The Lord Sanctifies
But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation
M’kaddesh translated in English conveys being set apart and consecrated, to be prepared and made holy. It also implies a process of being more and more known and understood.
God is Holy and it is not enough for him to be holy and separated from us. He does what we cannot do on our own. He makes us holy too so that we can be with Him. It is not just a position or a relationship to holiness that M’kaddesh speaks to, but instead a participation in His divine nature through His works not ours. We don’t deserve to be Holy, but through Christ’s atonement we are prepared, set apart and consecrated to participate in the holiness of Christ.
Where are you not allowing God, revealed to us as Yahweh M’Kaddesh, to sanctify you and make you Holy?
– Repent of choosing sin over Yahweh M’Kaddesh’s will to sanctify you and make you Holy.
– Pray and surrender the places you are struggling with sin to Yahweh M’Kaddesh and ask Him to sanctify you in these areas.
– Listen and allow the Holy Spirit to show you places you don’t even know are there that need the sanctifying work of Yahweh M’Kaddesh.
– Meditate and imagine Yahweh M’Kaddesh showing you how things could be if you would allow Him to work inside you to sanctify places in your heart or your life.