10128. And shalt sanctify it. That this signifies to receive the Lord, is evident from the signification of "to be sanctified" as being the reception of the Lord. That "to be sanctified" denotes the reception of the Lord, is because the Lord alone is holy, and hence whatever proceeds from the Lord is holy. Therefore insofar as a man receives good, and with good truth from the Lord, which are holy, so far he receives the Lord; for whether we speak of receiving good and truth from the Lord, or receiving the Lord, it is the same. For good and truth belong to the Lord, because they are from Him, thus they are the Lord in heaven and in the church. (That the Lord alone is holy, and that everything holy proceeds from Him, and hence that to receive Him is to be sanctified, see n. 9229, 9479, 9680, 9818, 9820, 9956, 9988, 10069.) That "to be sanctified" denotes the reception of the Lord, is also evident from the fact that it is said, "thou shalt make propitiation and sanctify;" for by "making propitiation" or "expiating" is signified purification from evils and the derivative falsities, and at the same time the implantation of truth and good from the Lord (n. 10127). The implantation of truth and good from the Lord is the reception of Him, thus is sanctification; as also above in this chapter. "They shall eat those things wherein expiation was made, to fill their hand, to sanctify them" (verse 33), where by "expiation" is signified purification from evils and their falsities (n. 9506, 10109); "by filling the hand" is signified implanting good and truth, and conjoining them (n. 10076); thus by "being sanctified" is signified receiving good and truth from the Lord (see n. 10111).