Yes!!! This is attainable. Genesis 1:26, "Then God said 'Let Us make man in our image, according to Our likeness.'" God prepared the way for us to be Holy.
What does that mean? Let's look at some definitions.
Hebrew word for holiness is qodesh (ko - desh) which means; set-apartness, sacredness, separateness, of God, of people, of places, of things.
It involves a right relationship with God
Is manifested in those who have regard equally to grace and truth
Means pure from evil conduct, and observant of God's will
It means the Lord enable you more and more to spend your lives in the interest of others, in order that He may establish you in Christian character now, that you may be vindicated from every charge that might possible be brought against you at the judgement seat of Christ.
Separation to God, the conduct befitting those so separated.
Fundamentally signifies separated.
in scripture in its moral and spiritual significance, separated from sin and therefore consecrated to God.
Believers are called to sanctify themselves consistently with their calling, cleansing themselves from all defilement, forsaking sin, living in a holy manner of life, experiencing fellowship with God in Holiness
Means to make holy
Signifies to set apart for God
Also, means to be made holy
Means to be right (in a moral sense), cleansed, clear ourselves
The basic meaning is to be righteous, be in the right, be justified, be just
This word is used of man as regarded as having obtained deliverance from condemnation, and as being thus entitled to certain inheritance
It is a legal term which involves the whole process of justice
I know this is a lot of definitions for these words, and you can find it all in the Strong's Concordance, plus a lot more. The more you understand this word, the more you will see it is a life long journey and then some. God set the ultimate precedence for us to follow. First off, He is God and He is Holy, then He made a way for us to be holy through the blood. We need to make a choice and repent, then we start this life of Holiness and everlasting life. Even after Jesus comes back, He still has a plan for us and Holiness. So, if we let it, it really can change our life.
This weeks discussion...
What definition stood out to you and why?
Pick a part of the message and lets discuss it together.
P.S. I know I used a lot of scriptures, so here they are for your convenience.
Scriptures used... (NKJV)
1 Peter 1:13-16, Exodus 15:11, Psalms 89:33-35, Luke 11:2, Genesis 1:26, 2 Corinthians 7:1, Ephesians 4:17-24, Romans 6:19-23, 2 Timothy 1:8-9, Hebrews 10:19-25, 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13, Hebrews 12:12-17, Leviticus 19:14-15, Jeremiah 2:3, Obadiah 1:17-18, Zechariah 14:16-21