Continuing with the Zion series, we are in the third episode, Questioning the Magic of TPM Zion 3.
Zion of the Millennial Reign
This is what the Lord says: “I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City, and the mountain of the Lord Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.”Zech 8:3
The fact is that even though Zion is mentioned 7 times in the New Testament, neither Jesus whispered nor his Apostles taught it as a doctrine EVEN ONCE.
The statements mentioned in Romans 9:33; 11:26 and 1 Peter 2:6 are regarding “Jesus who became the foundation stone in Zion”. In Matthew 21:4-5 it was a prophetic confirmation regarding the Daughter of Zion, (Do not be afraid, Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt). It clearly speaks about Jesus and Israel.
In a different context, in the succeeding verse after the statement “But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” mentioned in Heb 12:22, we can see at least 5 groups of people (“from angels to righteous saints”) are assembled there. It clearly proves that the aforesaid place is not the monopoly of anybody, and this place collectively belongs to Old Testament saints as well.
That is why it is specified in Heb 11:10, “For he (Abraham) was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God” again writes in Hebrew 11:16, “Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one…… for he has prepared a city for them.“
Let me ask all those New Testament Zionists who teach and argue that the Old Testament saints have no part or possession in Zion, Can you show me another city from the scripture where God is the builder where the names of the twelve tribes of Israel on the gates of the New Jerusalem, the bride of the lamb of God (Rev 21:12)?
Is it not for the same reason “Jerusalem is built like a city that is compact together? That is where the tribes go up — the tribes of the Lord — to praise the name of the Lord according to the statute given to Israel.” Psalms 122:3-4?
The only verse left for them to hold on to as the last resort like a straw is “the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him, 144,000 virgins” mentioned in Revelation 14:1. When we check the scenario of Rev 5, these Zionists who argue that 4 beasts are from the Dispensation of Law and the 24 elders are from the Dispensation of Conscience also have to agree that the Old Testament people are also present in ZION.
A Different Gospel
- If repentance happens among people by preaching Zion instead of preaching the true Gospel of Christ, then is not the Lord and his Apostles at fault (Acts 17:18)?
- These ZION claimants are making an effort of showing themselves better than others. Spiritual Pride is the fruit that I see. Phil 2:3 is clear that Selfish Ambition(a.k.a Spiritual Pride) is at the root of it.
- Will our Zionists who manipulate every reference of ZION in the scriptures agree that the defiled ZION mentioned in Isaiah is also about them?
The Cause for the Twist
This contradiction was caused due to the manipulation of a personal revelation received by A.C Thomas. It was caused by a delusion of interpretation of Isaiah 8:18, which led him to the path of grading people. Jesus in fact nipped the same bud from his apostles in their early years (Matthew 20:25 and Luke 9:46). I am praying that these people realize their foolish thoughts and that their hearts might be enlightened. The church should have tested all these visions and revelations. They should have realized that their hearts are being led astray, away from the sincere and pure devotion to Christ. I have written many letters to the claimants of ZION based on Deuteronomy 13:1-6. However, none of them had the courage or conviction to answer me.
It would have been better for all those highly esteemed preachers to check out the historical, doctrinal, and prophetical context of all these verses. Rather than blurting out their ignorance with the intention of boasting about their own greatness, they should have remembered Revelation 22:18-21 and the judgment associated with it. I am praying that the eyes of their understanding be opened.
End of “Questioning the Magic of TPM Zion 3“