Zechariah introduces the next 2 components of this visionary word of the Lord by saying, “then I lifted up my eyes” (vss 1:18, 2:1). He sets apart the vision of the 4 horns and craftsmen (1:18-21) and the vision of the measuring line. The 4 horn vision appears to be a reminder from the Lord to Zechariah and the ministry team that the craftsmen (read the ministry team that God has called) will form leadership and protection roles in the power of the Lord to protect the Land of Judah. The measuring line vision promises ministry growth and protection to the nation. This is in the context of their humble openness and repentance before God as preparation of their hearts for service (remember 1:1-6).
What an encouraging promise. God’s supernatural provision and protection to those who step out in faith as ministers for the Lord.