But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions – Obadiah 1:17
There’re those who read this Scripture to mean we ought to go to mount Zion to seek deliverance, but that’s not what it means. In the New Testament, we don’t go to Zion because we’re already in Zion; we were born there and we live there permanently: “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…” (Hebrews 12:22).
In Obadiah 1:21, the Bible says “saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.” Note it didn’t say, “a saviour shall come up on mount Zion,” rather it says “saviours.” Meaning there would be many saviours coming out of Zion, and we—members of the Body of Christ—the Church are those saviours from Zion. The Church wasn’t meant to seek deliverance; we’re to give deliverance to the world!
Understand that you’re a champion from Zion. You’re here on earth on a divine mission, and the Lord has anointed you with power to carry out that mission. Jesus said, “…as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you” (John 20:21). How did the Father send Jesus? It’s revealed in Acts 10:38: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” We’ve been called to do the same.
You’ve been anointed with the Holy Ghost and with power, to go about doing good, and healing all that are oppressed of the devil. Acts 1:8 says, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” In Matthew 10:8, Jesus said, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”
We’re the hope of the world! God left us here as answers to the cry of many. We’re the champions and saviours from Zion; sent of God to bring men and women out of darkness into the glorious light of their inheritance in Christ.
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Heavenly Father, I recognize today, your calling upon my life as one sent to take the message of the divine life to those in my world, thereby bringing them salvation, healing and life, through the gospel. I thank you for the ability of your Spirit working mightily in me today, as I go forth to fulfil this call, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 8:9 – But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
John 20:21 – Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
Mark 16:16 – And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Prætorium; and they call together the whole band. 17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, 18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!