish his work.
Come you that profess to be God's people, if you have been negligent in the duties of your high calling, and if your hearts at this moment are going after vanity, pray God the Holy Spirit to put you into a proper state to perform the functions of your holy office, and now in the courts of the Lord's house, stand like Joshua, with your hearts prepared by the Lord of Hosts to minister before the Lord.
In other words the Lord had just sent the company of men or angelic beings upon the red horses, the sorrel horses or bay horses and the white horses on a patrolling mission and they have gone to and fro throughout all the earth and they have come back with their report.
But if one reads the parallel passage in Luke 17:36,37, when Christ says one will be taken, the disciples ask, "Where, Lord?" and He replies, "Where the body is, there will the eagles be gathered." (not taken to heaven, but the dinner of the vultures at the end of the world, Revelation 19:17.
For to that end was the city restored, that in it by the ordinance of Christ, for calamity, should abound bliss ; for desolation, fulness ; for sorrow, joy ; for want, affluence of heavenly goods " all which is beautiful and true ; but to deny that in its fulness it will yet find an exhaustive fulfilment in the Jewish people, which for nearly two thousand years has been in much greater bondage than they were during the seventy years in Babylon, is to misapprehend and mis interpret the scope of this as of all the other visions.
Hagee thinks the coming antichrist will be shot in the head and miraculously recover, but the deadly wound has already happened with the Protestant Reformation and Napoleon's capture of the pope who died in exile, see it also in Revelation 13. Hagee mentioned the number 666 from Revelation 13, but didn't mention the pope's title, VICARIUS FILII DEI vicar of the Son of God as it adds up to 666 in Roman numerals (Google).
Now as High Priest, Joshua literally represented the entire nation of Israel, as he stood before the LORD, for the High Priest is the substitute, representative of the people, bearing the twelve tribes on his very chest(Breastplate) and going in and out before the LORD on their behalf.
But the LORD, the Angel of God's presence, before who Joshua stood, acts as an advocate in the defense, when he rebukes Satan, (in the name of the LORD).That is, in the name of the LORD that has chosen Jerusalem, to put his name there forever, he is the one who rebuked Satan.
In this vision, Zechariah saw a man with a measuring line go and measure Jerusalem to find out how long it is. An angel came up and told the angel talking to Zechariah, "Run, tell that young man, 'Jerusalem will be a city without walls because of the great number of men and livestock in it. And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,' declares the Lord, 'and I will be its glory within'" (Zech.