As I come to the end of my journey of five plus years posting devotionals covering what I have determined to be the primary categories of Scripture, I am left with two thoughts. Each of us are allowed a period of time to journey on this earth and as with all journeys there needs to be a destination and a vehicle to reach that destination.
Today we look at the destination referred to in Scripture as Zion or the New Jerusalem which will be the eternal city (Hebrews 12:22) in Heaven that we as Christian believers will one day experience.
Until then the road to Zion needs to be understood from an earthly perspective as well. Today the world and most all in it would distract us from where our focus needs to be. The city of spiritual truth on earth and a shadow of our heavenly Jerusalem home. That being Jerusalem the Capitol of Israel (Psalm 48:1-2). This city now much in the news as the US will move its embassy there is showing the United Nations for its true anti-Semitic and anti-Christian make-up as well.
To be a Zionist requires you to believe that Israel, as a nation, is the people of God (2 Kings 19:21). It is here that Revelations (16:16) tells us will be the final battle (Armageddon/Mt. Megiddo) on the mountain of God’s blessing. It is here where judgment will take place and it is through here that will see us reach our final destination: ZION THE ETERNAL CITY.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Zion, a city that will complete Christ’s (and our) journey.
DEVOTIONAL VERSE FOR TODAY: Hebrews 12:22 “Zion, eternal city”.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Lord show me Your city.
QUESTIONS TO THINK ABOUT:
- What is a Zionist?
- How is Israel fulfilling end times theology?
- Why are so many anti-Semitic?
- Are you a Zionist?