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Lord's Shekinah Glory
(Revelation 7.15)
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"Therefore, 'they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence'" (Revelation 7.15)

God's Blessed Ones

ShekinahIn Genesis 28.16b, we read Jacob's words at Bethel, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it." The Rabbis in their wisdom and from fear of speaking the holy nome of God changed "Lord" to, "The 'Lord shekinah' is in this place, and I was not aware of it." The prophet Habakkuk in Habakkuk 2.20 also wrote, "The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him." but later Jews changed this verse to, "God was pleased to cause his "Lord's shekinah" to dwell in the temple." In Isaiah 6.5 we also read, "'Woe to me!' I cried. I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.'" The Jews later altered it to, "Mine eyes have seen the Lord's shekinah glory of the King of the world." The Jews and Rabbis were not setting out to change the Scriptures but more to avoid having to say the holy name of God, whether "the Lord" or "the King Almighty." Instead they used the title "the Lord's Shekinah" or the Lord's glory.

Lord in This Place

The Lord's Shekinah GloryThe idea that God would "shelter them with his presence" meant that God would "spread his tent over them." The real point of this passage is that God's blessed ones lived and served in the very presence of God's glory, "the Lord's shekinah." Those who faithfully worked and witnessed for the Lord Jesus on earth had the Lord's shekinah glory on them and their work.

"Lord's Shekinah Glory"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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