A LOOK AT MOUNT ZION
“And I looked, and lo a Lamb Stood on mount Zion and with Hint all hundred and forty and four thousand having His Father ‘s name written in their foreheads,” Rev. 14:1-5.
As we now progress to discover the meaning and significance of Mount Zion where the Lamb is standing, it will be pertinent to remind us that “the Lamb (Jesus Christ) standing” also prophetically speaks to us of His position as a ‘King’ who has conquered His enemies (the beastly order) and the overcomers (144,000) who have so followed Him even in His conquest.
These congregations of overcomers who are now with him are the ones He now ‘stood’ up to address as He is now consolidating His Kingdom as a King.
Let me quickly make reference to three more scriptures to make the above point clearer.
In 1Chron. 28:1-2, when King David spoke to the children of Israel of how God has chosen Solomon instead of himself to build the house for the ark or God, we are told,
“And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministered to the King by course… Then David the King stood up upon his feet and said..”
So his standing up was to address his subjects with him in his kingdom.
Again in 2Chron. 6:8, when King Solomon had finished building the temple for the Lord and dedicated it with God’s Glory coming down, in verse 3-4 we are told,
“And the king turned his face and blessed the whole congregation of Israel and the congregation of Israel stood and he said, “In the same vein King Abijah the grandson of Solomon who took over the reign of power after the death of his father Rehoboam, in addressing Jeroboam, who has “set the battle in array” to fight against him and the congregation of Israel, we are told
“And Abijah stood up upon Mount Zemaraim… and said, Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel…” 2Chron. 13:1-20.
Considering the above facts, it becomes plain enough that it takes the King standing up to address his subjects and so King Jesus stood up in Mt. Zion to address the congregation of the 144,000 overcomers who are with Him whom I believe also stood up to hear Him speak.
JUST WHAT AND WHERE IS MOUNT ZION?
We are told, the Lamb stood on Mount Zion. Now where is Mount Zion? Is it in the Middle East? Will Jesus literally come to Mount Zion in the middle East? Or on the other hand, is it up there in the sky? I mean is it in a location called heaven, up somewhere?
It is terribly embarrassing how the children of God with all their titles and degrees cannot make sense out of the Word of God. I want to state here that it is the height of Scriptural and theological delusion to imagine that Mount Zion is somewhere up in the sky wherein the Lord and only 144,000 people that constitute His government are to rule the rest of mankind from.
I think the fact of the matter is, the Church has refused the love of the truth, and so the Lord has given them a strong spirit of delusion, that they should believe a lie. See 2Thes. 2:10-12; 1Kgs. 22:22.
So what is this Mount Zion that Jesus Christ is standing on today? Historically speaking, Zion was the stronghold of the Jebusites which David captured and later enlarged it to become the “City of David,” the capital of his kingdom. See 2Sam. 5:6-10.
Three basic geographical factors contributed to its historical significance: (1) Its strong position; (2) It was centrally located; (3) It was outside the territory of the twelve tribes of Israel.
But this literal city of David came to its end as predicted (Jer. 26:18; Mic. 3:12) when Jerusalem was captured in AD 70.
Figuratively, the children of Israel were called the “daughters of Zion (Isa. 3:16) or “Children of Zion” (Joel 2:23).
So looking at it from its historical and figurative background, Zion spiritually speaking becomes in the Psalm and in the prophets, the spiritual counterpart of the literal city.
To be continued…