Names of Yehovah: Yehovah MeKaddesh
The doctrines of Sanctification have been greatly complicated by the agreement of nearly all of today’s theologians. Because they are ignorant of the definition of sanctification, they turn it into an unachievable target. This text is one of many that teach what sanctification is.
The text is given literally rendered:
Leviticus 20:1 And Yehovah spoke unto Moses to say, 2 “And thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, ‘A man, a man from the children of Israel and from the sojourner who sojourns in Israel who will give from his seed unto Molech—dying, he shall die! The people of the land shall stone him with a stone. 3And I, I will give my faces into that man. And I will cut him from the midst of his people. For he gave from his seed unto Molech in order to defile my sanctuary and to pierce the Name of my Holy-One! 4And if the people of the land—hiding, they shall hide their eyes from that man in his giving from his seed to Molech in order to not kill him, 5and I, I will set my faces into that man and into his family. And I will cut him and all the whorers after him to whore after the Molech from the midst of their people. 6And the being who will turn unto the familiar spirits and unto the wizards to whore after them, and I will give my faces into that being. And I will cut him from the midst of his people. 7And ye shall sanctify yourselves. And ye shall be holy-ones. For I am Yehovah your Gods. 8And ye shall guard my statutes. And ye shall do them. I am Yehovah your Sanctifier. 9For a man, a man who will lightly-esteem his father and his mother, dying, he will die. He lightly-esteemed his father and his mother! His bloods are in him!’”
The Israelis were not Saints. I am using the term Saint in its literal way. They were not born of God. While a few were, the rest maintained their own pagan faiths. Yehovah was not commanding them to change their religions. He was warning them that they were not to practice idolatry or the occult. One idol, known as the king, was Molech. Followers passed their children through the fire (placing them on a highly heated statue of this idol) as a gift to this false god. Yehovah ordered the Israelis to kill every Israeli and every sojourner, regardless of personal faiths, if either one gave his child to Molech in the Land of Israel.
Yehovah also promised that He, Himself, will give His faces into that person. There is no surer guarantee of damnation than this. Anyone who is “cut from the midst of his people” is damned. The People of Israel who are born of God will live forever, and all who died without Biblical faith will be cut off from the People of Israel. Anyone who has given seed to Molech is guaranteed to be damned.
Yehovah gives the motives of the damned sinner who gives his seed to Molech: “he gave from his seed unto Molech in order to defile my sanctuary and to pierce the Name of my Holy-One.” It makes no difference to Yehovah why the person thought that this was the right thing to do; Yehovah has already determined the motives, and violator will die for his action, not his motives.
Two reasons are given for giving seed to Molech. The first is: “in order to defile my sanctuary.” The word sanctuary is directly related to the word sanctify. The Sanctuary is a holy place. It is spelled [Mikdäsh]. Any violation in Israel is a violation of the Holy Place of Yehovah, and it infuriates Yehovah.
Israel is one people. The people is to be holy, and any violation of that holiness pollutes the land, and therefore the Sanctuary that is on the land.
What does the word holy or sanctified mean? The Hebrew word , kadash means to be privately owned and/or for private use. It is the opposite of being public and unowned (which the word profane formerly described). The word does not automatically indicate something good. A pagan temple whore was called a , kadayshah, a holy woman. Judah (in Genesis) thought that Tamar was such a woman. The Hebrew uses the word holy (or sanctified) in a generic way in all cases, and each text must be considered to discover whether the word has a Spiritual connotation or a physical one. The Israelis are commanded to be holy in the physical sense (the property of Yehovah by physically doing what He says) and in the Spiritual sense (by fearing Him and believing Him).
The second reason that an Israeli would give his seed to Molech is “to pierce the Name of my Holy-One.” Translators consistently ignored the Hebrew grammar in texts like this one (and there are many!). They thought that the expression , shem kadshi, meant “my holy name.” If Hebrew grammar had been considered, the expression “my holy name” would look like this: , shmi kodesh. No Hebrew adjective that is behaving as an adjective has a possessive pronominal ending attached to it; the possessive pronoun always attaches to the noun itself. The expression , shem kadshi actually means “the Name of My Holy-One” (where the word one is implied, because the word holy is acting as a nominal adjective—an adjective behaving as a noun). If what I am claiming is true, the text is declaring that anyone who gives his seed to Molech is intentionally piercing the Name of Yehovah’s Holy One, the Messiah. What better way is there to pierce His Name than to give seed to a false god (and one that usually supposedly demanded the torturous death of its victim)? How do you suppose Yehovah views this type of abortion?
Yehovah commands that the Israelis are to be their brothers’ keepers: “And if the people of the land—hiding, they shall hide their eyes from that man in his giving from his seed to Molech in order to not kill him…” The Israelis have an obligation to deal with such a person. It is not enough to say, “That is God’s problem, not mine.” Yehovah will destroy his entire family regardless of whether they participated in this idolatry or not! They had better make it their responsibility to know what their family members are doing! All who participate with him, whether actively or passively, are guilty of whoring after this false god, because they knew what was happening in Israel, and they did nothing to stop the fury of Yehovah by taking care of the matter.
In the same manner, Israelis or sojourners among the Israelis who use familiar spirits (demons posing as family members who are dead) and/or wizards (those who supposedly communicate with the dead to find out what is about to happen) will be permanently cut off from the people of Israel if they don’t turn to Truth from these errors. (This includes those who consult their horoscopes, those who use or are witches, those who have their palms or tarot cards read or read the palms or tarot cards, those who use Ouija boards, etc.)
Yehovah then give a command that is in every way related to the topic: “And ye shall sanctify yourselves. And ye shall be holy-ones. For I am Yehovah your Gods.” This text shows that unbelievers can sanctify themselves! The Israelis did not have faith in Yehovah, but Yehovah commanded them to sanctify themselves. They were commanded to do this by refusing all false gods and all occult practitioners and practices, and by doing what Yehovah commanded in the Torah. This didn’t remove their past sins, but it meant that they wouldn’t be marked out for physical death because of their occult or idolatrous evils. They were commanded to live as owned by Yehovah.
Why did Yehovah command the Israelis to be holy ones (the word “ones” is implied because the word holy is plural)? Yehovah said, “For I am Yehovah your Gods.” Yehovah was stating that He is the property of the Israelis. And if He is their property, they are to be His property. The Israelis do not have the right to rise above God who created them; they must not view themselves as unowned when He, the Gods of Israel, is owned. When Yehovah said, “I am the Gods of Avraham, the Gods of Isaac and the Gods of Jacob,” He was declaring that He is owned–He is their Gods.
What action could the Israelis do to show that they had sanctified themselves, becoming the property of Yehovah? “And ye shall guard my statutes. And ye shall do them.” If they do this, they prove that they are owned, and that they own Him as their God (again this has nothing to do with faith, but it is the right step while waiting for faith).
Yehovah then taught the Israelis one vital aspect of His identity and work: “I am Yehovah your Sanctifier.” Only He can sanctify in a way that brings everlasting life.
Yehovah didn’t stop there. He continued with the same topic: “For a man, a man who will lightly-esteem his father and his mother, dying, he will die. He lightly-esteemed his father and his mother! His bloods are in him!” Any Israeli who risks the lives of his parents by secretly delving into the occult considers his parents of very little value. Yehovah said that He will go after the family of the man who had gone into the occult whose family and friends had “turned a blind eye.” Anyone who is willing to risk his seed by giving it to Molech is risking the seed of his family, too. He is risking all the future generations! It is the same as committing murder, in the eyes of Yehovah. The expression, “His bloods are in him,” is the same as expression used when anyone commits murder. The bloods of Abel shouted out from the ground after Cain murdered him. Having contempt for one’s family is the same as having contempt for Yehovah. A son or daughter is to glorify (not honour as most translations incorrectly render the text) his mother and his father. One glorifies anyone or anything by demonstrating its importance. The father who is greater than one’s immediate father is Avraham. The mother who is greater than one’s immediate mother is Jerusalem. Putting evil Israeli parents above Avraham and Jerusalem just isn’t smart.