Psalm 48:2 “Beautiful in elevation, / The joy of the whole earth, / Is Mount Zion, the sides of the north, / The city of the great King.”
Hebrews 12:22 “But you have come forward to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem; and to myriads of angels, to the universal gathering.”
Mount Zion (הַר צִיּוֹן) is a hill in Jerusalem, located just outside the walls of the Old City. The term Mount Zion has been used in the Bible first for the City of David and later for the Temple Mount, but its meaning has shifted and it is now used as the name of ancient Jerusalem’s Western Hill. In a wider sense, the term is also used for the entire Land of Israel.
In the spiritual sense, Zion within Jerusalem typifies the body of overcomers, the perfected and matured God-men, within the church as the heavenly Jerusalem. The overcomers as Zion are the reality of the Body of Christ and consummate the building up of the Body in the churches to bring in the consummated holy city, New Jerusalem, the Holy of Holies as God’s dwelling place, in eternity. In the new heaven and new earth the entire New Jerusalem will become Zion, with all the believers as overcomers.