As for the Jebusites the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out; but
the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day. Joshua 15:63.
The Jebusites had a stronghold which made them
nearly impossible to be conquered for generations. The stronghold is Zion which
is a hill near Jerusalem. The Jebusites trusted so much in their stronghold
that they challenged David in 2 Sam.5:6-8.
David took the stronghold of Zion
and then the city Jerusalem which became the most significant city to the
Israelites. It is also believed that the temple of Solomon was located in Zion.
The most significant things given to you by God are usually the most contested.
For some this could be a relationship such as marriage, there will be other
things, friendships, work, hobbies etc. fighting for attention.
For some, the
stronghold of Zion is a habit, old habits die hard but you need to take the
sword to it, there’s is grace made available now to conquer. The stronghold
could also be a lack of specific knowledge or an area of development, may God
reveal to you your own Jebusite stronghold.
As you start taking determined
steps, I see the age long enemy strongholds fall in Jesus’s name. Once you take
the stronghold, the city is yours; step into your overflow.