I receive numerous words of appreciation for these BLOGS. My deepest appreciation for your comments, in the majority, positive! Because of time limitations, we find it impossible to respond to you for on-line discussion. I have but one purpose, TO MAKE YOU THINK. If I am successful in that area, the Holy Spirit Himself will do the rest. THANK YOU!
Have you had a chance to think about Isaiah 6 lately? You have to admit that it contains a wealth of material. I must share a few of those with you!
Though I have never had an experience as that of Isaiah, I have had some intimate conversations and ecstatic moments where we jostled back and forth, only to have Him come out the winner.
My dreams are certainly far from a “vision”. In fact, most of them leave me exhausted, as over against blessed. You know, I have yet to drive a golf ball in an accomplished fashion. I wake with my arm having a muscle spasm. That explains the entire dream.
Back to what took place in Isaiah’s vision. King Uzziah had died! I cannot understand the relationship between them, but it was close enough that it left an impression on the mind of Isaiah, perhaps a little negative. God gave Isaiah a vision to counteract any negative feelings he might have.
“Isaiah, while Uzziah has died, I have not. I am alive FOREVER, and there is not a situation that comes your way that you cannot be aware, I am on my throne and have not, nor will I abdicate, “lofty and exalted”.”
View the Seraphim as they call out one to another: “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory.”
Then, comes Isaiah’s reply: “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts”! He views his wretchedness, before his and our most holy God.
God’s reply to Isaiah through the Seraphim as with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken off the altar with tongs: “He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin is forgiven.”
God has done what no man can do. Isaiah is brought low, he views his sinfulness and those of the people among whom he lives, and he hears the words of God. I take a little liberty at this point, but not to take away from what God has declared. The coal on the altar (representing Christ on Calvary bearing the fires of judgment), has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven!
Have you that knowledge? Have you pled with God to forgive your sins? A sweeter word you will never hear when you have seen your sinfulness and God’s FORGIVENESS!