Zechariah "lifted up his eyes" and he SAW what's up! Behold... meaning pay attention... Four Horns! Horns, just like horses, are symbolic of power! The question is: What are these powers and what do they have the power to do?Zech. 1:18
Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.
These have the power to "scatter" our people, even the whole House of Israel, i.e. both the house of Judah AND the house of Israel! As part of the sealing in one's forehead, he or she MUST know who and where the house of Judah is and who and where the 10 Tribes of the House of true Israel are and dwell this very day! (Note: If you would like information on where the true House of Israel is today, write to Artisan Publishers, P.O.Box 1529, 1409 West Shawnee, Muskogee, OK, 74402 or visit www.artisanpublishers.com and request the booklet "The Abrahamic Covenant", by E. Raymond Capt.) And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
Yes, as it is written, the holy people of God of both the houses of Israel and Judah have been spiritually scattered in these last days just as they were physically scattered by the Assyrian and the king of Babylon. In fact, when it comes to God's Word one could say our people are a bunch of "scatter brains" for they not only do not know who they are, they also cannot see the "Four Hidden Dynasties", these Four Horns, which now hold them captive (as in Egypt) and have taken them to Babylon (the land of confusion).
Let's examine the word "scatter".
Here is the Hebrew word "zoor" (#2114) that Dr. Strong references to help us understand "scatter":scatter = äøˆæˆzaòraòhzaw-raw' H2219
A primitive root (compare H2114); to toss about; by implication to diffuse, winnow:—cast away, compass, disperse, fan, scatter (away), spread, strew, winnow.
You see, the powers of the Four Horns have grown strong (waxed great) in this final generation through having incrementally, much as a locust and a liberal chews away little by little, caused our people to be drawn away from the truth of God's Word. Of course, there is nothing new under the sun and we know this is as it was in the first earth age when Satan drew 1/3 of our people away from God's mercy seat, His truth, His ways (Rev. 12:4). In other words, the House of Israel, God's holy people, have been "spiritually diffused", "tossed about", and "turned aside" from His Word and they do follow after that which is profane, i.e. the traditions of men. Their problem is that in their ignorance of His Word they know NOT the difference between that which is holy and that which profane, and therefore they cannot "discern" between that which is clean and that which is unclean as we learned in Haggai 2:13-14. Therefore they commit spiritual adultery (idolatry) and as we read earlier, our Father does not like it one bit!øeæzuòrzoor H2114
A primitive root; to turn aside (especially for lodging); hence to be aforeigner, strange, profane; specifically (active participle) to commitadultery:—(come from) another (man, place), fanner, go away, (e-) strange (-r, thing, woman).
Thank God though for the builders of His temple! You see, those Four Horns shall be destroyed and replaced by the House of God and the POWER of His Word!
Remember that Zechariah is prophesying to the builders of the temple and he obviously knows what carpenters are as evidenced by the fact he does not ask the LORD what they are, just what they have come to do (vs. 21). Here is the definition of the Hebrew word translated "carpenter": And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.
Now here is the definition of the Greek word for "carpenter", the word used in Mark 6:3 to describe Christ's vocation:carpenter = Løˆç˜ chaòraòshkhaw-rawsh' H2796
From H2790; a fabricator of any material:—artificer, (+) carpenter, craftsman, engraver, maker, + mason, skilful, (+) smith, worker, workman, such as wrought.
Now read these words of the apostle Paul in section C-3 of the "Corinthian Chronicle":carpenter = ôÝêôùítektoôntek'-tone G5045
From the base of G5098; an artificer (as producer of fabrics), that is, (specifically) a craftsman in wood:—carpenter.
If you have studied the Book of Haggai you should know the difference between a "wise" builder and a "foolish" one. Remember Haggai told us to "consider" carefully our ways, i.e. what and how we are building. Here is the definition of "masterbuilder" which comes from the words "arche" and "tekton" (#5045), which is "carpenter":1 Cor. 3:9
For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
A "wise" person builds his or her house upon the ROCK, Jesus Christ, the Word of God, right? (Matthew 7:24 "Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock.")masterbuilder = Pñ÷éôÝêôùíarchitektoônar-khee-tek'-tone G753
From G746 and G5045; a chief constructor, that is, "architect":— masterbuilder.
Now back to the four carpenters! Understand that "four" in Biblical numerics denotes "earth" as in the four points of the compass, which are the four corners or four wind directions of the earth, i.e. NSEW, and you will understand who these "four" carpenters are. They are simply God's elect whom we already "saw" (through the eyes of John) standing on Mount Zion with the King of kings (Rev. 14:1)! You see, when He comes to this earth at the sound of the 7th Trump, He gathers them from the four winds, i.e. from all directions! For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Here is what the carpenters, God's elect, are going to do!Matthew 24:31
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.winds = Tíåìïò anemos an'-em-os G417
From the base of G109; wind; (plural) by implication (the four) quarters (of the earth):—wind.
The four horns have "scattered" our people, but the four carpenters shall come and tear down the power of the four horns which have held down the heads of our people for so long! These carpenters are going to "fray" those horns which is to shatter and shake the living daylights out of them! And having been delivered, our people will then "lift up their heads" to Mount Zion!Zech. 1:21
Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.
So what shall we say to conclude thiss study? How about: Let us all get our heads out of "the sand" and look up to the "mountain" of God, to His Word! His saints are soon taking over Mount Zion to rule and reign on this earth with the King of kings and Lord of lords for a thousand years! "Yes... oppression, bondage, fear, and the confusion of nations shall soon be replaced with Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, for the "Desire of all nations" shall soon come to Mount Zion (Hag. 2:7). Amen."
Hope to see you standing there on that Mountain!