Jehovah - Shammah, the LORD is Here!



Scripture:

Ezek. 48:35 The circumference of the city shall be eighteen thousand cubits. And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The LORD is There.

Observation:

The book of Ezekiel opens with a vision of the Israelites who have forgotten their God. Now, the book ends with the vision of the New Jerusalem and the city to be called Jehovah- Shammah (The LORD is Here (or There). The shekinah glory, the presence of God will be eternally in the city for the LORD is There!

Application:

This vision of the presence of the LORD does not need to be something that we are awaiting and/or anticipating in some future time. The Israelites were to return from exile as a people with whom God resided.

We are invited back from our personal exiles to be a people who are living in the presence of the Lord. May it be written of us Jehovah-Shammah!

This is the God’s plan in the already of his kingdom — a kingdom which is living and alive in and through each and every one of us! This is God’s desire — for the world to be able to look on his people and say, “The LORD is There!”

Prayer:

Lord, may your glory and presence be visible in me today.  Amen.

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