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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!!.
Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. (Genesis 21:1, NIV, Holy Bible)
கர்த்தர் தாம் சொல்லியிருந்தபடி சாராள்பேரில் கடாட்சமானார்;
கர்த்தர் தாம் உரைத்தபடியே சாராளுக்குச் செய்தருளினார். (ஆதியாகமம் 21:1.)
Dear friends in Christ,
This verse really touched me last week during the special meeting we had at our home. Our Lord is a Lord that never forgets what He promised and what He has planned for each one of us. So be cheerful and glad. Just like how He fulfilled the plans and promises as told in the verse above, He will fulfill every plan and promise He has for you. Rejoice in His grace and mercies.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. ( Isaiah 26:3, ESV, Holy Bible )
“They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession (Malachi 3:17a)
Malachi 3:16-18, ESV, Holy Bible
16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.
17 “They shall be mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.
18 Then once more you shall see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve him.
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. (Psalm 9:1-2, ESV, Holy Bible)
Psalm 9:1-2, ESV, Holy Bible
1 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Jesus Said, "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love", (John 15:9, ESV, Holy Bible)
John 15:1-11, ESV, Holy Bible
1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.
7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
At SACF Ottawa, we have designated this Saturday, Oct 29th to be a special day to
1. Pray for our city:
2. Pray for our police force, our law enforcement and our city’s leadership:
3. Pray for the children and youth in our city:
4. Pray for God to raise up men and women of righteousness in our city;
5. Pray for God's divine protection and peace upon our city; (Ps 127:1)
Do join us this Saturday 6:30 pm to unitedly pray for our city.
Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called... (Eph 4:1-3, ESV, Holy Bible)
Eph 4:1-3, ESV, Holy Bible
1 I[Paul] therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." says the Lord. (Isaiah 55:9, ESV, Holy Bible)
Isaiah 55:8-13, ESV, Holy Bible
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
12 You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
for an everlasting sign,
that will endure forever.”