What Is Holiness and
Do the Gentile Believers Follow the Holy One of Israel?
Philip Jushua Mercado asked me: “Can you explain the word Holiness?”
Holiness by grace, through faith, by dying to self, and resting in Him….
Holy: Strong’s Concordance H69187:- Qadash: to be set apart or consecrated Original Word: קָדַשׁ
Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: qadash
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-dash’)
Short Definition: consecrate NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin denominative verb from qodesh
Definition to be set apart or consecrated become consecrated (2), become defiled (1), become holy (1), consecrate (43), consecrated (35), consecrates (7), consecration (2), declare holy (1), dedicate (2), dedicated (8), dedicating (1), holier (1), holy (5), keep (1), keep it holy (2), keep the holy (3), made it holy (1), manifest my holiness (2), prepare (2), prove myself holy (2), proved himself holy (1), purified (1), regard as holy (1), sanctified (9), sanctifies (10), sanctify (12), set them apart (1), set apart (4), set apart the consecrated (2), show himself holy (1), transmit holiness (2), treat me as holy (3), treated as holy (1), vindicate the holiness (1), wholly dedicate (1).
I just finished the article about **Enoch who walked with our LORD. If you read that article [below] you have almost half of the explanation about the word Holiness.
YHWH our Holy One Of Israel the great I AM is holy! And as He says: “I AM holy so BE holy,” shows us, how important He find this subject.
Jew and Greek… we must become ONE! The LORD is creating ONE NEW MAN! Israel, natural branch,Gentiles grafted in!
Together, ONE NEW MAN in the OLIVE TREE Yeshua the Moshiach! By dying to self we lose our personal fleshly way of thinking!
Our ambitions our selfishness. Our ways of the world, while Abba calls us a SET APART people!
As He is holy so must we become holy! I suggest that you read the article about Enoch, because his way of living and walking with the LORD, is so important if we want to become as Christ! But I also will write some important points:
Old Testament Law: Labor.
New Testament Law: Rest.
Old Testament Law: Egypt needed to come out of them (world and the ways of the world).
New Testament Law: We die to the flesh
Old Testament Law: If you love me keep my commands.
New Testament Law: If you love me keep my commands.
Old Testament Law: Labor and defeat.
New Testament Law: Rest and victory. He writes the law (of love) and His commands (in His love) on our hearts.
- Read the ENTIRE bible.
Not only the new testament as our LORD is ONE! So is HIS word ONE! Yeshua replaced the sacrifice, the law He will write upon our heart!
- Word without Spirit is dry ground!
You read the letters you won’t understand the secrets behind it, as they can come through revelations! (Work of the Holy Spirit)
- Spirit without word is dangerous!
There are all sorts of spirits in the heavenly realm and the LORD is warning us that we are not supposed to enter certain places!
If you only search for supernatural events and experiences, without the Bible without studying God’s word you are in danger!
- Convert, Repent Be Baptist.
Study the bible. As a little lamb you will receive the milk and as you grow older you will learn to know the Lion of Judah, who will serve you the meat out of the word! The honey! And as an adult you embrace the Lamb and the Lion!
- Prayer-life is important.
But prayer is not only talking also very important LISTENING to His voice!
He can speak through a still small soft voice, through a scripture which will speak to your heart. a dream, vision, and also through others who are send to speak to you! (5-fold ministers called by the LORD).
They are as the priest in the old testament who stood in the Jordan river (which means river of death) and they stood close to the ark of His presence which means for us in his Spirit!
And they helped the others to cross over! As the apostles are called to be spiritual fathers and mothers and the rest of the 5-fold ministers have their own task in this process. Holiness is about going on a journey!
As the Israelites traveled out of Egypt (world) to Canaan (Father-heart of God) we travel out of the world to enter our Canaan as I just wrote Papa’s heart!
Egypt and the world have one and the same “task master” Satan.
Torah = the first 5 books of the bible. Torah means feeding trough. Yeshua is Torah! He feeds us today with water, milk, bread, honey, and so on.
If we study Torah with the help of the Holy Spirit, we will learn to become spiritual mature! We will understand so much more.
The LORD gave me this word years ago:
“I AM the Lion of Judah. In Me you find honey(as in the lion of Samson). Honey is good for your palate. It will teach you what to speak and how to act. It taste good to those who died to self, as it is bitter for those who walk in their flesh!”
Please read the article about **Enoch [below] which I added to a teaching about the secret behind the Menorah.
Holiness is the FRUIT which you find at the end of the journey you take to find your Canaan.
Holiness in the highest sense belongs to God (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 15:4), and AS WE are conformed in all things to the will of God (Romans 6:19, 6:22; Ephesians 1:4; Titus 1:8; 1 Peter 1:15).
Personal holiness (1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 4:23; Ephesians 4:24).
Robert Dalmann asked me on LinkedIn: “But what does this scripture mean?”
“Therefore DO NOT LET ANYONE JUDGE YOU BY what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a SABBATH day,” Colossians 2:16.
We need to read the bible with the help of the Ruach Ha’kodesh and we must not forget that HaShem is talking to us! His Children!
The bible is for BELIEVERS and we are not supposed to follow the ways of the world.
So read the same scripture through the eyes of someone who LOVES His God as He says:
“If you LOVE me you follow MY commands” John 14:15.
Sabbath is not a HUMAN tradition It is HIS set apart day! And if you celebrate it under guidance of the Holy Spirit you will not discover any form of tradition whatsoever!
As a believer out of the Gentiles, you are grafted in the olive tree. When you allow the LORD to circumcise your heart, you are a Jew inwardly, says the Bible.
And when the Gentiles traveled with the Israelites they followed the way of their G-d. I myself celebrate Sabbath as a Jew inwardly, and through pedigree.
But back to this scripture and what does this scripture mean?
“Therefore DO NOT LET ANYONE JUDGE YOU BY what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a SABBATH day,”Colossians 2:16.
Let no one of all the unbelievers JUDGE us who follow HIS ways and are completely death to self and the ways of the world.
YOU my brother (and all brothers and sisters who read this) are the child of a JEWISH Messiah who followed Torah and never ever teaches us anything outside of those borders.
Gentiles Grafted In
“So I ask, did they stumble in order that they might fall? By no means! Rather, through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. Now if their trespass means riches for the world, and if their failure means riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their full inclusion mean!
Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? If the dough offered as first fruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you. Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off. And even they, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree.”
The Mystery of Israel’s Salvation
“Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written,
“The Deliverer will come from Zion,*** he will banish ungodliness from Jacob; and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”
As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy,”Romans 11:11-31.
Normally I use the Jewish Complete version, but for the sake of making things clear I use the English Standard Version (ESV) without any Hebrew words, which can make it more difficult!
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*** Yeshua, Yashua, Jesus.
Someone asked me what does it mean walking like Enoch?
I asked the LORD to help me to answer this question.
Abba (Papa) says: “Enoch in Hebrew (חֲנוֹךְ, chănôk, khan-oke’, chanok) means; initiated. Meaning of initiated is: to START something; “the one who is consecrated, initiated”.
To compare with Christ which means in Greek “the anointed one.” As Yeshua means “salvation.”
You My children must also become as Yeshua/ Christ. Who only did what His Father wanted Him to do. Who surrendered everything! Who lay down His life willingly.
Walking as Enoch, who started with this way of living with Me as His God, means that it is not about set a short time of your day apart to pray and listen to Me, but your day, your life is about Me and you listen and obey Me and you are so death to self that you worship Me by pouring your life out!
24-7-365 you and I are ONE! You do nothing until My Spirit inside of you is leading you to do so.
My first disciples were learning this also… and if they tried something that was not in My plan, the Spirit prevented it.
So you can learn this without stress, because I will still do the same thing.
Christ (Yeshua) is the FIRST of all of those who will do the same!
The Sons of God means: Those who are death to self, walk as Enoch, and shine Yeshua (Christ) out of them instead of their fleshly behavior.
They only call ME good and do what is pleasing to Me and what I ask them to do!
Not for a while, not during prayer time but 24-7-365.”
Chanok: four Israelites, sons of Cain, Jered, Midian and Reuben
Original Word: חֲנוֹך
Part of Speech: proper name, masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (khan-oke’)
Short Definition: Enoch
Blessings and Shalom over you!
~ Mamme Devorah
Called by Yeshua by the will of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
“Adversity is the spark that lights the matches, to glow the fire of self-confidence,” Catharina Schouten.
Catharina Schouten–Meijer (Mamme Devorah) is the founder of Dezerto Floro Foundation – Desert Flower. Blossoming despite hardship! She encourages, inspires, teaches, and is training and equipping people. She goes wherever the Father is sending her! She is sent in the Biblical way. In 1995 the Holy Spirit set her apart, for the work to which He has called her. Pastor Hendrik – Jan van Mourik – Restoration Church – in the Netherlands, sent her in the apostolic and prophetic ministry in 2006. Rev. Paul van Beek God’s Outreach Ministry Int. sent her in the Deborah call in 2011. Ministry mandate: Isaiah 45 Deliverance, Rebuilding, Restoration.