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The Hallowing

The English word hallowed originated from an Anglo-Saxon word which meant to render sacred, or to set apart as holy. In the King James Version, "hallowed" is accurately used to translate a Hebrew word, pronounced kaw-dash, and a Greek word, pronounced hag-ee-ad-zo.

The seventh day of the week (sunset Friday to sunset Saturday on the Roman calendar) is the only true Christian Sabbath Day. It was created by Jesus Christ when He completed the work of physical Creation that the Father sent Him to do (see Christ The Creator).

"2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made." (Genesis 2:1-3 KJV)

"I am the LORD which hallow you"

The hallowing of the Seventh Day was later codified at Mount Sinai, again by Jesus Christ (i.e. "10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ" 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 KJV; see also 'Before Abraham Was, I AM' and 'The God Of The Old Testament').

The Ten Commandments

"20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it." (Exodus 20:8-11 KJV)

Aaron the high priest was hallowed; not of himself, but because of Who the High Priest symbolized - yet again, Jesus Christ, The Anointed One (see also High Priest to King of The World).

"29:21 And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him." (Exodus 29:21 KJV)

God's people are hallowed. Hallowed means sanctified, or set apart. The word saint is a literal form of sanctified. How are God's people sanctified? By obeying Him (see Do You Know Him? and Grace Into Licentiousness).

"22:31 Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the LORD. 22:32 Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the LORD which hallow you, 22:33 That brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD." (Leviticus 22:31-33 KJV)

The hallowing of the firstborn was a foreshadow of Jesus Christ, "1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence" (Colossians 1:18 KJV), as well as a foreshadow of the true Church of God itself, the "church of the firstborn" (Hebrews 12:23 KJV).

"3:13 Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast: mine shall they be: I am the LORD." (Numbers 3:13 KJV)

Fact Finder: Hallowed means set apart. How is the word tribulation also about a separating process?
See The Great Tribulation


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