The Righteous Shall Enter

The Righteous Shall Enter

"Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them,
And I will praise the LORD. This is the gate of the LORD,
Through which the righteous shall enter.
Save now,
I pray, O LORD; O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!
We have blessed you from the house of the LORD." (Psalm 118:19-20, 25-26)

The LORD has ALL power and ALL authority and He can do ALL things at ALL times in any of our lives. But God always has a special timing to accomplish what He intends to do.

When Jesus came into Jerusalem riding humbly on a donkey that had never been ridden, the disciples began to lead the praises of the Lord as they descended from the Mount of Olives while considering all the great works that He had done. The praises began to increase and spread with growing momentum as the people gathered in Jerusalem for the Passover week. They began to lay down palm branches on the ground and to lift up their voices singing and shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD! The King of Israel!”

All of this was unparalleled as there were so many pieces of biblical prophecy that were coming together at this very moment in time. In Psalm 118, one of the chapters which was always read during the Passover season, there were several Messianic references about the righteous entering in by the gates of righteousness with praises from the people. This same Messiah who was being praised was going to become the Chief Cornerstone which would also be rejected by the builders as the Psalm declares.

Faith was growing but so was the spirit of opposition. The Jewish people were making spiritual connections about Jesus being the Anointed One, the Messiah and King of Israel and this agitated the religious leaders. But if the people wouldn't praise Him, the rocks would have to cry out. All of this was the LORD'S doing and "it is marvelous in our eyes."

Could this be true? Is Jesus the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world? If so, this would change everything! ...And this is what happened!

Have you marveled lately at this triumphal entry of the righteous Jesus into Jerusalem...or how about His entry into your own heart? Once Jesus enters in, everyone is changed and saved. O how we need to marvel at the Messiah each and every day and make His greatness known!

If Jesus is the promised Messiah, then He would be the One who would come in the Name of the LORD! The Name of LORD here is "Yahweh". The four consonants YHWH, which when spoken or revealed is the covenant Name of God, was first written in Genesis 2:4. This is the Name that was associated with the true and living God, who never changes, which was also first officially revealed to Moses when he was called by God at the burning bush.

After Moses heard the call of the LORD, he asked what he should say when those in Egypt asked him who had sent him and what he should say was His Name. The LORD responded to Moses:

"And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you'" (Ex. 3:14).

This declaration of the Name of the LORD (Yahweh) has to do with God being the All Existent One or the Becoming One, since God is eternal, the very definition of existence, and He is able to become the Answer to every need that we have on this earth.

Yahweh Shalom - The Lord our Peace

Yahweh Jireh - The Lord our Provision

Yahweh Nissi - The Lord our Banner

Yahweh Tsidkenu - The Lord our Righteousness

Yahweh Rapha - The Lord our Healer

Yahweh Rohi - The Lord our Shepherd

Yahweh Shammah - The Lord who is Present

This is why the Bible says,

"For 'whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved'" (Romans 10:13)

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).

There is power in the Name of the LORD! The Lord didn't just come to attend Passover, but to become the Passover. He came as the Righteous One to become sin for us so that we might become the righteousness of God IN HIM!

This is why we are able to enter into the fellowship of the Lord. The LORD first entered into Jerusalem as the promised Messiah. While the world is always trying to enter into us, we need to be regularly calling upon the Lord and and to be receiving Him as the King of our life each and every moment of the day. He has become what we needed...our Savior and our Lord and our Peace and our Provision and Help at all times.

Believe in the Name of the LORD and believe on Him to be saved for blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD!

May you call out to the LORD right now for whatever you need Him to be at this moment!

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