The writer of Hebrews had begun with the pioneers of faith, the patriarchs. Then, the writer had moved on to the one—Moses—who pioneered the nation. Now came those two who represented pioneering in the Promised Land. First was Joshua the Hebrew, and now came Rahab the Canaanite
Once saved, always saved. The people remained delivered from their bondage and suffering. But God would bring them back to their beginnings, and for the rest of their lives they would have only the hope of the Promised Land for their children
The angel had freely revealed what the rest of the vision meant. But what of the two trees? That would note be disclosed till the last verse.
Zechariah had now received one of the great Messianic prophecies in the Hebrew scriptures.
Zechariah, whose name means “God Remembered,” was probably a teen when he came with that first wave of Jewish exiles.
“My soul is crushed with longing for You, make me understand You, enlarge my heart for You, revive me!”