Kings 4

John Chiarello
8 min readMay 28, 2024


KINGS 4 [Zech.3–4]


Zechariah 3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

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.Kansas coming
.12 officers [12 apostles]
.Priests united
.Why minor prophets?
.Change of raiment
.Clean turban [priests hat]
.Kingdom and church
.Pattern of restoration
.Bowl of oil- 2 olive trees
.2 witnesses
.Foundation and Head stone
. ‘Grace- Grace’
.Passion of the Christ
.Leadership stuff
.You can believe- today
This day I spoke on Kings 4 and Zech 3–4.
I’ll add my past teaching on Kings below and make a few comments on Zechariah.
In chapters 3–4 we see a vision- Joshua the priest is standing before God and is dirty- satan is there to resist him-
Zechariah 3:1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
God rebukes satan and puts a clean turban [Priestly hat] on the priests head- and a change of raiment-
Zechariah 3:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
Zechariah 3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
Zechariah 3:4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
Zechariah 3:5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre [Turban] upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
God is preparing Joshua by cleansing him- so he can fulfill his priestly duty and the rebuilding of the temple can take place.
Zerubbabel the governor is also called for this work.
In chapter 4 Zechariah sees another vision-
Zechariah 4:1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.
Zechariah 4:2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
Zechariah 4:3 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
The vision is somewhat complicated-
I mean you have a candlestick- a bowl -these 2 trees.
Whats it all about?
Then the angel tells Zechariah this is a word for Zerubbabel-
Zechariah 4:4 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord?
Zechariah 4:5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
All of that- for this?
In essence God is telling him the entire work of the rebuilding of the temple- depends upon the Holy Spirit [The bowl contains the oil- for everything else- the function of the lamps- the oil for the olive trees- it’s a vision about the Spirit covering the entire work].
He is also told that he will face opposition [mountain] but before him it will become flat ground-
Zechariah 4:7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
Zerubbabel’s hands have ‘laid the foundation and his hands will finish it’-
Zechariah 4:9 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.
The work God called him to- will indeed get finished.
The foundation- and the headstone [capstone] represent Jesus and his spiritual temple- the church-
1 Corinthians 3:16
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
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Jesus is the foundation and he is also the head of the church-
Ephesians 1:22
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
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Ephesians 4:15
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
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Ephesians 5:23
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
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We- as the people of God- are being built together into the fullness of Christ-
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
During the time Zechariah was seeing these visions- the peoples hands were weak.
They came thru a judgment period- their city was taken captive- and the temple destroyed.
And now God is raising up 2 men- along with the community- to rebuild.
To some- it was a hopeless cause ‘the day of small things’-
Zechariah 4:10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
Yet they had to overcome the disillusionment of all that happened- and take hold of the promise that the glory of the latter house will exceed that of the former-
Haggai 2:9
The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.
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There were some of the older generation that remembered the temple- the way it was in the past.
And when they saw the new work going up- they despised it-
Ezra 3:9 Then stood Jeshua with his sons and his brethren, Kadmiel and his sons, the sons of Judah, together, to set forward the workmen in the house of God: the sons of Henadad, with their sons and their brethren the Levites.
Ezra 3:10 And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel.
Ezra 3:11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.
Ezra 3:12 But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy:
Yet in the end- it would be greater in God’s sight- it will be the restoring of something that was ‘dead’ gone- lost forever.
A type of the Resurrection of Jesus-
John 2:19
Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
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At the end of chapter 4 the angel interprets the 2 olive trees-
Zechariah 4:12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
Zechariah 4:13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
Zechariah 4:14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the LORD of the whole earth.
We see these 2 ‘trees’ in revelation 11 as well-
Revelation 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
Revelation 11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.
Revelation 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
Joshua and Zerubbabel were 2 leaders- one a priest- the other a governor.
They both had a job to do- a calling to fulfill.
All the work that was yet to come- would be dependent on them accessing the bowl atop the candlestick.
Meaning they would have to withdraw from the resources available to them by the Spirit of God.
The Lord was on their side- the temple will be rebuilt.
Sure- there were some who mocked what God was doing.
But the builders were given a promise-
Zechariah 4:7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
Yes- no mountain could stand in their way-
Mark 11:23
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
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PAST POSTS [ These are parts of my past teaching that relate to this post- verses below]
(1052) 1st KINGS 4- ‘And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness [generous] of heart…and his wisdom was greater than all the children of the east and Egypt…and all the people and the kings of the earth [gentiles shall come to thy light and kings to the brightness of thy rising] came to hear the wisdom of Solomon’- [Some sites see here]