The Zion Realm- There Is Glory In Unity – A Word by Dawn Hill
I find myself frequently thinking about the not so glamorous things that seem to matter to the Holy Spirit. I say they are not so glamorous because they do not excite us like spiritual warfare or miracles, signs, and wonders do. All of these things matter to God. We cannot ignore spiritual warfare, and we cannot forsake the entire great commission. I simply sense an urgency in this hour to desire every facet of God, whether it excites us or convicts us. We need to have the difficult conversations, so here it goes.
God is drawn to unity. It is the essence of the Trinity. Unity is vital to the body of Christ. A body fragmented is a poorly perfused body, diminishing the flow of His Presence and resulting in a weakened pulse and a fading heartbeat. It is not our own heartbeat the world is supposed to hear. It is not our fragrance they are supposed to catch on the wind. As the body of Jesus Christ, it is His heartbeat and His fragrance that we embody. This is where unity is so important.
The Zion Realm
This set of words stood out to me as I was reading Hebrews 12 recently in the Passion Translation. It is one of my favorite passages of Scripture. We are reminded that we have not come to a mountain burning with fire, smoke, and darkness like Moses did, and we have not come to a place where only one man could enter the atmosphere. Instead, Hebrews 12 says,
“By contrast, we have already come near to God in a totally different realm, the Zion-realm, for we have entered the city of the Living God, which is the New Jerusalem in heaven! We have joined the festal gathering of myriads of angels in their joyous celebration!”- Hebrews 12:22 TPT
Zion is referenced as God’s dwelling in several Scriptures. We are said to be seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6), and a head cannot be seated without a body. When I think about this realm, I think about the glory of God. I have been pondering on this for weeks, and then about a week ago during a corporate gathering, it made sense to me why this was linked to unity.
The Zion realm is not for one, but it is for all who would become sons of God and become one with Christ so that His Spirit could dwell within us. The problem lies within the body of Christ when we desire His glory and the Zion realm, but we forsake unity. The truth is that disunity does not bear witness with Jesus Christ. It testifies against His Kingdom. A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. God’s Kingdom cannot be shaken nor desolated, but a kingdom we build of our own doing and understanding can. What would happen if the world were to see our unity in Christ?
There is glory in unity
The Zion realm has everything to do with unity in Christ. We cannot see it without being one with Him, and we cannot fully demonstrate His Kingdom without unity. Jesus prayed for unity in the body. He even prayed for us! In John 17, we see that Jesus is preparing to fulfill His purpose in coming as an atonement for sin. He is praying to the Father, and after He prays for His disciples, He prays for those who would believe in Him through the message of the disciples. This prayer is powerful.
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“I pray for them all to be joined together as one even as you and I , Father, are joined together as one. I pray for them to become one with us so that the world will recognize that you sent me. For the very glory you have given to me I have given them so that they will be joined together as one and experience the same unity that we enjoy”- John 17:21-22 TPT
We can read this passage and miss the great responsibility that Jesus prayed for us to possess. He prayed for us to be one with Him and the Father so that the world would recognize that He was sent by the Father. Does the world recognize this level of unity in the body, or do they see us trying to devour one another like they devour one another? Many are praying for Jesus to return soon, but they curse those around them, including their brothers and sisters in Christ. Let me be so bold as to tell you that Jesus is coming back for a spotless bride. He is not returning for a witchy woman. We do have a tremendous responsibility to operate in unity, and this unity causes the world to see that God the Father sent Jesus Christ and Jesus sent the Holy Spirit. Saints, we have some work to do!
But that is not the end of it. As we read Jesus’ prayer, we see that the glory is given for unity in Him. This glory that He freely shares with us is not given for goosebumps or for a temporal encounter. His glory is given so that we are joined with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as one. His glory is found in perfect unity, that place where everything else fades but Him, and we recognize that we are one with Him and in Him. As His body, His glory remains with Him, returning to Him when we operate in perfect unity.
When we understand this revelation, then we can more fully understand what it means that we have come near to God in the Zion realm. This is not for an elite group of people. This is for every believer in Christ. If we truly desire to see “on earth as it is in heaven”, then we must operate as a unified body. Right now, we are seeing pockets of glory bursting forth all over the world. Many believers are existing instead of cohabiting with His Presence.
Though I celebrate these times of glory, I cannot help but think that the vision is bigger. It was never intended to be like this. The world should see a difference in the bride of Christ. Unity must begin on a personal level. We must be one with the mind of Christ, the Spirit of God, and the Word of God. If we are constantly divided, then we cannot bear witness with the prayer Jesus prayed for us to be one with Him, and we cannot display this glorious realm where we are already seated with Christ. May we get the revelation of perfect unity in Him so that the world will know the truth.
A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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