According to scripture, Mt. Zion is the mountain of God, or God's home. Psalms say prophetically:
13 For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place:
14 "This is Myresting place forever; hereI will dwell, for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
This mountain is however a mountain made of living stones, God's people that He governs through. We see these living stones in I Peter.
I Peter 2:5
5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6 but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.
Hebrews 12 tells us it is a spiritual mountain. Natural Zion during David's reign was a type and shadow of this mountain. The King lived there and the people were governed from there. Again, Mt. Zion today is a part of God's Kingdom where He lives and rules from.
18 For you have not come to the mountain that may be touched and that burned with fire, and to blackness and darkness and tempest,
And on down in verses 22 and 23 we see it is not a physical mountain.
22 But you have come to Mount Zion(the governing head)and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem(the body), to an innumerable company of angels,
23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn(those born again through Jesus) who are registered in heaven(their names are kept there or they are recorded there), to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just menmade perfect, (through the blood of the Lamb.)
In the Lord's Day Zion is to be raised above all other mountains and hills. Isaiah prophesied of this time.
2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exaltedabove the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.
While God dwells and rules from this mountain, we must understand that there is also a counterfeit mountain that Satan lives in and give direction from, it's called Mt. Seir or the black mountain. The word promises total defeat to this evil mountain at the end of this age. We have a prophecy concerning this in Ezekiel 35:2-4.
2 "Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir and prophesy against it
3 "and say to it, Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, O Mount Seir, I am against you; I will stretch out Myhand against you, And make you most desolate
4 I shall lay your cities waste, And you shall be desolate. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.
Now let us look further on down to verses twelve through fifteen.
12 "Then you shall know that I am the LORD. I have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are desolate they are given to us to consume.
13 "Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them."
14 Thus says the Lord GOD: "The whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate.
15 "As you rejoiced because the inheritance of the house of Israel was desolate, so I will do to you; you shall be desolate, O Mount Seir, as well as all of Edom - all of it! (Edom was the home of Esau's descendants. He sold out his birthright, a shadow of the born again that return to the ways of Adam.) Then they shall know that I am the LORD."
This victory against Mount Seir can only be accomplished however as God's mountain or government is raised up, or is seen and recognized, from top to bottom.
Here once again is scripture describing the destruction of black mountain and we begin to see how God will bring it about.
7 Who are you, O great mountain? (Mount Seir or black mountain) Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forththe capstone with shouts of "Grace,grace(or favor) to it!"
Who is Zerubbabel? His name means, one who has come out of Babylon or the harlot church found in Revelation in answer to Revelation 18:4.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest youshare in her sins, and lest youreceive of her plagues.
Babylon is the mother of all the world's religions with their false doctrines, lies, pagan traditions, etc. We see her in Revelation 17: 4-5.
4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls (she looks like royalty), having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (She encompasses all religions that have evolved from the knowledge of the Tree of Good and Evil, the basis of man's intellect.)
Looking back to Zechariah 4:7, what is this capstone or headstone mentioned in Zechariah? Her number is found in Strongs Concordance as 7222 in the Hebrew. I say "she" because she is the feminine of 7218. 7218 is the head, the beginning (of a new time), chief, principal ruler, top, etc. So she is the feminine head, the mother of new beginnings, the female principal ruler.
Remembering that this is a spiritual mountain made of living stones, the capstone itself, as we will see as we continue our study is Wisdom. She is God's thoughts released through revealers, to guide the Body of Christ through this final phase of the church. This Wisdom or knowledge is found in the Word, who is Jesus, the Tree of Life, and is released to lead His church into eternity.
It is important to understand the entire body of Christ if we are to understand the Capstone. Christ through the office of Teacher walks as Rabboni once again. Through the office of Pastor, He can shepherd His people, first calling them into His flock through the office of Evangelist. He tells each sheep what He expects them to do, whether they are a part of the body members, or office holders as He lives through the office of Prophet. He gallantly leads His armies and rises up as commander and chief on behalf of His people as the office of Apostle. Many are called to walk in these anointings that are sent to the nations, and not even used as leadership in a local church. They are sent to the remnant.
On the other hand, in scripture, we see Him also walking as a body member as the carpenter, setting the example of how He will walk through His body today. He will reach out to humanity in every avenue of existence through people from all walks of life. Everyone must be given a chance to enter the Kingdom. All the world must be reached.
Colossians 1:27 tells us, "it's Christinus, the hope ofglory." So if it is Christ in us that is the hope of a better world, the hope of His Kingdom being established, then we sure need to see all of Him restored to His full stature to bring this about. We can't have a head without a body, nor a body without the head.
13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
The full measure of His anointing will be released as His offices, that form His head come together with his body. As the full stature comes into being they will have the anointing to break the yoke of all that is harmful to God's people, including death itself. You see, we have the hope and opportunity of being the 1 Corinthians 15:51 people that don't sleep, but are changed from mortality to immortality. But, for this to become a reality, there is still one part of His Head, or one part of the governing mountain, we must better understand. We will find this part of Jesus in Hebrews 3:1.
1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest(prophet) of our confession, Christ Jesus,
Since He has been restored back to earth through the fivefold offices and body members, we can perhaps understand, for Him to be totally complete, the dual gifting of Apostle and Prophet must be restored as well. How will we know these ones that He chooses to walk through as a dual anointed? They are His revealers. They have no particular office, just as His prayer intercessors have no recognized office. Why? Because He still occupies these offices as our King and High Priest at the right hand of God. Remember, He is omnipresent, so it is also Christ in us, the hope of glory. Therefore, His intercessors co-labor with Him. Revealers are ones Wisdom from the Tree of Life manifests through. Jesus is the Word, the Truth, the Tree of Life and Wisdom is the fruit from this tree. How do revealers function? How can we recognize them? We must seek the answers to these questions if Christ is to be a complete body and come to full stature as discussed in Ephesians.
There have been many duals all through the ages. They will be there to guide any time a major change is about to happen where God must intervene to bring about the change. Today, Wisdom, released from the King and High Priest Jesus through His revealers, is placed at the top of God's spiritual mountain. It is placed at the peak, the pinnacle, or the point of the capstone to lead and prophetically guide through these end times. Through His revealers He will enlighten His church that has for so long been wrongly taught from the knowledge of the Tree of Good and Evil. In other words, from the top of God's mountain, revealers will shine God's light for the remnant to find their way to God's household and Kingdom. Next week we will take a deeper look at both the Capstone and its counterfeit.