Gilbert House Fellowship #218: Zechariah 5-7

A FLYING SCROLL, a woman named Wickedness, other women with wings like storks, and four chariots pulled by red, black white, and dappled horses continue the fascinating vision of the prophet Zechariah.

Sumerian goddess Inanna (Babylonian Ishtar, called Astarte in the Bible)

Picking up from his vision of the “two anointed ones” last week, we discuss the link between the flying scroll and the one unsealed by the Lamb in Revelation 6. We speculate on the significance of the directions in which the chariots were sent (two to the north, one to the south, and another to patrol the whole earth), and the symbolic and spiritual connections between Zechariah’s vision and the land of Shinar (Sumer).

We also talk a bit about the biblical references Petra, called Sela in the Bible, its connections to Moses, and the importance of the Jordan Rift Valley in the long supernatural war of the gods.

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  1. Hey Y’all, I was listening to your reading/ commentary on Zechariah this week when an article from WND popped up in my news feed. It was by Walid Shoebat written a while back, 5/31/13, MYstery Babylon is Mecca not Vatican. You may have seen it already. Walid speaks about the black stone, what it represents, etc. I may be putting 2 things together that shouldn’t be, the female representation of the stone by Muslims and the evil woman in the Basket carried to a platform, but it did make me pause and go hmmmm. Curious what your thoughts may be if you have time. Also, Sharon, love the Redwing Series, eagerly awaiting the new book.

    1. Author

      Hi, Donna: Thank you for your note! We’ve read Joel Richardson’s book on Mecca as Mystery Babylon, and I think he’s on to something.

      But the woman in the basket was carried to Shinar (Sumer), which isn’t close to Mecca. We’re still trying to get our heads around what Zechariah meant.

      In Christ,

      1. I too have heard that it may be Mecca – the arabs are very rich, selling spices, etc. sounds like a foreign place in middle east, possibly. “The Desert of the Sea” doesn’t sound like Rome or America and why at the destruction of Babylon would anyone fall on their knees and throw dust on their heads, but a middle eastern person in grief for someone/something they are close to in culture?

  2. Great study! Love your insights 😀
    My husband and I observe the Sabbath and wanted to get into a study…. I saw your 5 in 10 broadcast you mentioned this study, so I had to dive in! I got my Bible out and opened it up and it opened up this morning to this very chapter! How coincidental is that?
    One thing I wanted to mention is Chuck Missler? He is another Bible commentator that I am really fond of. He just recently passed away last year. Your study made me want go to his series on this and the two commentaries have been such a wild ride!
    Here is a link to his series if you haven’t heard of him.
    Thanks again for having these weekly studies!!

    1. Author

      Thank you for giving us a listen! I’ll have to give Chuck’s study a listen. He was a true blessing, and one of the great honors of our time at SkyWatchTV was interviewing Chuck. You can find those programs in the archives at the SkyWatchTV YouTube channel.

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