I find it kind of odd that there is such division over the issue of the curse of Jeconiah. 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.
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
2. The first thing is that Zerubbabel would not conquer and destroy the kingdoms of the heathen on the day of the LORD,
Joel 2:10-11 The earth shall quake before them, (Rev 6:12); the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark,
and the stars shall withdraw their shining, (Rev 6:13-14): And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army, (Matt 24:30):
for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible,
(Rev 6:17; Isa. 2:170); and who can abide it:(Rev 6:16)?
Joel 3:16 The LORD also shall roar, (like a lion), out of Zion, and utter his voice, (from Golgotha), from Jerusalem;
and the heavens and the earth shall shake, (Rev 6:13-14): but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of
the children of Israel, (Rev 6:9-11).
Isaiah 13:9-13 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, (Rev 6:17), cruel both with wrath and fierce anger,(Rev 6:15-16), to
lay the land desolate, (Isaiah 64:10}: and he shall destroy the (Jewish) sinners thereof (in Diaspora) out of it. For the
stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and
the moon shall not cause her light to shine:(Rev 6:12). And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their
iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, (Rev 6:15-16) and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir, (Isaiah 13 returns, as it had occurred
in Babylon). Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, (Rev 6:14), in the wrath of
the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger, (Rev 6:17).
|Click to open The Book of Revelation
|Truth reveals the Almighty Reality that it birth!
|Click for full description of Lotus Leaf Notebook!