2Stronghold of ZION (City of David) Zion of the JebusitesStronghold of ZION (City of David)2 Sam. 5:6-9; 1 Kgs. 8:1
3Where God dwells with His people Zion of the ProphetsWhere God dwells with His people[Temple Hill and City]Isaiah 8:18Jer. 31:6Amos 1:2Isaiah 2:3Temple of Solomon
4Rule of God among His people, Psa. 2:6-7; Micah 4:1-4 “You havecome toMt. Zion”(Heb. 12:22)Rule of God among His people, Psa. 2:6-7; Micah 4:1-4Church of Christ, Heb. 12:22-23
5Zion: Ruled by God Psalm 48:1-2 Jesus Christ rules over His church, Dan. 7:13-14; Eph. 1:20-23Citizenship in Zion, Psa. 87:1-3, 5-6New birth, Jno. 3:3, 5 (1 Pet. 1:22-23)Salvation = Born into His kingdom (His church), Acts 2:47; Col. 1:13God is our God…we are His people, Heb. 8:10-12
6Zion: A Place of Refuge Psalm 48:3-8 Lord is church’s refuge, 48:3; Heb. 13:6Trust Him, Psa. 125:1 (Rom. 8:31-38)Salvation is secure in Christ, Acts 4:12; Jno. 5:11-13Enemies of Zion cannot overtake her, 48:5-8Church stands victoriously, Dan. 2:44; Matt. 16:18; Rev. 14:1-5Keep faith & resist devil, 1 Jno. 5:4; Jas. 4:7
7Zion: The Temple of God Psalm 48:9-11 Church is God’s habitation, Eph. 2:19-22Like OT temple, God dwells with His people in the church, Micah 4:1-2Blessings in God’s temple (church):Grace, 48:9 (Rom. 5:1-2; Acts 20:28; Eph. 5:23)Authority, 48:10 (Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:18)Righteousness, 48:10 (Isa. 62:1-2; Matt. 6:33)Judgments of God, 48:11 (1 Cor. 14:37)Praise, 48:11 (Eph. 3:20-21)
8Walk about Zion Psalm 48:12-14 Number her towers, 48:12Observation (watchmen), Isa. 62:6 (1); Ezek. 3:17; Acts 20:28 (Heb. 13:17); 1 Pet. 5:8Mark well her defenses, 48:13Stand against all sin & error, Eph. 6:10-17God’s protection (48:3-6), 2 Cor. 10:3-6Consider her palaces, 48:13 (Eph. 5:27)Redemption, fellowship with God, serve as priests, victory, sure hope, Phil. 3:20
9Are you a citizen of Zion? God is our GuideFor 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?