The precious gift of the presence of the Lord is not limited to those of Jewish descent. When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior we are grafted into the inheritance of Zion as our place of refuge, protection, and communion with God. Glory to God!!
“But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel” Hebrews 12:22.
Let me tell you something, it was a voice that woke me up couple of weeks ago saying "ZION” …That voice was strong, full of majesty, that voice was powerful, divine. A voice that stirs and that strengthens. Hallelujah!
It took me several days to realized (according to Isaiah 52:1-2) that the voice that would awaken us has in it a tone of reproach. The cry, "Awake,
awake," corrects and rebukes, while it stimulates and exhorts. This voice is a gracious voice, is the voice of Him our Savior, our Redeemer our God who has called His people to be His people, and who will not cast off His people; He who called Zion His own, is calling you “His” It’s telling you not to fear, for He has redeemed you from captivity; He has called you by name; you are His! That is a voice that stimulates and excites!!
Therefore, Kingdom Woman, Daughter of Zion, arise!! there is good and godly work to be done by Zion, by YOU!! There are two objects in the sphere of our present thought, towards which the Church of God requires to be faithful, and therefore wakeful. There are battles which You and I are called to fight, and victories to be won for the Glory of God which we alone can win; therefore, God bids us to awake! To arise. Arise!! Put on your strength for the time is short and the enemy is on the alert. Put on your strength Sister for the Master is worthy!!
Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
Micah 4:13 (KJV)
Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.
As it relates to your calling and to your purpose, the Lord is saying, that He is bringing you up, He is saying that what you have lost in Jerusalem, it will be found in Babylon…He is saying that all the trials that you have been through have prepared you, you are ready, stay focus! keep your eyes on Him, He is sending you out, the Lord has redeemed all what you have been through, every persecution, every pain, every disappointment, every battle, every injustice, every sin, every mistake, everything that has been blocking you to move forward to your next destination He has redeemed it already…God has a plan for your life. There are times when God will ask you to do things that are difficult. Trust that God sovereignly put you in that position at that time to do what needed to be done. This tested your faith; this develops character and God was working all things for good in your situation. Can God accomplish His plans without you? Yes. But He asks you to participate in His divine plans because it strengthens your faith and the most important thing, it brings glory to His Holy name
every time you rely in Him, every time you choose to submit to His will and you are obedient to His statues and His commandments, every time He accomplishes His plans for the advancement of His Kingdom on earth through you! Hallelujah!
God will turn the tables and bring His fury upon your tormentors; an even greater redemption is about to take place in your life!
Maybe you were made queen for just such a time as this.” (Esther 4:14)
Minister Indira Jiménez-Rodríguez