And there was great joy in that city. Acts 8:8 KJVS

ZION Series II – CountUp to Count-On

Following the Launch of Zion – the question remained – when will the website be ready to launch?

Looking back, it is clear that August 8th only in my mind was a reasonable website Launch date.

We know now that the public launch was on October 10, 2020.

As I leant in, in early August, it became clear that a series on Zion itself was what The Lord was after. Zion, the Holy City on earth, not made with hands, has had a massive impact on me.

Again, looking back it is very instructive to see the dates of key events, as this unfolded and I woke up:

  1. ZION via Zoom: The first bible study on the subject of Zion, that is the City of Zion, was on Saturday, May 16, 2020.  Zion is God’s Heavenly City and City on Earth (to come) The study is led by Todd Edwards, See below for a link to the series Encountering Zion. Incidentally it has nothing to do with the zionism political movement
  2. Prophetic input in May 2020 was instrumental in establishing Red Thread Poets and very specific timing and content. Within weeks graphic and website designers were engaged, and I was led to select August 8, 2020 as a website launch date, albeit optimistic. The timing was influenced by input that The Lord wanted it launched by the end of July 2020, quite a tall order that we had no explanation for. Early on in June a verse in Acts chapter 8 verse 8 was selected as a launch verse. The verse was short and contained joy which was great confirmation at the time: “And there was great joy in the city”
  3. On June 29, 2020, I felt prompted to put a short poem on Facebook about the Launch. I wondered how far that was away, gravitating to statistics as I do. I was caught by surprise that it was exactly 40 days. Hmmm. That seed grew fast – a poem a day I heard, like a countdown, I would have been disobedient to have turned that ‘offer’ down. This further confirmed the launch date.
  4. Our web developer cautioned me from the beginning about even having a launch date. But with all this divine ‘evidence’, my optimism, plus my total ignorance about website building, as well as my ignorance about delivering well thought out requirements influenced my actions. So, I kept going with the daily countdown post on four social platforms. It was ‘getting-on’ in July when I delivered my last inputs to our developer, and I was still very unruffled.
  5. With a few days to go before August 8th I got ‘the message’, the website was not going live on August 8th it was going to be weeks away. I felt trapped with my own petard. (yes, messing with Shakespeare’s Hamlet – but I was about to blow up inside)
  6. Then; The Lord pointed out the Acts 8:8 verse “And there was great joy in the city” Joy in the city … I had been studying Zion now for almost 2 months and had not made this precise ‘city’ connection to this verse. Hard to perceive looking back. It then dawned on me and quickly became crystal clear that ZION was the subject of the August 8th Launch, NOT the website. I thought of the Israelites being led to the dead end at the Red Sea, for a reason.
  7. So, The Lord, clearly not a bit non plussed, switched it up, and bailed me out of my own head. I had been building up a love for Zion, the city on earth (and much, much more, as you will discover), and I wanted to tell everyone – and I discovered over time, that that love was put in me …  and so I set out doing a ‘Count Up’ in faith with no date in mind for the website launch – my web developer was pleased.

INDEX

COUNTDOWN RECAP – 4 DAYS

LAUNCH OF ZION

BRING THEM ALL BACK HOME – 3 DAYS

HOLY MOUNTAINS – 3 DAYS

TWO CLASSES: HUMBLE / STUBBORN – 4 DAYS

GOD’S DISTINCTION – 4 DAYS

SABBATH – 16 DAY FOCUS

EYE’S SET UPON THE PRIZE – WEBSITE LAUNCH IN 40 DAYS

GOVERNMENTS – 7 DAYS

OUR AWESOME GOD – 9 DAYS

GOD’S PLAN STALLED – 4 DAYS

GOD SPEAKS – 7 DAYS

SELAH – 5 DAYS

GOD’S ULTIMATE PLAN FOR ZION – 7 DAYS

WEBSITE LAUNCH DAY – OCTOBER 10, 2020

THANKSGIVING AND CELEBRATION

AH YES – A REST DAY

COUNTDOWN RECAP – 4 DAYS

AUG 4 – ZION COUNT DOWN DAY 4 RECAP

RED THREAD OF JESUS CHRIST

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 KJVS 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 KJVS

Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee.

Joshua 2:18 KJVS

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AUG 5 – ZION COUNT DOWN DAY 3 RECAP

HUNDREDS HEAD THIS WAY

Our purpose and our vision:

We mobilize poets and songwriters to provide inspiration to our global audience as they individually strive to transform their lives and the lives of others spiritually, physically, intellectually and emotionally for the glory of our Triune God.

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AUG 6 – ZION COUNT DOWN DAY 2 RECAP

ZION – HERE ON EARTH

It’s quite amazing to see this written down now that the launch was not for the website.

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AUG 6 – ZION COUNT DOWN DAY 2 RECAP

ZION – HERE ON EARTH

Listen to Robin Mark with his amazing lyrics that – point directly to Zion – this recording has been on my heart for years – and especially the last weeks and months:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4HeIXYqaSs

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AUG 7 – ZION COUNT DOWN DAY 1

TELL EVERYONE

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. Psalm 26:7 KJVS    

[20] He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.  [21] The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.  Revelation 22:20-21 KJVS

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LAUNCH OF ZION

AUG 8 – ZION LAUNCH DAY RECAP

ZION LIFT OFF – IN JOY

[13] But the tax collector, [merely] standing at a distance, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, O God, be favorable (be gracious, be merciful) to me, the especially wicked sinner that I am! [14] I tell you, this man went down to his home justified (forgiven and made upright and in right standing with God), rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.  Luke 18:13-14 AMPC   

 And there was great rejoicing in that city.  Acts 8:8 AMPC 

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BRING THEM ALL BACK HOME – 3 DAYS

AUG 9 – COUNT UP DAY 2

ZION AND FAITH

Inputs from so many people in this faith statement

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AUG 10 – COUNT UP DAY 3

COUNT UP DAY 3

Read the verses in Nehemiah, bearing in mind that references to Israel, are also, in many places in the Bible, prophetic references to the Gentiles.

[3] And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.  [4] And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,  [5] And said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:    [6] Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father’s house have sinned.[7] We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.  [8] Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations:    [9] But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.   [10] Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.  [11] O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king’s cupbearer.  Nehemiah 1:3-11 KJVS   

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AUG 11 – COUNT UP DAY 4

BRING THEM ALL BACK HOME

Feel it in my spirit,  Feel it in my bones, You’re going to bring revival,  Bring them all back home.

From Revival, Robin Mark

There is in the air a stirring, for those called and those being called, to work hard to support Zion in bringing her kids back home.

Learn more in the coming days.

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HOLY MOUNTAINS – 3 DAYS

‘Better to be HIS, and outside the Zion city walls than not HIS in the mansions in the natural’!   Todd Edwards, Todd Talks, Encountering Zion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDTn6R99LdI&t=440s

AUG 12 – COUNT UP DAY 5

HOLY MOUNTAINS

Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast. Psalm 36:6 KJVS

[1] His foundation is in the holy mountains.  [2] The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.  [3] Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.   (Selah … think on it). Psalm 87:1-7 KJVS 

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AUG 13 – COUNT UP DAY 6

THE LORD’S HOUSE

Isaiah 2:2 KJVS
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

Micah 4:1 KJVS
But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

The City of Zion – The Lord’s House on earth, is being build now … as we approach the last days

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AUG 14 – COUNT UP DAY 7

Looking for worship music today in my big ring binder – I stuck my hand in, near the back – you guessed it – this came up – all about Zion – I have been told to ‘not write ahead’, but wait for prompting. Lord You are so faithful.

From These Are The Days of Elijah    By Robin Mark
https://robinmark.com/the-story-behind-days-of-elijah/

There’s no God like Jehovah!
There’s no God like Jehovah!
There’s no God like Jehovah!
There’s no God like Jehovah!
There’s no God like Jehovah!

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TWO CLASSES: HUMBLE / STUBBORN – 4 DAYS

AUG 15 – COUNT UP DAY 8

GREEN BAY TREE

My Psalm-a-day reading brought this rather relevant message to us about the stumblingblock referred to in tomorrows post.

AUG 16 – COUNT UP DAY 9

PUTTING TRUST – TAKING ACTION

Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way … means be active not passive “Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.” That’s how the NIV says it.

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AUG 17 – COUNT UP DAY 10

PUTTING TRUST IN REVIVAL

As the previous post spoke to those to take action, this post speaks to those willing to join them to inhabit eternity with Our Triune God.

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AUG 18 – COUNT UP DAY 11

LISTEN UP

The City of ZION on earth also awaits ALL those in the Bible called THE GENTILES, here described as ‘Israel’ that Isaiah speaks about, which includes the 10 northern tribes – an immense number of people. Judah also included.

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GOD’S DISTINCTION – 4 DAYS

AUG 19 – COUNT UP DAY 12

DEFINING TERMS I

DEFINING TERMS I: God reiterates His promise of redemption to ALL NATIONS – to those that listen, in Isaiah they are described as the house of Jacob / Israel – DON’T MISUNDERSTAND – IT MEANS ALL NATIONS.

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AUG 20 – COUNT UP DAY 13

DEFINING TERMS II

DEFINING TERMS II: The enemies of Our Triune God are Satan and the cabal’s of man throughout the world. The Bible here collects them all under the names of daughters of Babylon and Chaldeans.

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AUG 21 – COUNT UP DAY 14

GOD’S DISTINCTION

GOD’S DISTINCTION: Our Triune God draws a CLEAR DISTINCTION between the ‘humble / contrite seeker’ AND the wicked.

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AUG 22 – COUNT UP DAY 15

GIFT FROM GOD from Clair Halkias

[1] Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.  [2] Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.  [3] Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.  [4] For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.  [5] Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.  [6] Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;   [7] To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;  [8] To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;  [9] To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord. Psalm 149:1-9 KJVS   

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SABBATH – 16 DAY FOCUS

AUG 23 – COUNT UP DAY 16

WHAT’S A SABBATH REALLY LIKE

 [2] And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.  [3] And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. Genesis 2:2-3 KJVS  

Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.  Isaiah 56:2 KJVS   (The King James Version can be difficult to understand – see the next post for the Amplified Classic version of verse 1 and 2)

The Zion bible study on August 15 put in my heart a desire to step up higher, and test out a day without work, exercising and yard work. Very challenging.

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AUG 24 – AUG 31 

SABBATH TO SABBATH

NO POSTS FOR A WEEK FROM AUGUST 24TH TO AUGUST 31ST

The August 22, ‘day of rest’ proved again to be challenging, I lean heavily on doing, not being.

Here’s the Amplified Classic version of Isaiah 56:1,2 (AMPC)

[1] Thus says the Lord: Keep justice, do and use righteousness (conformity to the will of God which brings salvation), for My salvation is soon to come and My righteousness (My rightness and justice) to be revealed.  [2] Blessed, happy, and fortunate is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold of it and binds himself fast to it, who keeps sacred the Sabbath so as not to profane it, and keeps his hand from doing any evil.

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EYE’S SET UPON THE PRIZE – WEBSITE LAUNCH IN 40 DAYS 

SEP 1 – COUNTING ON DAY 1

HERE IS WHERE WE ARE GOING: The focus will be on Zion, important background, very focused – covering these subjects:

  • Governments,                                                                         
  • God’s Plan Stalled,                                                                     
  • God speaks,                                                                                 
  • The Present Situation,                                                           
  • God’s ultimate plan.

After the Launch of the Website we will focus on ‘What We Must Do’, working closely with Our Triune God to support the fullness of the manifestation of Zion on the Earth.

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GOVERNMENTS – 7 DAYS

SEP 2 – COUNT ON DAY 2

KINGDOM AND GOVERNMENT OF GOD

The LORD has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all.
Psalm 103:19 NKJV

Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Psalm 89:14 KJVS

Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.   Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep; O LORD, You preserve man and beast. Psalm 36:5-6 NKJV

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Location conflict:

Zion-The City of The Great King, Psalm 48:2;                            Satan’s attempt, Isaiah 14:13

SEP 3 – COUNT ON DAY 3

KINGDOM OF BABYLON – GOVERNMENT OF SATAN\

And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Genesis 10:10 KJVS

[7] And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, [8] but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. [9] So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:7-9 NKJV[

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 NKJV

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SEP 4 – COUNT ON DAY 4

HOLY AND UNHOLY – NO CONTEST

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Psalm 48:1 KJVS

His foundation is in the holy mountains. Psalm 87:1 KJVS

They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. Psalm 125:1 KJVS

And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Revelation 21:10 KJVS

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SEP 5 – COUNT ON DAY 5

USURPED GOVERNMENT ON EARTH

USURPED AS WELL AS COUNTERFEIT: Mankind was given dominion but traded it away. See history of the ‘seven mountains’.

Thank you, Ray Edwards.

 https://rayedwards.com/the-seven-mountains/

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SEP 6 – COUNT ON DAY 6

SATAN – A HISTORY OF COUNTERFEIT

SPIRITUAL COUNTERFEITS:  from Tim Challies:

‘something that resembles the truth but is actually error’.  ‘he cannot create so merely counterfeits what has already been created, twisting and perverting what should be good and true and pure’    

https://www.challies.com/articles/spiritual-counterfeits/

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SEP 7 – COUNT ON DAY 7

DOOR TO THE GOVERNMENT OF GOD ON THE EARTH

Zion, where God will gather his people on earth.

Notice the location conflict in the September 3rd Count On Day 3 post.

That will need to be resolved before the New Jerusalem will materialize on earth. Note the Selah – ‘think about it’.

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SEP 8 – COUNT ON DAY 8

GOD MOVES – DAVID TAKES STRONGHOLD MOUNT ZION

This is the physical first foundation foothold of the City of Zion on the earth.

David did as Abraham (Hebrews 10:11) ‘he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God’.

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OUR AWESOME GOD – 9 DAYS

SEP 9 – COUNT ON DAY 9

DIMINISHED MEANING OF WORDS

Beetley Pete says it well: 

There is one word that I wished had not changed. It is a very old word, and one with a serious meaning. Here is a dictionary definition of the word awe: … feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.  “they gazed in awe at the small mountain of diamonds” —

Today’s use:

“Hey, can you pick me up around four?”                                             “Yeah, no problem”.                                                                                  “Awesome!”                                                                                          We are going to need a new word.

https://beetleypete.com/2020/08/04/awesome/

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SEP 1 0 – COUNT ON DAY 10

HOW THAT HAPPENED – LANGUAGE DEGRADATION?

See links to help you figure it out – don’t spend much time on it!! 

Acknowledging:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/shortcuts/2013/aug/14/language-literally-losing-its-meaning    

https://www.dailyedge.ie/meaningless-phrases-1177755-Dec2013/

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SEP 11 – COUNT ON DAY 11

WHY CAVEMEN DIDN’T HAVE SMARTPHONES

A VERSE I COULD HAVE USED:

 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now”   John 16:12

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SEP 12 – COUNT ON DAY 12

WHY 2 MILLENNIA SINCE YESHUAH – WHEN WILL YESHUAH RETURN?

There is heated discussion in some chat boards about Jesus returning in 2026 and all the implications – what is the truth?

[33] So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. [34] Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. [35] Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. [36] But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Matthew 24:33-36 KJVS

[42] Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. [43] But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. [44] Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Matthew 24:42-44 KJVS

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SEP 13 – COUNT ON DAY 13

WHY DO WE SUFFER?

To see that there is a good purpose for it is helpful but often nigh impossible. This post by Leslie White helps: 

https://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/christianity/5-biblical-reasons-why-god-allows-suffering.aspx

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Peter 5:10 KJVS

For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. 1 Peter 3:17 KJVS

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HOW GREAT ARE YOU LORD

This image and lyrics could be placed throughout this Zion series.Beautiful lyrics by Lynn DeShazo,  https://www.lynndeshazo.com

Sung by Robin Mark, on his Belfast Album  https://youtu.be/TLePg4hJrWg

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SEP 14 – COUNT ON DAY 14

IS THIS HOW WE WAKE UP AND LEARN?

Food for thought – one man’s opinion??

Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. Numbers 25:11

Read Habakkuk’s complaints to God in chapter 1 verse 1 to 4. God answer and solution in verses 5 to 7 unleashing the meanest things into the infrastructure, using evil people to destroy the social and economic structure of the nation. He expects us to control our laws and courts – it’s not His job. When we allow citizens and government to run amok, He say’s it’s time to invade the structure.

He applauded Phinehas who acted finally responsibly.

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SEP 15 – COUNT ON DAY 15

WHY WILL SO FEW GO THROUGH THE GATE?
Could it be we like too much our:

 comforts,                                                                                                              independence,                                                                                                   power,                                                                                                                self,                                                                                                                    lust,                                                                                                                     and  … add your own good reasons

and faith is too big a risk?

See FAITH poem www.redthreadpoets.com/faith/                        “the bumble bee who wouldn’t / Not couldn’t, but really rudely wouldn’t”

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SEP 16 –  COUNT ON DAY 16

YESHUAH

Jesus’s Hebrew NAME is not Jesus Christ – it is YESHUAH – HIS name in this verse translated into English is SALVATION

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SEP 17 –  COUNT ON DAY 17

YESHUAH

GOD OF LOVE, MERCY AND GRACE

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GOD’S PLAN STALLED – 4 DAYS

SEP 18 –  COUNT ON DAY 18

SOLOMON’S PROBLEM TEMPLE

GOD’S PLAN FOR ZION STALLED – the theme of the next four days will show Zion had no kids and why she was depressed. Remember Zion on earth is a City not made with hands (a spiritual city).

Zion has sentience, is referred to in God’s Word as she:

‘For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord ; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody’. Isaiah 51:3 KJV

Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the house. 2 Chronicles 7:1 KJVS

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SEP 19 –  COUNT ON DAY 19

TEMPLE SANCTIFIED – BUT GOD’S WARNING

God warned Solomon and the people to not defile the Temple his Father David craved be built for the Lord God, nor be disobedient and serve other gods. Later on King Solomon failed disastrously.

 [3] And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. [4] For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father. [5] For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. [6] And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as did David his father. [7] Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. [8] And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods. 1 Kings 11:3-8

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SEP 20 –  COUNT ON DAY 20

HOLY IN THE UNHOLY – RESULT NO KIDS

Zion, the Bride of Christ, found herself in a soiled temple and city UNABLE TO BIRTH / BRING FORTH God’s plan for redemption of the earth through God’s children (‘Zion’s kids’).

And Judah did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. 1 Kings 14:22 KJVS

The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars; Jeremiah 17:1 KJVS

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SEP 21 –  COUNT ON DAY 21

NO KIDS – ZION DEPRESSED

Context of Zion’s pain: God’s promise, but His plan stalled by the unholy temple in the unholy Jerusalem. Zion is saying what about me? What about my kids?

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GOD SPEAKS – 7 DAYS

SEP 22 –  COUNT ON DAY 22

GOD SORRY HE MADE MAN                                                                    But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.  Genesis 6:8

GOD SPEAKS:      These are posts for the next SEVEN Days:

  1. God sorry He made man,
  2. Yeshuah mad,
  3. God laughs,
  4. Faithful God speaks to Zion,
  5. Zion’s enemies will be gone,
  6. God’s promises,                                                               
  7. Assembly of Zion’s kids.

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SEP 23 –  COUNT ON DAY 23

YESHUAH MAD                                                                                          In the previous verse 17 …  ‘He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing’.

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened at all, that it cannot save, nor His ear dull with deafness, that it cannot hear ….

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear”.    Isaiah 59:1-2 AMPC

All these iniquities are then listed in Isaiah 59.

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SEP 24 –  COUNT ON DAY 24

GOD LAUGHS – HE WILL ACT

YESHUAH laughs, and in Mark He quotes King David saying The Father said to Yeshuah …. Our Triune God at work … see Amplified Version reference to the Holy Spirit in Mark 12:36 below:He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision [and in supreme contempt He mocks them]. Psalm 2:4 AMPC

David himself, [inspired] in the Holy Spirit, declared, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies [a footstool] under Your feet. Mark 12:36 AMPC

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SEP 25 –  COUNT ON DAY 25

FAITHFUL GOD SPEAKS TO ZION – part 1

TWO posts today God has so much to say.

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SEP 25 –  COUNT ON DAY 25

FAITHFUL GOD SPEAKS TO ZION – part 2

Here is the SECOND POST – apologies for the small font size.

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SEP 26 –  COUNT ON DAY 26

ZION’S ENEMIES WILL BE GONE

Tipping point words from God


Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee. Isaiah 49:17 KJVS

[15] Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. [16] Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. [17] No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord. Isaiah 54:15-17 KJVS

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SEP 27 –  COUNT ON DAY 27

AN EXCELLENT PROMISE

PAY ATTENTION: IT’S COMING – IT’S NIGH AT HAND

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SEP 28 –  COUNT ON DAY 28

ASSEMBLY OF ZION’S KIDS

The Lord will save the children and gather them together in Zion, and say “Thou art My people”.

Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth. Isaiah 49:18 KJVS

But thus saith the Lord, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children. Isaiah 49:25 KJVS

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SELAH – 5 DAYS

SEP 29 –  COUNT ON DAY 29

GROOM AND BRIDE

GREATER UNDERSTANDING – SELAH – THE FOCUS OF THE NEXT 5 DAYS:

  1. Groom and Bride,
  2. Who are Zion’s kids,
  3. City of Zion is not the present Jerusalem,
  4. ‘Judah’, married not saved,
  5. ‘Israel’ divorced but saved

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Revelation 21:2 KJVS

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. Revelation 21:3 KJVS

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SEP 30 –  COUNT ON DAY 30

WHO ARE ZION’S KIDS:

The Lord loves the gates of Zion [through which the crowds of pilgrims enter from all nations] more than all the dwellings of Jacob (Israel).  Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God. Selah  Psalm 87:2-3 AMPC

When the Lord brought back the captives [who returned] to Zion, we were like those who dream [it seemed so unreal]. Psalm 126:1 AMPC

And the remnant that has survived of the house of Judah shall again take root downward and bear fruit upward. For out of Jerusalem will go forth a remnant, and a band that survives out of Mount Zion. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Isaiah 37:31-32 AMPC

Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. Isaiah 49:22 KJVS

[The Lord God says] And the redeemed of the Lord shall return and come with singing to Zion; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Isa 51:11

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OCT 1 –  COUNT ON DAY 31

CITY OF ZION NOT PRESENT JERUSALEM

Look at the contrast: as the Psalmist says: ‘Selah’ – pause, and calmly think of that! Refer to Psalm 57:3 AMPC

THE CITY BUILT WITH HANDS

Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out. Isaiah 51:17 KJVS

ZION – CITY NOT BUILT WITH HANDS

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  Revelation 21:2 KJVS

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OCT 2 –  COUNT ON DAY 32

JUDAH MARRIED, NOT SAVED

Our Triune God does not divorce Judah (including Benjamin), the southern two tribes, where the disgraced city of Jerusalem is located. This is despite their wickedness, the result of this is that are not saved. 

HOWEVER. SOME ENCOURAGEMENT:

But He chose the tribe of Judah [as Israel’s leader], Mount Zion, which He loved [to replace Shiloh as His capital]. Psalm 78:68 AMPC

Zion heard and was glad, and the daughters of Judah rejoiced [in relief] because of Your judgments, O Lord. Psalm 97:8 AMPC

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OCT 3 –  COUNT ON DAY 33

ISRAEL DIVORCED BUT SAVED

At the foot of Mt Sinai, when Moses came down from 40 days with God and found Aaron and the golden calf, God divorced Israel. Israel in many places in the Bible refers to the northern 10 tribes and also to the Gentiles. The Marriage supper of The Lamb will put the divorce away for good.

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GOD’S ULTIMATE PLAN FOR ZION – 7 DAYS

OCT 4 –  COUNT ON DAY 34

THE NEXT 7 DAYS TO LAUNCH

  • Jesus quotes Isaiah 61:1-4                                             
  • What happens to physical Jerusalem                                 
  • The New Jerusalem                                                         
  • Prepare City for habitation                                             
  • Rebuild waste cities                                                                     
  • I have set my king /God dwells in the midst             
  • Website Launch Day / Marriage supper of The Lamb

JESUS QUOTES ISAIAH 61 – SPEAKING OF ZION

In Nazareth, Jesus reads from Isaiah Word for Word, but omits the rest of verse 2: “and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn”. The people were not ready to hear that, nor verses 3 and 4 of Isaiah 61 – here they are:

 [3] To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. [4] And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

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OCT 5 – COUNT ON DAY 35

WHAT HAPPENS TO PHYSICAL JERUSALEM

JERUSALEM IS THE ‘DAUGHTER OF ZION’, The wicked city – note not to be confused with the ‘daughters of Zion’ which are the cities outside of Jerusalem.

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OCT 6 –  COUNT ON DAY 36

THE NEW JERUSALEM  is not the physical Jerusalem but Zion the city ‘not made with hands’.

At some point the remnant and redeemed from the ‘daughter’ and ‘daughters’ of Zion, along with the nations of the world, will enter Zion, and finally the New Jerusalem will come down from the Third Heaven.  Also:

[2] It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be [firmly] established as the highest of the mountains and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow to it. [3] And many people shall come and say, Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths. For out of Zion shall go forth the law and instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:2-3 AMPC

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OCT 7 – COUNT ON DAY 37

PREPARE CITY FOR HABITATION

It is our job to bring good tidings of good and to publish salvation, to be the means used by the Holy Spirit to let the lost, wicked and unrighteous know that “your God reigns”. 

He turns a wilderness into a pool of water and a dry ground into water springs; And there He makes the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation, Psalm 107:35-36 AMPC

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns! Isaiah 52:7 AMPC

[2] To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, [3] To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion-to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit-that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. [4] And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations. Isaiah 61:2-4 AMPC

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OCT 8 –  COUNT ON DAY 38

REBUILD WASTE CITIES

The waste cities are the ‘daughters of Zion’ the cities outside Jerusalem that would have been Zion cities if God’s plan had not been stalled when the Holy Ark of The Covenant was moved to what turned out to be the unholy temple Solomon built in the unholy Jerusalem. 

Lift up your eyes round about and see [the returning exiles, ready to rebuild Jerusalem]; all these gather together and come to you. As I live, says the Lord, you [Zion] shall surely clothe yourself with them all as with an ornament and bind them on you as a bride does. [19] For your waste and desolate places and your land [once the scene] of destruction surely now [in coming years] will be too narrow to accommodate the population, and those who once swallowed you up will be far away.  Isaiah  49:18-19 AMPC

For the Lord will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places. And He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song or instrument of praise. Isaiah 51:3 AMPC

For God will save Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah; and [His servants] shall remain and dwell there and have it in their possession; Psalm 69:35

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OCT 9 – COUNT ON DAY 39

I HAVE SET MY KING / GOD DWELLS IN THE MIDST

Yeshuah Ha Mashiach, our Redeemer, The Precious Chief Cornerstone, The Son of God, The Groom will dwell in our midst with us, with Zion and with the land; who collectively are The Bride of Christ.

Yet have I anointed (installed and placed) My King [firmly] on My holy hill of Zion. [7] I will declare the decree of the Lord: He said to Me, You are My Son; this day [I declare] I have begotten You. [8] Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession. Psalm 2:6-8 AMPC

And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: [4] When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning. [5] And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence. Isaiah 4:3-5 KJVS

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OCT 10 –  COUNT ON DAY 40 (i)

MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB

Part 1 This is from the vision that the apostle John saw in the spirit on the Island of Patmos. Part 2 Website Launch today – our Launch verse By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.                Hebrews 10:10 KJVS

[5] For your Maker is your Husband-the Lord of hosts is His name-and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the God of the whole earth He is called. [6] For the Lord has called you like a woman forsaken, grieved in spirit, and heartsore-even a wife [wooed and won] in youth, when she is [later] refused and scorned, says your God. [7] For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion and mercy I will gather you [to Me] again. [8] In a little burst of wrath I hid My face from you for a moment, but with age-enduring love and kindness I will have compassion and mercy on you, says the Lord, your Redeemer. Isaiah 54:5-8 AMPC

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WEBSITE LAUNCH DAY – OCTOBER 10, 2020

OCT 10 –  COUNT ON DAY 40 (ii)

WEBSITE LAUNCH DAY

Part (i)  – previous image

This is from the vision that the apostle John saw in the spirit on the Island of Patmos. Revelation 19:7,9

Part (ii)  – essentially the same poem as the August 8th Zion Series Launch:

 “And there was great joy in that city”. Acts 8:8

Website Launch today – our Launch verse

“By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all”. Hebrews 10:10 KJVS

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THANKSGIVING AND CELEBRATION

We take this moment to thank all those standing with us: My wife Veronica, our gallant poets, our designers and builders, our mentors and many others who have been instrumental, whom I have fellowshipped with before 2020, during 2020, and many, many more we will fellowship with as we journey together into the future glorifying our Triune God and honouring poets and songwriters, on both sides of the veil.

Bless you and thank you all for your individual and collective vision and prophesy. Thank You Lord for Your monumental leading, love and guidance, in this Your Project. Help us to honour you as You deserve, In the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. Amen

And now, I greet you all, in Jesus’ name, as Paul greeted the Philippians, and as Peter our 7th poet greeted me 7 days after the launch of this series:

Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. Philippians 4:17 KJVS                                                           philos

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AH YES – A REST DAY

REMINDER OF THE SABBATH

REST AFTER WEBSITE LAUNCH

 

 

 

Resting on the seventh day, after six days of work. Selah

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Follow the Zion Series:

Zion Series I – CountDown to Launch of Zion

Zion Series III – What’s Our Job?

 

Kinfolk of Peter Will Stevens.