1 Then He showed me Joshua, the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. 2 And the Lord said unto Satan, “The Lord rebuke you Satan, the Lord Who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you. Is not this (man) a burning stick (brand) snatched from the fire? 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel.
4 Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.” 5 And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head” So they put a clean turban on his head, and they put clean clothes on him. And the Angel of the Lord stood by,” Zechariah 3:1-5.
The LORD is saying, “I have been calling you forth from among them, from those who have reviled you, from those who have been complacent about the calling upon my servants who are called by My Name.
I have not forgotten the day when I became your first love, when you were cast down in your iniquity, and knew there was no way out from your hidden low self worth.
But I have redeemed you from the curse you had been under, from the debauchery that held you captive under the glare of your adversary.
I call you forth from it all, from all that had held you down. Now arise and shine for your light has come, and the Glory of the LORD is rising upon you. I have prepared for you the truth, the revelation of who you are in Me.
I have clothed you with the robe of righteousness and no one can snatch you from My Righteous Right Hand.
With Wisdom I have called you, for I know the thoughts I have toward you, thoughts of peace, not of evil, to give to you a future and hope.
You will find My Wisdom when you humble yourself, and pray and seek My Face, and turn from the ways that have held you down.
I AM faithful Who promised,” says the LORD, “And I will perform My good Word toward you to bring you to the place of rich fulfillment.
Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the LORD.
Now stand and see the Salvation of the LORD.
The Angel of the Lord is standing by. Where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is freedom!
~ Thomas Downes
Thomas Downes. Walking with the LORD for over 40 years, Thomas runs “The Voice of the Writer” a Prophetic Ministry. His purpose is to present the Word of God and the Love of God with the prophetic heart; the heart that desires to hear the Voice of the LORD, and present His Word for the encouragement of others.