AS STEADY AS MOUNT ZION
A mountain is unshakeable. It does not bend in the wind. Even when trees and every other thing bend as a result of storms and whirlwind, a mountain remains unmoved. No matter the level of instabilities and turbulence created by thunderstorm, rainstorm, uproar, hurricane and all of large storm systems, a mountain remains unshakeable. This is the same for those who are in Christ. We belong to the spiritual Mount Zion, the city of the living God, which can never be shaken.
Reference: Psalm 125:1 Living Bible (TLB) 'Those who trust in the Lord are steady as Mount Zion, unmoved by any circumstance.'
Beloved, its not enough to belong to Mount Zion, to function in Mount Zion, you must be as steady as Mount Zion. How do you become as steady as Mount Zion? By trusting in the Lord. Your trust in someone is your firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of that person. Trusting in the Lord denotes the depth of your encounter with His personality. When you trust in God, it also means that your Christianity is not a religious practice but an active participation with divinity.
In 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (AKJV), Paul says, 'We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.' Someone read this Scriptural passage and asked me, 'Pastor, why does God allow us to go through trials? Here's the answer: Trials are profitable because God's purpose is to strengthen us and bring us to unshakeable maturity through their diversity. For instance, without being troubled on every side, you will never learn how to be unperturbed. Without being perplexed, you'll never defeat the negative voice of despair. Without being persecuted, you'll never experience the truth that God cannot forsake you. And without being cast down, you'll never know that in Christ, you are indestructible and indomitable.
In this regard, you must develop the right mindset about troubles, crisis, trials and persecution. They come to help you and strengthen you to become audaciously courageous and to take up things other people are afraid of. Sometimes, or even at many accasions, you'll be misunderstood, your words, actions and views will be misrepresented and misinterpreted, you can be embarrassed unnecessarily, yet you still keep your courage knowing that God is working everything out for your good. These are all kinds of adversity of life, moreover according to our referenced Scripture, we are to be unmoved by any of such circumstances and stand tall in the face of challenges, knowing that one thing is sure: Regardless of any level of adversity, your purpose in Christ is always greater than all.
The intelligence of this kind of Scriptural revelation can only come to your spiritual understanding when you have experienced the passage as a reality for yourself. Don't allow the Word of God to come to you just as an information. Let your spirit be imparted by it and then put it to work, so that you can have the first hand experience. First hand information and experience of the Word can only be gained directly by putting the Word to work, rather than hearing it from other people or from just reading the Holy Bible.
The Bible says, 'In all these things we are more than conquerors' (Romans 8:37 NKJV). However, its one thing to declare that we are more than conquerors, it's another thing to experientially put it to work when faced with trials and adversities of this life. In other words, you must dare to know Scriptures like this by experience. Your trust in God, toughness and standing with Him will become greater than all your challenges put together, when you allow your spirit to be engulfed in the flames of these divine revelations. As long as you're resilient like Mount Zion and you live the Scriptures out by experience, your life will be characterised by the echoes of what God has spoken concerning you before the foundations of the earth.
Scripture Reading - Psalm 13:5; Isaiah 26:3-4; Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalm 127:7.
Exuberant Declaration: Today and always, I demonstrate my trust in God for I know that nothing is impossible with God. My faith silences the voice of crisis, trials and challenges because I have steadied my unwavering trust on God's Word. My trust in the Lord is like Mount Zion, which can never be shaken, defeated or moved but stands forever. Thus my life is the testimony of God's greatness and His faithfulness towards me is stronger than any adversity at all times. Blessed be God!