When God cursed Jeconiah, He figuratively removed Jeconiah and His descendants from His hand. According to the words of Haggai, the Messiah, who is simply called "Zerubbabel," was made a signet ring on God's hand. This means that not only are the prophets pointing toward Zerubbabel as the genealogical path that the Messiah will come through, but this also means that God has closed the doors on anyone that has an earthly father and would claim the throne of David, as the curse still stands. The only possible one that can qualify is Jesus, God's Son, born of a virgin, and bypassing the curse.

Zech 3
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Zec 3:1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD: (one of seven: [Jdg 6:22]), and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. (Jdg 6:22)
And when Gideon perceived that he [was] an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord GOD! for because I have seen an angel of the LORD face to face. (Jdg 13:18)
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it [is] secret?

Zec 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?

Zec 3:3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

Zec 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.

Zec 3:5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre 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.

Zec 3:6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying,

Zec 3:7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.

Zec 3:8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they [are] men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.

Zec 3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone [shall be] seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

Zec 3:10 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.

I find it kind of odd that there is such division over the issue of the curse of Jeconiah. But in any event, whether the curse is lifted or not, I think we have enough prophetic light on Jeconiah's grandson Zerubbabel, to point the way.

"Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the
heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts."(Hagai 2:21-23)

What I think should be noted here is that although it appears Zerubbabel is being spoken of here, there are a couple of obvious reasons why it can't be Zerubbabel; rather, Zerubbabel is used as a name to refer to The Messiah in the same fashion as 'David' refers to The Messiah in some instances.

1. The first thing is that Zerubbabel would not conquer and destroy the heathen nations, or 'overthrow chariots'. This is a job assigned to The Messiah or the age of the Messiah. This is demonstrated in Zechariah 9:9-10 and Micah 5:2,4,10:

'Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, an

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