Who are the two anointed ones in Zechariah ch 4?May 13th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)
12 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?
13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
14 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.
Below is an excerpt from our verse by verse study on Zechariah which please see:
The two olive trees show the principle that out of the mouth of two (or three) witnesses is a thing established (Deut. 19:15; Matt. 18:16). Also, in Revelation 11:3,4, the Word of God is called “two witnesses,” “two olive trees,” and “two candlesticks.” In God’s sight, the Old and New Testaments were complete long ago, so they cannot be separated from each other. The method of sacrificing a bird illustrated this principle; namely, the wings of a bird could be fractured (or folded), but they could not be completely severed because they pictured the Old and New Testaments (Lev. 1:14-17). In addition, the two tables of stone containing the Ten Commandments, which were put in the sacred Ark of the Covenant in the Most Holy of the Tabernacle, were called the two “witness” tables in the Hebrew.
Zechariah asked again, “What are the two olive branches [trees] through which the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?” The angel answered that the two olive trees were “the two anointed ones” (the Old and New Testaments), for one golden pipe led from the tree on the right side to the bowl over the main stem of the candlestick, and the other golden pipe led from the tree on the left side to the bowl. The top of each of the seven branches of the candlestick, or lamp stand, was a flat “table” on which the seven lamps sat. The branches themselves were solid gold.