God’s Name and His presence are virtually synonymous. Ezekiel said of his vision of the great heavenly city, “And the name of the city from that day shall be JEHOVAH IS THERE.” (Ezek. 48:35 Masoretic Text)
The name? Jehovah-shammah, meaning Jehovah or the Lord is present or there.
Jehovah-shammah, dwelling on the throne of heaven, lowered Himself to earth to be born in another form, to live personally with His people.
In the New Testament, Jehovah-shammah became Jesus, as the disciple Matthew, quoting prophecy, said of His name, “‘They shall call His name Immanuel,’ translated as, ‘God with us.’” (Matt. 1:23b NKJV)
When Jesus came to be with us, He threw off His robe of celestial royalty and dressed Himself in a tiny, pink suit of humanity, and from the birth-manger to the death-tomb, “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14 NKJV) The original Greek says that Jesus “tabernacled” among us.
Do you have a need in your life? Is there a disaster or some other trial? Disease? Oppression by the enemy? Someone dying? Heartbreak? Jehovah-shammah is there for you, no matter what you’re going through.
The last thing Jesus said to His disciples was, “And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matt. 28:20 NKJV)