Mount Zion The Place Of Defence And Refuge
TEXT: ISAIAH 4:5
As the end of the age (world) draws nearer, on whose camp will you be when the trumpet of God shall finally sound?
Will you be on God’s side or on the side of Satan. Please quickly ponder on this matter, for time is of the essence. Thus events of the present time are a clear pointer to the coming of the end of the world and the definitive judgment of God upon the entire world for their transgressions.
THE SURE FOUNDATION
Therefore, thus saith the Lord God,
“Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
The judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place
And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden by it” (Is 28:16-18).
To everyone who seeks for God, Zion is where to look to, for salvation. Our Lord Jesus Christ (Yeshua) revealed in the book of John chapter 4:22, that salvation is of the Jews, the source of redemption for all mankind, from where He manifested.
All the prophecies concerning the signs of the end time are being fulfilled in our time. Thus, events of history, particularly Church history, of the persecution and Inquisition and pogroms meted to early Christians and Jews, shall in no wise change nor thwart the purpose of the Almighty God in His preeminent choice of Zion the place He chooses to dwell forever.
“Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great king” Psm 48:2.
“In Judah is God known: His name is great in Israel,
In Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place in Zion” Psalm 76:1-2.
“But ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of Angels” Heb 12:22.
THE LORD’S PREDICTIONS
Jesus Yeshua predicted the coming events of the end time and thus signaled the time of His second coming, which is being fulfilled in this contemporary times.
“And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come”. Matt 24:6-7;14.
Brethren, the evils of the world has come to a crescendo, with confused noise everywhere. So you can see we are in a world that enforces lifelong insecurity. Of atomic misphilosophy, nuclear misenergy, technological inhumanity. There is banditry in various places of society, especially in the African Continent. Terrorism, kidnapping, ritual killing, armed robbery, racial hate speeches, with unprecedented corruption in high and low places.
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” Matt 24:12.
THE COMING DELUGE
In the face of all the catastrophe and ignoble situations that bedevil the world today, the heart of God is yet grieved by this calamities and wickedness of men that are predominant in the world today; the reminiscent of the days of Noah.
“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And it repented the Lord that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him at His heart” Gen 6:5-6.
Brethren, I urge us to behold the prompting of prophet Isaiah in Isaiah chapter 4 verses 5, to escape the uncertainties of the world, and the coming deluge, as in the days of Noah, and look to ZION THE PLACE OF DEFENCE AND REFUGE.
“And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defense”.
Even so, the Psalmist in Psalm 48:1-3, encourage those who look and come to Zion , the city of God, even by the exercise of faith in Jesus Yeshua, who is worthy and greatly to be praised! to trust in Him, the Messiah, by the total salvation package derived in ZION THE PLACE OF DEFENCE AND REFUGE.
“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness.
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the side of the north, the city of the great king.
God is known in her palaces for a refuge”.
Our Lord Jesus, the Messiah admonished every believer the world over, not to despair amidst the fearful things that come upon the world, but rather keep faith alive and watch on His coming, as He predicted concerning the events heralding His coming, and said in Luke 21:26-28
“Men’s heart failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
And then shall they see the son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws nearer”.
The Lord sends me to publish this piece of message to admonish you to amend your ways, as the time is so short. I herewith oblige you to look to ZION THE PLACE OF DEFENCE AND REFUGE where the Almighty would be found.
My prayer goes to as many of those who have drifted and backslide from the way of righteousness, and needed to be saved, not to be conformed to this present world; which shall soon pass away (1John 2:17), “rather that you be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God the Father” (Rom 12:2).
Brethren, as the end of the age (world) fast approaches, I enjoin you to look to Zion for thy salvation, delay, and failure to respond rightly is dangerous. And don’t ask me why?
“Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
But there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no gallery with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.
For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; He will save us” (Is 33:20-22).
DELIVERANCE IN ZION
There is absolute deliverance for all those that come to Zion, those who come to God in humility and repentance from their sins shall be delivered in Zion. In Zion, yokes are broken and burdens are lifted. Sickness and diseases are healed, abundant provisions are made, and every evil power assigned to short change God’s glory in your life is bound by the ministration of the word in Zion. “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call” Joel 2:32.
By the reason of your presence in Zion, every evil intention of the agents of darkness, be it an evil spell, projected covering cast and curses invoked from the marine shrines, and witchcraft coven shall not alight nor have any effect on the believing brethren in Zion.
“Upon this mountain, the face of the covering cast shall be destroyed” Is 25:7.
I also urge you to work out your salvation now, in the abounding grace of God made available through the atoning blood of Jesus (Yeshua) Philipp 2:12, and get to a Bible-believing Church (Mount Zion), where the knowledge of God and His Christ is wholly imparted. And turn away from sin and turn to the Lord, from iniquity and unrighteousness, and from walking in the counsel of the ungodly. But delight in the law of the Lord; and meditate in His law day and night, for your benefits.
“And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is His treasure” Is 33:6.
This is the MOUNT ZION THE PLACE OF DEFENCE AND REFUGE. Shalom!!!