MT. ZION BELONGS TO THE REMNANT

     "Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.(II Sam.5:7)  David represents the heart of an overcomer and is certainly a great example for the Remnant Seed. David's first undertaking as king of Israel was to conquer Jerusalem. However, he was not satisfied with just the lower parts of the city, or the lower mountain ranges. His heart longed to rule from the highest peak  in Jerusalem, Mt. Zion, which was mightily fortified by natural surroundings, and occupied by the Jebusites

one of Israel's worst enemies. David badly wanted the fortress of Zion, we find later on, God also wanted Zion as His dwelling place. Two points being made; David's heart was God's heart, and Mt. Zion was occupied by the wrong people.

     Let's examine some spiritual truths, beginning with the following: "And the King and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, you shall not enter here, for the blind and the lame will prevent you; thinking David cannot come in here." (II Sam.5:6) Amp. This became a taunting proverb aimed at David. The Jebusites felt Zion was so naturally fortified, that the blind and the lame (living with them) could form a front line and keep David's army at bay. The question is; why did this bother the King so badly? (IISam.5:8) "... and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house." One other translation reads; "the blind and the lame will not enter the palace." NIV  

     There is so much to say, and it is much deeper than us thinking King David did not like the handicapped. In God's mind, Zion was the rightful dwelling place of the king. 

"Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion." (Psms.2:6)  Also, "For the Lord hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation." (Psms.132:13)  The blind in Spirit

have no vision for the things which touch the heart of God. To overcome all things, is just not their passion. Jesus told his disciples (concerning Pharisees) if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Another of Jesus' sayings; "For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adultries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies."(Matt.15:19)  You see, spiritual blindness is a condition of the heart, not at all speaking of bad eyesight!!  Careful study of David's life, reveals he had issues with the blind and the lame and did not give them free reign of his palace. Even so, the heavenly Mt. Zion is sanctified for those with a heavenly vision and an even holier walk, and does not belong to the blind leaders of the blind, but rather, it's a secret place reserved for the Remnant!!  Praise God!

     Likewise, the spiritually lame, have no place in High and Lofty Zion. "But ye are come unto 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," (Heb. 12:22-23). Zion in Hebrew tongue, means "fortress", to the remnant, its our place of peace, also light, as it gets the strongest rays of the sun. The light also represents spiritual enlightenment and revelation of the Living Word. The elect of God have payed a price to enter into Zion's palace, and do not take it lightly, but like David have a Zeal to keep it absolutely Pure.  "Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.  For this God is our God forever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death." (Psms.48:12-14)  Who will tell the next generation of the palaces of Zion? It's just not about social church gatherings, This gospel of the Kingdom is not to be preached, but rather lived and walked out in shoes shod for preparation of a brand new "KINGDOM" located in a brand new place, your heart and mine!

IN CHRIST ALWAYS,  Elmer Hart

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