“The Lord Has Founded Zion, And The Poor Of His People Will Trust In It”

12/04/2018 08:59

The central focus of the whole Bible is God’s plan of redemption through the Cross of Christ Jesus. All scripture has to correspond to what Christ did for us on the Cross in order to have a meaningful interpretation. Christ Jesus is Prophet, so it relates to Prophecy, Christ Jesus is Priest so it relates to reconciliation with the Spirit of God,  and Christ Jesus is King so it relates to Him as King of all kings! Today, I will talk about each verse of the scripture text as it relates to God’s plan of redemption, and that redemption plan is 100% focused on the atonement His Son made for our sin on the Cross. 

“Rejoice not you, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote you is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit will be a fiery flying serpent.” When someone else experiences defeat, that is not where our source of rejoicing should be. It is only when our sin is in remission can we experience the joy of the Holy Spirit in our spirit. When Babylon fell, Palestina thought that they were going to experience heaven here within the kingdom of this world. The only heaven we are ever going to experience comes from the treasures within the Kingdom of God, and those treasures flow through acceptance of the atonement Christ Jesus made for our sin. Sin was still very much the way of life of Palestina, and their rejoicing had no thought of God’s plan of redemption. In their misdirected, wicked, and sinful celebration, they would be facing a fiery flying serpent!

And the firstborn of the poor will feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill your root with famine, and he shall slay your remnant.” Christ Jesus always made it clear that He is the Bread of Life and the Fountain of Living Water! In fact, He is the Word of God…the Word made flesh. To feed and to lie down in safety has very special meaning when coming from the Cross of Christ. The poor would be those who have very little in their soul and spirit regarding God’s plan of redemption and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. BUT, because the poor in spirit can come freely to the Cross of Christ, they are fed spiritually and their soul is filled. We are fed, and also because of what Christ did for us on the Cross,  we can lie down in safety, and we can rest knowing that His Blood covers our sin, and we will lie down in green pastures, and we rest securely knowing that we have a Home in the New Jerusalem. But like Palestina, those who reject God’s plan of redemption through His Son Jesus Christ will be starved in their spirit and soul, they will die to the Living God, and whatever is left of them will be slain!  We want to be among those who hear Christ Jesus say, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of thy lord.”

Howl, O gate; cry, O city; you, whole Palestina, are dissolved: for there will come from the north a smoke, and none will be alone in his appointed times.” When sin becomes deeply ingrained into a culture, they are vulnerable to either being very ruthless rulers, such as is the anti-Christ, or they are prone to be overrun by a more powerful government. Sin grows within a culture because inhabitants reject the Holy Spirit and have no regard for the Spirit of Redemption. They are very judgmental, unforgiving, selfish, and the culture is one of “dog eat dog.” They make very poor neighboring countries and make very poor neighbors. They refuse to look to the Cross of Christ for the remission of sin and to receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit. In the case of Palestina, they were overwhelmingly overrun by conquerors. Satan conquered Palestina through their sin, the Palestina people were deceived to think that being relieved of earthly oppression equated to being relieved from the bondage of sin. In that deception, Palestina was dissolved.

When the anti-Christ is defeated at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, many people will sigh a breath of relief, HOWEVER, it is only those who have accepted what Christ did for them on the Cross who will rest safely with Him. Others will howl in torment as a consequence of rejecting God’s plan of redemption, which is to reject Christ Jesus, and which opposes the Holy Spirit. The defeat of the anti-Christ will be welcomed by most, but still we must accept the remission of sin that Christ Jesus makes possible by what He has done for us on the Cross. Many will rejoice at the defeat of the anti-Christ, but the only lasting rejoicing will be to hear Christ Jesus say to us, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of thy lord.”

“What will one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the Lord has founded Zion, and the poor of his people will trust in it.”  Whoever inquires, whoever wants to know, our response should always be that Christ Jesus has founded our soul and spirit at the Cross, and that is where our trust will be! God’s plan of redemption is to reconcile our spirit to His Spirit and to fill our soul with every spiritual blessing from the Kingdom of God. That is how we are founded and that is where our trust is. In these days when the spirit of the anti-Christ increases in intensity day by day, we have to be ready to give an answer for our rejection of the 666. We reject the modern god of knowledge that cleaves to the flesh and we cling to what Christ Jesus does for us at the Cross. What will we answer the messengers of the nation? May our answer be that the Lord of lords has founded Zion, and the poor of his people will trust thereon! We want to hear our Master’s voice say, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter into the joy of thy lord.”

Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Scripture Text
“Rejoice not you, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote you is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit will be a fiery flying serpent. And the firstborn of the poor will feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill your root with famine, and he shall slay your remnant.  Howl, O gate; cry, O city; you, whole Palestina, are dissolved: for there will come from the north a smoke, and none will be alone in his appointed times. What will one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the Lord has founded Zion, and the poor of his people will trust in it.”  
Isaiah 14:29-32

“Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”                Matthew 25:23