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THE NAMES OF GOD: JEHOVAH SHAMMAH (The Lord is There)
‘And the name of the city from that time on will be: The Lord is there (Jehovah Shammah)!’ (Ez 48:35)
The name of God Jehovah Shammah appears in the last verse of the Book of Ezekiel. The prophet sees a future temple, perfect and beautiful. What makes the temple so special is the fact that God lives there.
The revelation of the name Jehovah Shammah connects the manifested presence of God and His glory revealed to men. It is revealed in particular as the Owner of a house living inside.
In London, when the Queen lives in Palace, there is her personal flag on top of the highest point on the roof. All her subjects, far and near, they know that her Majesty is inside.
The revelation of the name Jehovah Shammah, gives us the assurance that we are not alone, that the king is available for us to come in and ask for help. This is a great encouragement to come before the throne and ask for grace and mercy in time of need (Heb 4:16). The revelation of God’s name is the greatest weapon against doubt and unbelief.
God reveals Himself to us as the God of Glory. He is good, powerful, loving, faithful, beautiful, hoy and merciful, among many other attributes. But in the midst of all His glory is what defines Him as God. In other words, once His Glory is lost, He ceases to be God to us.
That is why Jehovah insists that men and all creation must acknowledge and praise His glory as God. Jehovah Shammah means that God in all His glory and splendor is manifested in our midst.
The presence of God in a man, a church or a city is the greatest blessing that can be given. There is nothing higher or better than this. We have to learn to appreciate God’s presence and glory in our midst.
It is the responsibility of every child of God to give glory to God. It is a priestly work and it has great reward. God rewards them that faithfully show zeal in protecting God’s name, honor and glory. These blessings are bestowed upon them and their children (Nu 25:10-13)
I am the Lord (Jehovah). That is My name!
I will not give My glory to another or My praise to idols!’ (Is 42:8)