Jesus said that He would build His church, Paul wrote that the church is the body of Christ. We are the body, He is the head. As you can see, the church is a combination of Christ and His people. There is no church without redeemed people, and there is no church without the Redeemer.
Psalm 132 helps us to understand that the church needs the participation of people and God. In the last verses we will find more actions from GOD’S PARTICIPATION.
E – God Strengthens His People – God is not only going to save you, He also will strengthen you and your faith, so you can walk with Him and in His ways. We cannot save ourselves and we cannot live the Christian life by ourselves. God promises to empower us to live the life that He expects from us. In the first part of verse 17 we read this: “ “Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one.”
F – God Brings Light to His People – God will also bring light to your life. He will guide you during the dark seasons of your life. He will help you to understand His Word so you can obey Him fully. In the rest of verse 17 we have this: “ “Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one.”
G – God Gives Victory to His People – Finally, God will give victory to the true church. If we want to be the true church, we will have many battles in our lives; but God promises that He will be with us during those times and He will give us victories. In verse 18 the psalmist has this to say:
“ I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown on his head will be resplendent.”
As you can see the TRUE CHURCH is an amalgamation of God and His People. You cannot have a real church without both of them. We also learned that we, as His people, have some attitudes we must demonstrate to be a true church and God has His participation in it too. We must do our part, knowing that God will do His part and also will help us to do ours.
In these two verses we learn an extremely important lesson for present day: “ The Lord swore an oath to David, a sure oath that he will not revoke “One of your own descendants I will place on your throne– if your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever.” In the first verses of this psalm we learn that David committed himself to build God’s house. In these two verses that we mentioned above, God is committing to David to build his house and to extend his kingdom.
We learn that every time that we commit ourselves to build God’s house, He commits Himself to build ours. This should give us the desire to make our local church a TRUE CHURCH.
It can be done!
Have a blessed week,