The Redeemed In Christ that Will Inherit Zion
The Redeemed In Christ that will Inherit Zion is a future event, and part of the promise to the faithful followers of the Lamb of God.
The daughter of Zion is a reference to Jerusalem (Isa 1:1;1:8).
Isaiah 62:11-12 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
Psalms 132:13 For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation.
The Redeemed In Christ that Will Inherit Zion
The Redeemed in Christ, describes a purchased possession. In the Old Testament prophetic descriptions of Christ reigning on earth, it can also represent redemption which is a fulfillment of the redemptive process unto Salvation.
Isaiah 35:8-10 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. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Ransom is another word describing the purchase that Christ made on the cross to wash us from our sins. Christ offered up His life as a ransom for many (Math 20:28).
Isaiah 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
The Redeemed In Christ that will Inherit Zion, are those that Christ gathers at His Second Coming, these have the Law of Christ in their hearts, and this is the second gathering of Israel (Isa 51:7; Heb 10:16).
Romans 11:26-27 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
It is only through the redemptive power of the Blood of Christ that we can have hope of salvation. No man is justified by the works of the old law; we are dead to the law of sin and death through the body of Christ, and our justification can only come through faith in Him who lives in us. (Rom 7:4; 8:1-6; Gal 2:16-21). Furthermore all who are transformed by the renewing of their minds in Christ are a new creation and are the Israel of God (Gal 6:15-16; Rom 12:2; 2 Cor 5:17).
Luke 1:68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
Jesus the Lord God of Israel, was manifest or revealed in the flesh, and laid down His life to call the Redeemed in Christ that He had chosen unto Himself; the word redeemed here is used three times and is in reference to his conquering of sin and death. Redemption on the other hand refers to a time of transformation wherein the redeemed will put on immortality and incorruption, revealed in Christ at His Second Coming. All who are cleansed in His redeeming work on the cross wait for the redemption of the mortal body; the Redeemed In Christ that will Inherit Zion also inherit the right to be called the True Israel of God (Luke 21:28; Rom 8:23; Eph 1:10-14; 2 Tim 1:10; 1 Cor 15:53).
Luke 1:77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
In the Old Testament quite often where the words his and people are used together the translation is incorrect; possession of, in the sense of belonging to Him is rarely the intended meaning. Only those who truly know God and are faithful to Him are counted as His possession. Conversely in the New Testament his people always is used in reference to His purchased possession; the Redeemed in Christ; He knows their names.
Romans 4:13-14 For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
The Redeemed In Christ that Will Inherit Zion also represent the True Israel Of God
Isaiah 65:1-2 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name. I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;
Israel that did not obtain the law of righteousness failed as a result of unfaithfulness; after Christ those who became new creations through his Spirit, are called the Israel of God, and are the Redeemed In Christ (Gal 6:15-16).
Romans 10:20-21 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
Through Christ all are joined into the commonwealth of Israel, are of the family of the Redeemed in Christ, and can partake in the covenants of promise (Eph 2:12).
Romans 9:6-7 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children
Israel after the flesh did not receive the election, that is they were not part of God’s Elect; their hearts were hardened through pride, and they were blinded by the lusts of seeking after the praises of men. The iniquity within them was such that they rejected the very Savior that the Law and Prophets spoke of.
Romans 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
The word Israel carries with it the meaning of God prevailing; the Redeemed In Christ that will Inherit Zion, represent all that are called, and obey in faith through the Spirit; not only do we as Israel prevail, but through Christ we are actually called the Sons of God (1 John 3:1; John 1:10-14).
Romans 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
The Redeemed in Christ will be saved; the all refers to all of a type, namely the faithful and obedient that walk with Christ; He is the only way, the absolute truth, and in him we can have eternal life (John 3:15; 1 John 2:22-29).
The promise was made to Abraham the father of all who are of the faith, and to his seed Christ Jesus; we are all as believers in Him, of that seed (Rev 12:17; Gal 3:16).
Isaiah 65:9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.
Mark 13:26-27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
After that tribulation Christ will gather together the Redeemed in Christ; he that endures until the end will be saved; the elect are chosen unto Salvation and have not fallen asleep, they are watchful and alert not to be deceived (Mark 13: 6, 13, 20, 22, 36).
1 Peter 2:9-10 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy
We have tasted His word and it is our most precious possession, He has established His Spirit in us, and we walk in the light. We are the Redeemed In Christ that will Inherit Zion, and forever be with our Lord Adonai.