Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Zech 3 and our continuing fascination with the power and authority of angels

Zechariah Chapter 3

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?
3: Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
4: And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
5: And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
6: And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying,
7: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
8: Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
9: For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
10: In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.

Hebrews 1:7-9

7: And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
8: But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9: Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.


Blogger Talmida said...

So do you use a concordance? OR are you just incredibly well versed (pun?) in the Bible?

5:55 PM  
Blogger Ono said...

I grew up memorizing the Bible and it got easier the more I did it, besides its what fundamentalists did. Add to that, my goal in life was to be a fire and brimstone preacher, so I spent hours reading.

At the risk of sounding _____, reading Scripture is one thing guaranteed to make me happy.

I also had my handy copy of Strongs and Vines:)

12:19 AM  

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