Sons of Zion (Part 1 & 2)

Three Key Points from the ‘Sons of Zion’ Sermons

It’s time to be Refreshed
In lockdown we can find that we are juggling more and find it harder to find time with God. So it’s important to make time to be refreshed in the presence of the Lord. In Psalm 16:11 it says ‘In the presence of the Lord there is fullness of joy.’ We need joy during this time! Like it says in Nehemiah 8:10, the joy of the Lord is our strength. It’s so important to be using this time to seek God and be refreshed in his presence.
Acts 3:19 Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.

Be strengthened for battle
We are living in one of the greatest times in history. So, we need to be stronger than we have ever been. Jesus warned of the great falling away, where the love of many would grow cold. We can look at the Bible, at the book of Daniel and how it can be related to today. The story of the lion’s den was about the power of prayer. The story of the three Jewish boys in the fiery furnace was about worship. God’s protection is so evident in these stories. The book of Daniel shows us the tools we can use to be prepared for battle today, and reminds us of God’s protection that we can call on.
Daniel 10:19-20 And he said, “O man of high esteem, do not be afraid. Peace be with you; take courage and be courageous!” Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, “May my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.” 20 Then he said, “Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so, I am going forth, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come. 21“However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince.
Daniel 10:12-14 Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. 13 “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia. 14 “Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future.”

We are the Sons of Zion
The church today can make the choice to rise up and overcome the gods of Greece – the spirit of the world that brings fear, control. Because of their intellect and reason, the Western world struggles to understand the spiritual world. Other countries outside of the first world have their own gods and recognize the spiritual world. We are the sons of Zion, and we need to be aware of the gods of Greece that surround us in the Western world, and be careful not to adopt them. Zion is Jerusalem, and refers to God’s chosen people. So when one says that we are Sons of Zion, it is saying the we are children of God and set apart for His glory.
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
2 Cor 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.