Zion Takers

Beloved, while many in the Church today still teach about “an escape rapture” and about an external “first resurrection,” I’m quite convinced that the true rapture is AN INTERNAL ASCENSION, a catching up of those who have so entered into death to the self-life that they can take Mt. Zion.

“Zion,” the Holy Hill of God, is a place of UNION WITH THE FATHER and of ONENESS with the saints in light. It is a place of GOD’S ABIDING PRESENCE and a place of RULING AUTHORITY. To “take it” then is to move into the experience of “Not I, but Christ” and to communicate and impart to others FROM THERE Christ’s RESURRECTION LIFE!

The O.T. prophet Ezekiel described these risen and ascended “Zion Takers” as “the sons of Zadok.” Obadiah called these “Deliverers from Zion.” Surely, these are FIRSTFRUITS of the harvest of the Kingdom age, even sinners transformed into blessed and holy ones FROM WHOM THE POWERS OF THE AGE TO COME SHALL ISSUE FORTH. Revelation 12 describes the taking of Zion like this…

“Now has come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They triumphed over him (satan) by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of their testimony, and by not loving their lives so much as to shrink from death. Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury…”

Beloved, there are many people today who are writing and talking about some terrible times to come in the earth. If this is so (and we have good reason to believe that it might be so), it seems that A REMNANT TAKING ZION is what precedes this. I see the grace and the mercy of God in this, in that the Father is not going to allow great evil to be “hurled down, filled with fury” until there is a people on the earth who walk in and exercise full authority over all of evil’s works!

How grand…

These are surely exciting times…

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