Derived from a Hebrew root tsahah, "to be dry"; "to set up" and, "to protect."…..so when we see the Word Zion in Biblical text, we are understanding more than just a location or geographic destination. In 2 Sam 5:6-9, "The king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites. .... Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion; the same is the city of David .... And David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the city of David." It is evident that Zion was the name of the citadel of the Jebusite city of Jerusalem. Yet the principals behind this lesson is a place where we need to be or get to, before we even began or continue our work for the Kingdom, we must take a stronghold of our calling right where we are, We must take a stronghold of our assignment areas regardless of what or who is already there and We must take the stronghold of the ministry for which God has entrusted to us for this Season and then we have to dwell in this stronghold.
Zion represents the foundation and actual place where God is, where God Builds, where God strengthens and where God protects…where are you Right Now, where is your ministry spiritually?.....have you reached Zion?
In the Bible, Zion is both the city of David and the city of God. As the Bible progresses, the word Zion transitioned from referring primarily to a physical city, to a more spiritual context. Zion came to stand not only for the fortress but also for city in which the fortress stood. After David captured "the stronghold of Zion," Zion was then called "the City of David" When we take the stronghold of our calling, God steps in and gives us the Right or the authority to be where we are, we must know this and live and operate in this God given authority…..more than just a place but a position of power!! Whether you be a father called to father, a mother, Pastor, Teacher or prayer warrior…once you know who you are in God and your calling in the body of Christ….Take Control a true stronghold of that thing God has given to you through Christ…because once you reach that place or position called Zion….there is deliverance, there is Holiness, there is blessings there is restoration…..
Obadiah: 1:17 “But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions”
(1 Kings 8:1; 1 Chronicles 11:5; 2 Chronicles 5:2).
In Zion we have the POWER to overcome our adversaries, to come through any adversity, overcome any affliction, make it through anguish, distress, tribulation, trouble…because in Zion God is there and in Him…these things cannot dwell…..In Zion we are preserved or kept until our strength is restored, our foundations rebuilt and we have reclaimed the possessions that have been lost or stolen by the enemy…..
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