Zechariah Chapter 3 opens with a striking vision of Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, with Satan at his right hand to accuse him. In a symbolic act, the Lord rebukes Satan and commands the removal of Joshua's filthy garments, replacing them with rich robes. This act represents the cleansing of Joshua's sins and the restoration of his priestly status. The chapter closes with a promise of the coming Messiah, referred to as the Branch, who will remove iniquity and bring peace. It's a vivid picture of God's mercy, grace, and plan of redemption.

Zechariah 3

1  And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

2  And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?

Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.

And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.

And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.

And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying,

7  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.

8  Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.

For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

10  In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.

End of Zechariah 3

1 Year Plan:  Dec 24 - Zep 1Zep 2, Zep 3,  Rev 17

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