INTRO: Well, we have come to the final message in Zechariah. In the last message we saw his prophecies regarding Alexander the Great, Antiochus Ephiphanes, Jesus Christ and the millennium. By the way, I had wanted to show you the picture of the seven branch candlestick that is on display in Jerusalem (show here Menorah here).
When you read Bible history, Israel has faced tremendous odds for survival. It has often been a David and Goliath situation. It is so today. The Muslims outnumber Jews by huge odds and they live in lands that are many, many times larger than Israel. The odds for Israel's survival are miniscule. That was so when Israel declared itself a nation in 1948 and it is so at this very moment (show picture of Israel's land mass).