God is very profound in his story telling. Here we see this profundity on full display. The prediction being made of Jeshua, the high priest, is of particular note in the hindsight of history. He was a man who was responsible for the sacrifices of Israel and its ritual purity, but he was also a part of it and made dirty in the fire of judgement. Satan was accusing him because of it. Nonetheless, the Angel of the Lord showed affinity for him and snatched him from the fire and made him clean. He then predicted that God would send his own branch that would make a complete sacrifice and stand against the accusations. The interesting thing is that Jeshua is synonymous with joshua is ancient Hebrew. And this name would also be called Yeshua as there is no “J.” Yeshua was transliterated by the Greeks to Iesous, which was transliterated to English as Jesus. When the angel of the Lord became flesh, the name it assumed was Jeshua, or Jesus (to modern audiences) the same name of the high priest from generations before. He would stand against our accuser as the final branch and sacrifice predicted so long ago.
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts