What is Mt. Zion?
Mt. Zion is the place where the fortress of the City of David once stood. == == Mount Zion (root meaning "landmark" often translated as "fortress") is located in Israel's capital city Jerusalem, and has both historical and religious significance to the Jewish as well as to Christian denominations. Historically, this is where the Jebusite fortress once stood and was conquered by King David. According to prophecy, Mount Zion is set as a landmark where the "remnant of Jacob" or God's chosen ones are gathered to a "refuge" before the "Great Day of the Lord" and his final judgment. With its use in context of scriptures, Mount Zion is usually taken as a symbol of "the church" or as a symbol of those who "know God and are known by God"-- the elect. Therefore, Mount Zion is still viewed as a city otherwise called "The City of the Righteous," as written in the book of Isaiah. Great significance is placed on this mountain as "The Mount of the Lord" and as "His Holy Hill." In the near beginning, Moses was given the Law initially as the Ten Commandments were inscribed on Mount Sinai, which spiritually would be taken as a foreshadowing of the establishment of absolute Law on Mount Zion to the end. King Solomon--David's son--built the Temple where the Ark of the Covenant remained in "The House of the Lord" on Mount Zion. That temple was destroyed, rebuilt, and destroyed again in 70 AD by the Romans. The significance of the Temple is clear in religious context, and even more as it was built upon Mount Zion where God's presence was then established on a solid foundation. At the end of time, this is where the Second Coming of Jesus begins His Kingship--as seen in the book of Revelation--and where the Kingdom of Heaven is supposed to be established as "The New Jerusalem" comes down out of the heavens onto the earth. The opposite of Zion is Babylon, respectively, which is seen as the oppressing and overwhelming evil or chaos in this world. Zion appears at the end of time as a city of light, not just as the mountain, and "Babylon the Great" referenced as a mystery, is then cast down to ashes. Zion (not as Sion) is mentioned 154 times in the Bible, yet it is considered one of the major proper nouns utilized along with Israel, Jerusalem, and the many identifying names of God.
Churches sing this differently...but what I'm used to hearing goes: "I'm bound for Mt Zion way out on a hill, I'm bound for Mt Zion, way out on a hill, I'm bound for Mt Zion, way out on a hill If anybody makes it, surely I will." Thats' pretty much the entire song... there's a great example on YouTube, just search WMBC Hymn choir. Good Luck!
Zion or Mt. Zion refers to the ultimate paradise in Ethiopia, presumably after becoming gentrified and with the benefit of technological advancements that Africa has yet to see. It will be equivalent to Heaven on Earth when realized. Alternatively it can represent Jerusalem also titled Heavenly Jerusalem where emperor Haile Selassie I lived. Zion conceptually also stands for peace and freedom in contrast to the western world or Babylon.
There are several places for great skyline views of Jerusalem 1. The Tayelet in Talpiot 2. The Montefiore Windmill (and all along that ridge) 3. From Mt Scopus (near the university) 4. From the Mt of Olives There are also a few great places near or in the Old City 1. Mt Zion - from the roof of King David's Tomb - Last Supper complex 2. Mt Zion Car Park - along the ramparts towards…
Hi. If your question is About Mt Zion Christian Church in Australia, pastored by Robert Sewell, then the answer is they are the same thing. There are churces allready in Australia called 'apostolic' and they are not apostolic at all. The name was just made simple because very few churches in Australia have complex names. What is more important than the name is what is taught. I am Robert's sister in law? Who is writing?
Answer 1 They are two 'mounts' next to each other. Mt Zion was a Jebusite stronghold captured by David (1Kings 8:1; 1Chronicles 11:5) (2Samuel 5:6, 7, 9) which became his royal residence (Psalm 2:6). When the Ark of the Covenant was transferred there it became especially holy to God. (2Samuel 6:17). Mt Moriah was north of Zion, where the Temple was built during Solomon's reign. Eventually the term "Holy Mountain" and "ZION" came to refer…
Solomon's temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 72 AD. It stood on Mt. Moriah. It has not been rebuilt. There are prophesies that predict it will be rebuilt when the remnant returns to the land. The old prophesies predict that unlike the old temple, the new temple will be built on Mt. Zion because Mt. Moriah has been given to a different people.
Zion is a place name often used as a synonym for Jerusalem.The word is first found in Samuel II, 5:7. It commonly referred to a specific mountain near Jerusalem (Mount Zion) then the term Zion came to mean the area of Jerusalem where a Jebusite fortress once stood. Later Zion became a metonym for Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem, the city of Jerusalem and generally, the World to Come.
There is a State of Israel and Zion (always capitalized) can be found there. It is generally associated with Jerusalem. Utah (also a state) has a Zion National Park and there is the city of Zion in Illinois. The Rastafari movement considers "Zion" to stand for a place of peace and love. In this context it is a "state" of being.