#7 of Zechariah's Eight Visions "The Ephah"
Zech. 5:5
Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
Here comes another vision so "lift up your eyes" and do as the angel says... and "see" what it is that now goes forth.

"Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... it's an EPHAH??"

[6] And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.
An "ephah" is a container about the size of a bushel basket which is used to "measure grain" and so it is symbolic of commerce and economics. Here is what Amos says about those who make the ephah small and falsify the balances of commerce in their New World Order. They just can hardly wait to rip people off! (Review also the seal of the "Black Horse" in Revelation chapter six.)
Amos 8:5
Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
The phrase "this is their resemblance through all the earth" in Zech. 5:6 means this is a "global picture" of the extent of corrupt commerce on earth at this time. But wait, there is more concerning this ephah!
Zech. 5:7
And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
How many of our people really know who sits in the seat in the midst of commerce*? I dare say far too few! But as it is written right here in Zechariah, the "lid is going to come off the ephah" and the "woman" who sits in the midst of it shall be EXPOSED. It shall be the witness of God's elect that will do that exposing.

Who is this "woman" anyway? She is the great whore of Rev. 17 & 18, the mother of harlots, "false religion", the one with whom all the kings of the earth have committed fornication (Rev. 17:2)! She has lived "high on the hog" at the expense of others and claims she needs not the Bridegroom for she is already married... and she is... albeit to the wicked one, the spurious messiah, Satan himself!

* If you would like to learn more about how money works and the "wicked one's" corrupt economic systems, Artisan Publishers at www.artisanpublishers.com and purchase the booklet, "The Hidden Dynasty of the Economy".

Rev. 18:7
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
Mystery Babylon the great is wicked indeed for it is the "rasha", the lawless one, the son of perdition, who heads this oppressive ungodly system.
Zech. 5:8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
God through His elect, His witnesses, shall EXPOSE the great harlot who sits in the midst of the ephah as filthy and wicked, i.e. as the iniquitous work of the wicked one! To wit, "Zechariah" means "Yahveh Remembers" and so it is that He shall NOT FORGET those who have religiously and economically oppressed His people through lies and deceitful practices! Let go back to Amos and document it.
Amos 8:4
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
The greedy who swallow up the needy shall be given fair warning by God's witnesses and they shall surely hear His servants say "Hear this"... "Thus saith the Lord GOD!" Meanwhile, the greedy can hardly wait rob and steal by deceit...
[5] Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
Such is "their resemblance in all the earth"! Rev. 6:5-6 "... And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. [6] And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine." There's your crooked "measure of grain", the small ephah!
[6] That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

[7] The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.

Woe unto them! Our Father shall surely remember their deeds and He shall bring them to justice on that great day when Jesus Christ returns!

Next we are going to "see" who it is that "lifts up this ephah" and carries this basket of filth to its "base", its final resting place, which is the PIT in land of Shinar, Babylon!

Zech. 5:9
Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.
Who are these "two women" with the "wind" in their wings? "Wind" is "ruach" in Hebrew which means "spirit" and it is the "spirit" that makes their wings as "strong" and "swift" as those of a stork*? These two women are "virgins" who have not defiled themselves with women, i.e. with that filthy whore, the wicked one (rasha) who sits as a queen in the ephah. (See Rev. 14:4).

* Note: It is true that the stork is an "unclean bird", but then so too is the eagle! The Hebrew terminology used here clearly refers to the characteristic of the "wings" of the stork which are very "strong" and "powerful" permitting the stork to fly high and with tremendous velocity.

[10] Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?
Where are God's elect going to take the ephah (commerce) with the filthy wicked woman (false religion)?
[11] And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.
Hey, they are going to carry this baby to its final resting place (base) in the land of Shinar, which is Babylon!

So there you have it! What great imagery our Father has given us in this 5th chapter of Zechariah to show us how He uses His elect, those two olive trees and those two candlesticks, to bring forth His Word, the "flying roll", over the face of the whole land, and to expose the great whore who sits as a queen in the midst the ephah.

What a time to live! And what a privilege it is to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in this final generation!