- Okung Fast
- Day 40 - You Are A Holy Nation
Day 40 - You Are A Holy Nation
Live Set Apart
“Now if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, you will be My treasured possession out of all the nations—for the whole earth is Mine And unto Me you shall be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”
A Letter to my Children
Our responsibility is to shape, maintain, and improve the world we have inherited from our ancestors. We come from a remarkable land and a proud people, despite what the mainstream narrative might suggest. Our fathers and mothers were Chiefs and great rulers; it’s this richness which flows remarkably in your veins.
Once things are created in the world, whether physical objects or intangible aspects like language, they take on a life of their own beyond our control. They become real and shareable. Within our society, we assign meanings to these objects, and those meanings become commonly accepted knowledge that is passed down to future generations. I speak things so that they may be and pass this gift and essence to you. We, my sweet children, are set apart for holy consuming work.
The concepts of purity and impurity may evoke fear in religious readers, but for us, it is an order, our way of life. Forgive me for my zeal; it has always gotten me in trouble, but I need you to carry this message long after your mother and I are gone: there is a divine order that provides stability and power, allowing us to have hope in an uncertain present. The laws and rituals we partake in were devised to reinforce the symbolic meanings that uphold our world. If we lose these, we will cease to exist.
Hold fast to our ways, be courageous.
Understand that the universe enables us to live in harmony with it, there is a connection between what is and what should be in its construction and maintenance. As stated in Deuteronomy 4:6, following these laws will bring wisdom and understanding, making our nation known for its wisdom.
Be people of wisdom, be children of knowledge.
Beloved, the priestly behavior has always emphasized the connection between the cosmic order and proper behavior, as one implies the other. To neglect the laws meant to maintain order in the universe would lead to its breakdown.
Remember, my children, that our actions and beliefs are intertwined with the world around us. Faithfully contribute to the stability and well-being of our people and the generations to come. Respect the instruction of your mother, obey the discipline of Father and know we do everything out of love.
Your mother and I did this fast to build the courage to raise you properly and in love.
Emenam eti eti.
“You have done well.”