Shevat 24



Zachariah sees the 4 horses of Revelation and meets with the Angel of the Lord under the myrtle trees. A date and a season are mentioned. Will this information be helpful to us today?

Zec 1:7 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which [is] the month Sebat [Shevat], in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

Zec 1:8   I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that [were] in the bottom; and behind him [were there] red horses, speckled, and white.

Zec 1:9   Then said I, O my lord, what [are] these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will show thee what these [be].

Zec 1:10   And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These [are they] whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.

Zec 1:11   And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sits still, and is at rest.

Zec 1:12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years?

In this passage, we learn certain things about the timing:

It was the 2nd year of Darius – the new

“administration” or king was settled into power.

It was the 24th day of Shevat. In 2010, this would be equivalent to February 8th. So, it is now winter.

The horses had been walking to and fro through out the earth, but now seem stationary.

70 years (threescore and ten years) has passed for Jerusalem.

Myrtle trees are in the peaceful scene, representative of the Feast of Tabernacles, part of the high holy days in the Fall.


Myrtle branches

Meaning for today?

Whatever rulers are in power will be comfortably in position before the horses do anything else. There may also be significant change in ruler ship.

Shevat means “rod”, meaning that it’s a time of ‘judgment’, an allusion to Rosh HaShanah, and the myrtle trees represent the High Holy Days in the Fall.

So, Shevat and the myrtle trees (horses at rest) either represent

a. a scene after the 4 horse mission is complete, or

b. a scene immediately before the 4 horses are released.

Israel was officially re-born in 1948. 70 (threescore and ten) years from that date will be 2018.

Jacob’s trouble will last 3 ½ years. So, the horses would possibly ride either by 2014, or after 2018?

There had been one warning before that, about 3 months earlier. This would have been the month of Cheshvan- the month immediately after the Fall Feasts.

Zec 1:1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

Zec 1:2   The LORD hath been sore displeased with your fathers.


With other events preceding the horses, they are finally released between 2 mountains of brass by Chapter 6:

Zec 6:1 And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains [were] mountains of brass.

Zec 6:2   In the first chariot [were] red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

Zec 6:3   And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.

Comparison to Revelation

The order of release in Zachariah is : red, black, white and grisled

The order of release in Revelation is : white, red, black, and grisled

The first 3 horses are in different order, but the end result in both is death (grisled).

There are 2 historical events, with one foreshadowing the other, with some differences in circumstances, but also similarities.


General thoughts:

I wonder if history will repeat itself, or show a similar pattern.

In scripture, there are no meaningless details.

There is a reason for Shevat 24, and the reference to the 8th Hebrew month.

If true, in some year in the next 8 years, there will be a warning first in the month of Cheshvan, which is around October, or after the Fall Feasts, not during them.

Then, if true, there would be another event about 3 months later, in the month of Shevat, which is around February, indicating the release of the horses.

A leader with a significant role to play, possibly Persian, as represented by Darius, will be in his second year of rule.

Darius came to power when Belshazzar was deposed after the famous Writing On The Wall incident.

Belshazzar is the King of Babylon before the advent of the Medes and Persians.

Will there be another change in power structure in the Medo-Persian empire before the horses are released?

Or will the current king of Babylon (Iraq) be deposed, and replaced by a Persian king? Will Iran invade the unstable country of Iraq after the US forces pull out?

The 4 horse release will be confirmed when we see war coming from the “mountains of brass,” not another area.

For reasons I give in the post below, this appears to be war between Israel and Iran.  I cannot say who will initiate it, or act first, but Iran will be the cause of it.

For more information on the Zachariah prophecy, and the mountains of brass, go to

4 Horses – 4 Horns – 4 Beasts – of Zechariah and Revelation.

21 Responses to “Shevat 24”

  1. Marianne, I so regard and appreciate your insights. God has revealed many things to me through visions during my lifetime. But what I KNOW in my heart to be TRUE is rejected by the majority of those around me. While I have deep concern for those who reject truths of God, I do realize one has to be open to receive from God. Today, as in early times, many ‘prophet killers’ abound. The Word remains rejected by the masses and only the ‘few’ find it. I’ve not had time to keep up with your posts as I’d like.

    You mentioned a ‘warning’. I’m not clear what that means. But for me …..the cry herolding the return of Christ came in April of 2005 when God allowed me, while wide awake and during the day, to hear the voice of Elias as he thundered forth the words he spoke through John the Baptist, “.. The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” It was real. It was life-altaring. It was more for me to KNOW than to PROPHESY…to ACT UPON more than to TELL. To BELIEVE more than to SHARE. We are in the last generation. And it’s a glorious time. But it’s a time of herendous spiritual warfares in ‘high’ places. I’m completely at peace. I fear nothing and nobody. I KNOW that God is sitting atop His Holy Mountain and ruling the things of man. Nations and powers are all under His control. Nothing transpires apart from His purpose and permission. Everything is happening according to prophecies. And we know the ending of the ‘story.’ I am seeing the most amazing things from the hand of God. I don’t ‘war’ anymore. I have given ALL my battles to God. He is my ‘salvation’ and my ‘strength.’

    Looking forward to reading all of your posts. ‘Phrophecy’ has been a huge part of my life. My dad experienced much from God. In his early years those things were appreciated and received. But in the later years….he was tolerated but not taken seriously when sharing the deeper things of God. Two weeks before he went to be with the Father, he told me, “The Lord came to me in the night and said, ‘the time of judgement is now.’ Dad then said, “Two nights later He came to me and said,’There is about to be the biggest attack on America and the world by satan that ever has been.” HE shared these things with me the same day I shared with him about the ‘cry’ from Elias. For me…my message from Elias and my Dad’s message from the Lord..spell one things….’TRIBULATION’…..end time troubles…..fulfilling of times and prophecies….closing of the Age of Grace…..ending of man’s dispensation on the earth in the fallen state….the moving forward to the Return of Christ…the Second Coming…..which will catch thoes not watching … a ‘thief in the night.’

    • hi elias

      The warning I was referring to was the 8th month warning mentioned in Zachariah. The lord first revealed his “sore displeasure” at the state of sin Israel was in. Thus he was giving Israel a chance to repent before any punishment were to occur. then 3 months later, since there was no repentance, the next vision came, with the 4 horses.

      Compared to Israel, we in the world have had more than one warning about our sins. In fact, the warnings have been too many to count. While one last warning may occur, we are already facing the 4 horses.

      And shouldn’t we be punished in even greater way, since we have been warned so many times, and given so many chances, yet ignored the call of God? The punishment this world will see will far surpass any punishment Israel ever experienced.

  2. Praise God for visions and dreams in what he promised to us. God is and always will be almighty!

  3. This was very enlightening. I see the month of Shevat being a month to ‘be the trees’ of God, with out palms lifted up in praise and surrender. As I read your article I thought of the song, “I’m like a tree, like a tree, like a green olive tree..”

    • hi Mary,

      I hope we are all like olive trees in the next few years. The world will need something positive to balance out the negative that is here now.

  4. Note.

    In Zech 1, the black horse is missing from the myrtle trees.

    Perhaps the other horse are inactive, and the black horse is causing famine at the moment.

    The world may be at rest during a famine, since people are too afflicted to fight.

    Maybe the black horse is the Warning that started 3 months earlier.

    If so, and this could be applied to the last days, the warning of famine would start the month after the Fall holy days.

    not sure about this….just a thought….

  5. Oh my! Time to consider this post.

    Today is Saturday November 3, 2012 or 
    18th of Cheshvan, 5773.

    The prophetic  interpretation of these verses (seems to me), occur within November (Cheshvan) and 3 months later is February (Adar), 2013.

    Some one posted within Heaven Awaits that November 18 (this month), would be a signifiant date? 

    As I posted many times- I reason that we are the “fig tree generation.”

    November 1947, the command goes forth from the UN to establish Israel + 70 years (a generation per Psalms 90:10) = 2017 and the end of the age (Matthew 24). Jesus said, all these things I tell you will come to pass within this generation.

    Jubilee year: October 14, 1967 (Yom Kippur) + 49 years  = Oct 12, 2016 (Yom   Kippur,  10th of Tishrei, 5777).

    The 50th year of Jubilee (God’s rest) begins after Yom Kippur 2016 and most  likely starts during the Feasts of Tabernacles. (Read this post).

    Now, consider these dates.

    Oct 2016 – 7 “weeks” of Daniel = Oct 2009.

    On October 9, 2009 (Feasts of Tabernacles), a “crown” (prize) was given to the rider of white horse, while he “confirmed peace with many a month before at the UN The date of the UN speech was 09/09/09 (Seal 1).

    Oct 9, 2009  (Feast of Tabernacles) + 7 years (Daniel’s 7 weeks)  = October 10, 2016 (Yom Kippur).

    With this timeline (2009 to 2016), the Tribulation Mid-point is March 22,2013,which just happens to be the day after winter and before Sabbath (Matthew 24).

    There must be an event prior to the abomination event of March 22, 2013. The abomination comes after “he” is revealed as The AntiChrist.

    This post suggests there will be a warning this month (after the Fall Feasts), then comes a significant event 3 months later (Adar).

    It is time to give this posting a second and third look.


    • dj

      How did you determine 1967 was a jubillee year for Israel?

      • 1967 was a Jubilee year, considering the 6 day war came upon Israel on Yom Kipper (Day of Atonement) 1967.

        On the 7th day, at the end of the 6 Day War, Israel held Jerusalem. Jerusalem untied under Israeli governance as the spiritual/national capital.
        Today, this remains an issue. Even the US does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital because it is under dispute. Yet, on that day – the 7th day – Israel claims The City of David.

        50 years before 1967? It must be as significant to be considered a Jubilee year. 

        1917. The fall of the Ottoman Empire and “Palestine” was open to Jewish settlement. An international agreement was made with the principle purpose “that Palestine should be reconstituted as the National Home of the Jewish people.”

        Going back from 1967, every 50 years, back hundreds of years, there is a significant event every 50 years.

        The next Jubilee year begins 2017. Meaning – 2016 is the year before entering into God’s Rest.

        Feasts of Trumpets, Day of Atonement and Feasts of Tabernacles 2016 are going to hold significant events, before entering into God’s rest.

        Please, I’m trying to watch college football. 🙂

        Every Saturday this year is important. Who knows what the pale horse and rider brings next season.

    • Hey DJ,

      If your timeline is correct or close, things should start ramping up quickly. What do you see coming over the next 6 months?

      • Al,

        I’m still looking for a significant, easy to identify, economic/currency event in the next few weeks.

        The 3rd seal (black horse) is economic/inflation.  Bread cost a lot but not to the extent of this seal’s objective. 

        Where did the EU monitory crisis go that was so critical all of 2012: Greek, Spanish, Italian economic issues? The euro remains in trouble within those countries, having not improved, but no longer in the headlines. 

        There is a currency war going on today but we just don’t know about the details of fighting/loosing here is the US.

        Where is the False Prophet? A central figure to point “religion” to the Antichrist?

        Pope? He already kissed the Koran and has made some “peace” at all cost statements. But, there is another option.

        There is a False Prophet already in print and in the hearts and on the lips of millions around the world – Mohammed. This prophet does point to the chosen one, when “he”‘comes to power. One sect of Islam expects that “he” comes very soon too.

        Consider my post “The Four Seals of Revelation”. It’s all about Islam. 

        Who is the antichrist?  “He” rides those 4 horses, which match Islamic history/culture and “he” denies that Jesus is the Son of God (anti-Christ) as defined in 1st John.

        The red horse/seal is revolt in a region (Strong’s) not earth (King James). That matches Arab Spring to a tee. “He” supports the cause of the brotherhood.

        The green/pale horse represents peace. Green is the color Islam portrays as “paradise” and “peace”, yet death follows after this horse. Don’t buy pale is a disease theme. It’s peace and paradise that is “sold” but what comes is death/destruction after him.  

        Again – we have guy that “confirmed peace with many” at the UN on 09/09/09 (makes a speech annually), awarded a prize (crown) for peace on Feasts of Tabernacles (10/09/09). 

        In his own  words, he values the teachings of the Koran (guides him), loves the sound of morning prayers, and is a follower (chosen religion) of Mohammed (Islam). We got it all on film.

        Keep your eye on BHO. White House or not. It makes no difference now – come Feb/March even the foolish virgins will wake up and know.

        Purim (Feb/ 13 Adar) was the next date of significance on my calendar.

        What is critical today and every day – get to know/comprehend the power of the Word, value the Kingdom over all possessions, grasp the meaning of and apply The Blood of the Lamb and prepare your testimony (1st John chapter 2).

        Not bad – composing this while watching football, thank you Spirit!


  6. What if God was speaking of 120 Jubilee years after the flood (Gen 6:3). What would God’s Jubilee look like? He would get His land back. 1967 His chosen people got their land back and if you go back 50 years it is 1917 when the Balfour Declaration calling for a Jewish homeland in the hostoric land of Israel. I think 2017 will be interesting and I do believe it is a Jubilee year.

    • why 1967?

      why not 1948?

      • Marianne,

        Agreed, it is a set calendar of every 49 years, then a Jubilee year. And, every 50th year there has occurred a significant event in Hebrew history beginning in 1967. 

        As for 1948 (nation established)  or 1947 (proclamation goes forth to establish by UN), there is no such events 50+ or 50- those years. There are historical events every 50th year (as far as can been confirmed), 1967 back.

        I made an error in a previous reply/post on the city – City of David is Bethlehem – City of Jerusalem is the LORD’s.

        Mr. Burton’s presentation best describes this Jubilee for me beginning with part 6 of 12.


        • to me, the jubilee time line only applies to when Israel is in the land. when it was out of the land for centuries, then the clock stopped.

          the clock started again in 1948, so it seems logical that the 50 years starts then, not in 1967

          however, i am not aware of what year of the 50 year cycle they were in when they were removed from the land. It could have been year 1 , or year 15 , or year 49……then when they returned to the land, the clock started again, and the next year of the cycle applied.

          so, if 1967 is year 50, this would indicate, if true, that the year the jews were scattered was about year 31 in the cycle.

          make sense?

    • Oh yes, 2017 just may be the beginning of God’s rest (last Jubilee). 

      Gen 6:3 is God’s calendar of years.

      Again, Mr. Burton’s study and presentation is excellent on this too.

       No, I don’t make any commissions on pointing you to Burton’s timeline. I found this last December and it confirmed in detail what I was “discovering” (signs in the heavens 09/29/11, seals 1-4, and blood moon cycle 2013-2016).  

      Now, back to college football – Go Az Wildcats!

      • his basic reasons for 1967 are not logical.

        there is nothing about the 6 day war that reminds us of creation.

        but his conclusion might be right anyhow.

  7. From everything I have every studied, it is ALL about Jerusalem, City of God. Where God chose to bring His presence, His Holy Temple. Have you read Temple at the Center of Time by David Flynn?

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