Our great High Priest and Advocate !

Who shall lay any thing to the charge of GOD’s elect?

It is GOD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) that justifieth (renders just, innocent, free and righteous). Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, Who is even at the right hand of GOD, and it is He Who also maketh intercession for us !”     Romans 8:33-34

Note: Verily, we all have been brought up on charges !
And we are guilty as charged, with no hope of acquittal. “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, is guilty of all . . . . And the wages (result) of sin is death !” James 2:10 & Romans 6:23

In Zechariah chapter 3, we are allowed to see within the throne room of Almighty GOD. And there Joshua stands in shame, as a symbol of us all.

“And He showed me Joshua the high priest (old Covenant, Levitical) standing before the Angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist (accuse, attack) him . . . !” Zechariah 3:1

The name or title “Satan” comes from the Hebrew “ha Satan,” which means, the accuser. And this has been his work against the children of God (Elohim), since the fall in Eden. He is the prosecuting attorney, and he works diligently to dig up all unrighteous acts we have ever done; to discredit out witness, and to condemn us as unworthy of The Father’s love and mercy !

But listen to the verdict passed in the courtroom of heaven above:
“And the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan (O Accuser); even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee ! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?

Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments . . . . We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy (menstrual) rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities (perversities, mischief), like the wind, have taken us away ! . . . . and he stood before the Angel. And He (the Angel of the LORD) answered and spake unto those that stood before Him, saying . . .

Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him (Joshua), He said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with a change of raiment !” Zechariah 3:2-4

“Behold, the Lamb of GOD, which taketh away (to remove, bear) the sin of the world !”
John 1:29

““Now is the judgment (verdict, tribunal) of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out !”   John 12:31

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on Him (Jesus Christ, Yehushua ha Moshiac) the iniquity of us all !” Isaiah 53:6

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come Salvation, and Strength, and the Kingdom (Sovereign Reign) of our God, and the power of His Christ (Anointed, Anointing): for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our GOD day and night !” Revelation 12:10

The LORD (Yehuwah) is my Strength (majesty, power, boldness, prevail) and my Song (music, praise), and He is become my Salvation (H3444 – Yehushua – deliverance, victory, saving health) ! . . .

The Right Hand of the LORD is exalted (raised up): the Right Hand of the LORD doeth valiantly ! I shall not die, but Live, and declare the works of the LORD. For the LORD hath chastened me sore: but He hath not given me over unto death. Open unto me the Gates of Righteousness: I will go in to them . . . boldly to the throne of Grace . . . . and I will Praise the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah). ref:Hebrews 4:16

‘ . . . Behold, I have set before thee an Open Door, and no man can shut It !’     Revelation 3:8

This Gate of the LORD . . . . I Am the door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved (delivered, protected, healed and made whole) . . . . into which the righteous shall enter. I will Praise Thee, for Thou hast heard me, and art become my Salvation! The Stone which the builders refused is become the Head (first, chief, captain, principle) of the corner. This is the LORD’s doing (work), and it is marvellous in our eyes !”  
Psalm 118:14-23 & John 10:9

“Therefore will I look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God (Elohim – Mighty One) of my Salvation: my God will hear me. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) shall be a Light unto me . . . . for I Am come a Light into the world, that whosoever believeth in Me (The Word) should not abide in darkness ! . . . ref: John 12:46

I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against Him, until He please my cause (case), and execute justice for me (on my behalf). He shall bring me forth to the Light, and I shall behold His righteous-ness !” Micah 7:7-9

“Surely He hath borne (to lift, take away) our griefs (infirmities, weakness, sickness, disease), and carried our sorrows (anguish, affliction):yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted . . . But He was wounded for our transgressions (rebellion, apostasy), He was bruised (beaten repeatedly) for our iniquities. The chastisement (instruction) of (which bought) our Peace was upon Him; and by His stripes (wounds, bruises) we are healed ! . . . .

For it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief (wounded, afflicted, as a woman in travail): when Thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed (children) . . . . He shall see the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied !” Isaiah 53:4-5, 10

Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardoneth iniquity (perversity, mischief), and passeth by (over) the transgression (rebellion, apostasy) of the remnant of His heritage (inheritance)? For He retaineth not His anger for ever, because He delighteth in mercy. He will turn again . . . . and cause His Face to shine upon us . . . He will have compassion upon us; He will subdue our iniquities . . . for greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world . . . and were sin abounded, Grace doth much more abound . . . . And Thou wilt cast all of their sins into the depths of the sea ! ref: Psalm 80:7, I John 4:4, Romans 5:20

Thou wilt perform the Truth . . . . Thy Word is Truth (Verily So!) . . . . to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which Thou hast sworn (Oath, Promised) unto our fathers from the days of old !” Micah 7:18-20 & John 17:17

And “in those days, and in that time, saith the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve !” Jeremiah 50:20

For “I, even I, Am he that blotteth out thy transgressions (rebellions, apostasy) for Mine Own sake, and I will not remember (bring to mind, mark or keep record of) thy sins (error, side slip, habitual sinfulness) !”
Isaiah 43:25, ref: Ezekiel 36:22-33

“As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us !” Psalm 103:12

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the Anointing !” Isaiah 10:27, ref: I John 2:27

“And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will Praise Thee, though Thou wast angry with me, Thine anger is turned away, and Thou comfortedst me. Behold, God (Elohim) is my Salvation (H3444-Yehushua); I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my Strength and my Song; He also is become my Salvation !

Therefore with joy shall ye draw Water out of the wells of Salvation . . . . Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for Great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst (heart) of thee !” Isaiah 12:1-6

And in mercy shall the throne be established: and He shall sit upon it in Truth, in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment (justice), and hasting (liquid, to flow) righteousness !” Isaiah 16:5

“For the law (instructions in righteousness) was given by Moses, but Grace (the Divine Influence upon the heart) and Truth (Verity) came into being by Jesus Christ (Yehushua ha Moshiac) !” John 1:17

Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you Rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I Am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find Rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light !”      Matthew 11:28-30  and ref: Hebrews 4:9-10

“For thus saith the Lord GOD (Adoni Yehuvee’), the Holy One of Israel; In returning and Rest shall ye be saved (delivered, set free, rescued, given victory) ! And in quietness and in confidence (assurance) shall be your strength !” Isaiah 30:15

What more shall I say? He hath both spoken unto me, and Himself hath done it . . . . for I Am the Author and Finisher of your faith . . . . Behold, for Peace (Shalom) I had great bitterness: but Thou hast in love to my soul delivered me from the pit of corruption. For Thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back ! ref: Hebrews 12:2

For the grave can not praise Thee, death can not celebrate Thee: and they that go down into the pit cannot hope for Thy Truth (Thy Promised Word) !” Isaiah 38:15-18

“Jesus saith . . . I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life . . . no man cometh unto The Father, but by Me !”
John 14:6

Behold the Man Whose name is The BRANCH; for He shall grow (rise) up out of His place, and He shall build the Temple of the LORD . . . . ref: I Corinthians 3:16-17 & I Peter 2:5

‘In that day will I raise up the Tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old ! . . .” Amos 9:11-15 & Acts 15:16-17

Even He shall build the Temple of the LORD; and He shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule (reign) upon His throne. And He shall be a Priest upon His throne: and the Counsel of Peace shall be between them Both !”
Zechariah 6:12-23

“. . . Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised him from the dead, and set Him at His Own right hand in the heavenly places (heavens). far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come !” Ephesians 1:20 

For “thus saith the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah), The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool: where is the house that ye build Me? And where is the place of My Rest (permanent dwelling, abode) ? . . .”
Isaiah 66:1 & Acts 7:48-49   ref: Hebrews 4:1-3

“Who being the brightness (shining forth) of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on High !” Hebrews 1:3 

Now of the things which we have spoken, this is the sum: We have such an High Priest . . . of the order of Melchisedec . . . .Who is set down on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. A Minister of the Sanctuary (holiest of all), and of the True tabernacle, which the LORD pitched, and not man . . . !”   Hebrews 8:1-2

For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when He cometh into the world, He saith, Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a Body hast Thou prepared Me . . . . And this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for ever, sat down on the right hand of GOD; from henceforth expecting (waiting confidently) till His enemies be made His footstool . . . !” Hebrews 10:4-13

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us . . . . Looking unto Jesus (Yehushua), the Author and the Finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of GOD !” Hebrews 12:1-2

He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? Let him come near to me. Behold, the LORD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me . . . ?”     Isaiah 50:8-9

For “the LORD hath taken away thy judgments, He hath cast out thine enemy !  The King of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more. And in that day it shall be said to Jerusalem . . . My city, and people which are called by My name . . . Fear thou not ! and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack . . .
ref: Daniel 9:19

The LORD thy God in the midst (heart) of thee is Mighty; He will save ! He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest (engrave, carve) in His love, and He will joy over thee with singing !” Zephaniah 3:15-17

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
He that spared not His Own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with (through) Him also freely give (grant favor, pardon, deliver, rescue, forgive) us all things ?

Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect?

It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again. Who is even at the right hand of GOD, and Who also maketh intercession for us !”     Romans 8:31-34

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