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Torah : Vayikra 9:1-11:47 Haftarah : Sh’muel Bet (2 Sam. 6:1-7:17) Brit : Mk.7:1-23; Acts
Torah : Vayikra 9:1-11:47 Haftarah : Sh’muel Bet (2 Sam. 6:1-7:17) Brit : Mk.7:1-23; Acts
Torah : Vayikra 9:1-11:47 Haftarah : Sh’muel Bet (2 Sam. 6:1-7:17) Brit : Mk.7:1-23; Acts
Torah : Vayikra 9:1-11:47 Haftarah : Sh’muel Bet (2 Sam. 6:1-7:17) Brit : Mk.7:1-23; Acts

Torah: Vayikra 9:1-11:47

Haftarah: Sh’muel Bet (2 Sam. 6:1-7:17)

Brit: Mk.7:1-23; Acts 5:1-11; 2Cor.6:14-7:1

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Strongs #8066: AHLB#: 2850 (bf)

2Sam.6:1-7:17 Mk.7:1-23 Strongs #8066: AHLB#: 2850 (bf) 2850)  (  ShMN) ac: ? co: Oil

2850)  ( ShMN) ac: ? co: Oil ab: ?: [from:  - oil as

the breath]

V)  ( Sh-MN) - Fat: To be fat or full of oil. [freq. 5] (vf: Paal, Hiphil) |kjv: fat| {str: 8080} N m )  ( Sh-MN) - Oil: Usually olive oil and used as a medicinal ointment. Also meaning fat or rich. [freq. 203] |kjv:

oil, ointment, olive, oiled, fat, things, plenteous, lusty| {str: 8081,

8082}

c m/f )  ( Sh-MWN) - Eight: In the sense of being fat or rich. [Also meaning thirty when written in the plural form - ] [df:   [freq. 147] |kjv: eight, eighth, eighty, eightieth| {str: 8083, 8084} h m )  ( MSh-MN) - Fat: A place of fatness. [freq. 7] |kjv: fatness, fat, fattest| {str: 4924} bf m )  ( Sh-MY-NY) - Eighth: [freq. 28] |kjv:

eighth| {str: 8066}

In Bullinger‟s Numbers we read about the number eight that “In Hebrew the number eight is Sh'moneh, from the root Shah'meyn, "to make fat," "cover with fat," "to super-abound." As a participle it means "one who abounds in strength," etc. As a noun it is "superabundant fertility," "oil," etc. So that as a numeral it is the superabundant number. As seven was so called because the seventh day was the day of completion and rest, so eight, as the eighth day, was over and above this perfect completion, and was indeed the first of a new series, as well as being the eighth. Thus it already represents two numbers in one, the first and eighth.

NAS Matthew 28:1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. (Mat 28:1 NAS)

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Messiah rose on the third day, but it was actually the first day of the week, which according to Bullinger, should alert us to the reality that Messiah‟s day of choice to defeat death should hearken the holy spark inside each us that Yeshua‟s resurrection is overly-super-abundant with life, new beginning and far sufficient to deliver us from our failures, our sins, a haunting past, or a dark closet. God is trying to tell us that we are unified to & by the work done by His Son and His resurrection is a call for us to walk in the Super-Abundance of His provision, His deliverance, His Salvation, His Redemption, His Righteousness, His Love, His Glory and His Plan! It is enough! And everyday He is Renewing us, calling us to another New Beginning!

Beginning in Leviticus chapter 9 verse 22 we read, “ 22 Then Aaron lifted up his hands toward the people and blessed them, and he stepped down after making the sin offering and the burnt offering and the peace offerings.

23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tent of meeting. When they came out and blessed the people, the glory of the LORD appeared to all the people.

24 Then fire came out from before the LORD and consumed the burnt offering and the portions of fat on the altar; and when all the people saw it, they shouted and fell on their faces. NAS Leviticus 10:1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them. 2 And fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD. 3 Then Moses said to Aaron, "It is what the LORD spoke, saying, 'By those who come near Me I will be treated as holy, And before all the people I will be honored.'" So Aaron, therefore, kept silent. (Lev 9:22-10:3 NAS)

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As we explore this passage we must attempt to identify with Aharon if we are to even begin to grasp the absolute terror that seemingly devastates a time appointed for the ordination of the priesthood, and a time celebration. We read at the end of the passage that after Aharon‟s sons Nadab and Abihu are killed, that Aharon „kept silent‟—not even allowing himself time to grieve. The Etz Hayyim commentators query “What, then, is the unusual significance of Aaron‟s silence? Perhaps the text is suggesting that there are more possibilitiesand more powerin silence than in any words” (Aaron Was Silent, p.634).

In the book of Ecclesiastes we read,

“A time to be quiet and a time to speak. 11 Yet God has made
“A time to be quiet and a time to speak. 11 Yet God has made
everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the
human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God's
work from beginning to end” (Ecc 3:7, 11 NLT)

Beloved, in large part, what were witnessing here in Aharons choice to refrain from what many would consider a natural outpouring of emotion, reveals what many of us should strive forno, Im not insinuating to cut ourselves off from our heartrather, realizing that the tragic demise of Aarons sons came from disobedience to YHVHs command! Did we not just study last week, in last weeks parashaTsav/Command/Appoint/Charge

8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 9 Command Aaron and his sons, saying,
8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 9 Command Aaron and his sons,
saying, (Lev 6:8-9 KJV)

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The word here for being silent, or holding ones peace is

H1826

A primitive root (compare H1724, H1820); to be dumb; by implication to be astonished , to stop; also to perish: - cease, be cut down (off), forbear, hold peace, quiet self, rest, be silent, keep (put to) silence, be (stand), still, tarry, wait.

םמדּ

damam daw-mam'

Strongs #1826: AHLB#: 1082-B (N) 1082)  ( DM) ac: ? co: Blood ab:

Likeness: The pictograph is a door representing the idea of moving back and forth. The is a picture of water and can represent any liquid especially blood. Combined these pictures mean "the moving back and forth of water" or the "flowing of blood". Similarly, the grape plant takes water from the ground and moves it to the fruit where the water becomes the blood of the grape. (eng: dumb)

B)  ( DMM) ac: Silent co: ? ab: ?: When the blood is shed, the man

or animal becomes silent and still.

N m )  ( D-MM) - Silent: [freq. 30] |kjv: silence, still, silent, cut off, cut down, rest, cease, forbear, peace, quieted, tarry, wait| {str: 1826}

Knowing the right time to speak, to act, to move, or to be still, to stop and wait shows a great degree of spiritual maturity. It also shows a heart fully devoted to YHVH. As much as Aaron suffered the loss of his children Aaron understood his purposewhich outweighed the immediate urge to grieve. Sometimes, exercising our will to stand up for righteousness despite our heart pains that would urge us to take ourselves up off of the altar of Living Sacrifice are the moments we grow the most.

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Aharon, realizing his life was created to be an offering, conducted himself as one who was created to be an offering shouldsilent.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his

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All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth:

he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. (Isa 53:6-7 KJV)

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Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD. (Psa 4:4-5 KJV)

And so we look at this passage and I began with the first word that appeared to reveal something we can all learn from. The word here for Firepan. If we go back to Exodus 27:3, and 27:19. We read,

3 "And you shall make its pails for removing its ashes, and its shovels and its basins and its forks and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze. (Exo 27:3 NAS)

19 "All the utensils of the tabernacle used in all its service, and all its pegs, and all the pegs of the court, shall be of bronze. (Exo 27:19 NAS)

Utensils serve a purpose in the tabernacle of YHVH. In the parasha Terumah, which means contribution or heave offering, we read that the utensils fabricated were used to serve as shovels, basins, forks, firepans and pegs. The word in Hebrew for utensil is

fabricated were used to serve as shovels, basins, forks, firepans and pegs. The word in Hebrew

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H3627 ילכּ k e y kel-ee' From H3615; and it means something prepared, that is, any apparatus (as an implement, utensil, dress, vessel or weapon): - armour ([-bearer]), artillery, bag, carriage, + furnish, furniture, instrument, jewel, that is made of, X one from another, that which pertaineth, pot, + psaltery, sack, stuff, thing, tool, vessel, ware, weapon, + whatsoever. H3627 Strongs #3627: AHLB#: 1242-A (f)

1242)  ( KL) ac: Complete co: Vessel ab: Whole:

The pictograph is a picture of the bent palm representing the bending or subduing of the will, the is a picture of a shepherd staff or yoke. Combined these mean "tame for the yoke". An animal or land that is tamed has been worked and is complete and ready for use. Taming include; construction of holding pens, putting the soil to the plow, harvesting of crops, milk or meat. One eats once the harvest is complete.

(eng: whole; cell; cellar) A)  ( KL) ac: Complete co: Vessel ab:

Whole: A container for holding contents. Something that is full or whole. N f1 )  ( K-LH) - Completion: Something that has been completed or made whole. This can be in a positive sense or negative such as in a failure. [freq. 22] |kjv: end, altogether, consume, consumption, consummation, determine, riddance| {str: 3617} f m )  ( K-LY) - Vessel: For carrying or storing various materials. [freq. 325] |kjv: vessel, instrument, weapon, jewel, stuff, thing, armour, furniture, carriage, bag| {str: 3627} From out of this same two-letter root of Kaf-Lamed we also get the cognate words, Kidney, Boundary, Bride, Blue, Bridehood, completion, choice, All Key Words that describe who WE ARE!

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There is one other critical word that stems from the same 2-letter root as used for vessel and utensil; many believe it to be a word originated in the brit Chadasha, but this word traces back all the way to when Isaac blessed Yaakov passing on to him the same covenantal promise given him by his father Abraham when he said,

6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. (Exo 12:6 KJV) The word used SINCE THE BEGINNING is the word

The word used here for multitude is the same word in Hebrew YHVH uses to identify His people in Exodus chapter 12 verse 6 when instructing them how to observe Passover when He said,

3 And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; (Gen 28:3 KJV)

The word is qahal Strongs# 6951 and it means assembly, company, congregation, multitude. Flock: A gathering of the flock to the shepherd. [freq. 123] |kjv: congregation, assembly, company, multitude| {str: 6951}

 ( QL) ac: Gather co: Shepherd ab: ?: The pictograph is a picture of the sun at the horizon and the gathering of the light, the is a picture of a shepherd staff representing authority. Combined these mean "gathering to the staff". When the shepherd called the sheep they swiftly came to him. The staff of the shepherd was his tool of authority. With it he would direct, discipline and protect the flock. (eng: clown; call - to call together)

Pictographically we observe the Quf instead of the Kaf, however both are similar in their sound and meaning in that both distinguish a people

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obedient to, and gathering under the covering of the Shepherds authority, as pictographically represented by the Lamed. So Pictographically we see that the church, or Qahal is

So Pictographically we see that the church, or Qahal is The point I want to address
So Pictographically we see that the church, or Qahal is The point I want to address

The point I want to address is that the vessels, like the firepans used in the service of the Tabernacle were all symbolic of the nation, the people of Israel, coming together with a Terumah, or a Willing Heart Offering, and in exchange God has consecrated us for the service of the temple of YHVH. Has He not created us as vessels of His Holy Spirit, to be made complete by His infilling?

of His Holy Spirit, to be made complete by His infilling?    NAS 
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be made complete by His infilling?    NAS  1 9 and to know
be made complete by His infilling?    NAS  1 9 and to know
be made complete by His infilling?    NAS  1 9 and to know

19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fulness of God. (Eph 3:19 NAS) 11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Phi 1:11 NAS) 37 Joseph's suggestions were well received by Pharaoh and his officials. 38 So Pharaoh asked his officials, "Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?" (Gen 41:37-38 NLT) Luke 4:1 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led about by the Spirit in the wilderness (Luk 4:1 NAS)

5 And the statement found approval with the whole congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch.

(Act 6:5 NAS)

45 "The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. (Luk 6:45 NAS)

17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour

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out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: (Act 2:17-18 KJV)

13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man,

how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: 14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.

15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

(Act 9:13-15 KJV)

20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. (2Ti 2:20-21 KJV)
15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!" (Rom 8:15 NAS) 15 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise,

making the most of your time, because the days are evil.

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

 16 17 18 (Eph 5:15-20 NAS)
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18
(Eph 5:15-20 NAS)
the will of the Lord is.  16 17 18 (Eph 5:15-20 NAS) And do not
the will of the Lord is.  16 17 18 (Eph 5:15-20 NAS) And do not
the will of the Lord is.  16 17 18 (Eph 5:15-20 NAS) And do not

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;

We are Vessels created for His Glory! To be filled, equipped, sent to serve Him in Honor, offered daily as a living sacrifice to bring His Kingdom down to earth! Even the earth itself is one large vessel, created to be filled with His Glory.

19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. (Psa 72:19 KJV)

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A brief word about firepansFirepans, or censers, depending on the translation you are reading from reveal a symbolic meaning as well. In

Hebrew the word is ותֹ

removal; a pan for live coals: - censer, firepan, snuffdish. In the pictograph language it reveals

תָ חְ מַ machtah, makh-taw' & it means in the sense of

1183)  ( HhT) ac: Break co: ? ab: F |kjv: dread, broken, fear, dismayed| {str: 2844} N f1 )  ( Hh-TH) - F |kjv: terror| {str: 2847} a f1 )  ( MHh-TH) - Firepan: [Unknown connection to root] [freq. 22] |kjv: censer, firepan, snuffdish| {str: 4289} B)  ( HhTT) ac: Break co: ? ab: Fear V)  ( Hh-TT) - Break: To broken in fear or terror. [freq. 54] (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) |kjv: dismayed, afraid, break in pieces, broken, break down, abolish, amazed, confound, discouraged, beat down, scarest, terrify| {str:

2865} N m )  ( Hh-TT) - Breaking: [freq. 1] |kjv: cast down| {str: 2866}

Simply it means to break, dread, broken, fear, dismayed, to break in pieces. Are we not to come to The Father, broken, humble, contrite? The Father listens to those who are humble and who approach Him in reverential fear and awe.

19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save them. (Psa 145:19 NAS)

17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God. (Psa 51:17 NLT)

What were the censers used for? Examine the priest drawing at the beginning again. Hes holding a censer there. Inside were burning coals from off the altar of sacrifice and then incense was poured over them and contained in the censor. So, according to Rev. 5:8 we learn

8 When he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty- four elders fell down in front of the Lamb. Each one held a harp

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and gold bowls filled with pieces of incense, which are the prayers of God's people; (Rev 5:8 CJB)

The incense is symbolic of the prayers of the saints. And in order for it to be acceptable to YHVH, our prayers must come first from a life that has been offered upon the altar of sacrificebecause this is where the coals were extracted from. Leviticus 10 says Nadab and Abihu took

And offered it to YHVH

Like, taking a golden calf

And offering it to YHVH?

Remember what happened in the event with the firepans and Korach? Consider Numbers Chapter 16. Many commentators can only speculate upon the motives within the hearts of the sons of Aharon, but this much is a giventhey did something that was not commanded by YHVH. Therefore let us remember how we are to pray.

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Yeshua taught us how to pray, even to pray for our enemiesis that how we pray today? Selah :o)

Looking at Nadab and Abihu, looking at Uzzah and David, looking at the Pharisees and the “Torah teachers” who confronted Yeshua in an argument about man-made traditions we see a common thread that runs through them all.

In their own mindthey believed they were standing up for and doing what was right. But the question is did what they believe to be right line up in Torah with what YHVH declared to be right?

What position did Nadab and Abihu fill? What position did Uzzah and David fill? What position did the Pharisees and the Torah Teachers fill?

Nadab & Abihu: sons of Aaron, of the tribe of Levi, ordered to the service of The Holy Tabernacle and the service thereof.

Uzzah: Some sources (The Works of Josephus, Holmans Illustrated Bible Dictionary) agree that Uzzah was a Levite, from the same family that came out of exile from Babylon back to Judah (Ezra 2:49). A family of temple servants. So Uzzah, being a Levite himself would be thoroughly educated in the proper way to transport all of the temple furnishings.

King David: When Israel had a king, they were instructed by YHVH to write their own Torah Scroll! So even if Uzzah had not been a Levite, David was thoroughly knowledgeable in the proper means of transporting the furnishings of the Tabernacle.

4 people, all given positions of service of The Tabernacleand each disregarded THE COMMANDMENT. Resulting in the death of three, and the bitter grieving by King David at the fall of Uzzah.

All of them filled a sacred and holy positions, each with a calling and special responsibility. But not only towards God, these positions were recognized by the

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people. When Nadab and Abihu, or Uzzah, or King David or the Pharisees or Torah Teachers walked by, they were identified and stood out among the peoplewhy? Because these were people that were recognized for holding positions not only of leadership, but were responsible to reveal the character of God to them, to help open Torah up to them that they would be better equipped to understand and walk out God’s truth in their own day-to-day living!

And so with such a responsibility came over time a measure of prestige and honor. Honoring a position of leadership is not wrong, that is not what we’re trying to convey! What we are revealing here though is that these positions of leadership were granted by God, and so a great deal of responsibility fell upon these folks shoulders, and one thing they had to be constantly on guard for is being aware if they were leading with God’s truth, or what they “Felt” what was right in a given moment.

And from everyone who has been given much shall much be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more. (Luk 12:48 NAS)

Because the people closely observed those in positions of leadership; which is why it was vital that a person in a position of leadership be able to discern and choose with a heart of wisdom and humility, not a heart of selfish ambition and pride. If the King sours, the people sour. If the priest had good intentions but fails to follow God’s outline, before long the temple becomes defiled, the people lose reverence for the priesthood, for God, for the blessings of protection bestowed upon them and suddenly you wake up in Babylon, or don’t wake up at all!

LOOK AT OUR POLITICAL LEADERS OF TODAY, LOOK AT OUR RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF TODAY… IS THERE ANY WONDER WHY OUR POLITICAL/RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS ARE IN SHAMBLES? Everyone wants to believ they can do better…but very few desire to seek GOD’s KINGDOM and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS HIS WAY!!!

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If we are ever going to rise above the shackles of the enemy of our souls we are going to have to lay aside our ideas of what righteousness is, of how to do something correctly, and seek God’s way.

12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. (Pro 14:12 NAS)

And once we stop doing things the way we think are right, then you know what will happen? We will be able to see The Heart of YHVH. Do you hear me? ARE YOU LISTENING? If we will humble ourselves, if we will quit looking for

an angle to elevate our name, if we will refuse the attention of man…and value God’s attention morethen HE will reveal HIS Heart to us.

Lev.11 Read through the Chapter:

44 'For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth.

45 'For I am the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, to be your God; thus you shall be holy for I am holy.'"

46 This is the law regarding the animal, and the bird, and every living thing that moves in the waters, and everything that swarms on the earth,

47 to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be eaten. (Lev 11:44-47 NAS)

and the clean, and between the edible creature and the creature which is not to be

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14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?

16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

17 "Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate," says the Lord. "And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you.

18 "And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.

NAS 2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2Co 6:14-1 NAS)

The word for fear as it is used here in the Greek is <5401> φβος (phobos) Meaning: flight, fear, dread, terror. Origin: from phebomai (to be put to flight) Usage: cause of fear(1), fear(37), fearful(1), fears(1), intimidation(1), respect(1),respectful(1), reverence(1), sense of awe(1).

fear(37), fearful(1), fears(1), intimidation(1), respect(1),respectful(1), reverence(1), sense of awe(1). 15 | P a g e

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But why?

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (1Pe 2:9 NAS)

14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, 15 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy." (1Pe 1:14-16 NAS)