SCRIPTURES: 1 Samuel 6:20 And the men of Bethshemesh said, Who is able to stand before this HOLY LORD GOD – [JEHOVAH EL HAKKADOSH]? and to whom shall he go up from us? Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy [HAKKADOSH]; I dwell in the high and holy place [HAKKADOSH], with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
THOUGHT: The Hebrew word HAKKADOSH or HOLY is not only the opposite of that which is vile or profane and thus bad, but also the opposite of that which is common or neutral, i.e. that which is neither bad or good. Holiness is by nature separate, inherently sacred and righteous. Holiness can refer to a person or to an object, and therefore refers to God, humans, an object of worship, a place, thoughts and even to time set aside for the worship of the One Holy God and LORD. The HOLINESS of God is expressed throughout the Bible and He commands that you be holy too. Since people failed to set themselves apart for holiness, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to redeem and deliver you unto holiness [HAKKADOSH]. He also seals your sanctification in holiness [HAKKADOSH] by His Holy Spirit. I urge that you walk in salvation by Jesus Christ and receive the gift of God’s Spirit and empowerment to walk in Holiness on a daily basis.
PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father, THE LORD GOD OF HOLINESS [JEHOVAH EL HAKKADOSH]: Along with the inhabitants in heaven and on the earth I recognize that You are a Holy and Righteous God. Heavenly beings sing Your praise and declare Your holiness day and night (Isaiah 6:1-3; Revelation 4:8). You are holy, righteous and separate from me but yet You desired my salvation so much that You made a way for me to be holy too. Thank You for the blood of Jesus that saved me (Acts 4:12; 1 John 1:7) and for the baptism with the Holy Ghost to empower me to walk in holiness (Mark 1:8; Acts 1:8). In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!