Now Joshua (a high priest) was clothed with filthy garments (an indication of his guilt concerning Israel’s sins and a corrupted Priesthood) 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 with change of raiment. (Zech. 3:3-4)
Garments of Light
In a vision very early this morning, a door to a washing machine was open to reveal clean, white garments. The cleaning cycle was complete. The garments were so bright and super white, that an aura of light emanated from out of the washing machine. Sometimes words fail to convey how strong but beautiful some visions can be…
From a biblical perspective, white represents righteousness, holiness, purity. By contrast, filth is biblically defined as: sin, unbelief, like the Pharisees a legalistic and hardcore religiosity of man’s traditions, including anything and everything else that is unrighteousness.) But, our loving GOD, through the merciful and sacrificial act of His Son Jesus Christ, in turn, dresses repented Believers with clean robes of holiness and righteousness. Robes that are free of the stains and spots of sin.
When we come to the Lord with contrite repentance and receive salvation, we as Believers are washed from the guilt of sin by the blood of the Lamb which instantly justifies, sanctifies and ultimately glorifies us. And yet in order to retain that salvation, progressive sanctification is also part of GOD’S plan of redemption. It’s not an excuse to sin; no, far from it! But depending on our level of spiritual maturity, we are a work in progress through the sanctifying operations of the indwelling Holy Spirit and the Word. (Phil. 1:6)
New Assignments and Works
After Joshua was instructed that He would receive a change of garment, the Angel of the LORD then tells him that he would judge His House on condition that he would keep his charge. Importantly, he was told that a ‘Stone’ with ‘seven eyes’ would go before him. And that in ‘one day’ Israel’s iniquity would be removed. That ‘Stone’ would be Jesus Christ whose sacrificial death would remove Israel’s sin, if only they would accept and believe Him. Tragically and as history testifies, that did not happen. But GOD will not be outdone, it will take place when Christ returns with the ‘seven trumpet angels’ who now stand before HIM.
All this to say that GOD is looking for a people who are ready to receive super white bridal garments. A priestly people whose works will be carried out in Christ’s righteousness and not with filthy rags. Works that will eventually follow them to heaven. (Rev. 14:13) And works that will make them fit to reign with Him during the New Millennium as Priests and Kings. (Rev. 1:6; 5:10) It is my personal opinion only that GOD might well be selecting HIS people now for that time.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. (1 Pet. 2:9)
Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ (Rev. 19:7-9)
He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. (Rev. 3:5)
Keep On Keeping On
My goodness! The Words of the Book are coming to life. What an exciting time be alive! It behooves us to make every day an opportunity to live as Overcomers. And to be properly positioned in the Lord’s Righteousness in order to work effectively in the harvest fields until the time of fulfillment.
Keep the Faith. And may GOD’S Word and Spirit abundantly bless you today. Praise GOD and thank you Lord Jesus Christ.
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