The prophecy of Zechariah 11 concerning “Beauty” and the death of three shepherds explained.
The Mosaic Marriage Covenant between Israel and Messiah the Christ is here called Beauty; the death of the Husband of Israel broke the Mosaic Marriage Covenant [Beauty] between him and Israel/Judah.
Zechariah 11:7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
11:8 Three shepherds also I cut off [from their authority over Israel/Judah] in one month [the first month]; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
The Mosaic Covenant ended with the death of the Husband of Israel and Moses Seat was transferred to “That Prophet” Jesus Christ, at his resurrection! Three shepherds were cut off at the time that the Mosaic Marriage Covenant ended with the death of Israel’s Husband.
This prophecy was fulfilled in the first century, with the cutting off of the Mosaic Covenant shepherds of Israel/Judah: who were the Levitical Priesthood, the Scribes [who became the modern Karaites] and the Pharisees [which developed into today’s Rabbins]. These leaders in the first century rejected Messiah and God the Father for their own traditions, and were therefore rejected by God.
The Mosaic Covenant being ended by the murder of the Husband, the resurrected Yeshua [Jesus] was freed from the physical Mosaic Marriage Covenant to physical Israel/Judah, and formally espoused himself in a New Covenant (Jer 31, Ezek 36:26) to a spiritual people of a spiritual Israel who were zealous to keep the whole Word of God.
11:9 Then said I [to the widowed Mosaic Israel/Judah], I will not feed you [support you as your husband any longer]: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off [God’s Mosaic Covenant ended with the cutting off of the husband Yeshua [Jesus] Christ]; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another [depend on themselves].
The Mosaic Marriage Covenant between physical Israel/Judah and Yahweh which was made at Sinai, was BROKEN by the death of the Husband of Israel, Yahweh; the Being who gave up his Godhood to be made flesh as Jesus Christ.
11:10 And I took my staff, even Beauty [the Beautiful Mosaic Covenant that the people would not keep], and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant [the Mosaic Marriage Covenant] which I had made with all the people.
When Christ was crucified, those poor in spirit, humble, [as opposed to the proud and self-centered] and submissive to the whole Word of God which God the Father called to himself through Christ, entered into a spiritual espousal to full unity with Messiah on a spiritual level in a New Marriage Covenant promised in Jeremiah 31:31 and:
Ezekiel 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water [the Water of the Word and Spirit of God Ephesians 5:26] upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 36:28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
This is also a prophecy of spiritual Israel, that the proud and self-centered in the Spiritual Ekklesia will not enter into the marriage of the Lamb at the resurrection.
Only those spiritually humble enough to exalt the whole Word of God, and to follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth (Rev 14:4); will be in the resurrection to spirit and receive eternal life as a part of the collective bride of the New Marriage Covenant!
11:11 And it was broken in that day [The Mosaic Marriage Covenant “Beauty” was ended on the day of the death of the Husband of Israel]: and so the poor of the flock [the poor in spirit (humble before God)] that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
The following verse clinches this prophecy of “Beauty” being about the Mosaic Marriage Covenant with Christ.
11:12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. 11:13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
Brethren, the three shepherds that were cut off in the first month at Passover were the Levitical Priesthood, the Scribes [who became the modern Karaites] and the Pharisees [which developed into today’s Rabbins]: And no, NONE of these three shepherds sit in Moses seat today.
It is the resurrected Jesus Christ who now sits in Moses seat and who has replaced the priesthood of Aaron with the High Priesthood of Melchizedek!