Joel 3:17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.
There’s an old hymn written by David Williamson entitled “Marching to Zion.” In the chorus it says; “We’re marching to Zion, beautiful, beautiful Zion; We’re marching upward to Zion; the beautiful city of God” In the book of Joel, the prophet uses the name “Zion,” seven times, concluding in Joel 3:21, where it says; “…for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.” Zion is also known as “The City of David,” and “Jerusalem.” Today, this city is not pure by any stretch of the imagination. There’s a Muslim Mosque there, and a continuous battle over who should have control of this property. Yet in 2 Samuel 7:16 God said of David’s reign in Jerusalem; “And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.” How will that be true? Jesus! Jesus was born into the line of David, and He will sit on the throne in Zion as the final Eternal King. Before He does, we see that Zion must be cleansed. Joel 2:1 & 15 says a warning is given of this cleansing. Joel 2:32 says that; “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered:…” Then, in Joel 3:17 it says that; “no strangers,” or no sinful people will pass through Zion anymore. When Jesus takes the throne, sin is cast out.
Jesus is also to sit on the throne of our heart today. When we give our life to Him, a cleansing took place. Sin is cast out, and Jesus is King.
I love 2 Corinthians 5:17 which explains this so well. It says; “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” When did things become new in you?
Is your heart like ZION for Christ?
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