What is Holy Ground?

From: Take Off Your Shoes

What is holy ground?
It appears to be the place where God reveals Himself.

What does holy mean?
It means ‘set apart, unique, distinct’

Why is holy ground – being holy linked with taking off your shoes?
Taking off your sandals is a symbol for removing the dust & dirt of the world

Isaiah 57:15 AMP … For thus says the high and lofty One–He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin]

So taking off your shoes is a symbol for a heart that is willing to humble itself before the Lord and be cleansed. This is where the Lord dwells and reveals Himself. This is holy ground ….

Psalm 51:7, 9-11 … Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean [ceremonially]; wash me, and I shall [in reality] be whiter than snow. … Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my guilt and iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me. Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.

Related:
Whiter than Snow

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3 Responses to “What is Holy Ground?”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    Nowhere do I more find such fruitful stillness as when I am near the cross. Nowhere do I feel so inclined to take the shoes from off my feet. And how do you account for it?
    —John Henry Jowett

  2. khollandsblog Says:

    Everywhere there are burning bushes aflame with God. Only if I clearly see will I step aside, take off my shoes, and worship on holy ground. -M. Lunn

  3. khollandsblog Says:

    We do not have to wear our shoes out looking for a holy place, for where you are, you can take your shoes off, for the place you stand on is holy ground, and from there you can see the face of God. -Pastor Glenn Pease

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