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“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. And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee … Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. 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.”—Zechariah 3:1-4

Joshua, the then current High Priest, was interceding on behalf of the people— standing between the Lord and Jerusalem, pleading the cause of Israel. Satan, the great accuser, stood by to contest the worthiness of Joshua, since he, …

Posted on 21st July, by Aaron L. M. Goodwin
in Old Testament, Scripture.
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