Names of God - Yahweh Shammah

Yahweh Shammah

The Lord is present

The Lord is here

The Lord will be there

This name is only found in the book of the prophet Ezechiel. On one hand it is an encouragement and promise to the people of Israel in exile that God will dwell again in Jerusalem (His temple), on the other hand the prophecy also points to the millenium, when God will dwell (tabernacle) in His holy city in person and from there rule the nations.

God has a deep desire to have a close relationship with man and to live among them. The first earthly dwelling place was the tabernacle, the second one(s) the Temple and the third is the body and heart of every child of God.

Walking in reverence and intimacy before and with Him is not only the beginning of wisdom, but also a key to the heart of God in order to become whole in His presence.

So the sanctified man can glorify God in his present life through dependance and close communion with the Holy Spirit.

Ezekiel 48:35b (ESV)

"And the name of the city from that time on shall be, The Lord Is There."

Exodus 29:45+46 (ESV)

I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God.

1 Kings 9.3 (ESV)

And the Lord said to him, "I have heard your prayer and your plea, which you have made before me. I have consecrated this house that you have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time."

Psalms 34:18 (ESV)

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

John 1:14 (ESV)

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Proverbs 9:10+11 (ESV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.

1 Corinthians 1.9 (ESV)

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 6:19+20 (ESV)

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Hebrews 10:19-22 (ESV)

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Ephesians 2:19-22 (ESV)

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Philippians 2:1-3 (ESV)

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

John 14:26+27 (ESV)

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

2 Corinthians 13:14 (ESV)

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.