The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about, and the name of the city from that day shall be “The Lord is there” Ezek. 48:35.

MEANING The Lord is present, the Lord is there; His fullness dwells among us, He tabernacles with us, His glory is manifested among us.

JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH is the promise and pledge of the completion of that purpose in man’s final rest and glory. For man’s end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

Ezekiel’s prophecy of hope and consolation predicts the restoration of the land and people in a measure far beyond anything they had ever experienced in the past or could have imagined.

The uniqueness of Israel had always been that the presence of God dwelled with them. The condition of His continued presence among them was their faithfulness to a covenant, by which they promised to be a holy people to a holy God.

The fullness of Jehovah’s presence is our hope and the end of all prophetic expectations, for we are both waiting and longing for His appearance. We are looking for the new heaven and the new earth where His righteousness will dwell with us forever.

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