Olubi Johnson

Zion in this third day refers symbolically to the perfect Church: The Church that has its leadership in manifesting perfection with a fully submitted followership that are walking after the example of their leaders.

Psalms 50:2 KJV: Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined.

Hebrews 13:7 KJV: Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.

Hebrews 13:17 KJV: Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. 

The whole Church is referred to as Israel.

Galatians 6:16 KJV: And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

Romans 2:29 KJV: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Galatians 3:29 KJV: And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.  

Now the whole Church is the house of God in which there are various kinds of vessels: gold, silver, wood and earth. Jesus said the same thing in another way: some 30, some 60 and some 100-fold.

2 Timothy 2:20 KJV: But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

Mark 4:20 KJV: And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirty fold, some sixty, and some an hundred.  

Now the whole Church is symbolically referred to as Israel; the 60-fold or silver Church is referred to as Jerusalem and the 100-fold or gold Church is referred to as Zion.

Psalms 14:7 KJV: Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Joel 3:16 KJV: The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Hebrews 12:22-23 KJV: But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

Observe that the whole Church is the general assembly, referred to as Israel; Jerusalem is in Israel and Zion is in Jerusalem.

God’s purpose for us as Christians is to progress from Israel: just being born-again, to Jerusalem: being filled with the Holy Spirit and regularly receiving revelation knowledge and hidden wisdom from the Holy Spirit and finally to Zion: experiencing dominion, cleansing, manifesting and ultimately permanent perfection.