What Does “Holy” Mean?
The word "Holy" comes from the Hebrew word 'Kodesh' which means "set-apart to the Creator." The Creator YHWH tells us: Leviticus 11: 44 ‘For I am YHWH your Elohim, and you shall set yourselves apart. And you shall be set-apart, for I am set-apart.' Leviticus 20: 26 ‘And you shall be set-apart to Me, for I YHWH am set-apart, and have separated you from the peoples to be Mine.' 1 Peter 1: 16 "because it has been written, “Be set-apart, for I am set-apart.” (Notice Peter was quoting and teaching the Torah) We are called to be Set-Apart to YHWH, to be a separate and distinct people. This is what he means when he calls us out of the world, to be obedient to him and to be set-apart in what we do, what we eat, in the feast days we keep, the day of rest, etc. We are to be Set-Apart TO YHWH, and not FROM Him, as the rest of the world is following the prince of this world – satan. Let's picture a little scenario here, of YHWH looking down on Earth from heaven: YHWH is thinking to himself; “Hmm, look at those atheists.” “They are decorating Christmas trees, just like the Christians.” “And the Christians are coloring Easter eggs and having egg hunts, but so are those atheists.” “And atheists are eating whatever they want, and so are the Christians.” “Obviously the atheists don't keep my feast days, but neither do the Christians who claim to love me.” “I would expect atheists to not keep my Sabbath, but the Christians who have my Word that tells them the Sabbath is a sign between me and my people forever, well, Christians don't keep the Sabbath either.” “And the atheists live lawlessly without my Torah, but so do the Christians who claim to know me.” “ Surely the atheists don't call upon my name, but neither do Christians.” “They are not even set-apart from each other, I told them I would know them by their fruit, and their fruit looks all the same to me.” 1 John 2: 4 The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not guard His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Here's the last verse in the entire bible, as it was written (translated) in the KJV: Revelation 22: 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. They seem to have removed something during translation, let's see what was removed and who receives this "grace:" Revelation 22: 21 The GRACE of our Master Yahusha Messiah be with the set-apart ones. Conveniently they re-wrote that last verse to make it seem that the Messiah's grace would be "for all," when that's certainly not the case. Grace or favor is for the set-apart ones only. Revelation 22: 11 “He who does wrong, let him do more wrong; he who is filthy, let him be more filthy; he who is righteous, let him be more righteous; he who is set-apart, let him be more set-apart."
Wrong and filthy are bad, and righteous and set-apart are good. Let's examine the following as well: Revelation 22: 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, Elohim shall take away his part from the Book of Life, and out of the set-apart city. We can see in the last chapter of the entire bible and even in the last sentence, the favor (grace) shown to the people from the Messiah is for those who are set-apart. The good people are set-apart, and those who are set-apart are only the ones who inherit the kingdom of YHWH, which is also called “The SetApart City.”. Not set-apart? Then you are NOT getting grace from the Messiah, or eternal life with the Creator!
John 3: 16 John 3: 16; For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. A beautiful verse for sure. The well known John 3: 16, the one that a lot of the Christians like to hold up and tell you "this is all you need to know to be saved." Please tell me where it says that exactly? The " that's all you need to be saved" part, where does it mention that in scripture about John 3: 16? It says this in James; "the devils also believe, and tremble." So are the devils saved as well, since they also believe? Or is there more to it than that?
When Adam and Eve were walking in the garden, do you think they believed in our Creator? I would assume so, since they walked and talked with him. Their "beliefs" were probably never called into question. What happened then? THEY DISOBEYED. Their belief in the Creator was NEVER an issue. It was the fact that they did not obey him, and that's what brought sin into the world. There is more to being considered one of the Creator's people than merely just "believing." What happened with Cain and Abel? 1 John 3: 12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.
Abel was the obedient one and did as YHWH commanded. His sacrifice was accepted. Cain did what he thought instead, which was something different from what YHWH commanded and he was rejected. It doesn't matter what he thought. All that mattered was DOING what YHWH commanded. You can “believe” anything you want. Beliefs won't save the devils, and beliefs won't save you. You need to OBEY the Creator. If you disregard his Torah, you are considered evil and wicked according to the Creator and according to the Messiah. Proverbs 28: 9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law (Torah), even his prayer shall be abomination. John 9: 31 Now we know that Elohim hears not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of Elohim, and does his will, him he hears. Hebrews 5: 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Acts 5: 31-32 Him has Elohim exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Deliverer, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Set-Apart Spirit, whom Elohim has given to them that obey him. Deuteronomy 6: 25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before YHWH our Elohim, as he has commanded us. In the end times.... Revelation 20: 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before Elohim; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is
the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Revelation 20: 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. (notice it is WORKS and not just beliefs) John 3: 16 is a beautiful verse and gives us reassurance and hope, but there's more to it than just believing. Are You #1 or #2 in the Plan? Many years ago, a marriage covenant was set up between YHWH and his bride. They had an agreement that since he saved her and freed her from bondage, he would continue to provide for her and to protect her as long as she loved only him, was faithful to him and would keep their marriage covenant. After a while she did seek after another and broke the covenant. He scattered her abroad, out of his house. But he loved her still and told her that he would take her back if she would come back into the covenant. He told her he would send his son back to get her, and that he would recognize her because she would be set-apart from everyone else and doing what he said. He would make it easy and would write it all down. He said that he wouldn't change and that the covenant wouldn't change. That way there would be no confusion. It was written that she would even practice the triumphant reunion by celebrating these feasts that were written down, so she would know what the appointed time is!
BUT he warned her that there would be an enemy who would try to tell her that he doesn't mean what he says, and that the enemy would even lie and say that YHWH had changed the covenant himself. But she should not believe the enemy, for YHWH meant what he said. She would know his son because the son will say what YHWH has said, and that because she knows the father she'll have no problem recognizing the son. He'll know the covenant perfectly, and he's going to pick her up at the appointed time. But sadly the bride listened to the enemy. He mislead her to the point of her not knowing the appointed time to meet, and he actually got her to believe that YHWH didn't mean what he said and that he threw out the wedding covenant!! I know it's unbelievable but she actually tells
people that she knows that he'll still love her, provide for and protect her even though she completely disregarded his wishes, was unfaithful, had others before him! She even keeps the feast days of his enemy but ignores YHWH's! So his son will come back, and one of two things will happen. #1. He will leave her standing on the Earth and she will watch him leave. His horrific words “Depart from me” will ring in her ears. Only then will she realize that she never, ever should have listened to the enemy. Now she will be forever doomed, because he only came back the one time for her and he didn't recognize her. He couldn't, she had no idea that he meant what he said, he had never changed the covenant and despite all the warnings, she chose to believe a lie over the one who could truly save her. His truth was real, and she realized this too late. The ironic thing is, he told her this might happen!! OR #2. She will realize she was being told lies by the enemy, and just in time she will see the error of her ways and go back into covenant. She will re-learn the appointed feast times and know when to expect him. She will realize that she has to turn back to the marriage covenant called "Torah" (the word for “turn back” is "repent”). She will start doing everything he said to do, then she will be marked by him and when his son returns he will be able to identify her easily, and he will take her off to the wedding feast to live forever with him!!!
Shoob, Scott. Exit Babylon (p. 76). Beit Tefillah Publishing. Kindle Edition.
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