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GOD is:

April 22

"But THOU art holy, ..."  Psalms 22:3

"... if there were a primal attribute of GOD, Holy would be it."

 

 

 

 

 

The I AM is manifest to us in a myriad of ways, but if there were a primal attribute of GOD, Holy would be it.  The Bible reveals a host of things about the HOLY ONE of Israel:

  • "GOD is gracious and merciful,"

  • "GOD is mighty,"

  • "GOD is great,"

  • "GOD is good"

  • "GOD is true."

  • "GOD is faithful,"

  • "GOD is light,"

  • "GOD is love."
    ... but no attribute is more foundational than HIS holiness. 

The occasional glimpse which Scripture offers into HIS presence, all affirm, in similar fashion, this account as told by the prophet Isaiah: "In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and HIS train filled the temple.  Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.  And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of HIS glory."

And because holy is the essence of WHO HE is, any introduction to HIM is necessarily along that line.  If there is any of the flippant, irreverent, or the sacrilegious in your notion of GOD, you are guilty of breaking the Third Commandment.  If this is your modus operandi, it should be of further consideration as to whether or not you have ever truly met GOD.  There were extremely stringent guidelines in the Old Testament approach to the HOLY of HOLIES.  In the New Testament, that veil of separation has been rent twain, allowing us access, but has in no way dissipated HIS holiness.  All who have ever seen HIM, attest in unison that: "GOD is a consuming fire."

"There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside THEE: neither is there any ROCK like our GOD."  The false gods, enlivened through the ventriloquism of false prophets, are holey, but in no sense of the word are they holy.  "GOD is not a man," is a verse foreign to the satanic bible, nor is it the doctrine of those who purport their idols of imagination.  It is not in ignorance however, for they speak with the possessed of Capernaum, saying: "Let us alone; what have we to do with THEE, THOU JESUS of Nazareth?  Art THOU come to destroy us? I know THEE WHO THOU art, the HOLY ONE of GOD." ... and with the parishioners of Pentecost they have: "... denied the HOLY ONE and the JUST, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;"


For Love of Country
Constitution of the State of New Jersey (1844)
"We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty GOD for the civil and religious liberty which HE hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to HIM for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and transmit the same unimpaired to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this Constitution."


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