November 26, 2017

What Is Zion? What Is Mount Zion? What Is The Biblical / Torah Meaning Of Zion? So When You Hear Islamists, Marxists And Atheists Say They Hate Zionists You Know Why.

Please note that Mohammad was born in Mecca (which is now called Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) in the year 570 AD. Mohammad and his tribe migrated to this area (after slaughtering everyone who would not submit to him) in 622 AD. Mohammad rewrote the contents of the Bible after having it translated and created Islam and the Koran. Islam specifically built the humongous in your face Al-Asqa mosque in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah because Mohammad teaches in the Koran that allah told Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael (NOT Isaac as the Torah and Bible teaches) on Mount Moriah. Abraham obeyed and allah let him slice Ishmael's throat and let him killed his son. Then Mohammad goes on to teach that because of Abraham's obedience, allah brought his son Ishmael back to life. Mohammad totally rewrote the Jewish Torah which is the first half of the Christian Bible that was written 1,000's of YEARS BEFORE Mohammad was even born on this planet and 1,000's of YEARS BEFORE the bloody cult of Islam ever existed.

Long before Mohammad reached this area, Mount Moriah is a holy site for both Jews and Christians. According to 2 Chronicles 3:1, King Solomon built the house of Yahweh (God almighty) called the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah where David appeared to King David his father. Around 1,700 YEARS BEFORE Islam ever existed. We have documented archaeological finds that PROVE THIS. This is why Islam destroys everything in its path so they can continue the lie. Jesus Christ was crucified in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah more than 600 YEARS before Islam ever existed and more than 500 YEARS before Mohammad was ever born.
What is Zion? What is Mount Zion? What is the biblical meaning of Zion?
[source: GotQuestions.org]

Question: "What is Zion? What is Mount Zion? What is the biblical meaning of Zion?"
"For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and out of Mount Zion survivors. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts shall perform this." (Isaiah 37:42)
Answer: Psalm 87:2–3 says, “The Lord loves the gates of Zion / more than all the other dwellings of Jacob. / Glorious things are said of you, / city of God.” According to this verse, Zion is synonymous with city of God, and it is a place that God loves. Zion is Jerusalem. Mount Zion is the high hill on which David built a citadel. It is on the southeast side of the city.

The word Zion occurs over 150 times in the Bible. It essentially means “fortification” and has the idea of being “raised up” as a “monument.” Zion is described both as the city of David and the city of God. As the Bible progresses, the word Zion expands in scope and takes on an additional, spiritual meaning.

The first mention of Zion in the Bible is 2 Samuel 5:7: “David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David.” Zion was originally an ancient Jebusite fortress in the city of Jerusalem. After David’s conquest of the fortress, Jerusalem became a possession of Israel. The royal palace was built there, and Zion/Jerusalem became the seat of power in Israel’s kingdom..

When Solomon built the temple in Jerusalem, the meaning of Zion expanded further to include the temple area (Psalm 2:6; 48:2, 11–12; 132:13). This is the meaning found in the prophecy of Jeremiah 31:6, “Come, let us go up to Zion, to the LORD our God.” In the Old Testament Zion is used as a name for the city of Jerusalem (Isaiah 40:9), the land of Judah (Jeremiah 31:12), and the nation of Israel as a whole (Zechariah 9:13).

The word Zion is also used in a theological or spiritual sense in Scripture. In the Old Testament Zion refers figuratively to Israel as the people of God (Isaiah 60:14). In the New Testament, Zion refers to God’s spiritual kingdom. We have not come to Mount Sinai, says the apostle, but “to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (Hebrews 12:22). Peter, quoting Isaiah 28:16, refers to Christ as the Cornerstone of Zion: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame” (1 Peter 2:6).

Mount Zion as a geographical area is currently the center of much dispute. The Bible is clear that, one day, Zion will be the sole possession of the Lord Jesus, and Zion—the nation and the city—will be restored. “Awake, awake, / Clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion; / Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments, / O Jerusalem, the holy city; / For the uncircumcised and the unclean / Will no longer come into you” (Isaiah 52:1). And “the children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; / all who despise you will bow down at your feet / and will call you the City of the LORD, / Zion of the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 60:14).
written by Jack Wellman
[source: Patheos.com]

What does the word Zion mean according to the Bible? What is “Mount Zion” in particular talking about?

The Word Zion

The “Zion” itself simple means “fortification” like a citadel but it’s also another name that is used for Jerusalem or the City of David and is associated with God and is sometimes referred to as “the City of God.” The word Zion has a broad spectrum of meaning that is greater than any one single entity or identity because Zion was also known as the seat of power for the kingdom of Israel but also for the Kingdom of God. We know that it is a place that God loves and cares deeply about because the city is also associated with God’s chosen people, Israel. Zion is used interchangeably with Jerusalem in many Scriptures like in Isaiah 52:1-2 so any time you see the word Zion used it is referring to Jerusalem, the City of God, the City of David, the people or nation of Israel or the people of God and sometimes typifies God’s place of rule or where His presence resides like in Jeremiah 31:6 where he writes “Arise, and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God.”

Mount Zion’s Meaning

The word “mount” is simply a shortened meaning of mountain and mountains often refer to governments or nations but often is referred to in Scripture as “the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel” (Isaiah 30:29b). In the case of Mount Zion it is representative of the Kingdom of God where we read in Hebrews 12:22 that “you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering.” That is where it is said “the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all” (Heb 12:23) will be at and it looks ahead to the New Jerusalem that will descend out of heaven (Rev 21:10-26).

The Chief Cornerstone

When Jesus came to do His earthly ministry it was said “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame” (Rom 9:33) and that “The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob” (Rom 11:26) and “the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself” (Eph 2:20). The word Deliverer is capitalized and as such, is a proper noun; another name for Jesus Christ Who was a cause of many to stumble and offended many (“a rock of offense”) but for others who “believe in him [they] will not be put to shame” because they have trusted in the only name by which they must be saved (Acts 4:12) for He is “a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic” (Isaiah 28:16). As was prophesied hundreds of years ago this Cornerstone came “From Judah” (Zech 10:4). Unfortunately, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone” (Psalm 118:22; 20:17) and they didn’t recognize Him. Peter did recognize Him and wrote “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame” (1st Pet 2:6).

The Seat of the Universal Kingdom

If you read much of Revelation 21 you’ll discover that the New Jerusalem will descend out of heaven and that is the central place where God will rule out of. It’s not so much that we go to heaven but heaven comes down to earth and besides, heaven is any place where the presence of God is. Heaven is not so much a place as it is a Person and that Person is Jesus Christ. In the Apostle John’s vision in Revelation 14:1 he writes “Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads.” By Jesus standing on Mount Zion we understand that He stands above and rules over Mount Zion, the Kingdom of God and that is where John “saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations” (Rev 21:22-26)

“Saudi Cleric Mamdouh Al-Harbi:
MEMRI tv, July 26, 2017:

In a lecture titled “Who Will Liberate Al-Aqsa,” Saudi cleric Sheikh Mamdouh Al-Harbi said that the Muslims’ war is with the Jews and not just with Zionists and that saying otherwise “constitutes a denial of the words of Allah and of the Prophet Muhammad.” The lecture was posted on Al-Harbi’s YouTube channel on July 26.

Sheikh Mamdouh Al-Harbi: “The Prophet Muhammad foretold that we would kill the Jews. He foretold that we would kill the Jews. Let nobody claim [that the Prophet talked] about us killing the Zionists. Anyone who claims that our war is with the Zionists rather than the Jews is mistaken. This constitutes a denial of the words of Allah and of the Prophet Muhammad. Our war is with the Jews, not [just] with the Zionists, even though the Zionists are among the most dangerous kind of Jews. But the war is with the Jews. What Allah said in the Quran, and what the Prophet Muhammad said in the true Sunna… The Prophet did not say: ‘the Zionists.’ He said: ‘the Jews’ – even though the Zionists are among the worst of them. So I say: Our war on Judgement Day will be with the Jews.

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“The Prophet Muhammad said: ‘Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews. The Muslims will kill them, and the Jews will hide behind stones and trees.’

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“‘The stones and trees will say: “Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah…”‘ Pay attention now: ‘”Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.”‘ The Prophet said: ‘Except for the Gharqad tree, which is the tree of the Jews.’ The Gharqad tree is an ugly tree, full of thorns. That tree will not speak because it is with the Jews.”
The so-called "Palestinians" are Islamist refugees who fled Israel after it became an official nation again and when all surrounding Islamic nations waged war against Israel wanting to wipe out all of the Jews. When little Israel survived the war and won, the so called "Palestinians" returned to the nation of Israel as Islamist refugees and Israel allowed them to RETURN. They left knowing Islam was going to start bombing the crap out of Israel from all sides and these refugees were shocked and dismayed Israel survived. And ever since their return, these so-called "Palestinians" have been acting like victims of the Jews and DEMANDING Statehood. Israel even gave up territory to these Islamist refugees in the past FOR PEACE and it's never enough. Islam does not want the Jewish people to exist at all. ISRAEL IS THE ONLY DEMOCRATIC NATION IN THAT ENTIRE REGION. Israel should never have given up any territory and neither should Myanmar who is going through much of the same nightmare with the Rohingya Islamist refugees.
The Algemeiner
written by Petra Marquardt-Bigman
May 24, 2017

When Essence recently presented “Woke 100 Women,” three of the leading organizers of the Women’s March — Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez — were among the “socially conscious change makers” featured by the magazine. The three also appear in a related short clip explaining what “woke” means. For Tamika Mallory, being woke “is like eyes wide open; everything is clear; you can always see things other people … just ignore;” for Linda Sarsour, it means “being outraged all the time … about injustice,” while Carmen Perez defines it as “being uncomfortable all the time” and speaking “on behalf of those that can’t speak up for themselves.”

But apparently, being woke can also mean just ignoring things other people see, and not feeling outraged or uncomfortable when there is a chance to schmooze with Louis Farrakhan. According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Farrakhan “has espoused anti-Semitism and racism for over 30 years as NOI [Nation of Islam] leader,” and he reaffirmed “his status as the leading anti-Semite in America” in 2015, when he “devoted a large portion of his annual address to followers in Chicago to the anti-Semitic myth that Jews were responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.” The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) offers a similarly unequivocal condemnation, denouncing “the deeply racist, anti-Semitic and anti-gay rhetoric” of Farrakhan and other NOI leaders, whose conduct “earned the NOI a prominent position in the ranks of organized hate.”

Just three months after Farrakhan expounded his antisemitic conspiracy theories about the 9/11 attacks, Mallory and Perez were holding hands with him, posing for a photo during an “unforgettable special evening in Chicago with The Minister Farrakhan!”
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The ADL reported that Farrakhan repeatedly “expressed anti-Semitism and bigotry” at subsequent events promoting the anniversary rally under the slogan #JusticeOrElse! Mallory apparently attended one of these events; according to media reports, Farrakhan threatened on this occasion: “If the federal government will not intercede in our affairs, then we must rise up and kill those who kill us, stalk them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.” He justified his call to violence by telling his audience that according to the Qur’an, “Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breasts of those whose children have been slain.”

In an interview in the summer of 2016, Perez explained how she, along with Mallory and Sarsour, had become involved with Farrakhan in 2015. According to her, “Tamika Mallory, my African-American sister, Linda Sarsour, my Palestinian sister and myself, a Chicana/Mexican-American woman” had attracted national media coverage with their activism, which prompted Farrakhan to invite them to participate in his #JusticeOrElse rally. Perez saw this as a chance “to use his platform to send a message to our generation.”

The strident message Sarsour delivered from the platform provided to her by Farrakhan proved very popular. Ummah Wide, a website for Muslims that had already published some contributions by Sarsour, posted a clip of her address on their Facebook page, where it garnered 162,000 views. The three-minute clip shows Sarsour opening her talk “in the name of god, the most beneficial, the most merciful,” addressing the crowd repeatedly as “sisters and brothers.” Anyone familiar with Farrakhan’s antisemitic efforts to blame Jews for problems and hardships experienced by blacks in the US could hear a similar message from Sarsour, who asserted: “The same people who justify the massacres of Palestinian people and call it collateral damage are the same people who justify the murder of young black men and women.” In yet another echo of Farrakhan’s rhetoric, Sarsour assured her “sisters and brothers” that the “common enemy … is white supremacy;” she also insisted that “the liberation of the Palestinian people is bound up with the liberation of Black people in America.”

Sarsour shared the stage with the controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright, who used his address at the Farrakhan rally to denounce Israel as an apartheid state and to assert that “Jesus was a Palestinian.” When Wright was in the spotlight as Obama’s longtime pastor before the 2008 elections, Obama repudiated him and described his views on America and the US-Israeli relationship “as fundamentally ‘distorted;’” Obama also emphasized his “very clear … denunciation of Minister Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic comments” and rejected Farrakhan’s endorsement.

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