Summary: How to find Wickedness?


The Vision of The Flying Book
Zechariah 5
I looked up again and saw—surprise!—a book on the wing! A book flying!

2 The Messenger-Angel said to me, “What do you see now?”

I said, “I see a book flying, a huge book—thirty feet long and fifteen wide!”

3-4 He told me, “This book is the verdict going out worldwide against thieves and liars. The first half of the book disposes of everyone who steals; the second half takes care of everyone who lies. I launched it”—Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies—“and so it will fly into the house of every thief and every liar. It will land in each house and tear it down, timbers and stones.”


The Vision of the Woman in the Basket
Zechariah 5
5 The angel appeared again and said, “Look! Something else is coming!”

6 “What is it?” I asked.

He replied, “It is a basket, and it stands for the sin of the whole land.”

7 The basket had a lid made of lead. As I watched, the lid was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman!

8 The angel said, “This represents wickedness.” Then he pushed her down into the basket and put the lid back down. 9 I looked up and saw two women flying toward me with powerful wings like those of a stork. They picked up the basket and flew off with it.

10 I asked the angel, “Where are they taking it?”

11 He answered, “To Babylonia, where they will build a temple for it. When the temple is finished, the basket will be placed there to be worshiped.”


Summary: How to find Wickedness?(ZT)

False religion, idolatry, commercialization, political power will come together and will be highly valued and exalted in the worldly system (starting from the time of Nimrod.) In places of worship with this combination.

Jesus actually rebuked such an unholy system:
Matthew 21:12
[ Cleansing the Temple ] And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves.

Luke 19:45-46 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Traders Driven from the Temple 45 Jesus entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling, 46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘And My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a robbers’ den.”


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