And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven:and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac:the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; Genesis 28:12-13.
Zion is the birthplace of generational greatness. Until the covenant, Zion was not; the meeting place between God and man. It is also the place where covenants are made or renewed, until the covenant is accessed a meeting place with God was impossible. A ladder connecting the earth to heaven; heaven on earth. Zion is not an ordinary place, extraordinary things happen there. Everyone that meets with God experiences greatness and gladness. Zion is the place where men enter into covenant with God for performance. This covenant transforms ordinary individuals to extraordinary institutions. It’s not by chance, it by the covenant and Zion is the covenant making place. Zion is the dwelling place of the covenant keeping God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.
“I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there. And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.“Psalms 87:4-6.
A roll call of those born in Zion will help our faith and expectation. The destinies of nations like Egypt (Rahab), Babylon has been influenced. Joseph was born there, his destiny turned overnight from a prisoner to a prime minister. Extraordinary change of story, that is the covenant style. The story of Egypt cannot be complete without the remembrance of Joseph. Daniel was born in Zion. Four kings needed him for counsel and guidance. He was a prophet, president and a servant of God that will not bow nor bend. From being the first among the best, to serving God with all his might and lions that will not bite and angelic encounters with visions documented for our learning; he was born in Zion, living-proofs.
Everyone that has a genuine encounter with God is Zion born; Your life is the proof of encounter with the covenant keeping God.
“And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” Genesis 28:16-17.