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 by “the BRANCH” as described below.

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 – the inscription can only refer to the “new name” on the “white stone”  in Revelation 2:17. White has the meaning of holiness or purity in the Bible, for example the White horses in Revelation 6:2, 19:11, are the Angels of God. The saints have their sins washed away in one day, as described below, and they receive a “new name,” a new reputation.

and I will remove the iniquity of the land in one day – in “one day,” by the death of Christ who paid the price for all sin.