Here is the transcript of Zac Poonen’s teaching on book of Zechariah which is part of the popular series called Through The Bible.
Listen to the audio version here:
Okay, let’s turn to God’s Word in the book of Zechariah in chapter 1.
Zechariah was a young man who prophesied along with Haggai when the people came back from Babylon, and those who came back as a remnant to build the temple. Haggai and Zechariah prophesied together.
It’s very rarely in the Old Testament that we see two prophets working together. Elijah was alone, Elisha was alone, Jonah was alone. And even if Jeremiah and Habakkuk and all lived around the same time, we never see them working together. In that sense, Haggai and Zechariah are different.
And I believe it was as it were, God was slowly preparing people for the new covenant where nobody works alone. Jesus, as soon as He began His ministry, He sent out His disciples two by two. Fellowship is the essential thing in the new covenant. And as we approach the end of that old covenant period, here we find a wonderful example of an older man like Haggai and a much younger man like Zechariah working together.
And Zechariah has a much larger prophecy than even Haggai. Even though he was a very young man, we read about that in chapter 2 verse 4, that he was a young man when God gave him these visions and he began to prophesy.
It’s a great encouragement for all of us who are young, that God can pick you up when you’re a young man or a young woman, anoint you with His Holy Spirit, and even team you up with an older godly brother like Haggai, and ultimately you may have a larger ministry than him. And Haggai was such a gracious, godly old man that he not only pushed Zerubbabel forward, but he also pushed Zechariah forward.