Dave wants to point out that it is not his job to tell you the day and hour of these three leaders deaths. He does however say that it is his job to wake you up and make you listen!
If this relatively small aspect of the prophecy (just nine words) intrigues, titillates or is the subject of fascination to you above all of this powerful biblical knowledge (hundreds of whole verses), then your thinking is WRONG. The death of three shepherds is basically a footnote in God’s GRAND and AWESOME plan to retrieve His flock and put them to work in the greatest Work God has ever done on the face of the earth. THAT should be your focus—and this begins with CONSIDERING YOUR WAYS when God’s “attention-getter” comes to pass.
It is not my purpose to tell you who the three shepherds are, what day they will be removed or how they die. God will supply answers to those questions soon enough. Frankly, such questions are not nearly as big as other questions. It is my job to explain what Zechariah 11 MEANS and how it will affect YOU in your life and why YOU had better listen when God gets His people’s attention. It will take all of these actions for most to finally ACT.