Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | February 6, 2013

PUT ON JESUS

Righteousness

Righteousness

Then He showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the LORD, with Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.  The LORD said to Satan; ‘The LORD rebuke you, Satan!  May the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you!  Isn’t this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?’   Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the Angel.  So He spoke to those standing before Him, ‘Take off his filthy clothes!’  Then He said  to him, ‘See, I have removed your guilt from you, and I will clothe you with splendid robes.’  Then I said, ‘Let them put a clean turban on his head.’  So a clean turban was put on his head, and they clothed him in garments while the Angel of the LORD was standing nearby.  Then the Angel of the LORD charged Joshua:  ‘This is what the LORD of Hosts says:  If you walk in My ways and keep My instructions, you will both rule My house and take care of My courts; I will also grant you access among these who are standing here.  Listen, Joshua the high priest, you and your collegues sitting before you; indeed these men are a sign that I am about to bring My Servant, the Branch.  Notice the stone I have set before Joshua; on that stone are seven eyes. I will engrave an inscription on it’ — the declaration of the Lord of Hosts — ‘and I will take away the guilt of this land in a single day.  On that day, each of you will invite your neighbor to sit under His Vine and His Fig Tree.  This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts”  (Zechariah 3:  1-10).

 

As I was writing this passage I felt that no one really needs to read too far without realizing Who we are reading about. Yet, I will expand as Holy Spirit directs. As I was once right here in Joshua’s position, let me use myself as a testimony of God’s Truth.

I was once a sinner, born that way and I wandered through life here on earth as a sinner; no matter how my life appeared to the world around me. In the spiritual realm, I was just another beggar, clothed in filthy rags and living life in hopelessness, headed for eternal death. I was serving Satan, god of the earth, and all his schemes that were in place to steal, destroy, and kill me (John 10: 10).

Then one day, I heard about Jesus and I gave my heart and life to Him to control and direct it in any way He wanted to. At that very moment, Satan rose up to bring his accusations against me to God. BUT God said, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan!” “This precious one is now Mine and you have NO authority over any part of her now” (Romans 6: 15-23; 1 John 3: 1-10)! Praise the Lord, He set me free from the sin that held me as a slave to Satan! He delivered me from the eternal fire and I am now free and I am a firebrand used by Jesus, to bring the Good News to others who are still in slavery (Matthew 28: 16-20; Romans 10: 14-16).

One of the Father’s gifts to me was Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit is my Teacher, the One who inspired and Who reveals nuggets of truth from the written Word of God. He is the One I credit for the changes in my thinking processes (Romans 12: 2; 2 Corinthians 4; 14; Titus 3:5) and He restores, refreshes, refills and empowers me as I go through day-to-day life (Psalm 23: 3; 51: 10; Matthew 22: 29; Acts 1:8; 10:38; 2 Corinthians 12: 9; Philippians 3: 10; 2 Timothy 3: 5).

More than that, Holy Spirit confers the perfection of His presence within my life as my life in Jesus grows deeper. In Christ, I walk in the same anointing conferred on Jesus who is the Cornerstone, the Rock, the Stone (Psalm 91: 12; 118: 22; Matthew 4: 6; 21: 42; Romans 9: 12; 1 Peter 2: 4). Holy Spirit’s abiding presence within me IS the seven EYES in the Stone: a Spirit of Wisdom, a Spirit of Understanding, a Spirit of Counsel, a Spirit of Strength, a Spirit of Knowledge and a Fear of the Lord that all come together to perfect me into the likeness of Jesus Christ (Isaiah 11: 1, 2; 1 Corinthians 13: 12; 2 Corinthians 3: 18).

The day I gave my heart to Jesus, the filthy rags I was wearing were removed and my heavenly Father placed over my shoulders the beautiful purple robes of His priesthood (1 Peter 2: 9) as well as the precious breastplate of Righteousness, conferred to me by Jesus, the Son of God; my Redeemer and Savior (Ephesians 6: 14). One day I will be crowned by with the crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, will give me on that day and not only to me, but to all those who have loved His appearing (2 Timothy 4: 8).

I leave each of you with Paul’s words and they echo my own: “Rejoice always! Pray constantly. Give thanks in everything for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Don’t stifle the Spirit. Don’t despise prophecies, but test all things. Hold onto what is good. Stay away from every form of evil. May the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5: 16-23). Amen and amen.


Responses

  1. Huge AMEN!!!
    I have a witness in my spirit that comes into agreement with your words through Holy spirit, blessings

    • I know; it was like He dropped this into my heart and it grabbed hold of me big time! God bless you brother!


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