THEME: VICTORY IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM
Zechariah 3:1-7 NIV
“Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. The Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?” Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” Then he said to Joshua, “See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.” Then I said, “Put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by. The angel of the Lord gave this charge to Joshua: “This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.”
-Zacharia saw a vision of Joshua standing before the angel of the Lord and Satan stood by his side to bring an accusation against him. Joshua had worn filthy clothing and turban, which was cause for opposition. Possibly this was because of his sin or those in his blood line. The vision displays the importance of cleansing of priests in the land, and their religious and moral purity. The angel of the Lord charged Joshua to put on a clean garment and turban, and to obey God’s commandments. The place of repentance and obedience to the commands of God is key for us to win any spiritual battles. We find Job who often offered a burnt offering for himself and his family each morning lest his children had sinned or cursed God in their hearts (Job 1:5). We have received provision of forgiveness in the blood of Jesus which was given and not earned (Isaiah 64:6).
Dear Lord Jesus, we thank You for Your sacrifice on the cross. We appreciate You for You died on the cross for our sins and have liberated us to God the Father. When we were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world, You have brought us near by Your precious blood. We thank You for Your sacrifice and for Your precious blood that washes away all our sins. May You cleanse us, and our blood lines with Your precious blood and remove all accusations against us by the devil and his agents. May You cleanse all our priests, prophets, pastors, the entire church and nation and make us whiter that snow. We shall overcome by Your precious blood and the word of our testimonies in Your name Jesus. We are more that victorious in You Christ Jesus and in Your promises for us. We believe in You and hope in You and it is in Jesus mighty name we pray believing and trusting. Amen
Further reading: Ephesians 2:12-13, Revelations 12:11