Upon Mount Zion Shall Be Deliverance

But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions (Obad. 1:17 KJV)

Envision standing upon Mount Zion, not merely a historical landmark but a living emblem of deliverance and holiness. This striking image emerges from Obadiah’s prophecy. God led Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land, granting them an inheritance and liberation from foes. However, Obadiah foretells a future of holiness and deliverance on Mount Zion that surpasses Israel’s national boundaries.

In Scripture, ‘Zion’ often refers to both Mount Zion and Jerusalem, representing God’s dwelling place on Earth. In the New Testament, Mount Zion symbolizes the Church—the assembly of God’s people—as His sacred dwelling: “But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering” (Hebrews 12:22, ESV). 

Through Obadiah, God proclaims deliverance and holiness on His holy hill. The term “deliverance” in this verse does not mean freedom. Rather,  it refers to those who escaped a disaster—survivor, remnant. So, it does not refer to deliverance as a state or process but to the people. 

This passage suggests that Mount Zion will be a refuge for those who have escaped various forms of bondage, torments, or hurtful situations—divine wrath, sin, spiritual demise, and demonic influences. Joel echoes this sentiment: “And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and Jerusalem, there shall be those who escape, as the LORD has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the LORD calls” (Joel 2:32, ESV).

Here’s the uplifting truth: your entry into Mount Zion isn’t deferred until Jesus’ return. As Hebrews 12:22 affirms, you have already come to Mount Zion. You are part of the spared remnant, liberated from all forms of destruction. This is your allotted heritage from the Lord.


Affirm, “I reside in Zion, and by divine decree, I am part of the remnant spared from every harmful circumstance!”

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  1. This explanation was truly on point for me as I needed a deeper understanding to the verse in Obediah 1:17. It shaped the way I needed to pray with the verse. Thank you and God bless your ministry

      1. Thanks so much for the explanation of the verse.it give me a Sharp and direct revelation of my heavenly citizenship status

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