The book of Zechariah is filled with many prophecies regarding YHWH's interaction with the nation of Israel and His plan for the end times. Today, we examine the 3rd Word of YHWH to Zechariah. There is no mistaking the divine nature of this passage. At least eleven (11) times in these 37 verses we read that what is being proclaimed is a direct quote from YHWH Sabaoth! As we examine this portion of Scripture, we need to remember that this Word is given while people are rebuilding after the 70 years of exile. Yet, God is exhorting the people to look past this temporal restoration to the ultimate reign of YHWH Himself! In chapter 7, we see God's reproach for superficial spirituality. YHWH asks the Israelites, "When you fasted, did you really fast for Me? ... When you feasted - eating and drinking - didn't you feast for yourself?" This should challenge us to consider the motivation of our gatherings and holiday celebrations. This message was presented on October 20, 2019 by Bob Corbin.