This teaching unfolds around the concept that the first seven verses are vital to this prophecy because it address the time period (serves as the time clock) for when the prophecy is to come to pass. But having established that, Zechariah then turns his attention away from Israel’s part to the fulfillment to the Church and its blessing. How do we know this? Because of the effort he takes in identifying the recipient:
(10) Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion. For, lo, I come; and I will dwell among you, says Jehovah. (11) And many nations shall be joined to Jehovah in that day, and they shall be My people. And I will dwell among you; and you shall know that Jehovah of Hosts [Jehovah Tsaba] has sent Me to you.
This description fits no one but the Church. First of all, he uses the term “daughter of Zion.” If speaking to Israel at that time, the angel would have simply said, “O Zion,” but instead he says addresses, “O daughter of Zion.” The word “daughter” in the Hebrew, when speaking literally, means, “a female child.” But figuratively, it means, “the branch of.” As clearly identified in scripture, the Church is the “branch of Zion.”
Pastor Don shows that Zechariah 2:8-11 is prophetically establishing a wealth conversion for the Church. This week he explains the sacredness of wealth like this:
“The Scriptures tell us that God promised to “bless” Abraham:
Genesis 12:1-2 LITV “And Jehovah had said to Abram, Go out from your land and from your kindred, and from your father's house, to the land which I will show you. (2) And I will make of you a great nation. And I will bless you and make your name great; and you will be a blessing.”
There is something unique about this verse, in that the blessing involves only two persons – Jehovah God and Abram. “Jehovah said to Abram… I will make of you… And I will bless you…” There is something vastly different between “blessing” from God and “good fortune.” Good fortune holds within it the element of “chance.”
Six people apply for the job. It is not always that the best candidate gets the job. For example, per chance, the person hiring overlooks a particular asset in one of the applicants, or mistakes a certain expression in the manner of one person, thus giving them the job. Or the sale going to one salesman instead of another may have nothing to do with who has the best product.”
The reason why it is significant that there are only two persons involved in the above verse has to do with the words “bless” and “blessing.”
“Bless” comes from the Hebrew, בּרך bârak (baw-rak'), meaning, “to bestow a benefit upon.” The Hebrew meaning for “blessing – בּרכה berâkâh (ber-aw-kaw'), comes from the same root word, “barak,” but with the added idea of “a pool of benefits, implying prosperity.” The word, “liberal” is also found in the meaning of “and you will be a blessing.” God says he will singularly “bestow a benefit upon” Abram, and it will develop into a “pool of benefits, i.e wealth, prosperity” from which Abram will be able to be liberal to others.
THIS MAKES WEALTH A SACRED THING because it is derived, not from good fortune, but from a blessing from God.
Deuteronomy 8:7-18 AMP “For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; (8) A land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey; (9) A land in which you shall eat food without shortage and lack nothing in it; a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper. (10) When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for all the good land which He has given you… (12) Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses and live in them, (13) And when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all you have is multiplied, (14) Then your [minds and] hearts be lifted up and you forget the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage… (17) And beware lest you say in your [mind and] heart, My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth. (18) But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
In “the blessing of wealth” God insists on contributing it TO HIM AND HIM ALONE… “it is He Who gives you power to get wealth.” THIS MAKES WEALTH A SACRED THING!