Jehovah Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Rightesousness
Delivered By
Pastor Bob Petersen
Delivered On
April 19, 2015

The different names of God:

  • Jehovah Nissi (The Lord our Banner)
  • Jehovah Raah (The Lord our Shepherd)
  • Jehovah Rapha (The Lord our Healer)
  • Jehovah shammah (The Lord is There)
  • Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord our Righteousness)
  • Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord our Sanctifier)
  • Jehovah Jireh (The Lord our Provider)
  • Jehovah Shalom (The Lord our Peace)
  • Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

In reference to forgiveness...

1. Our own righteousness will never get us to heaven

     a. Isaiah 64:6 AMP For we have all become like one who is unclean [ceremonially, like a leper], and all our righteousness (our best deeds          of rightness and justice) is like filthy rags or a polluted garment

2. Jesus must be our righteousness:

     a. Jeremiah 23:6b NAS And this is His name by which He will be called, 'The Lord our righteousness.'

In reference to unrighteous actions/words opening us to the enemy:

     1 John 5:17 NAS says All unrighteousness is sin.


Rev. C.H. Spurgeon on June 2, 1861: His agony and bloody sweat have for ever taken away the consequences of sin from believers, seeing Christ did by his one sacrifice bear the penalty of that sin in his flesh. He, his own self, bare our sins in his own body on the tree. Still it is not enough for a man to be pardoned. He, of course, is then in the eye of God without sin. But it was required of man that he should actually keep the command. It was not enough that he did not break it, or that he is regarded through the blood as though he did not break it. He must keep it, he must continue in all things that wre written in the book of the law to do them. How is this necessity supplied? Man must have a righteousness, or God cannot accept him. Man must have a perfect obedience, or else God cannot reward him.

Obedience = Righteousness

  • Romans 6:16 NAS do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience ersulting in righteouseness?

Righteousness = Sanctification

  • Romans 6:19b NAS For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.
    • Sanctification (Strongs) purification, i.e. (the state) purity; a purifier

2 Corinthians 5:21 NAS He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Faith actions/words produce righteousness.

  • Romans 4:3 NAS For what does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness.
  • Romans 4:9b NAS for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
    • We fail to believe because belief is not rooted in the heart.
    • Confession is the fruit of belief that opens the door to all that was provided on the cross.

Matthew 6:33 NAS But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NAS 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, or homosexuals, 10 nor theives, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 

1 John 1:9 NAS If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.