Stay in Zion
In Psalms 137 the people sat by the river and wept. God said to weep over the lost, but He also wants us to rejoice over the goodness of God. God says He will deliver you out of every problem. We need to let the world know we are the children of God! No matter what , we should shout the victory! We should let the world know that we have a God that is on our side.
The devil gets people to live in Babylon instead of Zion. They lose their sense of being Pardoned by God. Then they lose GodŐs Presence. Next they lose their spiritual Position in Christ. We must keep a sense of what God has freed us from.
We must be consistently aware of being Pardoned by GodŐs Mercy. This makes us tender and sensitive to GodŐs Presence, and that brokenness gives us spiritual Position, which establishes us with the Power to live a holy life. This maintains the Power to overcome no matter what comes into our lives, even the sin that tries to overtake us.
When you keep your Position in Christ you have the Power to overcome anything! Praise God for Holiness! There is more Power in a clean engine! God sees everything. Lord help us to keep our hearts Pardoned and in the Presence of God. The four PŐs; Pardon, Presence, Position and Power. Joy comes in the morning when you overcome the temptations of the devil! Let us overcome temptations. Praise God for evermore!! Then you can believe God for anything!
We donŐt need to be in Babylon, we are to sing songs in Zion and stay in Zion. Stay out of the world and Babylon. Praise God for evermore!!
DonŐt forget your Pardon, that will keep His Presence, which will maintain your Position, and will result in GodŐs Power! As you come into His Presence, He can deliver you from anything!
Repent and get right with God. It is the only way to be happy in Jesus.
I have seen the Presence and the Power manifest itself through my husbandŐs writings, The Flowing River, in so many lives in Haiti and Africa. This teaching emphasizes these points, and always brings people into GodŐs Presence.
Carol Chkoreff, July 8, 1999 - Inspired by a sermon by R. W. Shamback.
"By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept When we remembered Zion. We hung our harps Upon the willows in the midst of it. For there those who carried us away captive asked of us a song, And those who plundered us requested mirth, Saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!" How shall we sing the LORDŐS song In a foreign land? If I forget you, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill! If I do not remember you, Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth--If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy. Remember, O LORD, against the sons of Edom The day of Jerusalem, Who said, "Raze it, raze it, To its very foundation!" O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed, Happy the one who repays you as you have served us! Happy the one who takes and dashes Your little ones against the rock!" Psalms 137:1-9, NKJV.