The Birth Pangs of Zion....


This post is part of the Friday verse series. May you come to the realization that your birth pangs will cause you to produce something great.

Zion is a woman - strong, mighty, and tall. She is a woman of character. She is strong in every way. She is intelligent and she is wise in all her ways. She has been to the depths of the earth and back again. She has overcome what her peers cannot even comprehend. But for nine months now, Zion has been in pain. She cannot take two steps without the pain thrusting through her spinal cord. Every cell in her abdomen is in pain. She may have the freedom of joy for some seconds, but then she would feel a sharp, localized pain on her abdomen. Sometimes she sinks to the floor and begins to weep, sometimes she sinks on the soft bed and sleeps off only to find herself in another world, the world of her dreams. But Zion is in serious excruciating pain, and no one can do anything about it...

In Micah 4:10-13, Micah describes Zion (or the daughter of Zion) as a woman who has labor pains. These labor pains are what she has to go through in order to be delivered by God.

10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth,
O daughter of Zion,
Like a woman in birth pangs.
For now you shall go forth from the city,
You shall dwell in the field,
And to Babylon you shall go.
There you shall be delivered;
There the LORD will redeem you
From the hand of your enemies

Also Isaiah 66: 8-9 talks about the delivery of Zion, saying, "For as soon as Zion was in labor, she gave birth to her children, shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery? Says the Lord."

So it is an ordained process. If there are no labor pains, then the miracle cannot be seen afterwards. How can God deliver if there is nothing to deliver? The bible says, "Your creations speak of Your glory." If there were no mountains, oceans, forests, and rivers...how would nature glorify God? But these things were put in place to tell us that God is the ultimate architect. In the same way, the deliverance of Zion from child birth can only be through the power of God. During child birth, a woman usually feels like it's the end of the world, and some feel like they are going to die. So also, when we go through certain hardships in our life, we feel like the world is coming to an end and we can't make it through. But today, God is saying He can deliver you. But it won't be a testimony if He shows up when things are easy (although sometimes He will). But in this case, your final delivery will be the talk of the Nations. When you come out of this particular hardship, you won't be able to stop telling people to come and see what the Lord has done.

Psalm 30:7 says, "by Your favor, You have made my mountain strong." I think of mountains as obstructions to our destinies, but if God Himself makes your mountain strong, it means that He wants you to give birth to something, and it means that He will have to come to your deliverance on the day of child-birth. If your mountain has been made strong by God, it means that your story will be told in this generation and in generations to come...

***Blessed are you, Zion***

15 comments:

Naija Vixen said...

A beautiful piece Jaycee...for today and always...have a great weekend.

Niyi said...

Wow!.. I am going to be in trouble for repeating myself over and over again.

But gosh!!!!!! you have been blessed with a gift of revelation and teaching. I am sure that I don't stand alone in this declaration. And you better don't act all modest..lololololololol.

Thanks for letting God use you.

Btw, where were you on the day I finally dialed into TERC? lol.. or were you on the call?

Have a great weekend.

azuka said...

Great as usual, Jaycee. Sorry, I've been sleeping late for a while [make that a loooong while] and haven't made it to TERC in ages...

Jaycee said...

VIXENNNNNN....thanks...~muah~

@ Niyi...ahhhhhh...I'm always on TERC o, but the day my phone's battery finally dies at the middle of the night and I don't hear any alarm is the day when u finally show up....arrrrrrggghhh...boo hoo!

Azuks...I need u to come to ur training classes soon...a.k.a IM! I'll have to teach u some lessons...bring ur books to class!

~Mimi~ said...

God's Spirit is one.

was reading about Zion and deliverance in Isaiah yesterday..

I love this song playin!!!

dolly said...

Great

Anonymous said...

wow Jaycee! i receive this for my mom and i Amen!

2ndCorin5:17 said...

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Ur blog is WOW!!!
I have 2 come back later 4 uninterrupted service... I'm sooooo GLAD i finally found it.
Thanks soooo much 4 all ur support!
We do hope d better singer wins (wink) laters girlie

curvyice said...

hey girl, that is a gud word, after th epain of labor comes teh glorious birth. even as humans we may hurt and be in the low places9the labor process) BUT THEN the birth. its a great feelings, thanks girl.

~Mimi~ said...

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Naija Vixen said...

How are you doing?update soon? ;-)

Street Preacher said...

...i am glad I read your words. I have been blessed and greatly encouraged. great song too!

Elcy said...

Hi Jayccee,
I just stumble on your space for the first time and I'm like..wow! Thank God for this. Everything you've written about Zion and I mean everything, even the verses you've quoted are MY comfort and confirmation verses from God. I've been studying them and they've been leading me through all my hard times over the past years. Reading this particular entry, this particular day, is like a reminder word from heaven forme that there are other "Zion remnants" like myself and we all speak the same language and share the same revelation on the victory after labour. Love ya!
LC

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omohemi Benson said...

Thanks for this I needed it,
sometimes the pain drives you insane and you just want to give up.