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Sunday, August 28, 2011
NAME 13 of 16: YEHOVAH-QADOWSH
Who is Yehovah-Qadowsh and what does this name mean to us? Psalm 99 is a Psalm which declares that God is Holy and commands us to:
“Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy. Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.” Psalm 99:5, 9 (KJV)
In this Psalm we are urged to worship God in two places. We are to worship Him at the lowest of places: His footstool; and we are to worship Him at the highest of places: His Holy Hill.
In the Hebrew text there are two Hebrew words translated to English as footstool. REGEL in Hebrew refers to the literal foot of God and has the added implication of walking in His footprints at His pace or gait. Following this is the Hebrew word HADOM meaning stool. Also, in the Hebrew text the word HAR literally means mountain, therefore Holy Hill refers to the mount of God where His throne is. These two places: footstool and Holy Hill remind me of Isaiah 66:1 which states:
“Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:”
We are to worship Him in these two places because Yehovah the self-existent one, our Elohiym, is Qadowsh. This Hebrew word QADOWSH, pronounced kä dōshe', is translated as ‘holy’ in our Holy Bibles. It literally means sacred and derives from the Hebrew root QADASH (←click to see the reference) which means to be separated. The scripture where God is directly listed as being Yehovah Qadowsh says:
“And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.” Leviticus 20:26 (KJV)
In this scripture God was talking to the Israelites about certain practices under the law. This scripture also speaks to us today as born-again believers because we are also separated from unbelievers unto God. This scripture below refers to fellowshipping with unbelievers and does not mean we should not minister to them.
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 (KJV)
Leviticus 20:26 says: “…for I Yehovah am Qadowsh!” Here we see that God is Holy and that we are his people who have been severed from other people so that we become His. This word severed comes from the Hebrew word BADAL. It literally refers to separating, dividing or disjoining two things by a veil, fence or wall so that they are distinguished, severed or set apart from one another. We have a command from Yehovah Qadowsh to be Holy unto Him because He has severed us from the world system and has set us apart to Himself. We are bought with a price (Christ) and belong personally to the Holy God. We MUST represent Him in holiness.
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16 (KJV)
Be Holy as you Worship God. God bless you!