The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).
(See Scofield) - (Zac 1:8).
And I said
The vision of the candlestick and olive trees (Literally, trees of oil) is, as we know, from (Rev 11:3-12) a prophecy to be fulfilled in the last days of the present age. That which marks the ministry of the "two witnesses" (Rev 11:3); (Rev 11:4) is power.
Compare (Zac 4:6).
In measure this power would rest upon Zerubbabel, who, having begun the restoration temple of Zechariah's time, would finish it (Zac 4:9) laying the "headstone" amid the shoutings of the people. The whole scene forms a precursive fulfilment of the ministry of the two witnesses of Revelation 11 and of the coming of the true "headstone," Prince Messiah, of whom prince Zerubbabel is a type. Oil is a uniform symbol of the Spirit.
(See Scofield) - (Act 2:4).
Joshua and Zerubbabel were doubtless the two olive trees for that day, as the two witnesses of Revelation 11 may, in turn, but point to Christ as Priest-King in the kingdom-age. (Zac 6:12); (Zac 6:13).
(See Scofield) - (Zac 3:9).