“... and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there." Ezekiel 48:35b.
BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 28:10-19
'Jehovah' simply means the Self Existent Eternal One. Thus far in the human history, God has manifested His glory and almightiness at different times, using such occasions to bring about new revelations of Himself and His Name to mankind. The Revelation of Jehovah is inexhaustible. May the Holy Spirit, through the medium of this teaching, bring us to the realm of supernatural understanding of Jehovah and, in the process, bless us mightily in Jesus' name. Amen.
1. JEHOVAH SHAMMAH
2. LET US BE WARNED
Jehovah Shammah simply means, "The Lord is there" - Ezekiel 48:35b. The assurance of the presence of the Lord dates back to the days of biblical Patriarchs of old, especially in their life's pilgrimage and it is still remarkably true today in the lives of heaven- bound pilgrims. Examples include Jacob - Genesis 28:15, Genesis 31 :3, Moses - Exodus 3:12, Israel - Exodus 29:45, Christians - Matthew 28:18-20. Furthermore, God's presence affords unparalleled rest Exodus 33:14, courage when the battles of life are raging Deuteronomy 20:1 and comfort in various trials of life -Isaiah 43:1-5. This assurance of divine presence is not limited to a large gathering of people only but extended to the smaller groups of two or three people as well- Matthew 18:20. It is a promise of a lifetime - Matthew 28:20.
LET US BE WARNED
God is love and His presence will express His love in all its ramifications especially to His children - 1 John 4:8, 1 John 3:1-3, Heb.12:6-11. He is the Consuming Fire too - Hebrews 12:29. This was the reason the men who threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into fire were slain by the fire while these' innocent three Hebrew men were spared instead - Daniel 3:19-26.
Now that we know that Jehovah Shammah is the Lord that is always there for us, we will not be doing too much if we give Him all the true worship He deserves today and then tell Him the desires of our hearts - Philippians 4:6.
1. Give the biblical meaning of Jehovah Shammah.
2. Give biblical proofs of God as Jehovah Shammah.
3. Give at least one example to illustrate Jehovah Shammah as a Consuming Fire.
BLESSED WEEK WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
MONDAY: II Corlnthians12:7-9 - The presence of the Lord today in our lives will grant us supernatural strength.
TUESDAY: Psalm 40:1-5 - The presence of the Most High God today will not only elevate us to our rightful position in Christ but also put a new song in our mouths.
WEDNESDAY: Exodus15: 3-5 - Are you fighting any battle? Be assured, you are on the winning side already as long as you remain on the Lord's side.
THURSDAY: Exodus15:6. Psalm 37:23-24 - Let us confidently trust and rest on the glorious right hand of the power of the Almighty, He will not disappoint you.
FRIDAY: Exodus15:7-8 - Prophesy GREATNESS into your life today even as you host His Excellency in greatness.
SATURDAY: Psalm 139:13-14 - Christians have a duty of a lifetime to sincerely praise our God.
SUNDAY: Romans 9:14-18 - Jehovah Shammah in His sovereignty is willing to demonstrate His mercy to us today. Let us call on Him for mercy.