For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
The word Zion actually means, a parched place. Zion is another name for Jerusalem and is a poetical name that the Lord uses to refer to His bride. It is similar, in today’s world, to a man calling his wife honey instead of by her given name.
Zion is a sunny mountain where the Temple stood and is said to be the spiritual place from where reality emerges, meaning the Holy of Holies. The debate and struggle over this place continues to this day.
On a personal level, we have that spiritual place inside of us from which reality emerges. John 1:9 says, “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” Some refer to that place inside of us as, “our heart of hearts”. It is the very center of our unconsciousness where the truth and reality has been placed by our creator. When we reach that place through prayer, meditation, reading the scriptures or however the Spirit of God chooses to do it in our life, we know instinctively what the truth is at that point. Unfortunately, man has a propensity to run thither and yon looking for the truth when in reality it has been inscribed upon the tables of our heart.
The LORD said, for Zion’s sake I will not hold my peace until that righteousness, that salvation, comes forth into reality as a lamp burneth.
Adam had that experience in Genesis chapter two when he stood in the midst of the garden and the LORD caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam. The LORD opened Adam’s side and took a rib out of Adam that the LORD then fashioned into Adam’s wife.
No matter how dark nor how confusing things seem at times, when we turn to the Lord and follow the Spirit of God into the Holy of Holies we can rest assured that we will discover the truth and reality of any situation and circumstance in our life. The veil has been rent in two and we have access to the truth. Mark 15:38, “And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.”