Did you know? The place of Mount Zion was chosen in the days of the prophets
This is a continuation from the previous articles on Mount Zion, in here you find verses that prove Mount Zion as a place and nation, was chosen in the days of the prophets.
Mount Zion is a symbolic name for the church (all the redeemed in Christ) and a place chosen as sanctuary for the redeemed at the end of this age and the ages to come.
As a place, Mount Zion is the nation that God spoke of through Moses after Israel made The Lord jealous by making and worshiping idols on their way from Egypt as it is written;
Deuteronomy 32: 21 They made me jealous by what is no god
and angered me with their worthless idols. I will make them envious by those who are not a people; I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding.
Paul confirms the choosing of this nation;
Romans 10:19 Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says, “I will make you envious by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding.” 20 And Isaiah boldly says, “I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.” 21 But concerning Israel he says, “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.
The Lord had purposed that Israel’s salvation would come from Mount Zion, as it is written;
• Psalms 14:7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!
And so, in the time of the prophets, in the last age, Mount Zion was chosen by God. Though Zion was chosen by God as a people who were a gentile nation to bring back Israel to God, they were not known by Israel or Abraham because they were not blood related though spiritually related. The people of Zion started in Faith, but like Israel they fell into sin making God angry. Since The Living God is a Holy God who can not dwell in sin, His presence left Zion, which made the ancestors of the current people of Zion pray;
- Psalms 74: Remember the nation you purchased long ago,
the people of your inheritance, whom you redeemed—
Mount Zion, where you dwelt. 3 Turn your steps toward these everlasting ruins, all this destruction the enemy has brought on the sanctuary. 4 Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs. 7 They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name.
- Isaiah 63 15 Look down from heaven and see, from your lofty throne, holy and glorious. Where are your zeal and your might? Your tenderness and compassion are withheld from us. 16 But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, Lord, are our Father,
our Redeemer from of old is your name.
17 Why, Lord, do you make us wander from your ways
and harden our hearts so we do not revere you?
Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes that are your inheritance.18 For a little while your people possessed your holy place, but now our enemies have trampled down your sanctuary.
19 We are yours from of old; but you have not ruled over them,
they have not been called by your name.
- Psalms 85 Restore us again, God our Savior, and put away your displeasure toward us. 5 Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger through all generations? 6 Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
7 Show us your unfailing love, Lord, and grant us your salvation.
To this day, Mount Zion has remained in desolation, and many people just like Abraham and the Israelites do not know of the nation that was chosen to make Israel envious and thus bring Israel back to God. The state of Mount Zion will remain so, until the appointed time of the re-unsealing of the seals at the end of this age. Jesus Christ, the as the white horseman bent on conquest will match out as conquer to prepare the church for His second coming. During that time, Mount Zion will be revealed. The revelation of Mount Zion as the sons of the Living God who were chosen from the past age will free creation from its bondage, giving creation the Freedom of Jesus Christ so that it is reconciled back to God as it is written;
Romans 8: 19 … the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
This freedom to creation will be manifested in Mount Zion in this age, and in the next age, its effects will be fully manifested through all creation as the covenant between mankind and wild beast is established. In that day, there will be no hunter or the hunted, for mankind shall dwell freely with all animals and the Lion shall eat grass. For now, we wait for that Day when Christ’s glory in the church shall shine forth, and His power of redemption shall be shown through the restoration of Zion;
Isaiah 49:14-14 But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.” 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
Isaiah 54: 7 “For a brief moment I abandoned you but with deep compassion I will bring you back. 8 In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord your Redeemer
- Isaiah 51: 3 The LORD will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD.
Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
And May God bless Israel, always remembering the city of His Throne, Jerusalem. And May He remember Zion, the dwelling place of His people and His Name Jesus Christ. And May His salvation come to Israel as He Has purposed;
• Romans 11: 25 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in, 26 and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written:
“The deliverer will come from Zion;
he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27 And this is my covenant with them
when I take away their sins.”