Bible Study 8-25-2020
Worship Is My Weapon – Psalm 76:2-3
Old Testament – Physical Illustrations that help us see Spiritual Revelations
New Testament – JESUS is the Ultimate Manifestation (Luke 24:25-27)
– We’re able to get the deets (details) in the New Testament
– We’re able to utilize Old Testament scriptures to draw spiritual conclusions and gain spiritual strength (walls of Jericho in Joshua 6, David defeating Goliath in 1 Sam. 17, Jonah and the whale in Jonah 1)
– Actual Physical Battles
– Actual Physical Encounters
Actual Geographical locations
– Garden of Eden means “pleasure”
– Jacob & Bethel in Genesis 28:19 means “house of God”
– Egypt represents BONDAGE
– Wilderness represents CONFUSION
Zion: Governmental Authority and Worship Capital/Place of Seclusion
God chose the most impenetrable fortress in the entire land of Canaan as the geographical seat of Christ’s throne and authority. Zion’s reputation as unconquerable reflected the enduring nature of Christ’s Kingdom. “His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall endure to the end” (Daniel 6:26).
David established his throne in Zion as a prophetic declaration that eventually his Son, the Messiah, would reign in that exact place. In David’s time, Zion’s primary identity was the governmental seat for David’s throne. Using an American term, Zion was David’s “White House.”
Once he established his political capital in Zion, David then used his authority to establish Zion as a seat for 24/7 worship to the Lord (1 Chronicles 25). David understood the pattern of worship in the heavenlies (Psalm 119:96). He observed that wherever God’s throne is established there is incessant worship arising before Him. To fulfill that divine pattern, David inaugurated 24/7 worship and prayer in the stronghold of Zion. That 24/7 house of prayer represented the worship and praise that will arise incessantly to Jesus when He returns to earth and places His throne in Zion. Davidic-style worship will continue in Zion forever.
Zion, therefore, represents two things:
•The seat of governmental authority, and
•The seat of incessant worship.
When David conquered Zion, it was so that he might establish both realities in Zion in their proper order.