The Controversy of Zion

Pastor Kerry Wilson

The Controversy of Zion
Isaiah 34
• The indignation of the Lord, because nations forget to realize that they are used for the purpose of God. • Spiritually they are slain and humbled because they thought they were the conquerors • The line of confusion, and emptiness • His Vengeance & Recompence

Isaiah 35 • Joy and Singing return because captivity is turned. • Zion getting in position • Supernatural because of right position • The Way of Holiness Road by Divine Enablement

The Controversy of Zion
• Isaiah 35.8 “ And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called the way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein” • Though we may have been waylaid, or made foolish choices, we have the Captain of the Hosts leading us.

The Controversy of Zion
• Isaiah 34.8 “ For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.” • This eternal conflict is about the soul of mankind. Lucifer against God in an epic battle for man’s heart. Lucifer knows his end, but people don’t realize that they are part of his cause in an unregenerated state.

The Controversy of Zion
• Consecration “ a filling of the hands” Leviticus 8.18-28 • Isaiah 63. 17,18,19 “ O Lord, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance. The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary. We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name

The Controversy of the Lord
• Consecration is about filling your place, your hands and feet fulfilling the calling of God in your life. • You submit to where the Holy Spirit has placed you in the body and you function. • Consecration is about position • Satan is sure that if he can keep us in grumbling, complaining, gossiping, backbiting that we will never fill our true position. We do these things because we believe those in that position aren’t supposed to be there.

The Controversy of the Lord
• You see if you’re not in the right place at the right time, you can’t fulfill your purpose. We talked about Joseph in Egypt. • Being in the right place is more than geographical, it is spiritually a mandate. An example of purpose can be found in Jacob being called back to his homeland. It has to do with divine prerogative. (Genesis 31.3,13) • 1 Corinthians 6.19,20 “ Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? And ye are not your own; for you have been bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body.”

The Controversy of Zion
• The Corinthians understood the human market of slavery, the price paid was directly related to the value of the slave.

The Controversy of Zion
• This is the crux of the matter, Satan will not allow us to believe that, we are going to move to this place of surrender. • Matthew 16.24 “ Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me”

The Controversy of Zion
• The Self Life, I am not talking about sin, I am talking about you. Your natural man, you are dead to sin but you must deny self. Jacob is a perfect example of his position getting in the way of his Divine Purpose. • Even when he was getting ready to meet Esau, after his meeting at Peniel, still trying to make secondary plans. You don’t need secondary plans when the Lord goes before you. Genesis 33.4 “Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him.” God had already made “Jacob’s Purpose” happen, it was now Jacob that had to get in position.

The Controversy of Zion Perfection
• Will we ever mature? The enemy wants to keep reminding us of who we are, we need to remind him of who is in us. • Isaiah 35. 3,4 “ Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be Strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

The Controversy of Zion Perfection
• Hebrews 5.14 “ but strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” • Discernment is not just about spiritual warfare, it is the function of the Spirit that brings us to our purpose.

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