“And they shall call them, the holy people, the redeemed of the Lord.” (Isaiah 62:12)



The Hebrew word “qodish” and the Greek “hagios” are the main words from which we get the words holy, saint, sanctification, separate, set apart.



This sanctifying, set apart processing, to produce A HOLY PEOPLE, has been operative in both the natural and spiritual realms. In the Old Testament times, houses and fields were sanctified, or set apart unto the Lord. And at times even their animals were sanctified unto the Lord. If it was a field, whatever that field produced was the Lord’s. If it was a house, then however it was used, it was to be for the Lord.



From the realm of “possessions” this sanctifying then progressed to people, as individuals and families were set apart for the service of the Lord, to fulfill a specific purpose, even as the Levites were set apart for the service of the Lord, to be His priests to minister to the people.



But God has purposed there shall come a day when ALL His people shall be HOLY, set apart from sin, unto His righteousness. Redeemed from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of HIS LIFE.



When Christ came, “then said He, Lo, I come to do Thy will, O God. – By which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Heb. 10:9-10)



What kind of a will is this that has the power to sanctify? It is that will which is fully and totally submerged into, and become one with THE WILL OF GOD. Jesus Christ was ONE in the Father’s will, so freely offered Himself, giving His life for every man. “Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate.” (Heb. 13:12) Receiving HIS LIFE, HIS WILL, we are likewise set apart, “for this is the will of God, even your sanctification.” (1 Thess. 4:3) Set apart from the world, from the lust of the flesh, but not only a separation FROM, but also a separation UNTO – unto Christ, to receive of His life and fullness.
















CALL THEM “THE HOLY PEOPLE [Ray Prinzing]          1

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