In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS (Jer. 23:6 KJV).
Jehovah Tsidkenu means the LORD our righteousness, as emphasized above. The verse also begins with an important point we must not overlook. The phrase “in His days” refers to the days of the Messiah, Jesus. It is in His days that the Lord will be called “The LORD our righteousness”.
Why is this phrase so important? The Name of Jesus is the fulfillment of all the Names and Titles of God found in the Old Testament. When you understand the power in the Name of Jesus, you will understand that calling His Name invokes all of the authority in the Names and Titles of God revealed in the Old Testament. How powerful is that!
The scripture says “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness…” (1 Cor. 1:30 KJV). Jesus has been made your righteousness. He not only gave you the gift of righteousness, but He is your righteousness! When Christ came into your heart at salvation, righteousness also came, as a gift from heaven. You did not have to work for it. God gave you His Son as a Gift, and His Son is your righteousness and life. The Father is indeed the LORD our righteousness in Christ!
Is the righteousness of God something you work for, or is it a gift from God? Declare that “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus!”
APPLY THE WORD
Over the years, the church has made the mistake of trying to “make people live a righteous life”, without first knowing and believing God’s gift of righteousness. This does not work. Your greatest step to seeing righteousness in your outward daily life is to receive the revelation of God’s gift of righteousness to you.
Thank the Father right now for His wonderful gift of righteousness to you in Christ Jesus.
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