The prophet Zechariah had a vision that is worth
our contemplation. He saw a priest named Joshua
clothed in filthy garments. The Lord gave a command
to remove this iniquity and to clothe him with a clean
turban and rich robes.
His transformation did not only consist of his iniquity
being removed, but also of a cleansing and re-clothing
from his head down with rich purity that would enable
him to fulfill what God had planned to do through him.
In like manner, our salvation does not stop with just
forgiveness of the past. It also consists of cleansing
and removal of iniquity and being clothed with His
righteousness–a complete transformation that can
be felt, seen, and indeed be described as a rebirth, a
new creation, old things passing away and all things
May we not delete any portion of God’s marvelous
redemption from dead works, but may we be partakers
of the FULLNESS OF LIFE He died to give us!
Lord, May we esteem your Complete Work in our lives
extremely more valuable than the works of the flesh!
“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”