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Overthrow of the Nations (20-22)

A. Ezekiel 38:19-23

1. Political turmoil

2. Military confusion

C. Zechariah 14:13-14; see also Haggai 2:7-9

1. Panic that produces victory

2. Panic that provides wealth

III. Exaltation of Zerubbabel (23)

A. Signet ring

1. Seal of authority

2. Pledge of payment

C. Prophetic Significance

1. Jeremiah 22:24,30

a. Jehoiachin (Coniah) becomes captive of Babylon

b. Cursed ö no descendants on Davidâs throne

3. Matthew 1:12

a. Jeconiah (Jehoiachin) & Zerubbabel are in Christâs genealogy

B. Interpretation of the signet ring

1. Haggai 2:23 is a reinstatement of the family of Jehoiachin & a reversal of the curse from Jeremiah (seal of authority)

2. 2. Zerubbabel is a pledge that the Messiah will come through his (Davidâs) line (pledge of payment)

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