1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

Allow me to confess I got this wrong. My understanding of Holy was wrong. I always thought that being holy was about being good. It is not. Try as I might I could never be good enough to even consider myself to be even a little bit holy. I would sin, confess, repent and turn to search for how to be holy. Repentance and forgiveness do not equal holiness.

Then I saw it in the first use of the word holy.

Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Holy is a place where Satan is not allowed.

God prepared a place and invited Moses to join Him in a conversation, away from the influences of the liar. It is seen in the putting off of the shoes here. The shoes have touched the ground, the dust, the realm of the prince of the power of the air. It is leaving Satan behind and stepping into a place prepared by God where Satan is not allowed.

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

When I read this my first instinct is that of the flesh, a mansion in the sky. That was the flesh but now the spirit has said “You are that temple.”

1 Corinthians 6:19 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?

Ye are not your own indicates a place of God’s making, a sanctuary, a holy place where Satan is not allowed.

It is not in our minds. He dwells in our hearts.

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