JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU

second-coming2YAHWEH TZEDEQENU

For an explanation of Jehovah/YHWH see also: God? What’s in a Name.

The LORD our Righteousness

“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’ Jer. 23:5 -6

The Hebrew verb tzedeq means what is right, just, normal; or rightness, and is used to describe honest weights and measures, and the vindication of the people cause resulting in victory.

The entire passage is about the Lord gathering His people, who have been scattered by false teachers, who did not care for them. He will return them to His sheltered fold where they will be fed and cared for, lacking for nothing.

The only one who can do all this is the Branch. He seeks us until we find Him. Then He imbues His righteousness on us. For there is none righteous. We must stand in His righteousness, for His weights and true and just.

See Also:

JEHOVAH-‘OR

JEHOVAH-GAAL

JEHOVAH-JIREH

JEHOVAH-MOGAN

JEHOVAH-NISSI

JEHOVAH-RAPHA

JEHOVAH-ROHI

JEHOVAH-SHALOM

JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH

JEHOVAH-YASHA

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JEHOVAH-ROHI

YAHWEH RA’I

For an explanation of Jehovah/YHWH see also: God? What’s in a Name.

second-coming2The LORD is my shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want; Psa. 23:1

The verb form of ra’ah is to pasture, tend, or graze.

There have been mountains of commentaries on the 23rd Psalm, and there is no way I can tell you anything you probably don’t already know.

The only one I ever read that was interesting was one written by a real farmer who raised sheep. The point that was of interest was the rod and staff.

The staff is used to separate the sheep into separate pens when needed. At different times of the year, there are different reasons for this separating. Sometimes it is for the shearing, sometimes it is for breading, sometimes it is medicating or veterinary examination, and sometimes it for slaughter.

The rod is used for discipline. It is important for the safety of the individual sheep that the herd stay together. One sheep wandering off on its own is easy prey for any predator. So when a sheep is lost the shepherd goes out and finds the laggard. He then takes the rod and breaks that sheep’s hind leg. He binds the leg up and carries it back to the fold. Every day he carries it to food and water. When the leg heals that sheep will never leave the side of the shepherd, for it has become emotionally dependent upon the shepherd.

All this gives a whole new insight to –

. . . thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Ps 23:4b

As well as –

. . . and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, even as I myself have received power from my Father; Rev. 2:27

From his mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron; he will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. Rev. 19:15 

I’m not sure how the “Rod of Iron” will be manifested. Not sure how one breaks the leg of a nation? But it doesn’t sound all that pleasant.

See Also:

JEHOVAH-‘OR

JEHOVAH-GAAL

JEHOVAH-JIREH

JEHOVAH-MOGAN

JEHOVAH-NISSI

JEHOVAH-RAPHA

JEHOVAH-SHALOM

JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH

JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU

JEHOVAH-YASHA

JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH

YAHWEH SHAMMAH

For an explanation of Jehovah/YHWH see also: God? What’s in a Name.

second-coming2The LORD is there

The circumference of the city shall be eighteen thousand cubits. And the name of the city henceforth shall be, The LORD is there.” Ezek. 48:35 

FYI: The Hebrew does not actually state “cubits.” No length of measure is given, only the amount.

When John describes the New Jerusalem, He uses the same idea.

1  Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; 3 and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; 4 he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” Rev. 21:1-4

In these idealized states, God dwells with His people. There is much discussion among the theologians as to whether or not these two cities are the same city from different perspectives, one being Jewish and the other Christian, or are they different places altogether in time or space.

In both cases, it is a place where it will no longer be questioned if the Lord is truly there. There will be no occasion for any to ask “is the Lord among us?”

And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the faultfinding of the children of Israel, and because they put the LORD to the proof by saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?” Ex. 17:7

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father. John 1:14  

First He came and dwelt among us, next we will dwell with Him.

 

See Also:

JEHOVAH-‘OR

JEHOVAH-GAAL

JEHOVAH-JIREH

JEHOVAH-MOGAN

JEHOVAH-NISSI

JEHOVAH-RAPHA

JEHOVAH-ROHI

JEHOVAH-SHALOM

JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU

JEHOVAH-YASHA

JEHOVAH-YASHA/JEHOVAH-SHUA

YAHWEH YASHA’/YAHWEH SHUA

For an explanation of Jehovah/YHWH see also: God? What’s in a Name.

second-coming2I am the LORD and thy Savior /The Lord is my salvation

Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to the daughter of Zion, “Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.” Is. 62:11

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psa. 27:1

This is a Hebrew word that is our Lord’s Name “Yeshua” i.e. “Jesus.” His name means “salvation is of the Lord.” He is our only hope of salvation.

Yesha means deliverance, rescue, salvation, and also safety or welfare. These things are all the things given those of faith from the cross.

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1Cor. 1:18 

His single act liberated us from sin and death.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death. Rom. 8:2

There are none so free as those that serve the risen Lord.

. . . and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. Rom. 6:18

We fear not flames, swords of dungeons, for we already have the victory.

When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 1Cor. 15:54

Our history is one of persecution and rejection. Yet we go to the flames gladly, for to suffer for our King is the least we can do. Then those who have suffered are always before the throne.

13  Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15  Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night within his temple; and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence. Rev. 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Rev. 7:13-17

See Also:

JEHOVAH-‘OR

JEHOVAH-GAAL

JEHOVAH-JIREH

JEHOVAH-MOGAN

JEHOVAH-NISSI

JEHOVAH-RAPHA

JEHOVAH-ROHI

JEHOVAH-SHALOM

JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH

JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU

JEHOVAH-‘OR

YAHWEH ‘OR

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For an explanation of Jehovah/YHWH see also: God? What’s in a Name.

The Hebrew ‘or is light or flame, can be used of the sun, moon, stars, or lamps, as well as understanding, life, and glory.

One of the oddest uses of this word ‘or  is of leviathan who leaves a wake of light?

Behind him he leaves a shining wake; one would think the deep to be hoary. Job 41:32

However, we will leave that one to the Creation Scientists to explain.

The Lord is My Light

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psa. 27:1

This is the light of enlightenment. It means a mystical seeing the light of truth rather than the physical light of the sun, candle, or lightbulb. This is the light that comes to one’s mind when one finds that the Lord is the encapsulation or all the knowledge that a person can ever access. We still call this “seeing the light.”

The inherited churches have almost left this light. It can still be seen flickering in some dark corner, but for the most part, it is ignored, soon it will may go out all together due to it lack of oil. For they no longer search the Scriptures. Without oil to burn there is no light on the path.

Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psa. 119:105 

People wonder where they are to go next in life. They pray for guidance. However, the answers are in God’s Word. God’s will and plan for our lives is that we obey.

. . . but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. Deut. 5:10

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. John 14:15 

As long a we walk in obedience we cannot help but be in God’s will.

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12

See Also:

JEHOVAH-GAAL

JEHOVAH-JIREH

JEHOVAH-MOGAN

JEHOVAH-NISSI

JEHOVAH-RAPHA

JEHOVAH-ROHI

JEHOVAH-SHALOM

JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH

JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU

JEHOVAH-YASHA

JEHOVAH-GAAL

second-coming2 YAHWEH GA’AL

For an explanation of Jehovah/YHWH see also: God? What’s in a Name.

Ga’al can mean either redeem or avenge.

“The LORD, Your Redeemer”

Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “For your sake I will send to Babylon and break down all the bars, and the shouting of the Chaldeans will be turned to lamentations. Is. 43:14 

In order to be redeemed one must be a relative or property.

The Law of Redeeming a Relative

“If your brother becomes poor, and sells part of his property, then his next of kin shall come and redeem what his brother has sold. 26 If a man has no one to redeem it, and then himself becomes prosperous and finds sufficient means to redeem it, 27 let him reckon the years since he sold it and pay back the overpayment to the man to whom he sold it; and he shall return to his property. Lev. 25:25-27

Redeeming Property

And if one of the Levites does not exercise his right of redemption, then the house that was sold in a city of their possession shall be released in the jubilee; for the houses in the cities of the Levites are their possession among the people of Israel. Lev. 25:33

“When a man dedicates his house to be holy to the LORD, the priest shall value it as either good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall stand. 15 And if he who dedicates it wishes to redeem his house, he shall add a fifth of the valuation in money to it, and it shall be his. Lev. 27:14-15

Ruth

In the book of Ruth, the Lord being our redeemer is explained in the typology of the kinsmen redeemer. This is the near relative who saves one from their poverty or shame. The most recognized person in the Bible who acts as a ga’al is Boaz. Who redeemed the Moabite Ruth when he could have walked away. At a time when everyone was doing what was right in their own eyes, Boaz stands out as a man who knew the law and his responsibilities under it. He did not say, “she’s a Moabite, I don’t have to redeem, she’s not a real relative.”

Remain this night, and in the morning, if he will do the part of the next of kin for you, well; let him do it; but if he is not willing to do the part of the next of kin for you, then, as the LORD lives, I will do the part of the next of kin for you. Lie down until the morning.” Ruth 3:13

Like Boaz, God does not say, that we are or are not of Abraham, He adopts all who are willing.

So you see that it is men of faith who are the sons of Abraham. Gal. 3:7

Where Ruth was redeemed from a life of poverty, the Lord redeems us from the  more permeant spiritual poverty of death.

. . . who redeems your life from the Pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, Ps 103:4

Once we are redeemed we have a responsibility to God to do good deeds because of our redemption, for we have been purified. It is a process in our lives.

. . . who gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds. Titus 2:14

See Also:

JEHOVAH-‘OR

JEHOVAH-JIREH

JEHOVAH-MOGAN

JEHOVAH-NISSI

JEHOVAH-RAPHA

JEHOVAH-ROHI

JEHOVAH-SHALOM

JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH

JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU

JEHOVAH-YASHA