Zechariah 3

Joshua and the Angel of YHVH before Satan

Zech 3:1-2
Joshua the High Priest – who was the High Priest of the day, as we see in Haggai and Ezra 5:2. The Book of Haggai was also written in the second year of Darius (compare Zechariah 1:1, and Haggai 1:1). In Ezra 5:1, we find that both Haggai and Zechariah prophesied about rebuilding of temple.

YHVH said: YHVH rebuke you – here is one of the very famous occasions where the Spirit of Christ, as the Angel of YHVH, is clearly called YHVH. There are definitely two YHVHs in the Old Testament. Here we can also identify the Spirit of Christ, as the Archangel, WHO IS LIKE GOD (Michael). The phrase “YHVH rebuke you” is recorded in Jude 1:9, as spoken by the Archangel.

YHVH who has chosen Jerusalem – the favour of God remains on His chosen people

Zech 3:3-5
clothed with filthy garments – as representing the sins of Israel.

Zech 3:6-7
admonished Joshua – first made righteous, then admonished to carry out his duty

Zech 3:8
the BRANCH – which is Christ, see also Zechariah 6:12, Jeremiah 23:5, 33:15, and Isaiah 4:2. Christ calls Himself “the Vine” in John 15.

you and your companions are a wondrous sign – or “a symbol” of those who shall be redeemed.

Zech 3:9-10
upon the stone are seven eyes – these are the Seven Spirits in the hand of the Spirit of Christ, as the Archangel; these are the Spirits we first saw reporting to the Angel of YHVH in Zechariah 1:10. These Spirits go to and fro throughout the earth, as we read in Zech 4:10, Rev 5:6, etc. They are called the eyes of Christ.

I will engrave an inscription on it – this is the “white stone” mentioned in Revelation 2:17, where we read that “a new name is written on the stone,” meaning a new reputation; a reputation of righteousness.

and I will remove the iniquity of the land in one day – through the death of Christ, we will receive a “new name,” for Christ is our righteousness. This is the “white stone” received by the saints in Revelation 2:17. Christ removes the filth from His Church, represented by Joshua and his companions, who are a “wondrous sign” or “symbol” for others.