The Lord is raising up His Sons and Daughters as archetypes who like Zerubbabel was of the descendance of the Royal Davidic Line. Zerubbable was given the signet ring of the King’s authority to begin the work of rebuilding the temple. He was a the son of King Jehoiahchin also known as Jeconiah or Coniah who because of his idolatry and disobedience was carried away to Babylon. God said He was taking away His signet ring from King Jehoiachin to give to another.
And again we see The Lord’s favor upon this branch of people aiding Zerubbabel when He spoke to Zechariah saying:
Message to Jehoiachin (A.K.A. Coniah or Jeconiah)
24 “As I live,” says the Lord, “though [i]Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, were the [j]signet on My right hand, yet I would pluck you off; 25 and I will give you into the hand of those who seek your life, and into the hand of those whose face you fear—the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the hand of the [k]Chaldeans. 26 So I will cast you out, and your mother who bore you, into another country where you were not born; and there you shall die. 27 But to the land to which they desire to return, there they shall not return.
28 “Is this man [l]Coniah a despised, broken idol—
A vessel in which there is no pleasure?
Why are they cast out, he and his descendants,
And cast into a land which they do not know?
29 O earth, earth, earth,
Hear the word of the Lord!
30 Thus says the Lord:
‘Write this man down as childless,
A man who shall not prosper in his days;
For none of his descendants shall prosper,
Sitting on the throne of David,
And ruling anymore in Judah.’ ”
The Nation of Judah and Judea now must choose whether to receive the truth as they see the word of The Lord manifested when The Lord brings forth His Witnesses and Governors of Architects of His Living Temple from far and wide. The Messianic Jews coming as fugitives from the Ukraine. The Gentiles because they have been engrafted into the true vine through Jesus Christ His Son are counted worthy to bear His Signet Ring and preach His Gospel of Peace and The Kingdom.
Now The Lord says I will give this signet ring to Zerubbabel. Zerubbabel also is an archetype of a redeemed bloodline from the fires of the world. Zerubbabel means “seed of Babel.” Zerubbabel is an ancestor of The Messiah, so we see that The Lord is doing something new in His grace and mercy with this current generation. However, we must remember that even Rahab who was a Gentile and a prostitute was justified for her faith and obedience in helping the Israelites destroy the wicked city of Jericho. And she is also in the lineage of The Messiah.
See now how Zechariah speaks of the “two anointed ones” coming as Judges or “thieves” in the night who will work to build and purge the temple. These two are not heralding the Second Coming like Elijah and The Spirit of Moses, but they are those sent to convict of sin, to gather those who return and repent and fill them with fresh fire and anointing oil to speak The Word of The Seven Spirits of The Lord to bring judgment and restitution.
8 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
9 “The hands of Zerubbabel
Have laid the foundation of this [a]temple;
His hands shall also finish it.
Then you will know
That the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you.
10 For who has despised the day of small things?
For these seven rejoice to see
The [b]plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel.
They are the eyes of the Lord,
Which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.”
11 Then I answered and said to him, “What are these two olive trees—at the right of the lampstand and at its left?” 12 And I further answered and said to him, “What are these two olive branches that drip [c]into the receptacles of the two gold pipes from which the golden oil drains?”
13 Then he answered me and said, “Do you not know what these are?”
And I said, “No, my lord.”
14 So he said, “These are the two [d]anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.”
The Coming Glory of God’s House
2 In the seventh month, on the twenty-first of the month, the word of the Lord came [a]by Haggai the prophet, saying: 2 “Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, saying: 3 ‘Who is left among you who saw this [b]temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? In comparison with it, is this not in your eyes as nothing? 4 Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the Lord; ‘and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,’ says the Lord, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ says the Lord of hosts. 5 ‘According to the word that made a covenant with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!’
6 “For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; 7 and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the [c]Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this [d]temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts. 8 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts. 9 ‘The glory of this latter [e]temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the Lord of hosts.” ~Haggai 2:1-8
Zerubbabel Chosen as a Signet
20 And again the word of the Lord came to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, saying, 21 “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying:
‘I will shake heaven and earth.
22 I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms;
I will destroy the strength of the Gentile kingdoms.
I will overthrow the chariots
And those who ride in them;
The horses and their riders shall come down,
Every one by the sword of his brother.23 ‘In that day,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘I will take you, Zerubbabel My servant, the son of Shealtiel,’ says the Lord, ‘and will make you like a signet ring; for I have chosen you,’ says the Lord of hosts.”~Haggai 2:20-22;23
Next we see the next installment of The Lord’s plan to go through the earth to win the great harvest and to bring forth the circumstances that cause the people to cry out to the One Living True God for deliverance described by the word of The Lord to Zechariah.
Vision of the Four Chariots
6 Then I turned and raised my eyes and looked, and behold, four chariots were coming from between two mountains, and the mountains were mountains of bronze. 2 With the first chariot were red horses, with the second chariot black horses, 3 with the third chariot white horses, and with the fourth chariot dappled horses—strong steeds. 4 Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?”5 And the angel answered and said to me, “These are four spirits of heaven, who go out from their station before the Lord of all the earth. 6 [a]The one with the black horses is going to the north country, the white are going after them, and the dappled are going toward the south country.” 7 Then the strong steeds went out, eager to go, that they might walk to and fro throughout the earth. And He said, “Go, walk to and fro throughout the earth.” So they walked to and fro throughout the earth. 8 And He called to me, and spoke to me, saying, “See, those who go toward the north country have given rest to My Spirit in the north country.” ~Zechariah 6:1-8
So after much turmoil The Lord will give His People rest in Judah the North country when The Lord by His Spirit will go forth and by His Spirit operating through His Laborers in the harvest He will sovereignly gather in remnant to bring in the sheaves of souls. The Latter Day Rains of His Holy Spirit will fall and His Bride will be glorified and be made ready throughout the earth. They will be brought into the Great Gathering to be harvested to begin to establish His Kingdom on earth and His just laws and judgements.
For more revelation the bible commentary states as follows:
8. The four chariots (6:1-8): Zechariah sees four horses of different colors pulling four chariots. They quickly run through the entire earth, with the result that God’s Spirit has “rest.” This vision represents a judgment upon the enemies of Israel. After the judgment, God’s wrath will be appeased, and “rest” ensues. This final vision brings the series of visions full circle: the first vision had pictured these horses at the end of their mission. A similar vision of judgment, also using the imagery of horses, is found in Revelation 6:1-8.https://www.gotquestions.org/visions-in-Zechariah.html
So after much turmoil The Lord will give His People rest in Judah the North country when The Lord by His Spirit will go forth and by His Spirit operating through His Laborers in the harvest He will sovereignly gather in remnant to bring in the sheaves of souls
So then it shall be that as it is in heaven, so shall His Kingdom be established on the earth. The Shining Ones who are like stars shall go forth amongst that wicked and corrupt generation to win back and prepare the lost souls to be redeemed from the thralldom who sold by the world system into great darkness and slavery and strong delusion.
He will send forth His Seven Spirits to speak through these Shining Ones and great shall be the powerful wave of His Spirit coming like fire to burn away the dross, to wash them with living waters and like a mighty rushing wind to blow away the adversaries.
Then we shall see once again that time of peace and regeneration on the earth for some governments of the nations who will seek peace for a time, although some nations will rage and remain in rebellion and suffer wars and natural disasters and financial distress or collapse because they would not heed His Witnesses.
This was the case for Jerusalem in the time of Haggai who was sent to warn them about not building The Lord’s house but attending to their own luxurious houses and seeking their world’s ways of decadence as we see described in these verses:
The People Are Defiled
10 On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying, 11 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Now, ask the priests concerning the law, saying, 12 “If one carries holy meat in the fold of his garment, and with the edge he touches bread or stew, wine or oil, or any food, will it become holy?” ’ ”
Then the priests answered and said, “No.”
13 And Haggai said, “If one who is unclean because of a dead body touches any of these, will it be unclean?”
So the priests answered and said, “It shall be unclean.”
14 Then Haggai answered and said, “ ‘So is this people, and so is this nation before Me,’ says the Lord, ‘and so is every work of their hands; and what they offer there is unclean. ~Haggai 2:10-14
15 ‘And now, carefully consider from this day forward: from before stone was laid upon stone in the temple of the Lord— 16 since those days, when one came to a heap of twenty ephahs, there were but ten; when one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty baths from the press, there were but twenty. 17 I struck you with blight and mildew and hail in all the labors of your hands; yet you did not turn to Me,’ says the Lord. 18 ‘Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the Lord’s temple was laid—consider it: 19 Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day I will bless you.’ ”
And so we will receive once again a People who will turn and return when they see The Lord’s grace over those who worshipfully revere and fear The Lord and obey Him in restoring the light of His Holy Spirit to the darkness of this current day’s churches. Those churches who reject His Holy Spirit and withhold His Servants outside or reject them and cast them out will suffer His indignation with judgments. Their lampstand will be removed because they hold forth no living water. They will become the wolves among the sheep. But there will always be tares amongst the wheat until the very end. However, those who are wise will welcome His Witnesses and speak grace to the working of the Holy Spirit speaking the words of power to win souls.
Saint John was told to warn us of these open graves which appeared like white-washed sepulchers in the words The Spirit of The Lord spoke to him to write down:
The Dead Church
3 “And to the [a]angel of the church in Sardis write,
‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before [b]God. 3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. 4 [c]You have a few names [d]even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.
6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’
As observed by one Bible Commentary (Unknown Name) for full commentary go to link:https://www.gotquestions.org/Zerubbabel-signet-ring.html
“In Haggai’s prophecy, God is giving Zerubbabel encouragement and hope. The governor is “chosen” for a unique and noble purpose. As God’s signet ring, Zerubbabel is given a place of honor and authority. God is reinstating the Davidic line and renewing His covenant with David. Judah still has a future as they look forward to the coming Son of David, the Messiah, who would one day “overturn royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms” (Haggai 2:22).”
And then we will see many fugitives and captives from many lands swept into the Kingdom of God like a mighty wave! This brings to mind if you will remember The There Shall Be No Ebb (of His Glory) Prophecy spoken by a youth in a church in England in 1934 and heard by Arthur Burt and related to Smith Wigglesworth. Arthur Burt was sent as a Witness by The Holy Spirit to decree this word of encouragement concerning the Latter Day Rains to congregations in over 60 nations for over 60 years before He passed over in 2014. This is the prophecy as follows:
This Word received by a young man during a Pentecostal meeting attended by Arthur Burt in 1934:
It (Revival) shall come as a breath…
And the breath shall bring the wind…
And the wind shall bring the rain.
And there shall be floods and floods and floods…
And torrents and torrents and torrents.
Souls shall be saved like falling leaves from mighty oaks swept by a hurricane.
Arms and legs shall come down from heaven…
… And there shall be no ebb.”
When I heard this word and sought The Lord about the vision He showed me that the outcome of His Latter Day Rains would truly be glorious and and without ebb. He would continue to work among the people and even said, “I will cause the rich to embrace the poor.” I wrote a song based on the words of the No Ebb Prophecy with the help of The Holy Spirit. You can hear it on this link:
And in the following verses we hear of another archetype of with the “Builder Anointing” who is Joshua
The Command to Crown Joshua
9 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 10 “Receive the gift from the captives—from Heldai, Tobijah, and Jedaiah, who have come from Babylon—and go the same day and enter the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah. 11 Take the silver and gold, make an[b] elaborate crown, and set it on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 12 Then speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, saying:
“Behold, the Man whose name is the BRANCH!
From His place He shall [c]branch out,
And He shall build the temple of the Lord;
13 Yes, He shall build the temple of the Lord.
He shall bear the glory,
And shall sit and rule on His throne;
So He shall be a priest on His throne,
And the counsel of peace shall be between [d]them both.” ’
14 “Now the [e]elaborate crown shall be for a memorial in the temple of the Lord [f]for Helem, Tobijah, Jedaiah, and Hen the son of Zephaniah. 15 Even those from afar shall come and build the temple of the Lord. Then you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you. And this shall come to pass if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God.”
The Promise of Rest
4 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. 2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, [a]not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. 3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:
“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’ ”
although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; 5 and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”
6 Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, 7 again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:
“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts.”
8 For if [b]Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. ~Hebrews 4:1-10
The Word Discovers Our Condition
11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
Reconciled in Christ
19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.21 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight— 23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister. ~I Colossians 2:19-23