I Will Refine Them As Silver (Zechariah 13: 1-9)

I WILL REFINE THEM AS SILVER

Zechariah 13:1-9

I. A FOUNTAIN (vs. 1)

     a. The “fountain” is symbolic of an inexhaustible source of spiritual cleansing. What in Jerusalem’s history

     supplies an inexhaustible source of forgiveness and cleansing from sin? ___________________________

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     b. What does Scripture reveal is the only thing that takes away sin? ______________________________

     __________________ ______________________________________________________ (Hebrews 9:22)

     c. How is it possible that Jesus the Messiah’s blood covers the sins of all who call on Him …has for 2000

     years and will until all things are completed? _________________________________________________

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II. IT SHALL COME TO PASS (vs. 2-6)

     a. Idolatry was purged from Israel during the Babylonian captivity but will reappear during the tribulation

     (Rev. 13:4, 11-18). How do we know this refers the latter? _____________________________________

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     b. After Israel turns to the Lord in the tribulation period how tolerant will they be of false prophets? ____

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     c. Why will the false prophets deny their being “prophets?” _____________________________________

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     d. The reference to the wounds in verse 6 reminds us of the pagan practice of cutting as observed from

     the Baal worshippers in 1 Kings 18:27-28. How will the false prophets explain their scars? _____________

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III. MY SHEPHERD (vs. 7-9)

     a. Who is the Shepherd in these verses? _____________________________________________________

     b. What is prophesied against the Shepherd and what is the significance? __________________________

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     c. When was the last part of verse 7 fulfilled? _________________________________(Matthew 26:31, 56)

     d. When will the events revealed in verses 8-9 be realized? _________________________ (Romans 11:1-5)

IV. APPLICATION: How does this passage remind us that salvation was first for the Jew? _______________

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