Monday, November 22, 2010

Zion- Part 1

I have heard the saying of Zion many times, in fact I may have even seen a few churches with the name of Zion. Its not until recently, I understood what it meant. Every one has the hope for Heaven!! I mean its described as Paradise isn't it?

"I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell" (2 Cor 12:1-4).

Here the apostle Paul described it so beautifully, even though he hadn't even see it himself. Through this passage it also reveals there are three heavens?? What does that mean?

" In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Gen 1:1

Wow, amazing! Heavensssss? then it confirms there is definitely more then one heaven. OK so now what exactly does this mean for us? We all want to get to heaven of course!

"But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." Lk 11:20

With the finger of God, heaven has come upon us? We must see what is the finger of God!

"it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." Mat 12:28

YES! so the Finger of God= Spirit of God. If we receive this then we receive Kingdom of heaven! So how?? According to Rm 8:9, the Spirit of God = the Spirit of Christ. Then we need to make sure we are children of God so that we share in the same with Christ.