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|NASB||Zechariah 6:1 Now I lifted up my eyes again and looked, and behold, four chariots were coming forth from between the two mountains; and the mountains were bronze mountains.|
|Zechariah 6:1 Now again I looked up, and four chariots were coming out from between two mountains; and the mountains were mountains of [firm, immovable] bronze (divine judgment).|
|Bible Question: Zech 6:1-8 talks about horses and chariots and mountaains, is this prophecy for the future and what do these symbols stand for|
Bible Answer: Greetings Chomba!
Unless Scripture interprets prophecy for us, it is always a futile quest to fully understand it. :-)
However, the basic message can usually be gleaned, if not all of the details.
The message of Zechariah can best be understood as a two fold promise to Israel. A promise that Israel's punishment will not last forever and that those who hurt Israel will be held accountable.
In chapter one of Zechariah, four horses stood for four spirits of God sent out into the world, while four horns represented four great powers in the world who would be judged.
Thus, the easiest way to understand Zech. 6:1-8 is to see the four chariots as going out from God (from Israel, between the two mountains) and into the world to carry out God's judgment.
When did this happen? Most likely it happened when Israel was brought back into her own land again.
I hope this helps!
Your Brother in Christ,
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