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Monday, January 21, 2019

THE KILLER OF RACISM: MLK HAD THE DREAM, BUT JESUS HAD THE PLAN!



                           
THE KILLER OF RACISM: MARTIN LUTHER KING HAD THE DREAM, BUT JESUS HAD THE PLAN!

“…you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God's OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light …” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB). "... God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christwhich is to fulfill his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. …” (Ephesians 1:3-8 NLT).
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 MARTIN LUTHER KING HAD THE DREAM, BUT JESUS HAD THE PLAN. WHAT PLAN? THE PLAN OF SALVATION THAT WOULD BRING MANKIND "TOGETHER" THROUGH "ONE" MAN; THE MAN JESUS CHRIST. “… [He sent the ] …one … who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus…” (1 Timothy 2:5 NLT).
MLK SAW ALL MANKIND OR ALL RACES COMING TOGETHER BY RESTORING FRIENDLY RELATIONS BETWEEN THEM THAT FOCUS ON WHAT IS SIMILAR "NOT" WHAT IS DIFFERENT. “… [He sent the ] …one … who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus…” (1 Timothy 2:5 NLT).

JESUS CHRIST PROVIDED AN GUARANTEED PLAN THAT WOULD BRING ALL MANKIND OR ALL RACES TOGETHER BY RESTORING THEM TO WHOLENESS AND HOLINESS THAT BINDS THEM TOGETHER WITH HIS KIND OF LOVE AND HIS INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT. “… [He sent the ] …one … who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus…” (1 Timothy 2:5 NLT). 

JESUS MAKES "ALL" PEOPLE INTO "ONE" RACE AND THAT IS THE "HOLY" NATION, WHICH IS THE CHRISTIAN RACE. GOD'S REAL PEOPLE DON'T CONCERN THEMSELVES WITH RACIAL DIFFERENCES, BUT REJOICE OVER  AND FOCUSES ON THEIR KINSHIP THROUGH THE "TRUE" RECONCILER, JESUS CHRIST, THEIR SAVIOR. “… [He sent the ] …one … who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus…” (1 Timothy 2:5 NLT).

GOD IS A GOD OF LOVE. HE ALWAYS DESIRES TO RECONCILE.  HE DOES NOT DESIRE TO HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH “THOSE” WHO CONTINUALLY CHOOSE TO LIVE AND PRACTICE UNRIGHTEOUSNESS. HE LISTENS, HOWEVER, FOR THE CALL OF THOSE WHO WANT TO GENIUNELY RECONCILE AND BE SAVED. “…For WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED…” (Romans 10:13 KJV). “….call upon me …and pray unto me and I will [LISTEN] unto you…” (Jeremiah 29:12-13 KJV). “… [He sent the ] …one … who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus…” (1 Timothy 2:5 NLT).

IN THE OT ONLY the HIGH PRIEST could enter into the HOLY of HOLIES. Jesus became the SUPREME HIGH PRIEST and entered into the REAL Holy of Holies. “… Christ did not enter into a holy place made with human hands …. He entered into heaven (the REAL HOLY OF HOLIES) itself to appear now before God on our behalf…” (Hebrews 9:23-24 NASB).
A barrier of SIN stood between God and mankind. Thus ONLY once a year could EVEN the HIGH PRIEST access the HOLY of HOLIES. “… only the high priest ever entered the Most Holy Place, and only once a year. … he always offered blood for his own sins and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance…” (Hebrew 9:7 NLT).
God’s eyes “…are TOO pure to look on evil…” (Habakukk 1:13 NIV). “…Your eyes are too pure to approve evil…” (Habakukk 1:13 NASB). “…You can not look on wickedness with favor…” (Habakukk 1:13 NASB).
 Human eyes are too sinful to look upon holiness. “…Moses said, “…show me your glory … [God said,] …When my GLORY passes by, I will …cover you with my hand until I have passed by …” (Exodus 33:16-23 NIV).
His HOLiness is so PURE it is like a blinding, transparent light that is too brilliant for the naked human eye. “… It shone with the GLORY of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal” (Revelation 21:11 NIV).
As a child you were told not to look directly at the sun.  If you do happen to look at the sun with the naked, human eye, the damage to the retina is irreversible. God’s HOLiness is more brilliance than that of the sun. “… And the city had no need of the sun … for the (holiness) … of God did lighten it ” (Revelation 21:23 KJV).
Looking directly at the sun damages the eyes, whereas looking at God’s HOLINESS will kill you. …You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live …” (Exodus 33:16-23 NIV).
The barrier exists because HOLINESS can NOT and will NOT “EVER” MIX with SIN, so it SEPARATES instead; just like oil and water. “…Your INIQUITIES (sin) have separated between you and your God (holy), …” (Isaiah 59:2 KJV). “…It’s YOUR SINS that have cut you off from God (who is HOLY)…” (Isaiah 59:2 NLT).
However, Jesus is like an EMULSIFIER which enables the mixture or emulsion of two unlikely substances. “…He that is joined (MIXED) unto the Lord (Jesus) is ONE spirit… [with the HOLY God]” (1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV).
Therefore, if an emulsifier is added to the oil and water it will miraculously enable them to MIX together. “…He that is joined (MIXED together) unto the Lord (Jesus) is ONE spirit… [with God]” (1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV).“…. Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV).
Jesus miraculously enables the HOLY God and SINFUL mankind to MIX together as ONE. “…What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate…” (Mark 10:9 NASB). “…Let no one split apart what God has joined together…” (Mark 10:9 NLT).  
God loved sinful man, but because of his HOLY nature he simply could NOT mix or have a relationship with SINFUL man. “…There ... [is] … …one … who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus…” (1 Timothy 2:5 NLT).
The barrier of SIN is A REALITY. It PREVENTS access to God’s HOLY PRESENCE. “…onecan reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus…” (1 Timothy 2:5 NLT). “….Apart from Me, you can do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV). “…Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY … no man cometh unto the Father, but by me…” (John 14 6 KJV). “…There is SALVATION IN NO ONE ELSE” (Acts 4:12a NLT).
 Even with ALL the rituals and elaborate sacrifices performed in the Old Testament, mankind could NOT perpetually “MIX” with the “HOLY” God! “…For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins” (Hebrews 10:1-4 NASB).
The significance and IMPORTANCE of being HOLY is about having a relationship with God and being in his HOLY PRESENCE! “…YOUR SINS have hid his face from you … he will not hear… [you] …” (Isaiah 59:2 KJV). “…Because of YOUR SINS, he has turned away and will not listen anymore…” (Isaiah 59:2 NLT).
When there is a BARRIER it blocks God’s view of you and prevents him from hearing you. God can NOT connect, MIX, or be yoked together with sinners. “…Be ye NOT unequally yoked together with unbelievers for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?” (2 Corinthians 6:14-15 KJV).
Remember the biblical story of the poor man and the rich man? “…The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried out and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm (barrier) has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us…” (Luke 16:22-25 NASB).
Without Jesus, the emulsifier, there would ALWAYS remain an impenetrable BARRIER or CHASM between mankind and God. “…There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus…” (1 Timothy 2:5 NLT).
Jesus OPENED the way for God and mankind to MIX together in a loving, covenant relationship!  “….By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place…” (Hebrews 10:19-20 NLT).Jesus saith…I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6 KJV).
Not only does holiness and sin NOT mix, but being in the HOLY PRESENCE of God without having your sins atoned for causes DEATH.  “…“you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” …” (Exodus 33:16-23 NIV)
In the Old Testament, when the HIGH PRIEST went into the HOLY of HOLIES a scarlet rope was tied to his feet just in case his sins were not atoned for properly and he died in the presence of God’s Glory. “…Moses said, “show me your glory. …The Lord said …“you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” …” (Exodus 33:16-23 NIV).
Without Jesus, the emulsifier, no one would be able to MIX with God or be in his HOLY PRESENCE. “…[There is] … one … who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus…” (1 Timothy 2:5 NLT). “… Apart from Me, you can do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV).… [You] … can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth … [you]…” (Philippians 4:13 KJV). “…It is God who works in [you]… to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose” (Philippians 2:13 NIV).
The DEATH of the HIGH PRIESTS - whose sins were NOT atoned for - is a WARNING of the importance of reverence and respect for the HOLY PRESENCE of God. “…The law of the LORD is perfect by them Your servant is WARNED…” (Psalm 19:7-11 NASB). “…For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning…” (Romans 15:4 KJV). …and they are written for our admonition (warning)” (1 Corinthians 10:11 KJV).
The precious atonement sinners have been GRACED with through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross is the ULTIMATE GIFT. “…BY GRACE have ye been saved THROUGH FAITH; and that NOT OF YOURSELVES, IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD; not of works, that no man should glory…” (Ephesians 2:8-9 ASV).  
Jesus’ sacrificial death was the atoning sacrifice for your sins. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 2:2 NIV). “…Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29 KJV). .“…God so loved the world, that HE GAVE his only begotten (specially created) Son” (John 3:16 KJV). “...whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 KJV).  
….HE FIRST LOVED US” (1 John 4:19 ASV).  “…not that we loved God, but that he loved us and SENT HIS SON to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10 KJV). …[God] … SPARED NOT his own Son, but DELIVERED him up FOR US ALL” (Romans 8:32 KJV). God SHOWED HIS GREAT LOVE FOR US by “SENDING” Christ to die for us WHILE we were still sinners” (Romans 5:7-9 NLT).the just for the unjust, that he might BRING US to God…” (1 Peter 3:18 KJV).  “…There is no GREATER LOVE than to lay down one’s life…” (John 15:13 NLT).
“…BY GRACE … [you are] …saved THROUGH FAITH; and that NOT OF YOURSELVES, IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD; not of WORKS, that no man should glory…” (Ephesians 2:8-9 ASV). “….God …now commandeth all men every where to REPENT…” (Acts 17:30 KJV). “… REPENT AND RETURN, “SO” that your sins may be wiped away…” (Acts 3:19 NASB). “…EXCEPT YE REPENT, ye shall all likewise PERISH…” (Luke 13:3 KJV). “…BY GRACE … [you are] …saved not of WORKS, that no man should glory…” (Ephesians 2:8-9 ASV).
Therefore, “…He that is joined unto the Lord is ONE spirit (with the HOLY God)” (1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV). HOW? “…The Lord (emulsifier) is that Spirit…” (2 Corinthians 3:17 KJV). “…God [sends]… forth the Spirit of His Son “INTO” [YOUR]… HEARTS…” (Galatians 4:6 NASB). “…Jesus Christ is … [NOW] … in you” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV). “He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness…” (1 John 1:9 KJV).… [God]… [considers]…us ACCEPTED in the beloved (Jesus Christ)” (Ephesians 1:6 KJV). Therefore, “…if Christ be in you… [then] …the Lord …[is] … in your presence (and “YOU” are in his presence) (Romans 8:10 KJV & Exodus 33:16-23 NIV).  “… [Jesus sets]… me in [god’s] … presence forever…” (Psalms 44:12 NASB). “…YOU (God) MAKE HIM (her) “MOST” BLESSED foreverin YOUR PRESENCE…” (Psalms 21:6 NASB).
Therefore, “…you areA HOLY NATION…” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB). [you] … have this treasure (his holy spirit, indwelling)  in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us...” (2 Corinthians 4:6-7 KJV).
“… [God’s indwelling Spirit is]…for our profit, that [we] might be partakers (participants) of his holiness...” (Hebrews 12:10 KJV).  “…there is none like unto thee…” (Jeremiah 10:6 KJV). He is “…majestic in holiness(Exodus 15:11 KJV). [God is] … very GREAT; [He is] … clothed in SPLENDER and MAJESTY, Covering [Him]self … with LIGHT as with a cloak…”(Psalm 104:1-2 NASB). “…there is none like unto thee” (Jeremiah 10:6 KJV). “…His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand…” (Habakkuk 3:4.NASB. “… His … [Holiness] … is above earth and heaven” (Psalms 148:13 NASB). “…. the whole earth is full of [your HOLY]…glory” (Isaiah 6:3).
God DESIRES to MIX his HOLY PRESENCE with mankind, especially HIS people. He said to [them].., "You are My Servant, Israel (HIS PEOPLE), In Whom I will show My GLORY (HOLY NATURE)…” (Isaiah 49:3 NASB).
You are servants of God. He DESIRES to show you His HOLINESS which he confirms “through” Christ. “….The Word (Jesus) became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we [can see] His (God’s) GLORY  (HOLY nature)” (John 1:14 NASB).
You can see God’s HOLINESS because, “… The Son (Jesus) is the radiance of God’s GLORY (HOLY nature) and the EXACT representation of his being….” (Hebrews 1:3 KJV).
God’s HOLINESS is the PRESENCE of God himself as experienced through Jesus Christ. “which is CHRIST IN YOU” (Colossians 1:25-28 KJV).  We (YOU) have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the POWER may be of God, and not of us...” (2 Corinthians 4:6-7 KJV). “…Know ye not your own selves …that Jesus Christ is in you…” (2 Corinthians KJV). Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV). “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” (1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV). “…God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (2 Corinthians 6:16 KJV).
“… We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves…” (2 Corinthians 4:7 NLT).
God said: “…I will put a new spirit in you (an emulsifier). …” (Ezekiel 36:26 NLT). “…GOD IS SPIRIT…” (John 4:24 KJV). “…The Spirit of God dwell[s]… in you…” (Romans 8:9 KJV).  “…May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put (or MIX) you together—spirit, soul, and body” (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 MSG). “…Jesus Christ is in you” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV). “…Jesus Christ maketh thee whole (HOLY)…” (Acts 9:34 KJV). NLT).
 “…Ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy…” (Leviticus 20:26 KJV). “…Jesus Christ is in you” (2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV). “…That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God. But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)….” (Romans 8:8-11 NLT).
“… I AM HOLY…” (1 Peter 1:14-16 KJV). “…you areA HOLY NATION…” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).by the Grace of God … [you are what you are] ” (1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV). “…How great is [Jthe HOLY God’s] … benevolent kindness…”  (Psalm 31:19-20 KJV).
“…you areA HOLY NATION…” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB). The title does not automatically MAKE the people HOLY; the people MAKE the title true and worthy by their HOLY conduct. “…be holy, because I am holy…” (1 Peter 1:16 KJV).  “…work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see … [God] …” (Hebrews 12:14 NLT).
God is inherently HOLY and mankind can “ONLY” become HOLY through the emulsifier, Jesus Christ. …It is God who works IN YOU to will and TO ACT” (Philippians 2:13 NIV). “….Apart from [Jesus]…YOU CAN DO NOTHING…” (John 15:5 NIV). …God hath said, I will dwell in them” (2 Corinthians 6:16 KJV). …May … God … WORK IN US what is pleasing to him, THROUGH Jesus Christ” (Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV).
God’s supplies HOLINESS to his people through the INDWELLING SPIRIT. “…God will supply all [your need for holiness]…” (Philippians 4:19 NASB). “…God will generously PROVIDE (give) all you need (holiness). Then you will always have everything you need (holiness) …” (2 Corinthians 9:8 NLT).
HOLINESS does NOT naturally MIX with SIN. HOLINESS is NOT SIMPLY a behavior, action, or some ideology of perfection.  God insist that his people “…be holy…” (1 Peter 1:16 KJV).  “…ye shall be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy…” (Leviticus 20:26 KJV).
First, HOLINESS is “NOT” something you DO. “…the Father that dwelleth in … [you], he doeth the works…” (John 14:10 KJV). …Godworks in you TO ACT in order to fulfill his good purpose…” (Philippians 2:13 NIV).   … God … equip you with everything good for doing his will” (Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV)
Second, HOLINESS is something you become through the indwelling Spirit. “…The Holy Spirit gives birth to… [HOLINESS]… (John 3:6 NLT).The Spirit of God dwelleth in you” (1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV). “…[The holy God] …  dwelleth in me, he doeth the works…” (John 14:10 KJV).
Third, HOLINESS is something you practice as you are empowered by the indwelling Spirit. … God  work[s] … in … [you] … what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ” (Hebrews 13:20-21 NIV). “…the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works…” (John 14:10 KJV).
Finally, God’s HOLINESS sets, those who BELONG to him, apart for honorable and respectful USE. “…you areA HOLY NATION…” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB).  Apostle Paul was “….set apart for the gospel of God...” (Romans 1:1 NASB).  “…God anointed (set apart) Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and POWER…” (Acts 10:38 NIV).
“…you areA HOLY NATION…” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB). You are SET APART. YOU ARE no longer dominated by the sin nature or unholiness. “…The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to [unholiness].I don’t really understand myself, for I want to [be holy] …but I don’t [allow myself to trust in or depend upon God’s indwelling Spirit]... Instead, I do what I hate. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is [the impurity and unholiness]… living in me that does it.  And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to [be holy) … [which]… is right, BUT I CAN’TWho will free me from this life that is dominated by [impurity and unholiness]?” (Romans 7:14-25 NLT). 
“…The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord…(Romans 7:14-25 NLT). ). “If the Son therefore shall make you free, you SHALL be free indeed…” (John 8:36 KJV). “….Apart from [the indwelling spirit], [you]… can do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV).   
Jesus EMPOWERS you “…to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man…” (Ephesians 3:16 KJV). “… according to the POWER that worketh IN [YOU]…” (Ephesians 3:20 KJV).
HOLINESS is the HIGHEST standard of human conduct and without the indwelling HOLY SPIRIT it would be IMPOSSIBLE for mankind to achieve “…The things which are impossible with men … [are] …POSSIBLE… [with God] …” (Luke 18:27 KJV).   “…I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27 KJV). “…HE WHICH HATH “BEGUN” A GOOD “WORK” IN [YOU]… “WILL” “PERFORM” IT “UNTIL” the day of Jesus Christ…” (Philippians 1:6 KJV).
Is there STILL a “HOLY” nation? Yes, many of God’s “people,”  however if not MOST, “quench” or suppress the expression of the HOLY Spirit. “… Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption…” (Ephesians 4:30 NASB).  “… do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption….” (Ephesians 4:30 NLT).
Remember SIN creates a BARRIER and will ALWAYS cause a SEPARATION. God wants to express himself through your life, but when you voluntarily and willful choose a lifestyle of sinful actions, words, or attitudes it WILL block or prevent him from doing so. Therefore, “…Do not quench the Spirit…” (1 Thessalonians 5:19 NASB). “… Do not stifle the Holy Spirit...” (1 Thessalonians 5:19 NLT).
“…you areA HOLY NATION…” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB). “…God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in SANCTIFICATION…” (1 Thessalonians 4:7 NASB). It is up to his “HOLY” nation to allow God to INFLUENCE or be REVEALED through their actions, words, and attitudes. “…Ye shall know [the HOLY nation]… by their fruits…” (Matthew 7:16 KJV).“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, GOODNESS, faith, Meekness, temperance…” (Galatians 5:22-23 KJV).
God’s “HOLY” nation grieves, quenches, suppresses, or stifles the indwelling  HOLY Spirit by living like PAGANS. “…How shall we escape, if we neglect SO GREAT SALVATION; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and GIFTS…” (Hebrews 2:3-5 KJV).
“…There is SALVATION in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be SAVED…” (Acts 4:12 NASB).
“…The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and WE ARE NOT SAVED...” (Jeremiah 8:20 KJV). “… If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land…” (1  CHRONICLES 7:14 NASB).  
“…you areA HOLY NATION…” (1 Peter 2:9 NASB). “…be holy…” (1 Peter 1:16 KJV).  “…be holy unto me: for I the Lord am holy…” (Leviticus 20:26 KJV).