(The study with Psalm 95 — including video, audio and notes — is available here)
The last Psalm we looked at discussed how God takes vengeance on the first man Adam in the body of Christ which is His workmanship that is being judged today, and changed and formed into something new through fiery trials (Eph 2:10 , 1Pet 4:17 , 1Pet 4:12).
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
This Psalm points to the continual need for the body of Christ to “exhort one another daily, while it is called Today”, as we go through this process of being judged and put through much tribulation so we can enter into the kingdom of God (Act 14:22).
Act 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
We can bear one and others burdens (Gal 2:6) and help each other overcome together as God’s love is shed abroad in our hearts (Rom 5:5) filling us with a hope that is realized by His power, love, and sound mind (2Ti 1:7) which we will need to endure together as many members that form one body (1Co 12:12). We are going forward from glory to glory, with the hope of glory within us which is Christ (2Co 3:18 , Col 1:27).
Gal 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Rom 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
2Co 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
It is Christ in us, who is helping us remain pure as we come out of this world and fulfill His will (Rev 18:4 , Jas 1:27) through a process of laying down our lives for one another (Joh 15:13). Christ’s body is nourished through the sacrifice that we make for each other as we go without the camp and follow Christ’s example of service and denying of ourselves (Mat 16:24 , Heb 13:13).
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Jas 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Joh 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Mat 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Heb 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.