We were led by the Lord to meet a pastoring couple who had a service last Sunday nearby. As usual words of knowledge came out and we found out why we were there.
The pastor asked us the question what did it mean to be holy. We chewed over it a bit but we did not do it justice.
This week I caught my mentor between planes to get his thoughts.
Here is the answer :
‘Separated unto the Lord’
Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
In Hebrew this word means ‘set apart’for the Lord.
This is what a Holy person is. He or she does not have to be perfect.
It is when you have separated yourself to Him you have been made holy (consecrated) by Him as He is Holiness.
A primitive root; to be (causatively make, pronounce or observe as) clean(ceremonially or morally): – appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow, (be, keep) holy (-er, place), keep, prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify (-ied one, self), X wholly.
Next to Kodesh. Holy.
From H6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstractly sanctity: – consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness, (X most) holy (X day, portion, thing), saint, sanctuary.
The high priests were separated unto God in the Holy of Holies
You are to be holy to me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.
Only holiness can stand in front of Holiness.
Israel is separated unto the Lord from all the other nations.