GROUP OF CHRISTIANS
PRAYING FOR THE NATIONS
Weekly PRAYER AND FELLOWSHIP
Regular meetings - 2176 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Every Saturday 6:30 PM
The name 'Jehovah-shammah' means 'The Lord is there'. It is mentioned only once in the Bible and thats in the last verse of the last chapter of the book of Ezekiel.
"And the name of the city from that time on will be:the Lord is there.” (Ezekiel 48:35).
This name of the Lord is symbolic of the Lord's holy city 'Jerusalem'. In Ezekiel's days, when the people of Jerusalem repeatedly sinned against God, and were unrepentant the presence of the Lord left not only the temple, but also from the city. Ezekiel saw the presence of God leaving the temple and the city in a vision. What a tragedy !!. With God's protection removed, the people were taken captives and scattered across the surrounding nations. However, the Lord did not completely abandon them. His compassion and mercy was always there for them as he continually brought them back to him. As a climax to his restoration and revival, The Lord promised that the city will be rebuilt, and renamed as 'Jehovah-Shammah' meaning that the 'Lord is there'.
Dear friend, Cheer up. The Lord is THERE in your life as well. He knows your future and has perfect control of it. So don't loose heart. He will walk with you and carry you through the toughest battles in your life. All you need is to desire his presence in your life, and invite him to walk with you, and put all your trust in him. God Bless you!!.