(week 10/09)
Olubi Johnson

Obadiah 1:21 ESV Saviours shall go up to Mount Zion to rule Mount Esau and the kingdom shall be the LORD’s.

Here, the scripture tells us that “saviours shall go up to Mount Zion to rule the Mount of Esau;” What does this mean prophetically?

Saviours refer to Christians that God will use to save other Christians and the world from the perils of the end-time (2 Tim 3.1, Matt. 24.6-14) by releasing great divine power and wisdom through them:

Like God saved the world from famine through Joseph (Gen. 50.20).

Like God saved Israel from famine and idolatry through Elijah/Elisha (1 Kings 17.21-45).

Like God saved or delivered Israel from Babylonian captivity through Daniel (Dan. 9.2-3; 2 Chr. 36.20-23; Dan. 10.1).

Like God saved Israel from Haman’s planned (but thwarted) genocide (Est. 3.6-15) through Esther and Mordecai (Est. 3-10).

In fact in the end-time the scripture declares prophetically that:

Psalms 14:7 ESV Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.

Zion here symbolically represents the perfect church; Israel represents the whole church (Gal. 3.29).

The scripture tells us that this will happen when the Lord restores the fortunes of His people: when the church becomes spiritually rich in revelation knowledge (2 Cor. 4.6) so begins to have the revelation and experience of cleansing and manifesting perfection.

The Lord Jesus tells us that this will happen in the 3rd day: the 3rd 1000 year period (2 Peter 3.8) from the birth of Christ which is this 21st. century we are in now:

Luke 13:32 KJVR And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

Hosea 6:2-3 ESV After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him. (3) Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”

Furthermore, they will rule Mount Esau: they will totally dominate the sin nature in the flesh by the power of the Holy Spirit and rule Christians who like Esau have ‘sold’ their destiny or birth right for ‘a piece of pottage’ (Heb. 12.16-17): to gratify their human appetites and ambitions, rather than deny themselves to do the will of God. So Christians on Mount Zion will be those in leadership in the church and so ‘rule’ from Mount Zion over Mount Esau:

Psalms 110:1-3 MKJV A Psalm of David. Jehovah said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand until I place your enemies as your footstool. (2) Jehovah shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion; rule in the midst of your enemies. (3) Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in holy adornment from the womb of the morning: You have the dew of your youth.

So we become saviours by denying self as a daily habit, using the power of Holy Spirit through fervent and effectual praying (Jam. 5.16, Heb.5.7-9) and walking in the Spirit to crucify the lusts of the flesh and so come unto Mount Zion: the experiences of cleansing and manifesting perfection.

Luke 9:23 ESV and he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Romans 8.13-14 NIV: For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, 14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

In this end-time or 3rd. day, there are Christians who are going up to Mount Zion: practicing the principles of perfection and so coming into the experiences of cleansing and manifesting perfection.

The great measure of the life and power of God they are releasing as they go unto Mount Zion in this way is being used by God to save the world and the rest of Israel the church through spiritual covering.

The whole creation is eagerly awaiting the manifestation of these sons of God:

Romans 8:19 ESV For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.

Isaiah 25:9 ESV It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

It is for this reason they are called saviours.

The Lord Jesus is THE SAVIOUR, and they become saviours under Him.

The Lord Jesus is THE SON OF GOD and they become sons of God under Him.

The Lord Jesus is THE KING OF KINGS and they become kings under Him.

So begin to mount with wings (Is. 40.31) as an eagle to go unto Mount Zion: the perfection and fullness of Christ so you can become an end-time saviour for this is your destiny in this end-time: you have been brought to the Kingdom (Est.4.14) for such a time as this!