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Shabbat Service
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“Be Holy As I Am Holy”
The Meaning of Holiness and How to Walk It Out
Chag Sameach (saw-may-ahk)
Chag – Mishteh (46, feast, banquet)
What Restrictions are Required For the Feast?
A Reprise of the Discussion of Ridding Your
Place of Leaven
Is the Command to Eat Unleavened Bread Also
Intended To Benefit Us With a Natural Detox?
At the end of today’s teaching you will be
given an opportunity to
1. Ask Questions
2. Receive Prayer
3. Give your Tithes and Offerings to support
the work of this ministry
A Prayer
“Be Holy As I Am Holy”
The Meaning of Holiness and How to Walk It Out
The Call to be Holy
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." (1 Kepha 1:14-16)
Where is it written: “Be Holy For I Am Holy”?
Leviticus 11:44-45
Leviticus 19:2
Leviticus 20:7
Leviticus 20:26
Leviticus 11-22 is therefore called “the Holiness
Code”
Dictionary.com
• –adjective
• specially recognized as or declared sacred by
religious use or authority; consecrated: holy
ground.
• dedicated or devoted to the service of God,
the church, or religion: a holy man.
• saintly; godly; pious; devout: a holy life.
• having a spiritually pure quality: a holy love.
• entitled to worship or veneration as or as if
sacred: a holy relic.
• religious: holy rites.
• inspiring fear, awe, or grave distress: The
director, when angry, is a holy terror.
A Little Abstract? Nebulous? Intangible?
Sacred and consecrated are more of those
abstract, vague terms that still leave us all
hazy, uncertain and without a clear grasp of
the meaning of holy. Telling us that its
related to "religious use or authority" really
doesn't help much either. We already know
that holy is related to our religious walk of
faith. But what exactly does it mean?
Did You Know…
That the Meaning of “Holy” and “Holiness”
Does Not Have to Be a Mystery. These terms
are Abstract and Fuzzy. But We Can Have a
Clear Understanding of Its Meaning
We Do Not Have to Guess About How to Live a
Holy Life
Living a Holy Life Can Be Easy to Understand
and Attainable.
Brown, Driver, Briggs Lexicon (BDB)
Our word comes from the Hebrew root vdq
(pronounced kădăsh), which comes from
the "poss. orig. idea of separation,
withdrawal."
BDB goes on to further describe our word:
• vd;Q' ((qadash) vb. denom. be set
apart, consecrated, separated
• vd,qo (qodesh) n. m. apartness,
sacredness, one who is separated
• vAdq' (qadosh) adj. sacred, holy;
separate from human infirmity, impurity,
and sin
The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament
(TWOT) says
vd,qo (qodesh) apartness, holiness,
sacredness.
TWOT
The meaning "to separate" is favored by many
scholars, but the fact that qdsh rarely, if ever,
occurs in a secular sense makes any positive
conclusion in this regard difficult because of
the limited evidence on which to base
philological comparison.
TWOT
In the Qal the verb qadash is used most
frequently to describe the state of
consecration effected by Levitical ritual. In
Exo 29:21, 37; Exo 30:29 certain articles used
in the Levitical service were consecrated to
God and were thus recognized as belonging
to the realm of the sacred.
Dictionary.com
consecrate means "to make or declare sacred;
set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity"
or "to devote or dedicate to some purpose."
TWOT - Transmission of the state of holiness to
anything that touched a person or object so
consecrated (Exo 29:37; Exo 30:29; Lev 6:18 [H
11], 27 [H 20]) does not necessarily imply that a
transferable divine energy exists in the "holy."
Rather, it seems that the person or object
entered the state of holiness in the sense of
becoming subject to cultic restrictions, as were
other holy persons or objects, in order to avoid
diffusion of the sacred and the profane....
So, then, Holy means…
The noun holy should be understood as
"something which is separate or set-apart
(devoted) for a specific purpose."
The verb to make holy or to be holy means the act
of “separating something for a particular
purpose,"
The adjective holy describes something that has
been set apart or separated for a particular
purpose.
Principle of First Use
Thus the heavens and the earth were
completed in all their vast array. By the
seventh day Elohim had finished the work he
had been doing; so on the seventh day he
rested from all his work. And Elohim blessed
the seventh day and made it holy, because on
it he rested from all the work of creating that
he had done. (Bereshith [Genesis] 2:1-3)
The Separations of Creation
(Heb bdl – divide,separate,distinguish)
*Day 1- Light from Darkness (v4)
*Day 2 – Waters Above from Below (v6-7)
Day 3 – Land from Gathered Water
*Day 4 – Day from Night (v14,18)
(Day 6? – Woman from Man)
Day 7 – Sabbath Day from the other Six
How to Keep the Sabbath Holy
Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy (set
it apart). For six days you may labor and do
all your work, but the seventh day is a
Sabbath to Yehovah your Elohim; on it you
shall not do any work, you, or your son, or
your daughter, or your male servant, or your
female servant, or your cattle, or your
resident foreigner who is in your gates. (Ex
20:8-10)
Guard the day of the Sabbath to set it apart just
as Yehovah your Elohim has commanded
you. You are to serve and do all your work in
six days, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of
Yehovah your Elohim.
On that day you must not do any work, you, your
son, your daughter, your male servant, your
female servant, your ox, your donkey, any
other animal, or the foreigner who lives with
you, so that your male and female slaves, like
yourself, may have rest. (Deut 5:12-14)
Did You Know…
That When You Guard the Sabbath Day to Set It
Apart, Yehovah is Setting You Apart from the
World and All Pretenders?
In Doing So, You are Becoming Holy as Yehovah
is Holy
Setting Apart the Sabbath Sets Us Apart
"Say to the sons of Yisrael, 'You must guard my
Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and
you for the generations to come, so you may
know that I am Yehovah, who makes you holy.
Guard the Sabbath, because it is holy to you.’”
(Exodus 31:13-14)
Now the One who created the heavens and the
earth and the sea and all that is in them was
establishing a permanent memorial of his
creative acts on the Seventh Day by
establishing the seventh day as that time when
all mankind is to stop all his own activity and
separate the Sabbath from the other six days to
honor and acknowledge the Creator of all.
When we set the Sabbath apart for this
purpose, we are keeping it holy.
Did You Know…
That When You Keep Yehovah’s
Commandments You are Setting Yourself
Apart from the World and All Religious
Pretenders and Yehovah is Setting You Apart?
In Doing So, You are Becoming Holy as Yehovah
is Holy
Where is it written: “Be Holy For I Am Holy”?
Leviticus 11:44-45
Leviticus 19:2
Leviticus 20:7
Leviticus 20:26
Leviticus 11-22 is therefore called “the Holiness
Code”
Yehovah said to Mosheh, "Speak to the entire
assembly of Yisrael and say to them: 'Be holy
because I, Yehovah your Elohim, am holy.
"'Each of you must respect his mother and
father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am
Yehovah your Elohim. "'Do not turn to idols or
make gods of cast metal for yourselves. I am
Yehovah your Elohim. (Leviticus 19:1-4)
Holy Living – The “Law of Loving Your Neighbor”
Leviticus 19:11-18
• Do not steal.
• Do not lie.
• Do not deceive one another.
• Do not swear falsely by my name and so
profane the name of your Elohim. I am
Yehovah.
• Do not defraud your neighbor or rob him.
• Do not hold back the wages of a hired man
overnight.
• Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in
front of the blind, but fear your Elohim. I am
Yehovah.
• Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to
the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge
your neighbor fairly. Do not go about spreading
slander among your people.
• Do not do anything that endangers your
neighbor's life. I am Yehovah.
• Do not hate your brother in your heart.
• Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not
share in his guilt.
• Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against
one of your people, but love your neighbor as
yourself. I am Yehovah. (19:11-18)
It is Yehovah Who Makes You Holy
*Separate* yourselves and be holy, because I
am Yehovah your Elohim. Keep my decrees
and follow them. I am Yehovah, who makes
you holy. (Leviticus 20:7-8)
*Consecrate, dedicate, cause yourself to be
separated
The Law is Holy
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment
is holy, righteous and good. (Romans 7:12)
"'Keep all my decrees and laws and follow them, so
that the land where I am bringing you to live may
not vomit you out. You must not live according to
the customs of the nations I am going to drive
out before you.
Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.
But I said to you, "You will possess their land; I
will give it to you as an inheritance, a land
flowing with milk and honey. “I am Yehovah your
Elohim, who has set you apart from the nations.
(Lev 20:22-24)
Did You Know…
That When You Keep Yehovah’s Restrictions
Regarding Sexuality You are Setting Yourself
Apart from the World and All Pretenders?
In Doing So, You are Becoming Holy as Yehovah
is Holy
Paul’s Instructions About How to Live
Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live
in order to please Elohim, as in fact you are
living. Now we ask you and urge you in the
Master Yeshua to do this more and more. For
you know what instructions we gave you by
the authority of the Master Yeshua. (1
Thessalonians 4:1-2)
Holiness in the Sexual Arena
It is Elohim's will that you should be holy (set
apart): that you should avoid sexual immorality;
that each of you should learn to control his own
body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in
passionate lust like the heathen, who do not
know Elohim; and that in this matter no one
should wrong his brother or take advantage of
him. Yehovah will punish men for all such sins, as
we have already told you and warned you. For
Elohim did not call us to be impure, but to live a
holy life. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-7)
"You shall not commit adultery.” (Exodus 20:14)
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You
shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his
manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or
anything that belongs to your neighbor.“ (20:17)
"You shall not lust after your neighbor's wife. You
shall not set your desire on your neighbor's
house or land, his manservant or maidservant,
his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to
your neighbor.“ (Deuteronomy 5:21)
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a
man commits are outside his body, but he
who sins sexually sins against his own body.
Do you not know that your body is a temple of
the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have
received from Elohim? You are not your own;
you were bought at a price. Therefore honor
Elohim with your body. (1 Corinthians 6:1820)
Vayikra (Leviticus) 18:1-24
According of some, these laws are done away
with.
Is there any New Testament evidence that these
Levitical Laws pertaining to sexuality are still
valid for the followers of Messiah?
It is actually reported that there is sexual
immorality among you, and of a kind that
does not occur even among pagans: A man
has his father's wife. And you are proud!
Shouldn't you rather have been filled with
grief and have put out of your fellowship the
man who did this? (1Corinthians 5:1-3)
Vayiqra 18:8: "Do not have sexual relations
with your father's wife; that would dishonor
your father."
Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that
a little yeast works through the whole batch of
dough? Get rid of the old yeast that you may be
a new batch without yeast-- as you really are.
For Messiah, our Pesach lamb, has been
sacrificed.
Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the
old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness,
but with bread without yeast, the bread of
sincerity and truth. (1 Corinthians 5:5-8)
I have written you in my letter not to associate
(separate from that one) with sexually immoral
people-- not at all meaning the people of this
world who are immoral, or the greedy and
swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would
have to leave this world.
But now I am writing you that you must not
associate with anyone who calls himself a
brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an
idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler.
With such a man do not even eat. (1 Corinthians
5:9-12)
Did You Know…
That Watching Over Your Body to Keep It Clean
is a Spiritual Act of Worship?
In Doing So, You are Becoming Holy as Yehovah
is Holy
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of
Elohim's mercy, to offer your bodies as living
sacrifices, holy and pleasing to Elohim-- this is
your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform
any longer to the pattern of this world, but be
transformed by the renewing of your mind.
Then you will be able to test and approve
what Elohim's will is-- his good, pleasing and
perfect will. (Romans 12:1-2)
I have written you quite boldly on some points,
as if to remind you of them again, because of
the grace Elohim gave me to be a minister of
Messiah Yeshua to the Gentiles with the
priestly duty of proclaiming the gospel of
Elohim, so that the Gentiles might become an
offering acceptable to Elohim, set apart by
the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:15-16)
Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in
slavery to impurity and to ever-increasing
wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to
righteousness leading to holiness. When you
were slaves to sin, you were free from the
control of righteousness.
What benefit did you reap at that time from the
things you are now ashamed of? Those things
result in death! But now that you have been set
free from sin and have become slaves to Elohim,
the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the
result is eternal life. (Romans 6:19-22)
Did You Know…
That When You Keep Yehovah’s Dietary Laws
You are Watching Over Your Body and You are
Setting Yourself Apart from the World and All
Pretenders?
In Doing So, You are Becoming Holy as Yehovah
is Holy
What agreement is there between the temple
of Elohim and idols? For we are the temple of
the living Elohim. As Elohim has said: "I will
live with them and walk among them, and I
will be their Elohim, and they will be my
people. Therefore come out from them and
be separate," says Yehovah. "Touch no
unclean thing, and I will receive you.
I will be a Father to you, and you will be my
sons and daughters," says Yehovah
Almighty. Since we have these promises, dear
friends, let us purify ourselves from
everything that contaminates body and spirit,
perfecting holiness out of reverence for
Elohim. (2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1)
Vayikra (Leviticus) 11:1-42
Do not defile yourselves by any of these creatures.
Do not make yourselves unclean by means of them
or be made unclean by them. I am Yehovah your
Elohim; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because
I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any
creature that moves about on the ground. I am
Yehovah who brought you up out of Mitzrayim to
be your Elohim; therefore be holy, because I am
holy. (vss 43-45)
"'Keep all my decrees and laws and follow them, so
that the land where I am bringing you to live may
not vomit you out. You must not live according to
the customs of the nations I am going to drive
out before you.
Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.
But I said to you, "You will possess their land; I
will give it to you as an inheritance, a land
flowing with milk and honey. “I am Yehovah your
Elohim, who has set you apart from the nations.
(Lev 20:22-24))
"'You must therefore make a distinction
between clean and unclean animals and
between unclean and clean birds. Do not
defile yourselves by any animal or bird or
anything that moves along the ground-- those
which I have set apart (!!) as unclean for you.
You are to be holy to me because I, Yehovah,
am holy, and I have set you apart from the
nations to be my own. (Leviticus 20:22-26)
Does the issue of clean\unclean really matter
when it comes to salvation? Is it a “salvation
issue”?
Make every effort to live in peace with all men
and to be holy; without holiness no one will
see Yehovah. (Hebrews 12:14)
Isaiah 35:8
And a highway will be there; it will be called the
Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey
on it; it will be for those who walk in that
Way; wicked fools will not go about on it.
Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no
unclean thing! Come out from it and be pure,
you who carry the vessels of Yehovah.
But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for
Yehovah will go before you, the Elohim of
Yisrael will be your rear guard. Isaiah 52:11-12
All day long I have held out my hands to an
obstinate people, who walk in ways not good,
pursuing their own imaginations-- a people who
continually provoke me to my very face, offering
sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on altars
of brick; who sit among the graves and spend their
nights keeping secret vigil; who eat the flesh of
pigs, and whose pots hold broth of unclean meat;
who say, 'Keep away; don't come near me, for I am
too set apart for you!' Such people are smoke in
my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day. (Isaiah
65:2-5)
Did You Know…
That When You Make Distinctions Between
Clean and Unclean and Between Holy and
Common You are Setting Yourself Apart from
the World and All Pretenders?
In Doing So, You are Becoming Holy as Yehovah
is Holy
You must distinguish between the holy and the
common, between the unclean and the clean,
and you must teach the sons of Yisrael all the
decrees Yehovah has given them through
Mosheh." (Vayiqra 10:10-11)
You must distinguish between the unclean and
the clean, between living creatures that may
be eaten and those that may not be eaten.'“
Vayikra (Leviticus) 11:47
How Does Yehovah Feel About Eating Unclean?
Again the word of Yehovah came to me: "Son of
man, say to the land, 'You are a land that has
had no rain or showers in the day of
wrath.' There is a conspiracy of her princes
within her like a roaring lion tearing its prey;
they devour people, take treasures and
precious things and make many widows
within her.
How Does Yehovah Feel About Eating Unclean?
Her priests do violence to my Torah and profane
my holy things; they do not distinguish
between the holy and the common; they
teach that there is no difference between the
unclean and the clean; and they shut their
eyes to the keeping of my Sabbaths, so that I
am profaned among them. (Yechezqel 22:2326)
Did You Know…
That When You Are Disciplined By His
Instructions About Holiness, You Are
Preparing to See Yehovah?
The Discipline of Holiness
Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as
they thought best; but Elohim disciplines us
for our good, that we may share in his
holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the
time, but painful. Later on, however, it
produces a harvest of righteousness and
peace for those who have been trained by it.
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines
discipline as "training that corrects, molds, or
perfects the mental faculties or moral character"
or "a rule or system of rules governing conduct
or activity." This is the kind of discipline Hebrews
is talking about.
Elohim wants to train us to walk in his ways in
order to perfect our character to be like him. He
does this by giving us the Instruction of his
Word. And the Instruction for holy living and
training in holiness is that which we have been
examining from Vayiqra 11-22.
The Discipline of Holiness
Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and
weak knees. "Make level paths for your feet,"
so that the lame may not be disabled, but
rather healed. Make every effort to live in
peace with all men and to be holy; without
holiness no one will see Yehovah. (Ivrim
[Hebrews] 12:10-14)
How Can I Become Holy As Yehovah is Holy?
Set Apart the Sabbath Day
Obey His Commandments
Abstain from Sexual Immorality
Eat only What Yehovah Has Declared is Clean
Make Distinctions Between Clean and Unclean
and Between Holy and Common
Be Disciplined By His Word
Worship in Prayer
The Aaronic Blessing