Join us this Sunday at 11:00 AM at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion as we continue our study of the Book of Zechariah, also known as the Old Testament Apocalypse.
All are invited! Service will also be available online at https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGocke; click on the image for “Sunday 11 AM Church Service”.
Zechariah 3:1-7 (The Burning Log)
1 Then the guiding angel showed me Joshua the high priest [representing disobedient, sinful Israel] standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at Joshua’s right hand to be his adversary and to accuse him. 2 And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! Even the LORD, who [now and ever] has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is this not a log snatched and rescued from the fire?” 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy (nauseatingly vile) garments and was standing before the Angel [of the LORD]. 4 He spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And He said to Joshua, “See, I have caused your wickedness to be taken away from you, and I will clothe and beautify you with rich robes [of forgiveness].” 5 And I (Zechariah) said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with [rich] garments. And the Angel of the LORD stood by. 6 And the Angel of the LORD [solemnly and earnestly] admonished Joshua, saying, 7 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘If you will walk in My ways [that is, remain faithful] and perform My service, then you will also govern My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you free access [to My presence] among these who are standing here. (Zechariah 3:1-7 AMP)
She will give birth to a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus (The Lord is salvation), for He will save His people from their sins.”(Matthew 1:21 AMP)
My little children (believers, dear ones), I am writing you these things so that you will not sin and violate God’s law. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate [who will intercede for us] with the Father: Jesus Christ the righteous [the upright, the just One, who conforms to the Father’s will in every way—purpose, thought, and action]. (1 John 2:1 AMP)
who [willingly] gave Himself [to be crucified] on our behalf to redeem us and purchase our freedom from all wickedness, and to purify for Himself a chosen and very special people to be His own possession, who are enthusiastic for doing what is good. (Titus 2:14 AMP)
For we all have become like one who is [ceremonially] unclean [like a leper], And all our deeds of righteousness are like filthy rags; We all wither and decay like a leaf, And our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing], like the wind, takes us away [carrying us far from God’s favor, toward destruction]. (Isaiah 64:6 AMP)
In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7 AMP)
Then one of the elders responded, saying to me, “These who are dressed in the long white robes—who are they, and from where did they come?” I said to him, “My lord, you know [the answer].” And he said to me, “These are the people who come out of the great tribulation (persecution), and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb [because of His atoning sacrifice]. (Revelation 7:13-14 AMP)
You shall also make a plate of pure gold and engrave on it, like the engravings of a signet, ‘Holy to the Lord.’ You shall fasten it on the front of the turban with a blue cord. (Exodus 28:36-37 AMP)
And the disciples were continually filled [throughout their hearts and souls] with joy and with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 13:52 AMP)
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lamentations 3:23 NLT)