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A Holy People

That is it, a claim to fame! We are a Holy People!!!  That is it, a claim to fame! We are a Holy People!!!
On the other side is: They think they are better than us! Oh!, so now instead of a Holy People you claim CHOSEN!

To this end of proving that we are not holy, many have taken to REPLACING the Covenants and Agreements with the ALMIGHTY, declaring that they are holy and that those Covenants and Agreements are void because of our denial of the Holy One Of Our Fathers, The LIVING GOD.

There are many controversial issues stated above. Let us take a look at one of the questionable items here.

Holy?

1) Are we a Holy People? What makes us Holy? What conditions are required of US(each one of Us) to be Holy? Is it a group statement or a personal statement?(Both is the answer to that one, but individually applied. Read on.)

These are powerful question. What makes us Holy? There are these statements in the Written Torah that can give  shape and limits to this  idea.

Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him: ‘I am God Almighty; walk before Me, and be thou wholehearted.”

 

Exodus 19: 5 Now therefore, if ye will hearken unto My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be Mine own treasure from among all peoples; for all the earth is Mine;

6 and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.’”

 

Exodus 32: 31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said: ‘Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them a god of gold.

32 Yet now, if Thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray Thee, out of Thy book which Thou hast written.’

33 And the LORD said unto Moses: ‘Whosoever hath sinned against Me, him will I blot out of My book.

34 And now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee; behold, Mine angel shall go before thee; nevertheless in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them.’

35 And the LORD smote the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.”

 

Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be His own treasure, out of all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.

7 The LORD did not set His love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people–for ye were the fewest of all peoples–

8 but because the LORD loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, He is God; the faithful God, who keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations;

10 and repayeth them that hate Him to their face, to destroy them; He will not be slack to him that hateth Him, He will repay him to his face.

11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which I command thee this day, to do them.”

 

Numbers 17: 2 ‘Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the fire-pans out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are become holy;

3 even the fire-pans of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, and let them be made beaten plates for a covering of the altar–for they are become holy, because they were offered before the LORD–that they may be a sign unto the children of Israel.’

So what can we learn from these text with regards to HOLY?

An object can become holy, if it has been used before the LORD GOD.(Numbers 17)
Following that train of thought, if you are chosen as a servant of the LORD, you are holy to THE LORD GOD. Until you are not holy (Deuteronomy 7).

So how do you become HOLY or Stay HOLY? It is an if then statement:
IF {you will hearken unto My voice indeed, and keep My covenant}; THEN {then ye shall be Mine own treasure from among all peoples}. That was the Exodus 19 section above.

Yet the Deuteronomy 7 expresses it this way: “ 9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, He is God; the faithful God,{IF} who keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations;” BUT, “10 and{THEN} repayeth them that hate Him to their face, to destroy them; He will not be slack to him that hateth Him, He will repay him to his face.”
There seems to be a difference in holy(Numbers 17) and HOLY(Exodus 19).

The holy is used in the service of the LORD and the HOLY keeps HIS COVENANTS AND COMMANDMENTS, Willfully!, with purpose and intent. Un-HOLY is fighting against the LORD, HIS COVENANTS AND COMMANDMENTS, willfully choosing against the LORD GOD.

The children of Jacob are used by the LORD, to prove that HE IS GOD. We are of use and therefore holy(a tool) so that the nations and all the earth will know the the LORD OUR GOD IS, . . . .GOD! Where does that come from?

Deuteronomy 32:26 I thought I would make an end of them, I would make their memory cease from among men;   27 Were it not that I dreaded the enemy’s provocation, lest their adversaries should misdeem, lest they should say: Our hand is exalted, and not the LORD hath wrought all this.’”

We are still here because the whole earth knows who we are, and by extension the LIVING GOD. It could be seen as: we are the beneficiaries of the people of the earth that are not of the Children of Jacob. For they will not know the GOD OF OUR FATHERS, if we cease to exist. So even the evil actions has a purpose before the LIVING GOD Of: Abraham; Isaac; Jacob.

SO? The children of Jacob are holy or HOLY. The first is a tool used in the service of the LORD, the second is for those that CHOOSE to Hear, Obey and KEEP THE LORD’S Covenants, Commands and  Teachings, as is stated in Exodus 19 and Deuteronomy 7. These are just the ones included in this writing. There are more examples, which you can know if you need.

The holy and HOLY, are like Israel and Ishrael. Holy is a tool used, while HOLY is choosing to ACT ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD. So to is Israel meaning to Struggle with GOD, and ISHRAEL meaning UPRIGHT or Righteous  or GOVERNED BY GOD. It is your choice. What will you do with it?

IT is to our benefit to HEARKEN until the LIVING GOD OF ISHRAEL/ISRAEL, and to our pain and shame to do otherwise.

My prayer is that The LORD grant you eyes that see, ears that hear and an understanding heart, then you may return unto HIM soon!(Isaiah 6: 9 And He said: ‘Go, and tell this people: hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they, seeing with their eyes, and hearing with their ears, and understanding with their heart, return, and be healed.’)

 

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