Zion is a realm of the kingdom of God that is pure and free of Adamic defilement. The realm of Zion embraces the true body of Christ. This is distinguished from what parades as the body of Christ in the earthly realm. Naming the name of Christ does not translate into a functioning member of Christ’s body. To the contrary, 1st Cor. 12 tells us that we enter into this realm at God’s discretion. “But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased.” This corresponds with 2nd Tim. 2.
19 ¶ Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”
20 Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor.
21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
The kingdom of God is a large house as described above. There are vessels of honor and dishonor within the house. The vessels of honor express Christ’s own nature. They are typified by gold and silver. The vessels of dishonor have the Adamic nature mixed in, and are aptly described by Paul as vessels of wood and earthenware, which express the earthly realm. There is a necessary cleansing to move into the realm of honor. Jesus Himself said that in His Father’s house are many dwelling places. We can settle on many different levels in God, but it is Christ’s desire that we be on the same level, in the same realm, as Himself (John 14). Continue reading