The Psalmist says that from Zion He sends forth the mighty scepter. The culmination of the gospel is the worship in Zion. Zion is the Church. If the rod of Christ’s strength comes out of Zion, then Zion, the Church, is the headquarters of this empire Jesus is building. We are not called to be nationalists; we are not called to be republicans; we are called to be worshipers of the Triune God. From Zion goes forth the power of the ascended Lord. From the Church flows forth a river of living water. If the Church fails in her most fundamental job of worship, then all things else crumbles.