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8 I saw by night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse, and it stood among the myrtle trees in the hollow; and behind him were horses: red, sorrel, and white. 9 Then I said, “My lord, what are these?” So the angel who talked with me said to me, “I will show you what they are.”
10 And the man who stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, “These are the ones whom the LORD has sent to walk to and fro throughout the earth.”
11 So they answered the Angel of the LORD, who stood among the myrtle trees, and said, “We have walked to and fro throughout the earth, and behold, all the earth is resting quietly.”
Zechariah 1:8-11

Creation is set free!  So many times we are preoccupied with our list of doctrines from the Scriptures, our proof texts, the promises that are seeing us through difficult times with ourselves or our circumstances, or we're preoccupied with evangelism, that next outpouring of the Holy Spirit, our next spiritual breakthrough, history, or mindless devotional reading through the magnifying glass of the doctrines we take comfort or challenge in.  But our reading and entertaining Scripture never goes deeply enough into seeing with clarity this new world we're wrestling with all of our spiritual might for.  We look to the struggle and only fleetingly to the glory, peace, love, and quiet rest that's ours at the end of the day.

There is a point beyond all labor, travail, judgments, destructions, and resurrections that the Bible is equally as eloquent about, but we ignore the Scriptures that speak of another day from our own when Christ Jesus is able to go for a stroll through the reconciled and restored Creation He's delivering up to the Father in 1Corinthians 15:28 and the life that's His and ours after there is no more to govern, no more to place at His feet like Mary, because all attends to His Words at long last and have their strength, hope, and righteousness in Him.

One day, all of the earth will rest quietly.  Zechariah 3:9 says He'll remove the iniquity of the land in one day.  Zechariah 1:13 says these Words I'm sharing with you from Zechariah are good and comforting Words.  If there's none good but God, as Lord Jesus insisted, then these Words from Zechariah 1:8-11 are about the Father's reign beyond the Son's and His joint-heirs who reign until there's no more to subdue and reconcile.  In Job 1, Satan is walking around looking for trouble and for fears through which he can gain a foot hold.  Here in Zechariah 1, as the Lord determined to do to us, so has He dealt with us and all the earth is resting quietly because of Lord Jesus.

 

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For the idols speak delusion; the diviners envision lies, and tell false dreams; they comfort in vain. Therefore the people wend their way like sheep; they are in trouble because there is no shepherd. Zechariah 10:2

 

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