Mount Zion-The City Of The Living God-The Heavenly Jerusalem.
Psalm 48:1-2. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful in situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north (in heaven, Isaiah 14:13-14), the city of the great King.
Psalm 46:4-5 (1-11). There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her (His people, Isaiah 51:16); she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
2 Corinthians 6:16. And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Ephesians 2:18-22. For through him (Jesus) we both have access (Jew and Gentile) by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone (not capstone); In whom all the building fitly framed together growth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
1 Peter 2:5-6, 9-10. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ (Hebrew 13:15-16). Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded…. But ye are a chosen generation (True born again Christians), a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Isaiah 12:6. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One in the midst of thee (Matthew 18:20).
Psalm 89:18. For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king (Jesus-1Timothy 6:15-16)
Mountain of his Holiness.
Isaiah 2:1-5. The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in the last days( when Jesus came ), that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow into it( Daniel 2:31-35, 44-45). And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem ( The gospel message from Jesus- John 18:36-37; 8:28-36).
And he (Jesus) shall judge among the nations (Joel 3), and shall rebuke many people (when he came): and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks (we don’t war in the flesh once we are saved, we bring the gospel of peace): nation shall not lift up sword against nations (Christians from different nations), neither shall they learn war anymore (Isaiah 40:1-5). O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord (Jesus is the Light- John 8:12).
Daniel 2:31-35, 44-45. Thou, O king, sawest, and behold, a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron, and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth…. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed (Matt.16:17-19): and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof is sure.
When Jesus came he was that stone cut without hands from the heavenly mountain of God. When he was crucified that was the death knell of the Roman Empire and the Jewish nation which had adopted the spiritual values of the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks, and the Romans. Since then we have never had a one world government till now that the United Nations has risen up by B’nai B’rith International and other Jewish organisations seeking to establish global Jewry to control the whole world again. This is Satan’s last ditch effort to rule the world and get rid of God and all true Christians, by international law, effective from 1st January,2016. But we know from the foregoing scriptures already that the UN and Zionist controlled Israel is certainly doomed to failure. The end is upon us-2Peter 3:10-13.
John 18:36-37. Jesus answered (Pilot), My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilot therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Everyone that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Isaiah 40:1-5. Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished (at the cross, Rev.12:7-11), that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’S hand double for all her sins (Rev.18:1-6). The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD(Matt.3:1-3), make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted (the humble), and every mountain and hill shall be made low (the proud): and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the LORD (Jesus-Hebrew 1:3; Haggai 2:7-9; Luke 2:25-32) shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
John 8:12. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Micah 4:1-7. But in the last days (when Jesus came) it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem (Jesus). And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off (Joel 3) ; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more (Christians from different nations don’t fight each other).
But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree ( worship God in our own homes); and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it. For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God (Jesus) for ever and ever. In that day (when Jesus came), saith the LORD, I will assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; And I will make her that halteth a remnant, and her that was cast off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever( the heavenly mount Zion).
Hebrew 12:22-24. But ye are come to mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect (already in heaven), And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Hosea 6:1-3. Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten and he will bind us up (in Jesus Christ). After two days he will revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight (1Thess.4:16-17; 1 Corin.15:50-54 ). Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD (once we are born again): his going forth is prepared as the morning (2 Peter 1:19 ); and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth (New and Old Testamant- Joel 2:23-24; Matt.3:11-12).
Luke 13:32-33. And he (Jesus) said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow (two thousand years, 2Peter 3:8 ), and the third day (we are in it) I shall be perfected. Nevertheless I must walk today, and tomorrow (he is walking in us), and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem (when the last man is saved and is in the heavenly Jerusalem then the end of this world will come, judgement day).
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall arise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:50-54. Now this I say , brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God: neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump (Rev.10:6-7; Rev.11:15): for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory (Isaiah 25:8).
2 Peter 1:19. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.
Jesus is the bright and morning star (Revelation 22:16). Lucifer, Satan, is the son of the morning and is fallen from heaven (Isaiah 14:12). Make sure you read the King James Bible. Other translations will cause to worship the devil.
Joel 2:23-24. Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month (The Passover month on the cross is the first month. The old testament- former rain, is revealed to us through the new testament- latter rain once we are born again. Praise the Lord.). And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil (The gospel of Salvation with the anointing of the Holy Ghost).
Matthew 3:11-12. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
2 Peter 3:8-10. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.(two days, two thousand years. We are in the third day, the third millennium, already, Lk.13:32-33).
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward (who are called to salvation), not willing that any (of us-ward) should perish, but that all (of us-ward) should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are there in shall be burned up.
Revelation 10:5-7. And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Revelation 11:15. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Verse 18. And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Zechariah 8:3. Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth (In Jesus Christ); and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.( notice 7 and 8. Salvation is only in Jesus Christ. He is the truth. He is The LORD Our Righteousness-Jer.23).
Jeremiah 31:22-23, 31-34. How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thingin the earth, a woman shall compass a man (Mary’s virgin birth). Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness…. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them, saith the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people (Hebrew 8:10; 10:16). And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. (Clearly in Jesus Christ: we are a heavenly city of Jerusalem. Collectively every born again Christian makes up the true Jerusalem above which is the mother of us all. Galatians 4:26).
Hebrew 12:22. But ye are come unto mount Sion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels.
Psalm 50:2. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined (John 1:1-5; 3:13; 8:12).
John 1:1-5. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.(KJV). The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
John 3:13. And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven (KJV).
Psalm 80:1. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth (The heavenly mercy seat- 1 Samuel 4:4; 2 Samuel 6:2).
Psalm 99:1-2. The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved. The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
Exodus 25:17-22.(verse 1.And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,) And thou shalt make a mercy seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat. And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof. And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be. And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee. And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
Jesus is the heavenly fulfilment of the earthly ark of covenant. The testimony in the ark is the word of God which is the gospel of salvation. The pure beaten gold represents the righteousness of God which came to us by his beaten flesh on the cross. Jesus is the righteousness of God. Jesus is the mercy seat of God. God’s mercy came to us who believe through him on the cross, the holy altar of God. Jesus is God manifest in the flesh. Through the cross we receive forgiveness of sins and inheritance in the heavenly Jerusalem. Earthly things no longer apply to God’s kingdom.
Jeremiah 3:12-17. Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger forever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD. Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; For I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion (Born again): And I will give you pastors according to my heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding (Acts 20:28). And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more (Earthly religious activities are no longer relevant and are blasphemy if practised because that denies the finished work of Jesus Christ at the cross. Thus saith the Lord). At that time they shall call Jerusalem (Heavenly) the throne of the LORD (Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:49); and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.
Isaiah 27 is also about salvation in Jesus Christ and natural Israel being destroyed. As born again Christians we take root in the word of God and grow thereby. We fill the face of the earth with the gospel message and produce spiritual fruit as we blossom and bud in the word of God and new Christians are produced by the hearing of the word of God. We see in verse 12 that the ‘children of Israel’ shall be gathered one by one. Salvation is individual in Jesus Christ.
Romans 11:5. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
Isaiah 66:1. Thus saith the LORd, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? Verse 2. For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
Acts 7:48-49. Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?
Mark 11:13-14,20-23. And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he (Jesus) came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it (Micah 7:1)….. And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots (It can never grow anymore). And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain (of religion), Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea (of humanity); and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Micah 7:1. Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits (the end of the ingathering), as the grape gleanings of the vintage ( only a remnant): there is no cluster to eat: my soul (Jesus is the soul of God) desired the firstripe fruit.
Natural Israel was cast out for ever as a holy nation before God. Natural Israel is the Babylon described in the book of Revelation as the mother of harlots, and she has all the so called Christian religions of the world slobbering at her feet. Judgement is coming soon with finality.
Jeremiah 17:1-4. The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond (It cannot be erased): it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars; Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills. O my mountain in the field (Natural Israel/mount Zion), I will give thy substance and all thy treasures to the spoil,, and thy high places for sin, throughout all thy borders. And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for ever. (Destroyed by Rome in 70AD, ).
Galatians 4:26(22-26). But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all (Born again in Jesus Christ).
Praise the Lord.
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