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The Beauty of Zion Psalm 48. 2 Zion of the Jebusites Stronghold of ZION (City of David) 2 Sam. 5:6-9; 1 Kgs. 8:1 Zion of the Jebusites Stronghold of ZION.

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1 The Beauty of Zion Psalm 48

2 2 Zion of the Jebusites Stronghold of ZION (City of David) 2 Sam. 5:6-9; 1 Kgs. 8:1 Zion of the Jebusites Stronghold of ZION (City of David) 2 Sam. 5:6-9; 1 Kgs. 8:1

3 3 Where God dwells with His people [Temple Hill and City] Isaiah 8:18 Jer. 31:6 Amos 1:2 Isaiah 2:3 Where God dwells with His people [Temple Hill and City] Isaiah 8:18 Jer. 31:6 Amos 1:2 Isaiah 2:3 Temple of Solomon Zion of the Prophets

4 4 Rule of God among His people, Psa. 2:6-7; Micah 4:1-4 Rule of God among His people, Psa. 2:6-7; Micah 4:1-4 Church of Christ, Heb. 12:22-23 Church of Christ, Heb. 12:22-23 Rule of God among His people, Psa. 2:6-7; Micah 4:1-4 Rule of God among His people, Psa. 2:6-7; Micah 4:1-4 Church of Christ, Heb. 12:22-23 Church of Christ, Heb. 12:22-23 “You have come to Mt. Zion” (Heb. 12:22) “You have come to Mt. Zion” (Heb. 12:22)

5 5 Zion: Ruled by God Psalm 48:1-2 Jesus Christ rules over His church, Dan. 7:13-14; Eph. 1:20-23 Jesus Christ rules over His church, Dan. 7:13-14; Eph. 1:20-23 Citizenship in Zion, Psa. 87:1-3, 5-6 Citizenship in Zion, Psa. 87:1-3, 5-6 New birth, Jno. 3:3, 5 (1 Pet. 1:22-23) New birth, Jno. 3:3, 5 (1 Pet. 1:22-23) Salvation = Born into His kingdom (His church), Acts 2:47; Col. 1:13 Salvation = Born into His kingdom (His church), Acts 2:47; Col. 1:13 God is our God…we are His people, Heb. 8:10-12 God is our God…we are His people, Heb. 8:10-12

6 6 Zion: A Place of Refuge Psalm 48:3-8 Lord is church’s refuge, 48:3; Heb. 13:6 Lord is church’s refuge, 48:3; Heb. 13:6 Trust Him, Psa. 125:1 (Rom. 8:31-38) Trust Him, Psa. 125:1 (Rom. 8:31-38) Salvation is secure in Christ, Acts 4:12; 1 Jno. 5:11-13 Salvation is secure in Christ, Acts 4:12; 1 Jno. 5:11-13 Enemies of Zion cannot overtake her, 48:5-8 Enemies of Zion cannot overtake her, 48:5-8 Church stands victoriously, Dan. 2:44; Matt. 16:18; Rev. 14:1-5 Church stands victoriously, Dan. 2:44; Matt. 16:18; Rev. 14:1-5 Keep faith & resist devil, 1 Jno. 5:4; Jas. 4:7 Keep faith & resist devil, 1 Jno. 5:4; Jas. 4:7

7 7 Zion: The Temple of God Psalm 48:9-11 Church is God’s habitation, Eph. 2:19-22 Church is God’s habitation, Eph. 2:19-22 Like OT temple, God dwells with His people in the church, Micah 4:1-2 Like OT temple, God dwells with His people in the church, Micah 4:1-2 Blessings in God’s temple (church): Blessings in God’s temple (church): Grace, 48:9 (Rom. 5:1-2; Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:23) Grace, 48:9 (Rom. 5:1-2; Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:23) Authority, 48:10 (Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:18) Authority, 48:10 (Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:18) Righteousness, 48:10 (Isa. 62:1-2; Matt. 6:33) Righteousness, 48:10 (Isa. 62:1-2; Matt. 6:33) Judgments of God, 48:11 (1 Cor. 14:37) Judgments of God, 48:11 (1 Cor. 14:37) Praise, 48:11 (Eph. 3:20-21) Praise, 48:11 (Eph. 3:20-21)

8 8 Walk about Zion Psalm 48:12-14 Number her towers, 48:12 Number her towers, 48:12 Observation (watchmen), Isa. 62:6 (1); Ezek. 3:17; Acts 20:28 (Heb. 13:17); 1 Pet. 5:8 Observation (watchmen), Isa. 62:6 (1); Ezek. 3:17; Acts 20:28 (Heb. 13:17); 1 Pet. 5:8 Mark well her defenses, 48:13 Mark well her defenses, 48:13 Stand against all sin & error, Eph. 6:10-17 Stand against all sin & error, Eph. 6:10-17 God’s protection (48:3-6), 2 Cor. 10:3-6 God’s protection (48:3-6), 2 Cor. 10:3-6 Consider her palaces, 48:13 (Eph. 5:27) Consider her palaces, 48:13 (Eph. 5:27) Redemption, fellowship with God, serve as priests, victory, sure hope, Phil. 3:20 Redemption, fellowship with God, serve as priests, victory, sure hope, Phil. 3:20

9 9 God is our Guide For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death. (Psa. 48:14) For this is God, Our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death. (Psa. 48:14) Are you a citizen of Zion?


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