Psalm 132:13 For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling.
The Lord has chosen the church as His dwelling. Jerusalem or Zion is a type of the church and finally heaven. A type is a real, exalted happening in history, which was divinely ordained by the omniscient God to be a prophetic picture of the good things, which he purposed to bring to fruition in Christ Jesus. When the psalmist writes about Zion, he is also painting a prophetic picture of the good things God purposed for the church. Those who have received Christ into their heart constitute the church. Colossians in the second chapter says that Christ dwells in our hearts and the fullness of the Godhead dwells in Him. The fruition of this prophetic picture is fulfilled in and through Christ. We are His dwelling place.
Look at all the benefits the Lord bestows by His very presence in His house. We become His resting place. He isn’t uptight, striving or in a hurry. As He is restful so will we be. He is enthroned in the church. Psalm 22 says He is enthroned on the praises of His people. His kingdom and justice are found in His dwelling. He blesses those who are part of His dwelling with abundant provisions. God is not a skinflint who meagrely measures out tiny portions to His people. He blesses abundantly. Abundance would look like a table laden with food for a Thanksgiving Day dinner. There’s always too much food. The poor are satisfied with food, which is our most basic need when we have fallen upon hard times. In fact He provides seed for the sower so that we always have enough for good works. God gifts us with salvation. It’s not by our works that we are saved. And as a result of His presence we are full of joy.
In the midst of this prophetic picture of the church the psalmist prophesies the coming lordship of Christ - that mystery that the church unveils to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms. How wonderful to know the Lord has this intent in His heart from the beginning that we would be heirs with Israel!
Prayer: “Father thank you that you have always had our redemption planned through Christ. Thank you that through Him we become the church and receive all the blessings of You dwelling in our midst. I ask that you release those blessings in my life abundantly in Jesus’ name.”
 A Study of Biblical Typology by Wayne Jackson