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Holiness?  I thought we were to do what is right. You know be Righteous.

Holy? Is that even possible?

Isaiah 6:3”…Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory.”
In Hebrew:
קָדוֹשׁ קָדוֹשׁ קָדוֹשׁ יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת; מְלֹא כָל-הָאָרֶץ, כְּבוֹדוֹ.

From this we are told that the LORD GOD is HOLY, but how then can I, just a human being be Holy? Or you?

People can be great at imitating things that they want to act like, some examples: their Dad, their Mom or some animal like: a monkey; a bear; a dog or a cat. So the easiest way to be Holy, is to imitate THE LORD GOD.

Well, not so easy for almost anyone.

I can imagine the reactions to that statement, for I have seen it many times. But, I ask you to bare with me for a little bit and I will attempt to make this clearer.

You did not hear me say to be god! Nor even to acquire HIS POWER WISDOM, MERCY, COMPASSION, . . . . only to imitate the LORD.

If you were to read and think about the Writings of Moses and all that is written there, you would be see how the LORD GOD behaves. HE keeps the LAWS and Teachings HE gives us, long before HE gives them to us.

There is an easier way to be HOLY, one that LORD GOD declared. “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;”

Did you understand that? If you just keep HIS Laws and Teachings, upholding HIS Covenant(Contract), then you will be HIS, and The LORD GOD is your GOD, Your Protector, Your Provider. . . . .

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There is one reference that I should include here. It has been mis-used many times by many people.
Exodus 19:6 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.’ “

This is where we get really messed up: “a kingdom of priests, a holy nation.” Many have jumped to that portion without what came before, and it is used by many people, taken out of context, to grant themselves power and authority over others.

Like in the story of Korah (Numbers 16 and 17) declares in Numbers 16:3 . . . Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, . . .”

Continue.

HE (THE LORD GOD) says that you can be HOLY for HE is HOLY. What does that mean? What relationship to the ALMIGHTY can you possibly have that would allow this to happen? I recommend that you read “Your Soul” for a discussion about this connection.

We are only working with the Written WORD OF GOD at the Hand Of Moses, a.k.a. the First Five Books of the Tanakh or Old Testament. This phrase then: “Ye shall be holy; for I the LORD your God am holy.” Which comes from Leviticus 19:2.  In this statement we are presented with another formula, in that: We; you and I, should be holy, because the LORD Our GOD is HOLY. This is very interesting. The ALMIGHTY has declared that we are to be holy, because HE is . . . . .HOLY.  Or, My GOD is Holy, so I should be holy. Or maybe just: Because My GOD is Holy I can be holy.

How about this one?:

“Leviticus 20: 7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy; for I am the LORD your God.

8 And keep ye My statutes, and do them: I am the LORD who sanctify you.”

That seems to be another version of the Exodus 19 shown above.

Okay, let us take a look at what just happened in those two verse. First, we are to “Sanctify yourselves”! [Really, sanctify myself? But then HE gives you a way to do it.] “Keep ye(you) MY Statues(Laws and teachings), do them: I AM THE LORD who sanctifies you.(HE Declares HOW to make it so. If you do this, then I will do that.)

Another If, Then statement:
Sanctifiy { If you keep my statues,

Then, I THE LORD Sanctify you!.

Else, you are Not!
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It works for Exodus 19 also.

We need to keep this in mind: There is not even ONE new law created after Moses’s Written TORAH.

You need to be HOLY. There is only one place to learn how, The Written Torah.

Even the prophets do not make new laws. Reference: Prophets? to learn the requirements the LORD Declared regarding those that speak for HIM.

There is another reason the LORD declares that we can be holy, because HE Is HOLY. This last reason deals with how HE CREATED US. This one deals with “The Soul”, more specifically Your Soul, and why HE makes that Claim.

An observation here: The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, CREATOR OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH also keeps HIS WORD(Laws, Teachings and Covenants(Contracts) for HE IS HOLY, HOLY, HOLY. So there you go, imitate the LORD GOD and you too will be HOLY.

How do we know the HE KEEPS HIS WORD? Even the enemy knows this. “Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: when He hath said, will He not do it? or when He hath spoken, will He not make it good?”

I have been wanting to place this out in the world.
In Exodus 3:6 Moreover He said: ‘I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’  and

14 And God said unto Moses: ‘I AM THAT I AM’; and He said: ‘Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: I AM hath sent me unto you.’

15 And God said moreover unto Moses: ‘Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you; this is My name for ever, and this is My memorial unto all generations.

Here is one point: THE LORD uses and declares this will be used to identify HIM for ever.  “the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”.

I did not understand the meaning of this until recently. Yes I get the name portion of it, always have. It is the MEANING of it that eluded me.  Simply put it is Evidence of the LORD’S DEEDS, because these are THREE WITNESSES, from the Family, the Elders and forefathers.

This taken in conjunction with “Exodus 20:2 I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” Or, Leviticus 25:”38 I am the LORD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, to be your God.”

Now we and the whole earth have been given witnesses (Three Fathers) or the LORD GOD’s faithfulness and power. Then the Children of Israel are the Witnesses that the LORD GOD told what was to come five hundred years in advance, to the Three Witnesses, and that THE LORD GOD Performed what HE SAID TO Abram(Abraham) so many years in advance. For we were brought out of Egypt as foretold in Genesis 15:13 And He said unto Abram: ‘Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 and also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge; and afterward shall they come out with great substance.”

For 3294 years, We are evidence that the CREATOR OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH IS GOD. Also, HE keeps HIS WORD in all things.

Who Can You Trust?

The is ONLY ONE GOD, Creator of the Heavens And the Earth. HIS word is LAW and Truth HIS WORD. HIS LAW NEVER CHANGES, HIS WORD NEVER FAILS. HE Annuls HIS Covenants(contracts) when HE Declares them VOID. See “I Will Break My Covenant!

Can you Trust those who do not speak the Truth? How about those that say “You can not know the Truth!”? Can you trust them?
Can you trust any that say and it does not happen?
Can you trust any that declare this now and something opposite now?
Can you trust someone that has different rules for different people? Should the LAW not be the same for everyone? Should the Application of the LAW be the same for everyone?

There is only ONE GOD, The LIVING GOD of Abraham, GOD of Isaac, GOD of Jacob. HE had many prophets, Only ONE SET OF LAWS, and each prophet you are to judge based upon HIS LAWS.

It is Your soul that you risk.

Think about it. Choose wisely, for everything that is YOU, depends on it.
Is anyone listening? You still have breath and life, you can return and repair your deeds. You just need to Do It while you have time.

I can not save you, no one can., you must Return and do that which is Right.
I can show you the way, if you want to know.

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 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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