This book announces a series of dramatic, overwhelming visions. It is a basis for the book of Revelation and prophesies aspects of Jesus' Passion. Zechariah leaves us breathless as he leads us into the depths of God's mysterious plan of salvation. To begin to experience the unique prophetic vocation of Zechariah, ask the Holy Spirit to teach you about these five prophecies of Jesus' Passion (see 9:9; 11:12-13; 12:10; 13:7; 14:3-4). You will experience the fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom.

Key word    VISIONS
Key verse    "I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and petition; and they shall look on Him Whom they have thrust through, and they shall mourn for Him as one mourns for an only son, and they shall grieve over Him as one grieves over a first-born." —12:10
Command verse    "Rejoice heartily, O daughter Zion, shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem! See, your King shall come to you; a just Savior is He, meek, and riding on an ass." —9:9
Promise verse    "Not by an army, nor by might, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts." —4:6
Difficult verse    "That day His feet shall rest upon the Mount of Olives, which is opposite Jerusalem to the east. The Mount of Olives shall be cleft in two from east to west by a very deep valley, and half of the mountain shall move to the north and half of it to the south." —14:4
Surprise verse    "Then I raised my eyes and saw two women coming forth with a wind ruffling their wings, for they had wings like the wings of a stork." —5:9
Prayer: Father, send Your Spirit to take me to the cross.