Monday, May 24, 2010

Jehovah-Mekaddishkem - The God who Santifies

Sanctify means set apart, consecrated, separated unto God.

Exodus 31: 12-13 (amp) "And the Lord said to Moses, say unto the Israelites, Truly you shall keep my Sabbaths, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations that you may know that I, the LORD, sanctify you (set you apart for Myself)."

Leviticus 20:7-8 (amp) "Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am the LORD your God.  And you shall keep my statutes and do them, I am the LORD who sanctifies you."

Webster definition: 
Consecrate - 1) to induct (as a bishop) into an office with a religious rite.  2) to make or declare sacred.  3) to devote solemnly to a purpose. 

My Lord, I see from this that You are the one who inducts me into Your service, but I must devote myself solemnly to Your purposes, and You declare and make me holy, and set me free from sin.  You set me apart long ago in eternity past, you chose me.  Ephesians 1:4 "Even as (in his love) He chose us (me, Jean!).  He actually picked us out for Himself as his own, in Christ before the foundations of the world, that we (I) should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach before Him in love."

This is so awesome, that Jehovah, the Self Existent One, who created all that exists, would choose me, on purpose, and set me apart.  You even provided the only way that I could be not only cleansed of my sin, but to be free from it.  You freed me from sin's power and one day in heaven.  I will be forever free from sins presence. 

But I praise you that even now in this sinful world I live in, You have made me holy and consecrated to Your service.  You count me worthy because You see me in the perfectness that You created me to be.  You see the righteousness of Your Holy Son covering me.  Thank you, Jehovah Mekaddishkem.  the One and Only One Who Sanctifies and consecrates me and makes me holy in  Your eyes.


Seun Coker said...

Praise the living God for His abundant mercies. May His name be praised forever more amen. All the glory goes to Jehovah Mekaddishkem

Seun Coker said...

May the name of the Lord be praised forever and ever amen. All the glory goes to Jehovah Mekaddishkem

Anonymous said...

GLORY 2 GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!! AMEN!!!! THANK U LORD!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This name has been in my spirit for days now. I had to search it's meaning. This is just beautiful. Now I see what God is saying to me. Thank you for posting this journal entry.