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ZENITH KALEO - Divine Calling: Your Holy Ground

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

The word 'holy' is a puzzling word for many because it, once again, is one of those archaic words that common language doesn't know what to do with.

In all honesty, I have to admit that from the time Jesus Christ entered into my life waaay, waaay back in the summer of 1970 it was the language and words of scripture that were troubling to me because they were full of foreign sounding words and I didn't know them.

I felt like I was at a disadvantage somehow because I had no real background in the ancient writings of scripture feeling like everyone else in my former group of Hippies was getting these words that were being tossed around us, words like, 'holy' and 'righteous' and 'sanctified' and a long list of others.

I discovered along the way that no one really knew what they meant in a way that the words could make sense to people living in the 21st century. So, rather than just going with the flow, it has been part of my quest as a 'foundationalist', if for no other reason than for my own understanding, to dig as deep as I need to in order to create pictures of words that I can make some sense out of, and maybe help someone else also.

When it comes to the high importance of your 'Kaleo' (meaning the calling) of God upon your life and my life, the word translated 'holy' becomes a beautiful, picturesque and powerful word.

Of course among the ancient Prophets of God the scriptures revolve around the Hebrew language and this is the pool from which we will grab our pictures.

In relation to words, I will often speak to you about the pictures the words convey and I do this with specific purpose. This is because all words are verbal means by which pictures are painted into the human heart and mind. The human mind is deeply pictographic and pictures create within us emotional responses depending on how we see and attach meaning to the pictographs we are seeing.

Movies are powerful this way, but so are words because words are pictures. I would venture to guess that even while you are reading this, the words are flashing pictures in your mind.

We are saying here in this series of blogs that every person even prior to conception, somewhere in the intricate and vast mind of God, was already conceived there and as they appear into the corridor of time, they come already with an eternally rooted purpose by which they are ordained of God to create good within the creation and particularly that portion of creation directly surrounding them, wherever they may be.

If you haven't been following along in the blogs just yet, I'm trying to catch you up quickly.

The call of God upon you, the person, is a unique and sacred assignment rooted in the power of infinity as it has its beginning in the One who is infinite and Jesus Christ was sent to show us what life looks like when we are connected to the stream of God and harmonizing with it.

Holy, Holy, Holy

The word 'holy' is a three letter word in Hebrew. The letters themselves portray three unique pictures and the three pictures together tell a story. Together they spell the Hebrew word 'qodesh', but so far that doesn't tell you anything, does it?

1. The first letter is 'qof' and there is a picture associated with this letter that will begin to help us make sense of it all. The picture of 'qof' is that of a thread passing through the eye of the needle. If you've every tried it, you know that threading a needle, until you get really good at it, involves a lot of hits and misses because the eye of the needle is a small place that must be passed through.

Jesus spoke of this kind of experience saying,

"Jesus looked around and said to his apprentices, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!" The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, "Children, how hard it is for those who trust in their riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich (trusts in their riches to save them) to enter the kingdom of God." (Mark 10:23-25)

"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many try to enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and there aren't that many that really find it." (Matthew 7:13-14)

This is the first picture. It is related to something said in yesterday's post about calling, once the person knows it, allowing the person to focus their attention in laser like fashion, it takes away the double mind and brings to the person the power of the single minded focus.

2. The second letter is the letter 'dalet' whose picture is that of a door. Putting the two pictures together we see that passing through the narrow versus the broad, brings you to this second experience of the door. The door is another passage with something on the other side. The narrow focus of one's calling brings them to to the door of opportunity.

Proverbs says it this way;

"A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men." (Proverbs 18:16)

And Jesus, our Champion and Mentor too spoke of doors saying;

"I know your undertakings, the work you have set out to do: Now look and see, for I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it..." (Revelation 3:8)

"What I am saying to you is, 'Ask, so that it can be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it will be opened." (Luke 11:9-10)

David in the Psalms also speaks about what happens in our God encounters;

"He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because He delighted in me." (Psalm 18:19)

Like passing through a birth canal, the call of God, the 'Kaleo' of your creation, will take you to that narrowing channel, that 'eye of the needle' so to speak only to bring you to the door of opportunity and on the other side of the door is something large and expansive to your life.

3. The third letter is the letter 'shin' whose picture can either be the picture of teeth which takes us to the idea of a place of 'feeding' and provision or it can also be a picture of the twin breasts (the letter 'shin' is also the beginning of the word for 'shad' or 'Shaddai' which is related to the rich milk of the breast and the divine supply of God), the beauty of the twin breasts, of course, signifying the 'double portion' of supply.

So now we put the three together seeing that the narrow place which we will identify as 'the call' upon the person leads the person to a door of opportunity which brings the person to a place of divine, double portion supply of the open heaven over their life as they engage life from a place of symphonic union with God in the incredible designs of their eternal purpose.

Moses, his Calling and Holy Ground

Remember Moses and his encounter with the burning bush, it was burning yet it was not consumed or destroyed by the burning fire that engulfed it? This is the first time the word 'holy' is used in the ancient mystical writings.

Remember what God said to him as he approached the burning bush from which his call to deliver the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage was being clarified and renewed upon him?

"And He (God) said, Do not come any closer until you put off your shoes from off your feet, for the ground upon which you are standing is holy ('qodesh') ground." (Exodus 3:5)

After years of aimless wandering and exile because his first attempt at saving Israel failed, now this failure of a man was out in the wilderness tending some other persons flock and at a time when life might be looking like it was winding down (Moses was about 80years old), God renews the mission.

The gifts and the callings of God never change.

Moses is told to take off his shoes because the ground he was now on was 'qodesh' or 'holy'.

Why? Because nothing from the dust of all the places he had been was going to be allowed into the space he was now encountering. Not the dust of his Egyptian past. Not the dust of his exile. Not the dust of his failures. Not the dust of his aimless wandering and I'm sure his wondering too which included night after night of contemplation as to who he was and somehow thought he was supposed to be at one time.

Moses had been born for this time. No one was called and equipped like he had been. God had created him and called him at a place within Himself in a place before time, as we know it, ever begins.

None of the past was useful, not in comparison to the call.

Take your shoes off. God is talking. The dust of the past can't come with you. You must leave it.

God is talking about your eternal purpose.

This is holy ground.

Now get yourself to the Zenith Kaleo - to the apex of your high calling.

Next Blog: The Past, The Present, The Future.

Rand - Growth Facilitator and Founder of Zenith Kaleo


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