Consecrate: to pronounce or to make clean, or to dedicate somethings or someone completely, to make holy.
Strong’s: 6942- Qadash (Verb)
Consecrate can also be used as sanctify, appointed, to make holy
In the Hebrew language, Qadash is spelled Qof Dalet Sheen
Qof: It’s pictography is of the back of the head, symbolizing behind, the last, or the least. The Hebrew character for Qof is used to represent number 100. The spiritual meaning of this number is “Holy Flock” or “Children of Promise”.
Dalet: It’s pictography is a doorway, and points to a place where change can take place or place of decision. It’s also represented by the number 4 and stands for creation. It is also used for lowliness and the consciousness of possessing nothing of ones own.
Sheen: It’s pictography is a teeth and means to consume, to destroy, or to press. It also assists in chewing and digesting food. Spiritual number is 300. It means God appears. Also, light of God- The Light that can both nurture living things like plants, or it can destroy them-dry them up.
You put all these words together, and you’ll understand the deeper meaning of what God requires. Let us break this down!
Separation is not a new thing in the bible. Since the beginning, we see how God started separating and making the distinction of what was good in His sight (Genesis 1). So it should come as no surprise that he would want the same for his children. Take for example Abraham. Genesis 12:1- Now the Lord said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from they kindred, and from they father’s house, unto a land that I will show you. God called Abram out of what he was familiar with, in order that God can cleanse him from the idols he was worshipping and be separated unto Him. God was making a distinction in his people as well, and approving what was good and evil. We also have another perfect example with the people of Israel. God freed them from the house of bondage (Egypt-the world), he took them through the desert, to cleanse them from what they had been previously taught (rebellion, idol worshipping, complaining), and to prepare them (Mind, Body, Spirit), to enter into the holy land He separated for them.
So this complete separation should come as no surprise to us today, the very definition of Church (Ekklesia) is the “called out ones“. We were called out from different lusts, former lovers, lifestyle choices, pride, etc., in order to be His special people, with a special purpose. But consecration doesn’t stop at just human beings, common things can also be separated for the purpose of serving the Lord (musical instruments, your home, “church building”, etc.). So how does Qof Dalet Sheen, tie into all of this?
God requires that His Children of the Promise (Israel and born again believers), leave their old ways behind, take the lowly position and enter into a new life (new creation). To consecrate ourselves, involves us taking an action. It is a conscience decision to set ourselves and somethings apart for a specific purpose and use. God calls all his children to separate themselves from the world and it’s desires, and to live a holy life (mind, body, spirit), for Him. This will take us sometime in prayer, reading the word, and being intentional to obey God’s commands, in order so that we may grow in maturity.
Versus to study:
Deuteronomy 18:1– “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, don’t learn to do the hateful (detestable; abhorrent; abominable) things the other nations do.”
Exodus 28:3– And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
2 Chronicles 29:31– Then Hezekiah answered and said, ” Now that you have consecrated yourselves to the Lord, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the house of the Lord.” And the assembly brought sacrifices and thank offerings, and all those who were willing brought burnt offerings.
1 Chronicles 29:5-The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD?
Joshua 3:5– Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.”
Romans 6:13-Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
Vs. 16– Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
Vs. 19– I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.
Romans 12:1-I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.
1 Peter 2:9 – But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
2 Timothy 2:20-21– 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. 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.
Take time this week and go through these bible verses with the definitions used, and let me know how this has blessed you!