the vision at church of mt zion
Matthew 13:44, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field." Why is one man willing to sell all and invest everything that he has to buy this field? Because, he sees something that others do not see. This hidden treasure is not the message of salvation; it is a message to those within the kingdom. This is why Jesus spoke in parables; He was looking for those who had ears to hear the mysteries.
The kingdom of God is always represented in three levels: The parable of the leaven hidden in the three measures. The parable of the thirty-fold, sixty-fold and one hundred-fold are examples of this. In the Old Testament, Moses Tabernacle was to be a pattern or figure of heavenly (spiritual) truths. The tabernacle was represented by three divisions: the outer court, the holy place, and the Holy of Holies. The outer court basically speaks of salvation, the baptism of water, and the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Although, this is a part of our vision and message, our desire is to bring people into the deeper truths that will enable them to inherit glory. To be a part of the glorified Church that will do the greater works!
The desire of Christ was to bring many sons to glory (Heb. 2:10). The Glory of God was not in the outer court of the tabernacle. The glory was in the Holy of Holies behind the veil. Our forerunner, The Lord Jesus Christ, showed us the way in through His crucifixion. [See Heb. 6:19-20.] The true message of sonship will ultimately enable us to say, as the Apostle Paul: "I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me." The reason Paul could demonstrate the power and the glory was because Paul had experienced the cross!
The Apostle John also categorizes the Church into three groups: Little children, young men, and fathers. The fathers (spiritually) represent those who manifest the nature and character of Christ – these will teach the nations! The little children are those in the outer court, their sins are forgiven.
To make ready a people prepared for the Lord (Luke 1:17)
The message of the hour is to prepare a people… to establish, to perfect a people that God can use in the final outpouring of His Spirit. We believe that the greatest revival is yet to be seen. This revival will bring the Church to completion! The final Church (the latter house) shall be filled with the Glory of God, as Solomon’s Temple was. The Feast of Pentecost initiated the Church age. The Feast of Tabernacles will climax the Church age. Solomon’s Temple was dedicated during the feast of Tabernacles, it is also called: the feast of glory!
To summarize our vision, let us consider Mount Zion. Mount Zion (spiritually) speaks of the high calling of God. It is the dwelling place of God. It is the place where the Ark of the Covenant sat (David era). Mount Zion speaks of the rent veil (the ark was housed there in an unveiled tent). It also speaks of the reality of the New Covenant – the law written upon the heart. Mount Zion speaks of the overcomer, or the saint. It speaks of a certain spiritual posture; it represents the position of those whom God fights for, or defends.
In these days of trouble and uncertainty, there is a rest to God’s people, and it is our desire (as a church) to lead people into this rest (Isaiah 4:5-6). The covering wings of the mercy seat are positioned in the secret place (within the veil).
Mount Zion also represents God’s government, or leadership. During David’s time, David organized the forthcoming government upon Mount Zion. Mount Zion is for those who hear the call and prepare their hearts for that call. These are those whom shall teach the nations the ways of God during the final revival. The book of Acts clearly tells us that the heavens must receive Christ until all is restored. The church must come into order before Christ returns, and it shall be a glorious church. May we, by the grace of God, have a part in restoring the church to God’s original plan and purpose. Amen!
"Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began." - Acts 3:21
If you are interested in studying some of the deeper truths of the Church, then we recommend you read, "The Tabernacle of David", written by Rev Daniel Caram, Sr.