The teachings from the book of Zechariah.
The teachings from the book of Zechariah continues today, yesterday, I stopped at chapter 2 vs 11, so would begin from chapter 2 vs 12.
And the Lord shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.
This would happen after the gospel is being preached, and then the city would become God’s possession, and then Judah can now inherit his potion.
Let’s come to chapter 3 vs 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?
Vs 3, Now Joshua was clothed with a filthy garments and stood before the angel.
Now this Joshua was God’s minister, and this was what I talked about in my Expantiation on “the Word 2022” that ministers should stay on the level God has placed them, and then live the lives that God wants them to live.
Looking at this Joshua, who was a Priest, probably he did some things he wasn’t suppose to do, and then Satan took advantage of him, and then wore him a filthy garment, a filthy garment of sin. Now this Priest would have congregation, imagine what would become of his members.
That is why as Christians, we don’t go to church and then placed our minds on Oh, our minister would do all the prayers for us, yes it’s possible for ministers to do all of the prayers, this is because, they carry God’s annointing, but the members could spend time to pray for their ministers, and so they wouldn’t be distracted and then fall astray, that is why chapter 3 vs 2b, says, is not this a brand plucked out of the fire, and this was God speaking, which meanth, is this not my minister whom I have ordained, and then why put a filthy garment upon him?
Vs 4, and He answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, take away the filthy garment garment from him, inorderwards, take away this sinful life from him, loose him, and make him free from sin.
God specifically had His warning for His ministers, to live a just life, because they stand as an example to His ministry, He wants Satan to see them and flee from them, Satan seeing the lives that are living and then he is able to place a filthy garment upon them.
So as God’s children, it is important that we recognize this facts, and then ensure we live our lives void of sin, and so we could become God’s special treasure.