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(The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
Jehovah Mekoddishkem occurs 2 times, first used in Exd 31:13.
Jehovah Mekoddishkem — the Lord that sanctifies you
"The Existing One" Who Is HOLY or The God of All Holiness! "to be" or "to exist" as The Holy One! "to become" HOLY , even as Our father is Holy... or specifically "to become known" as Holy. — this denotes a God who reveals Himself unceasingly, from the Hebrew word "qâdash" meaning "sanctify," "holy," or "dedicate."
Sanctification is the separation of an object or person to the dedication of the Holy One. — it can be translated as "The Lord who sets you apart."
Have you ever even thought about , or considered asking God, through the "blood of Jesus" .. to make you Holy? It always used to bug me when I heard the words of Jesus when He said ' You must therefore be perfect just as your heavenly Father is perfect' ( Matthew 5:48) .. and I concluded, that is impossible"! But then , 'nothing is impossible for God' according to scripture .. so I conclude , and I say to you .. the only way is through Jesus Christ, and that way is through His Holy Blood!
A holy nation was God’s ideal for Israel; they were set apart for God’s service. In Leviticus 20: 8, 9 the LORD said to Moses and the children of Israel, “Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy; for I am the LORD your God. And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them, I am the LORD who sanctifieth you.” Seven times the LORD sanctifies (1) to obey (Leviticus 20:8), (2) to purity (Leviticus 21:7, 8), (3) to God (Leviticus 21:15), (4) to health (Leviticus (21:23), (5) to diet (Leviticus 22:8, 9), (6) to instruct (Leviticus 22:15, 16), (7) to remember (Leviticus 22:32, 33). The word m’kaddesh is from kadesh or qodesh meaning “holy,” “sanctify,” “consecrate” “hallow” “sanctuary” and “dedicate.” In the Old Testament the word is translated holy meaning a man who devotes himself to God and thus separates himself from the rest of the people. Jehovah is the Holy One; even His name is to be hallowed (Deuteronomy 4:35), “Unto thee it was shown, that thou mightest know that the LORD, he is God, there is none else beside him.” I Samuel 2:2 reads, “There is none holy like the LORD; for there is none beside thee, neither is there any rock like our God.” Jehovah God speaks in Isaiah 65:5, “...Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holi er than thou...” God speaks again in Ezekiel 38:23, “Thus will I sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.”
The word kadesh or qodesh can mean to “set apart” something or someone such as times and seasons (Genesis 2:3; Exodus 20:8 - 11), places such as the camp of Israel, the hill of Zion, the city of Jerusalem, the Altar, the Tabernacle, the Temple and the Sabbath. Persons like a prophet (Jeremiah 1:5), the first born (Exodus 13:2) may be set apart. On the breastplate of the high priest the words “HOLINESS TO JEHOVAH” were inscribed (Exodus 28:36). Even the people of Israel were set apart (Deuteronomy 7:6). Only a holy God could demand holiness of His people. Jehovah God told Moses in Leviticus 19:2, “Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy; for I, the LORD your God, am holy.” Our God is too holy to wink at transgressions or pass over sin lightly. Holiness is both positive and active. Luke 1:35 reads, “And the angel answered (the Virgin Mary) and said unto her, ‘The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the pow er of the Highest shall overshadow thee; therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” The writer of Hebrews (7:26) wrote this of Jesus, “For such a high priest was fitting to us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separ ate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens...” The Apostle Paul reminded the Corinthians in I Corinthians 6:11, “...ye are washed,.. ye are sanctif ied ,...ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of the Lord.”
The holiness of God cannot be compared with other gods. Like the stars of the heavens though they may differ in brilliance, when the sun arises in the eastern sky all stars fade into oblivion. Their brilliance ceases to be compared with the sun.
Sing Praise To The NAME OF OUR GOD! ALL Praise and all thanksgiving to the NAME of My God! Father I Praise Your NAME, as the Hebrews knew YOUR NAME! I seek to learn of you Father, and PRAISE YOUR NAME!