Replace the Lies with the Truth

By Rick Bayer, November 06, 2022

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. 2 The Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?”

3 Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. 4 The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.”

Then he said to Joshua, “See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.”

5 Then I said, “Put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by.

Zechariah 3:1-5

: The accuser who attempts to condemn you. v. 1

One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the LORD, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them. Job 1:6 NLT

It has come at last— salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth— the one who accuses them before our God day and night. Revelation 12:10 NLT

There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed and counterclaimed by Satan. C.S. Lewis

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he Proverbs 23:7 KJV

: The One who rebukes the accuser v. 2

: you are clothed with Christ v. 3-5

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, Isaiah 61:10 NKJV

Questions for Discipleship group and/or personal study:


  • Play a round of “two truths and a lie” as you share 3 statements about yourself and the others try to guess which is not true.

Go to the Source:

  • Read Zechariah 3:1-5.
  • Name the characters in this 4th vision of Zechariah. What part does each play?
  • How is Joshua’s guilt removed?
  • Satan is called the accuser (v. 1). What is one lie he tries to get you to believe? What truth is replacing this lie in your mind?

Live it out:

  • How is this vision a picture of the new life you have in Christ Jesus?
  • What does it mean for you to live as one ‘clothed in Christ’ (Galatians 3:27)?