Mini Messages

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Jehovah Tsidkenu

Posted by Pastor Dave Johnson on September 25, 2021

Rejoice dear believer in our Lord Jesus Christ, because He is your LORD TSIDKENU, the LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Concerning your salvation, you can’t earn it with your own uprightness, because “all our righteousness are as filthy rags, and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind have taken us away” (Isaiah 64:6). Those iniquities and those sins of yours do carry quite a penalty; “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Here’s the good news: the Perfect, Righteous One has “died for us” (Romans 5:8); yes, that’s true, and your debt has been paid in full; yes, that’s BIBLE. When we have a repentant heart with believing faith, His perfect, sinless, gifted work of righteousness is imputed to us: “But of him are ye IN CHRIST JESUS, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and RIGHTEOUSNESS, and sanctification, and redemption” (I Corinthians 1:30). From that verse, God has given you quite a few “ANDS” coupled together and summed up with a fully paid salvation, gifted to the repentant, believing heart. You, see, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God IN HIM” (2 Corinthians 5:21). So, rejoice dear child of God, for He is your JEHOVAH TSIDKENU: your Jehovah, meaning to be, or to become FOR YOU. And He is your Tsidkenu, your righteousness which comes from HIS, not yours on your own doing. You need His heaven-sent righteousness to become IN YOU. The Bible says: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5).

So, rejoice in your Jehovah Tsidkenu dear believer because “He paid a debt He did not owe, because I owned a debt I could not pay.” That sin debt paid demands our response indeed: “The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous” (Psalm 118:15). Martyn Lloyd Jones comments with a very interesting and profound statement concerning “your bill is paid.” Until we know the enormity of the debt we really do not know how to respond with spiritual accuracy. “The size of your bill determines how we respond to the one who pays for it!” Oh, dear believer, please reflect upon the magnitude of your sin; then praise the Lord for your sin’s debt placed on the once crucified Son of God. The Apostle Luke tells us of the woman who was forgiven much by our Lord and therefore she loved much (7:47). May we all identify with being forgiven much by our Lord Tsidkenu, who loves much and who gives us all the righteousness we need to enter glory. Charles Hadden Spurgeon reminds us that when the Father looks to the saved child of God, he sees the righteousness of HIS SON, and when He looks to His Son, he sees the sin of his child FORGIVEN. Why? It’s all about the righteousness of the Son given to us, and we are part of the family of God. “Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God” (1 John 3:1). How is this possible? Love sent our Lord Tsidkenu to be our righteousness. Oh, if you have not yet come to the Lord, why not repent of sin today, ask him to save your soul: “For whosoever shall call upon the Lord shall be saved” ( Romans 10:13).