Ways to Stay in Zion

Ways to Stay in Zion

Scripture: Isaiah 33:24

KJV – “And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.”

 NIV- No one living in Zion will say, “I am ill”; and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.


Zion is frequently used to refer to a location designated by the Lord where his followers can live and serve God. Zion is referred to in Scripture as the “City of Holiness” and a “city of refuge” where the Lord shields his people from the evils of the world.

Furthermore, states that “sin is the sickness meant; the manner in which such a disease is cured, by forgiveness; and the perfect health and soundness, as well as joy, peace, and comfort, which follows upon an application of pardoning grace and mercy.”

Having said that, I believe that being born again does not automatically mean that a person is walking in the spirit. Let’s look at the NIV translation more closely: “No one living in Zion will say, “I am ill,” and those who reside there will have their sins forgiven.” Consequently, it suggests to me that anyone who is ill among us may have somehow left Zion (God’s presence). Even if you have experienced rebirth, God’s presence may not be present in Zion. In other words, and in line with yesterday’s lesson, I said that the outcome of your prayers being answered is establishing the right relationship with the source (Father; see previous post).

You may be the Father’s son or daughter, but if your relationship with Him isn’t right, you won’t be living in Zion.

Finally, rest assured that the purpose of this message is not to condemn anyone but to remind us of the importance of maintaining a sincere relationship with our father, who is our source. Additionally, according to the NIV translation, “and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.” Therefore, if you are unsure of your salvation or if you are a born-again Christian but not living in Zion as a result of sin, all you need to do is ask for forgiveness, and the sins of those who live there will undoubtedly be absolved. God’s word cannot fail us and is settled for all time.

Wherever you are right now, ask for forgiveness right away and continue to reap the rewards of residing in Zion. For your own safety, kindly return to Zion and stay there instead because that is what God wants for you and why this message is being shared today. You can enter through Zions Gate at any time, including this very moment because it is always open.


Dear Lord: may we have a reason to always dwell in Zion. May Sin does not take us away from your presence. I stand under your authority this moment and declare freedom to the sick and oppressed now, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Pastor Bob.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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