Worship in Zion
Wade E Taylor
“Zion” speaks of a “set apart” place
of worship, in which the abiding atmosphere of the “Spirit
of Worship” opens the doors of heaven, and allows our
entry into the presence of the Lord.
“When the Lord shall build up Zion,
He shall appear in His glory.” Psalm 102:16
When “Zion” (where worship flows up to the Lord)
is built up, the Lord will appear in His Glory. “Zion”
is within us, in which “we” are becoming a “habitation”
– a person in whom the Lord abides, and where He receives
our worship. At this present time, Jesus is beginning to appear,
in manifest (revealed) glory, to those who establish and function
in this place of worship (Zion).
Zion is a city within a city. Zion is the highest hill, just
outside the city of Jerusalem. This is the place where David
set up his tent, and was finally able to place the Ark within,
In David’s tent, there were no partitions. The people
and priests intermingled together on common ground. In contrast,
the temple was structured, and liturgical. It had an outer
court for the people, a holy place where a priest came once
a day to make a sacrifice, and the Holy of Holies, which the
High Priest entered, once a year.
Ephesians 2:20-22 tells us that “we” are Zion.
“And are built upon the foundation of the apostles
prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone.
In Whom all the building, fitly framed together grows into
a holy temple in the Lord.”
“In Whom you also are built together for a habitation
of God through the Spirit.”
Those who are saved are the household of God, a corporate
body “fitly framed together.” Within this household
is “Zion,” which especially at this present time,
is growing into a holy temple for the Lord. When Zion is “built,”
the Lord will reveal His presence and glory.
Zion is a body of overcomers, a prepared people within the
Church, that are being made ready for the end-time purposes
of God, with the ability to flow in pure worship. Our worship
becomes the response to what we have become, and it flows
out in harmony and adoration to the Lord. Pure worship in
harmony, will bring us through the “sound barrier”
of the earthly, into the full release and operation of the
The Lord greatly desires to dwell in our worship.
“For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it
for His habitation. This is My rest for ever: here
will I dwell; for I have desired it.” Psalm 132:13-14.
Jerusalem relates to our praise (earthly music), while Zion
relates to the purity of worship (heavenly choirs). As we
begin to worship, we enter into a state of rest, for we have
come to the end of “self.” We are lifted above
thanking the Lord, in praise, for all He has done for us and
given to us; and ascend into a high level of worship, that
flows out in an expression of pure love to the Lord.
David had a tremendous capacity and gift to worship. As he
worshipped, prophetic revelation flowed, and the Psalms were
written. Prophetic revelation is a result of our coming into
the place of “pure worship” within Zion.
David was given a promise.
“There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have
ordained a lamp for My anointed.” Psalm 132:17
This “lamp” is prophetic anointing and revelation,
which flows out “through” worship. When we worship,
and prayerfully wait in His presence, the anointing will be
released and a high level of revelation will begin to flow.
Few within the early Church could read or write. They did
not have a Bible, and yet they turned the world of that day
upside down. They did this through prophetic revelation, which
flowed out as they worshipped.
“But You are holy, O You that inhabits
the praises of Israel (His people).” Psalm 22:3.
The word used here for “praises” is “high
worship.” It is the worship that God inhabits. When
He moves in, much is accomplished.
“Now the Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me; because
has anointed Me to preach good tiding to the meek; He has
sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty
the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are
“To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and
the day of
vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn.”
“To appoint to them that mourn in Zion to give to them
for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning and the garment of
for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees
righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be
glorified.” Isaiah 61:1-3.
There is an effective impartation of deliverance and healing
that results from pure worship. Because we are touching the
Throne in worship, there is a release of healing, restoration,
and encouragement. When God inhabits our worship, through
impartation, His very life flows into our lives.
“Today” is the acceptable year of the Lord. Those
who are mourning in Zion - contending for pure worship, are
not satisfied with the lesser realms of praise, alone. Walter
Beuttler, a man who walked with God said, “I am tremendously
satisfied, but I am dissatisfied because there is more.”
That which God has for us is inexhaustible.
The Lord is anointing and empowering His Church in these
last days. This increase, with a release of authority and
power, through worship, will greatly affect the world of our
day. When we come into “unity,” and in “harmony”
begin to worship, all that is written in Isaiah 61:1-3 will
be released. Mourning will be turned into joy, and the captive
will be set free.
Isaiah 6:3 records the seraphins (overcomers) crying, “Holy,
Holy, Holy, is the Lord of Hosts.”
This is pure worship, which will open the door into heaven.
It is a pure acknowledgement of God, and nothing of self.
Especially at this present time, there is much warfare against
us. When the Seraphim worshipped, the posts of the door, moved.
As we begin to worship, the posts of the door will again move,
and the manifest glory of God will be revealed. The hindrances
that keep us from all that the Lord has for us, are being
moved out of the way. Satan is loosing his hold.
The release of His presence and glory is not so much the
result of something that we do, but rather, it is a yielding
and willingness on our part to cooperate when the Lord begins
to move, and we respond in worship. “When the Lord shall
build up Zion.” We are living in a time of the revelation
of His glory, which is to have an expression “through”
us, that will reflect His Glory.
Today, The Lord is calling those who desire to come up into
this high level of worship. As we worship, we will receive
a powerful manifestation of the glorious presence of our God
in our midst, and lives will be changed.