The LORD of Heaven’s Armies sent me this message in reply:
“Say to all your people and your priests, ‘During these seventy years of exile, when you fasted and mourned in the summer and in early autumn, was it really for me that you were fasting?
References for Zechariah 7:5
And even now in your holy festivals, aren’t you eating and drinking just to please yourselves?
Isn’t this the same message the LORD proclaimed through the prophets in years past when Jerusalem and the towns of Judah were bustling with people, and the Negev and the foothills of Judah were well populated?’”
References for Zechariah 7:7