Our Righteous Branch-Jeremiah 33:14-16

Jeremiah 33:14-16 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the gracious promise I made to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. 15 “‘In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. 16 In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.’

Geremia 33:14-16 “Ecco, i giorni vengono”, dice il Signore, “in cui io manderò ad effetto la buona parola che ho pronunciata riguardo alla casa d’Israele e riguardo alla casa di Giuda. 15 In quei giorni e in quel tempo, io farò germogliare per Davide un germoglio di giustizia, ed esso eserciterà il diritto e la giustizia nel paese. 16 In quei giorni Giuda sarà salvato e Gerusalemme abiterà al sicuro; questo è il nome con cui sarà chiamata: Signore nostra giustizia”.

 

     “The days are coming” is a common phrase in Jeremiah that is a foretelling prophecy both of destruction and defeat as well as restoration and salvation. This prophecy of restoration and hope is based on a previous promise that God made to the people of Judah. It centers around “a righteous Branch” stemming from the house of David who will administer justice and righteousness. Some foretelling has already been fulfilled and others will be fulfilled at God’s appointed time.

     The “righteous Branch” that will sprout is a prophecy that was fulfilled at the coming of Jesus Christ. The angel told Mary that her son would be given the throne of his father David and that He would reign forever (Luke 1:32-33). Jeremiah continues this prophecy by foretelling that Jerusalem will once again be a place of safety and it will be called “The Lord our Righteousness”. In other words, the inhabitants will reflect the justice and righteousness of Jesus their King. This prophecy will have its fulfillment when the righteous and just monarch is established in the Millennial Age and God fulfills His promise in uniting Judah and Israel under the Messiah. Just as the promise of the Righteous Branch was fulfilled in Jesus, so the Millennial will bring forth Jesus sitting on the throne in Jerusalem governing the people of the world.

Pray with me: Lord, I am still amazed every time I see a prophecy in Your Word that has either happened or is getting ready to happen. I want to be ready and be a part of all that You have planned and promised to Your people.



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