[Column] Jehovah Samma

Jehovah Samma

Written By Rev.Dr. Joshua Hong

Senior Pastor of Full Gospel Church of Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

 

Jehovah Samma means “The Lord is there (Ezekiel 48:35).” This title was a revelation given to Ezekiel by God. A young man from Israel, Ezekiel had to witness the destruction of his country shortly after his appointment to priesthood. His motherland was annihilated, he was captured a prisoner, and his wife died after 9 years of captivity. Nobody listened to his prophecies and he eventually was stoned to death. Nevertheless, he believed in and declared Jehovah Samma in the midst of suffering and hardship.

The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, died at the age of 88 at 10 on March 2 of 1791. Ten days before his passing, he delivered the last sermon and fell ill in bed. In illness, he wanted to write something but couldn’t hold a pen. His secretary Ms. Ritchie told Wesley, “Sir. What do you wish to write? I’ll write for you.” Wesley said, “I have not mush to write. Except that God is with us.” He then asked people to pray and sing hymns for him. He responded to the prayers with an exclamation of Amen. As his death approached, people went into the room where Wesley was resting. He looked at them and raised both his hands saying, “The most wonderful thing is that God is with us.”

At times, we feel as though God is not with us. However, God sometimes hides Himself by His will. Faith transcends emotion. Jehovah Samma: The name revealed to us through Ezekiel. We must believe in this name. I pray that the city of Jehovah Samma will be established through all of you wherever the faithful gather.

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