The Covenant of Peace  ….
between Yahuah and Yahusha our High Priest… Zechariah Chapter 3

From my book “The Nazarene”


There is only one prophesied “Branch” and there is only one “Eternal Judge”. There is only one Yahusha in recorded history to stand side by side with Satan in the presence of an Angel of YHVH. Only ONE High Priest consecrated directly by Yahuah as Eternal High Priest! That “Yahusha” is The Eternal High Priest Yahusha the Messiah.

While there are many High Priests named Yahusha, those words clearly identify only one… The Messiah Yahusha the High Priest in the Order of Zadok. Yes, the one Yahusha who is the Ruling Zadok known as Melchizedek. Not to mention that all prophesies (in the Torah and Prophets) such as the one below are all speaking of The Messiah except the one about John being Elijah. So why do we ignore this one? Because it says Yahusha was cleansed of sin and we do not understand it. We’d rather say it is speaking of some other High Priest Yahusha and hide behind the name “Jesus” and avoid the entire prophecy. The Dragon wins again.

Let us examine the prophecy of that Branch and Eternal Judge called the High Priest Yahusha in a vision given to Zechariah by YHVH in Zechariah Chapter 3. Let us learn more about our Messiah the Ruling Zadok Eternal High Priest and Eternal Judge of the living and the dead.

Zechariah Chapter 3 picks up where the Gospels leave off to give us a front row seat at the exact moment The Yahushaic Covenant was entered into. Yahusha had been Mikveh’d clean of his sin with Living Water and “fulfilled all righteousness” as Yahuah promised (Ezekiel 36:24-31), fled into the wilderness to “anah/humble” himself as the new High Priest of Israel (with loud cries and tears to the One who could save him from death) for his own sin and the sin of the people (Hebrews 5:3) for 40 days/nights.

Hebrews 5:7

During the days of Yahusha’s life on earth (when he was imperfect, disobedient and LEARNING obedience Hebrews 5:8-9), he offered up prayers and petitions (repentance) with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death (the penalty of sin/disobedience Romans 6:23), and he was heard because of his reverent submission to Yahuah (and walked The Way of repentance, washed clean through Mikveh, forgiven by Yahuah, born-again by the Ruach).

Satan had just tempted Yahusha to prevent him from “emptying himself of his right to rule” and offered Yahusha to take the Kingdom by force if he would deny The Heavenly Scroll and NOT come as Suffering Servant to die.

 For more on Yahusha emptying himself of his right to rule not his “Divinity”

Yahusha had refused Satan and Satan is furious at his defeat and leaves Yahusha to accuse him before Yahuah and the Angel of Yahuah comes to minister to Yahusha… now, this is where the prophecy in Zechariah 3 picks up with Satan now accusing Yahusha before Yahuah that he is full of sin and not worthy as we see this event in the life of Yahusha in the Gospels:

Matthew 4:1-11

Then Yahusha was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil (Zechariah 3:1). 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry (like a stick snatched from the fire of the hot sun Zechariah 3:2).... 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world (Jerusalem specifically and Satan was rebuked because Jerusalem is not his to give away Zechariah 3:1) and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you (if you will deny Yahuah's Will to empty yourself of your right to Rule as Conquering King and take up the role of High Priest to die as Suffering Servant),” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me. (Zechariah 3:1)” 10 Yahusha said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Yahuah your Elohim, and serve him only.’” 11 Then the devil left him (to accuse him before Yahuah Zechariah 3:1), and angels came and attended him (Zechariah 3:1).

Now the scene is set in the Gospels for us to know the exact conversation that took place from that point forward where the Covenant of Peace is entered into to make peace between Yahuah and His chosen and forgive our sin… IF Yahusha walks with “no sin” as High Priest (Hebrews 4:15).

Zechariah 3 - Yahusha's sin forgiven through Mikveh, Yahuah consecrates Yahusha High Priest directly, and enters into The Yahushaic Covenant to "forgive our sin"

1 Then he showed me Yahusha the high priest standing before the angel of YHVH, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. 2 YHVH said to Satan, “YHVH rebuke you, Satan! YHVH, who has chosen Jerusalem (because Satan is attempting to get Yahusha NOT to empty himself of his right to the throne and take the kingdom by force Matthew 4:9), rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire (Yahusha had been in the desert for 40 days with little food Matthew 4:2)?” 3 Now Yahusha was dressed in filthy clothes (metaphor of sin Isaiah 64:6) as he stood before the angel. 4 The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” Then YHVH said to Yahusha, “See, I have taken away your sin (Yahusha had just been Mikveh'd clean of his sin by John to fulfill the Righteous Requirements of The Law Matthew 3:13-17 and Ezekiel 36:24-31), and I will put fine garments (of the High Priest) on you.” 5 Then I said, “Put a clean turban (of the High Priest Hebrews 4:15) on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him (in the garments of the High Priest), while the angel of YHVH stood by. 6 The angel of YHVH gave this charge to Yahusha (here is The Yahushaic Covenant!) 7 “This is what YHVH Almighty says: ‘IF (YHVH makes a conditional promise, a COVENANT) you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements (of The Branch foretold in The Heavenly Scroll to come FIRST as Suffering Servant and die THEN Conquering King to rule AND walk with no sin as High Priest Hebrews 4:15), THEN (here is the promise if he fulfills The Heavenly Scroll as The Glorious Righteous Branch Virgo) you will govern my house (i.e. King over the government that will govern creation Isaiah 9:6 and Constellation LEO) and have charge of my courts (Eternal Judge 2 Cor 5:10), and I will give you a place (right hand of YHVH Mark 16:19) among these standing here 8 “‘Listen, High Priest Yahusha, you and your associates seated (who came) before you (probably Adam, Enoch, Moses, Elijah, etc.), who (those seated before him) are men symbolic of things to come (they were not The Branch just shadows/prototypes): I am going to bring (you from this point forward) My servant (Isaiah 61), The Branch (he is The Messiah and fulfillment of The Heavenly Scroll Virgo). 9 See, the stone I have set in front of Yahusha! There are seven streams of living water (eyes) on that one stone (witness written in stone as Yahusha was full of the 7 Spirits Revelation 5:6), and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says YHVH Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day (Jeremiah 31:34 - Yahuah will fulfill His promise to "forgive our iniquity and remember our sin no more" in a NEW covenant with Yahusha).

This is uniquely speaking to and of High Priest Yahusha the Messiah “the Branch” the one prophesied before the foundation of the world in The Heavenly Scroll called The Word of His Testimony.

It could not be any clearer!

Almost every scholar chooses to believes this to be a prophecy of Yahusha III (the Messiah’s grandfather) when none of this occurred in his life and he is NOT The Branch, Eternal High Priest or King! Yahusha III was NOT consecrated High Priest personally by Yahuah.  There is nothing about Yahusha III in the Scriptures anywhere so this prophecy (if about him) is irrelevant.   No prophecy spoken in Yahuah’s name by a major prophet recorded in the Scriptures is “irrelevant” they all speak of the coming Messiah.

ONLY the Messiah qualifies for this prophecy and we know exactly when it occurred in his life (in the desert after he was Mikveh’d clean of his sin).  Yahuah entered into covenant to “forgive our sin” ONLY with Yahusha the Messiah to fulfill Jeremiah 31:

Jeremiah 31

33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares Yahuah. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know Yahuah,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares Yahuah. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more (by walking The Way by Living Water verse 9 fulfilled in Zechariah Chapter 3).”

I actually know of no one else that sees this as the Messiah I’m just giving someone out there the benefit of the doubt here. There is zero chance this could be speaking of anyone other than The Messiah Yahusha the Eternal High Priest. Let’s examine this prophecy in more detail in light of the life of Yahusha the Messiah.

In this one prophetic vision, YHVH reveals clearly His Plan of Salvation through the High Priest Yahusha. We see Yahusha standing before “The Angel of YHVH’ who was acting as YHVH’s proxy speaking for Him. Yahusha is standing next to Satan who is accusing Yahusha vigorously saying probably something to the effect “look how dirty this lowly man is, covered in sin!” as The Accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10)

We know for a fact Yahusha was not born perfect but had to be perfected through discipline called sanctification.

John 17:19-21

"And for their sakes I sanctify myself (by learning obedience through suffering discipline Hebrews 5:8-9), that they also might be sanctified through the truth (my example is the True Way that leads to Eternal Life John 14:6). Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word (enter into covenant); That they all may be one family; as you, Father, are in (covenant with) me (to be my Father), and I in (covenant with) you (to be your son), that they also may be one in (covenant with) us (a family as your Sons John 1:12 and my brothers Hebrews 2:11): that the world may believe that you have sent me (as a sin offering Romans 8:3 to show them The Way to adoption and eternal life John 17:3)."

We know Yahusha did not live obedient to YHVH his entire life because he had to “learn obedience through suffering”.

Hebrews 5

8 though he was a son, yet he LEARNED (G1097) OBEDIENCE (was not born obedient but "in the flesh" apposed to Yahuah 'sarki') by the things (discipline by a loving Father Hebrews 12:5-7) which he suffered (for disobedience). 9 And HAVING BEEN PERFECTED (through the process of sanctification John 17:19… he was not born that way, he was born disobedient and opposed to Yahuah which is the definition of “in the flesh” Sarki), He BECAME the author (life example) of (how we obtain) eternal salvation to all who obey him (and follow his example).

So here is Yahusha standing before the Angel of YHVH covered in “filthy rags” which is symbolic of “sin”. Not only “possibly” his own sin but Yahusha is carrying the sin of the world on his shoulders as well.

Isaiah 64
6 All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.

Hebrews 7:27
Unlike the other high priests (who died), he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself (as a sin offering and shows us The Way).

Hebrews 5
2 Yahusha as High Priest is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and misguided, since he himself is beset by weakness (sinful flesh G4561 ‘sarki’). 3 That is why he is obligated to offer sacrifices FOR HIS OWN SIN, as well as for the sins of the people. 4 No one takes this honor (of atoning for sin as High Priest) upon himself; he must be called by Yahuah (Zechariah Chapter 3), just as Aaron was (and be of the Aaronic Line via The House of Zadok)

But, when did this vision occur in Yahusha’s life? It occurred just after John the High Priest consecrated through Mikveh Yahusha as High Priest in succession. The ritual of Mikveh washing away his prior life and as YHVH said “He had taken away his sin” and removed the sin of the world (dirty rags) from him. Yahusha then fled into the desert like the scapegoat. After spending 40 days/night in the desert sun basically starving to death, Yahusha literally looks like a “burning stick snatched from the fire” of the desert sun.

Now, after just being cleansed of sin through Mikveh (baptism), Yahusha is stripped of his “filthy rags” and sin of the world, and clothed in the garments of a High Priest as Yahusha was literally by blood the successor to John the Baptist who succeeded High Priest Yahusha III who restored the House of Zadok to the Office of High Priest in the Second Temple.

Yahusha was a Zadok High Priest

YHVH then declares “See (as I promised you in The Torah concerning Mikveh to wash away your sin), I have taken away your sin, and put fine garments on you”. Yahusha knew The Law and that that he MUST be Mikveh’d to “fulfill all Righteousness” this is how Yahusha fulfilled The Righteous Requirements of The Law! It is how we too fulfill The Law and become Righteous with no sin.

Romans 8

3 For what the Law was powerless to do (make us Righteous) in that The Law was weakened by the sinful flesh (held accountable to the death decrees in The Law), Yahuah did (covered the death decrees and forgave our iniquity and remembered our sin no more) by sending His own (first born-again) son in the likeness of sinful flesh (flesh 'Sarki' g4561: Thayer's def =#4 - born to two human parents, outside ANY Divine Influence, prone to sin, and opposed to Yahuah), as an offering for sin (to prove The Way works as he was perfected and forgiven). He thus condemned sin in the flesh (by walking The Way of perfection and dying innocent in the eyes of Yahuah), 4 so that the righteous standard of the Law might be fulfilled in us (too who walk The Way of Mikveh to "fulfill all Righteousness").

And then it goes on to describe the garments of The High Priest that were put on Yahusha. Then YHVH tells Yahusha to “listen” because YHVH would bring about (in Yahusha) his servant, the Branch ( an obvious reference to The Messiah in The Heavenly Scroll)…

VIRGO: A young maiden will give a virgin birth (The Branch will be heir as the firstborn son to the Throne/Melchi and the Office of High Priest of the House of Zadok/Tsedekto a beautiful glorious and righteous branch (this is why The Messiah is referred to as The Branch by all the prophets who read The Heavenly Scroll).  The seed (star Spica) of the woman will be a man of humiliation (Suffering Servant) to rise to be the desire of nations (King of all Kings)  and will become exalted first as shepherd (High Priest) then as harvester (Conquering King).  LIBRA: The scales demand a price (dowry) to be paid (to redeem the Bride) of this seed, a cross to endure; the victim will be slain (to save his brothers and prove himself worthy to rule over them) and purchase a crown (to sit at the Right Hand of The Creator). SCORPIO: There is a conflict between the seed and the serpent (Orion the Son of Man battles The Dragon) leading to a struggle with the enemy (over who is the fulfillment of The Heavenly Scroll, Yahusha or Ba’al Shamayim), the enemy is vanquished (by The Word of His Testimony). SAGITTARIUS: The double-natured seed (King/Melchi and High Priest/Tsedek … Melchizedek) triumphs as a warrior and pleases the heavens, builds fires of punishment, casts down the dragon. CAPRICORNUS: Eternal life comes from his death (he is granted eternal life by the power of the resurrection), he’s the Arrow of God, he is pierced, yet springs up again in abundant life (the firstborn of the dead).  AQUARIUS: He pours out “living water” from on high, humanity drinks of the heavenly river and the faithful live again, he is the deliverer of the good news (Gospel), Carrying the Cross over the earth. PISCES: The Redeemer’s (the Groom pays the dowry to redeem his Bride) people (the Bride) multiplied, supported and led by the Lamb, The Bride is exposed on earth, the Bridegroom is exalted. ARIES: The Lamb is found worthy (by walking The Way and giving his life as a lamb slain in the 4,000th year when the Age of Aries “dies” and Pisces begins), the Bride is made ready, Satan is bound, the strong man triumphs. TAURUS: The conquering Ruler comes, the sublime vanquisher, to execute the great judgment, he is the ruling Shepherd King (double-natured seed).GEMINI: The Marriage of the Lamb (The Fall Feasts), the enemy is trodden down (Days of Awe), the Prince comes in great Glory (Feast of Trumpets). CANCER: The great Bride, the two Houses of Judah and Israel are united in marriage (Yom Kippur), they are brought safely into the kingdom (Feast of Tabernacles). LEO: The Lion King is aroused for rending, the Serpent flees, the Bowl of Wrath is upon him, his Carcass is devoured. The Lion of the tribe of Judah rules as King (Age of Aquarius).

In other words YHVH would make THIS High Priest His Messiah and he was the “Debar/Predestined Plan/Word” fulfilled in the flesh John 1! And if Yahusha “will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements (laid out in The Heavenly Scroll) then you will govern My house and have charge of My courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here“.

This is an “if… then…” statement, a COVENANT bound by terms and conditions called The Yahushaic Covenant. If Yahusha will fulfill His Will and be “with no sin as High Priest”, then YHVH will engrave in stone that He (YHVH) will “remove the sin of this land in a single day” because of Yahusha’s piety (reverent submission to The Way) fulfilling the most basic promise of The Yahushaic Covenant.

Jeremiah 31

33 "But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares Yahuah, "I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34"They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, 'Know Yahuah,' for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them," declares Yahuah, "for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more (in covenant with the Eternal High Priest Zechariah Chapter 3)."

This IS The Yahushaic Covenant in detail, entered into between Yahusha and Yahuah to fulfill His Promise to ” by washing us clean with Living Water”…

Ezekiel 36

24“ ‘For I will take you out of the nations (Yahusha was taken out of Egypt Matthew 2:15); I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean (through Mikveh… Matthew 3:15); I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols (Zechariah 3See High Priest Yahusha, I have forgiven your sin). 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you (Matthew 3:16); I will remove from you your heart of stone (legalistic adherence “by the letter”) and give you a heart of flesh (obedience to the intent). 27 And I will put my Spirit in you (and you will be born-again by fire) and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws (Zechariah 3). ….31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices (Yahusha cried out to Yahuah in repentance to save him from DEATH the penalty of his sinful flesh Hebrews 5:7 and “don’t call me good” Mark 10:18).

And that covenant is NOT that Yahuah came to Earth and died (blasphemy), it is that Yahuah CHOSE and anointed a human being to be perfected in obedience and give his life as High Priest to “show us the way”! Then made his “example” called The Way a covenant that bears his name The Yahushaic Covenant:

Isaiah 42

6"I am Yahuah, I have called you (to be perfected) in righteousness (Hebrews 5:8-9), I will also hold you by the hand and watch over you (to set the example and walk The Way by Living Water Ezekiel 36:25), And I will appoint you as a covenant to the people (he will mediate the Covenant of Peace as the Eternal Zadok High Priest Numbers 25:10-13 and make atonement), As a light (life example John 1:26) to the nations, 7 To open (spiritually) blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison (religion and tradition of men).…

Nothing in that covenant says Yahusha had to be a perfect “god”! It says the exact opposite, he had to be forgiven then show us The Way and he was “heard” because of his OBEDIENCE not because he was a “god”. Yahuah had to prove The Way by Living Water works and “for that reason” Yahusha had to be made fully human in every way, and sin… so that he could be forgiven. Then we all follow that same path as Yahusha is our BROTHER not our ‘god’… and Yahuah is begetting a family, Yahusha the first fruits from the grave.

Hebrews 2

11 For both He who sanctifies (Yahuah) and those who are sanctified (an perfected in obedience by suffering discipline Hebrews 5:8-9) are all from one Father; for which reason (he as well as us must be sanctified by Yahuah in obedience) Yahusha is not ashamed to call them brothers.

The Apostle Paul taught the exact same “conditional” role, that YHVH heard Yahusha BECAUSE of his piety not because Yahusha was the second member of a pagan Babylonian Trinity as we have been taught:

Hebrews 5:7

During the days of Yahusha's life on earth (as a sinful human Romans 8:3), he offered up prayers and petitions (repentance) with fervent cries and tears to the one (true and only true God... YHVH John 17:3) who could save him from death (the penalty of his sin), and he was heard (and forgiven by YHVH as YHVH promised in Zachariah 3) because of his reverent submission (to The Way whereby he was perfected, forgiven, and begotten Divine).

Yahusha had to have “sinned” for Yahuah to fulfill His Promise to “forgive our iniquity and remember our sin no more” (Hebrews 8:12-13) and it was “for that reason” Yahusha came to serve as High Priest…

Hebrews 2

For this reason (so Yahuah could fulfill His promise to forgive our iniquity and remember our sin no more Hebrews 8:12-13) Yahusha HAD TO BE MADE LIKE US, fully human in every way (sinful flesh), in order that he might BECOME (through sanctification Hebrews 2:11) a merciful and faithful high priest in service to Yahuah, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people (offer his life as a sin offering to show us The Way to defeat death as a Zadok High Priest Numbers 25:13).

Now you know “the rest of the story”… The Truth.



Rav Sha’ul (the Nazarene)


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