Tag: Be Holy

Holy As A Verb

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

We think of holiness as a noun. Holiness is a state of being holy. It’s true. But in Hebrew, there’s much more to it. In Hebrew, the word Holy is ‘Kodesh.’ It’s a noun or adjective. But it comes in another form – in the word ‘Kadash.’ Kadash is Holy as a verb. Aaron wasn’t holy by nature, but he was ‘kadashed,’ made holy, transformed into what is holy. So, too, the holy vessels and instruments of the Tabernacle. The holy things weren’t holy by nature, but holy by the fact that they had been ‘kadashed,’ ‘holyfied,’ made holy.

Do you want to be holy? It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from, or what you’ve done in the past. Commit your life and everything you have to the Lord’s purposes and away from those purposes which are not of God, away from that sin, away from that indulgence. When you do that, you’re performing the act of ‘kadash.’ And you will become God’s holy vessel. For in Messiah, holiness is not just a noun, but a verb – Get kadashed and act accordingly!

Today’s Mission – Today, commit your life and everything you have to the Lord’s purposes and away from those purposes which are not of Him.

by Jonathan Cahn

Be Holy As I Am Holy

Andrew Murrayby Andrew Murray

1 Peter 1:13,16 “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

It needs no proof that it is of infinite importance to know aright what God has called us to. A misunderstanding here may have fatal results. You may have heard that God calls you to salvation or to happiness,  to receive pardon or to obtain heaven, and never noticed that all these were subordinate. It was to ‘salvation in sanctification,’ it was to Holiness in the first place, as the element in which salvation and heaven are to be found. The complaints of many Christians as to lack of joy and strength, as to failure and want of growth, are simply owing  to this—the place God gave Holiness in His call they have not given it in their response. God and they have never yet come to an agreement on this.

by Andrew Murray