Wednesday, February 13, 2013

From Filth to Purity (Zechariah 3:1-5)

“Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the Lord said to Satan, ‘The Lord rebuke you, O Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?’ Now Joshua was standing before the angel, clothed with filthy garments. And the angel said to those who were standing before him, ‘Remove the filthy garments from him.’ And to him he said, ‘Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.’

Picture yourself as Joshua. You have been quickly pulled out of the fire like the brand that fell in. (God reached into the secular world and pulled you out as one of His own.) You are stained with the filthy garment of sin which is all you’ve known. Jesus Christ, as the angel of the Lord, stands before you defending you from Satan and all else who would oppose you. He takes off your rags and gives you pure clothing. You now know Grace.

"After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes"

(Verses taken from Zechariah chapter 3 and Rev. 7:9.)

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