While Jesus was on earth, he made a crucial statement in John 8:32 saying that we shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free. However, the reality of that statement seems to be a mirage in the lives of most Christians.
Yes, it is highly unfortunate that many Christians who claim that they knew the truth are suffering various oppressions and torments at the hands of the devil. Many of them are victims and casualties of various oppressions as the devil is having a free day tormenting and oppressing them with various afflictions.
One may wonder why this is so, why the true freedom that Christ promised is not reality in their own lives. For that reason, one of the greatest needs of many Christians is the need for true deliverance from such demonic oppressions.
In view of this, I wish to point out that it is for that reason that you see some Christians running from one man/woman of God, all in search of true deliverance. Some even claim and testify of their deliverance today, but the said oppression and afflictions come back the following day.
To this end, in this segment of our discussion, we shall be looking at what could ensure that if Jesus sets us free, that we will remain free indeed. That is how to truly maintain our deliverance.
We shall do so by looking at what Obadiah vs 17 said. The verse says,”But on Mount Zion, there shall be deliverance, And there shall be holiness; The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
From the above verse, true deliverance is only possible on mount Zion. In other words, some are outside Mount Zion but wonder why they could not maintain their deliverance.
The book of Psalms 125:2 gave us insight into the reason true deliverance can only be found in mountain Zion. That verse says, ‘” as the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even forever”.
The above verse said that “the Lord is round about his people from henceforth, even forever”. It is solely because of the presence of God upon mountain Zion that makes it secure from the attack of the devil.
What I am trying to say is that often, one of the reasons the devil succeeds in attacking or afflicting us is by first ensuring that he removes the presence of God from us.
That is to say, the presence of God is found in mount Zion and as many as dwell in mount Zion, the presence of God makes them secure from the attacks and oppression of the devil.
As said, one reason why only those dwelling upon Zion enjoys true deliverance is because of the presence of God, and what secures the presence of God is holiness.
It is for that reason that one aspect of the verse we read in Obadiah vs 17 says that in upon mountain Zion there is deliverance and there shall be holiness.
One sure way the devil succeeds is to remove the presence of God from us by ensuring that we are not holy. There must be holiness upon mount Zion if you’re ever going to enjoy true deliverance.
Also, as seen in Numbers 23:21 one reason Balam told Balak why he could not curse Israel is that according to him, God hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.
One reason Balam said that the Lord is with Israel is that God hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath God seen perverseness in Israel. What the above is trying to teach us is that one major way to secure our deliverance on Mount Zion, the presence of God in our lives, by avoiding any form of iniquity or the other.
After we have secured the presence of God by living in true holiness, it is then that we will be in a position to possess our possession. It is unfortunate that some people are outside mount Zion yet expect to possess their possession.
One fact that needs to be emphasized is that true deliverance is available for us upon mount Zion, and it is our possession. However, the devil had stolen such possessions from us, maybe by our leaving mount Zion.
It is therefore of paramount importance that we get back to mount Zion because upon mount Zion there is true deliverance and this true deliverance is a result of our living holy.
In addition, because we are living holy upon mount Zion, we are in a position to stop every attack of the devil who may wish to steal our deliverance. It is then that we will truly possess our possession.
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