Did you know that God reveals Himself to us through His names? Each name is like a window into His character and nature. Let's dive deep into these 16 names of God in this beautiful new book "16 Names of God: a Strong Tower to Run to." From Creator God—Elohim, found in Genesis, to The Lord Is There—Jehovah Shammah in Ezekiel, we see His awesome character and nature. Let's explore the meaning and significance behind each of these names as we find safety in the Strong Tower.
Reflect These 16 Names of God and Discover His Character.
As Christians, we are called to reflect God's name. His name is great and worthy of our praise (Psalm 8:1; 48:10). His names are like a mighty fortress providing protection for His children. In this new book, "16 Names of God: a Strong Tower to Run to," you will see how you can reflect God's character through your daily life. You'll also discover how His names depict His unmerited love for you.
Embrace These 16 Names of God and Honor His Character.
Are you thirsty to know God better, deeper, and with more passion? Soak up these 16 names of God, and unlock a richer and more in-depth understanding of His character and nature. There is only One true God, but many names describe His attributes. With this inspirational book, you will explore the depth of His love, provision, and healing. You'll also discover that knowing Him by His names is the pathway to trusting Him more.
God knows us by our name (Isaiah 43:1). Shouldn’t we also know Him by His?
Jehovah Shammah: The Lord Is There
In the tapestry of God's divine names, Jehovah Shammah shines as a testament to God's unwavering presence among His people. Occurring only once in the Old Testament, in the book of Ezekiel, Jehovah Shammah is a name that symbolizes God's abiding presence and the fulfillment of His promises. In this post, we will dive into the significance of Jehovah Shammah and explore the profound message it carries for our faith and relationship with God.
The name Jehovah Shammah consists of two parts:
Jehovah, signifying the existing One, the LORD, revealing God's continual revelation of Himself throughout Scripture.
Shammah, meaning "There," highlighting the crucial message that God is always present with His people.
The Significance of "The Lord Is There":
Ezekiel 48:35 declares, "And the name of the city from that time on shall be, the Lord Is There [Jehovah Shammah]." This verse refers to the city of Jerusalem and serves as a powerful reminder that God has not abandoned His people or His chosen city.
In our lives today, Jehovah Shammah reassures us that God will never forsake us. He is present with us, even in our darkest moments. His presence signifies restoration and fulfillment of His promises.
The Parallel with Immanuel:
The name Jehovah Shammah bears a striking resemblance to the New Testament name Immanuel, which means "God with us." Both names convey the message that God is intimately involved with His people. Isaiah first prophesied about Immanuel, and Matthew reaffirmed this prophecy in the birth of Jesus.
"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which means, God with us." (Matthew 1:23)
Jehovah Shammah, "The Lord Is There," and Immanuel, "God with us," both emphasize God's personal and intimate relationship with humanity. They assure us that, just as God was with His people in the past, He is with us now.
The Restoration and Fulfillment:
Throughout Ezekiel's prophecies, we witness God's commitment to restoration and fulfillment. In Ezekiel 37, God promises to gather His scattered people, make them one nation, and appoint one King over them. He vows to cleanse them, and they will be His people, and He will be their God.
"I Myself will be the Shepherd of My sheep, and I Myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God." (Ezekiel 34:15)
God's presence among His people signifies not only restoration but also fulfillment. His covenant with Israel is an everlasting promise of peace, and His sanctuary will be in their midst forevermore. Jehovah Shammah represents a God who fulfills His promises.
The Personal Relationship:
Jehovah Shammah reveals a God who seeks a personal and intimate relationship with His people. He desires to be known by us, to be present with us. In Exodus 33, Israel is distinguished from other nations because they have a personal relationship with God. His presence sets them apart.
"My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." (Exodus 33:14)
In 1 Chronicles 17, God reminds David that He dwells not in houses or temples but with His people. He is with us, wherever we go, guiding and protecting us.
The Assurance of God's Presence:
Even when we may feel abandoned or distant from God, we can find assurance in Jehovah Shammah. Psalm 139 beautifully describes God's intimate knowledge of us, His omnipresence, and His unfailing presence in our lives.
"Where shall I go from Your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to Heaven, You are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there!" (Psalm 139:7-8)
Jehovah Shammah, "The Lord Is There," is a profound reminder of God's unchanging presence among His people. Just as He was with Israel in times of restoration and fulfillment, He is with us today. Immanuel, "God with us," emphasizes this intimate relationship.
Let us embrace the assurance that Jehovah Shammah brings—God is always there for us, guiding, protecting, and fulfilling His promises. His presence sets us apart, and it is in knowing Him intimately that we find our greatest fulfillment and peace.
May we, like the psalmist, declare with confidence, "The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress" (Psalm 46:11). Jehovah Shammah—the Lord Is There, and He is with us always.
How has the study of this name of God been impactful to your life?
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