Day 22 – Standing before the Angel of the Lord
It’s Time for New Cloths
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. - Colossians 1:16 -17
We have been looking at the appearances in scripture of the Angel of the Lord. The last one is in Zechariah 3, in this passage we see Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord in the court room of heaven and satan is right beside me bringing accusations against him. The enemy is seeking to disqualify Zechariah from his calling as a priest of the Lord.
Standing before the Angel of the Lord - God’s Rebuking the Enemy on our Behalf
Vs. 1-2 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. The LORD said to Satan, "The LORD rebuke you, Satan! Indeed, the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?"
Being Clothed with New Garments
Vs. 3-5 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel. He spoke and said to those who were standing before him, saying, "Remove the filthy garments from him." Again he said to him, "See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes." Then I said, "Let them put a clean turban on his head." So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments, while the Angel of the LORD was standing by.
Obedience Brings Authority
Vs. 6-7 And the Angel of the LORD admonished Joshua, saying, "Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'If you will walk in My ways and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing here.
We are To Be a Sign – the Eyes of the Lord Are upon Us
Vs. 8-10 'Now listen, Joshua the high priest, you and your friends who are sitting in front of you--indeed they are men who are a symbol (sign) for behold, I am going to bring in My servant the Branch. 'For behold, the stone that I have set before Joshua; on one stone are seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave an inscription on it,' declares the LORD of hosts, 'and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. 'In that day,' declares the LORD of hosts, 'every one of you will invite his neighbor to sit under his vine and under his fig tree.'"
Word of the Lord
I, even I says the Lord has provided atonement for you. Satan often stands before My throne bringing accusations against you BUT KNOW this My BLOOD is all you need to silence the enemies accusations. No longer do you need to be clothed with filthy garments of sin and shame. For I have provided kingly apparel for you-you have been made kings and priests. I have given you a fresh turban for your head – the mind of Christ.
You are created as a sign to all the world, even the angels long to have what you have in Christ. As you walk in My ways and perform My service you will be granted governance of My house and have charge in My courts. So, come up says the Lord, come up to My throne and rule in the midst of your enemies.
Open our eyes, Lord!
Open my eyes so that I can see the wonderful truths in your law. - Psalms 119:18 (NIVRV)
What does the Bible say?
Read: 2 Chr. 16:9 & Isaiah 11:2-4,
Action: Take time today, this week to ponder Zechariah 3. Let Holy Spirit remove last season’s old garments and place upon you the robe of righteousness and the belt of truth. Let the truth of who the Lord created you to be in the earth sink deep into your spirit and permeate your mind. You are a sign and a wonder!
Decree: I am a sign and a wonder. The Blood of Jesus silences every accusation of the enemy. I am clothed in kingly garments and stand before the courts of heaven on behalf of men.