Summary: Learn from Isaiah and Jacob what a face to face experience with God will do to the believer.
An Encounter with God
Turn to Isaiah 6:1-8
I. Something More Than A Shout (Introduction)...
I’m glad I go to a church where I can lift up the
name of the Lord right out loud! Amen?
I love singing songs, clapping and shouting in
church just as much as the next guy, maybe even
But somewhere in your walk with God you have
to grow beyond just a singing and a shouting
relationship with God.
I’m not saying we have to quit shouting and
I’m saying that we gotta do more than just come
to Church on Sunday and Tuesdays to shout and
And go home and do nothing until it’s time to go
back to Church again!
Cause all the shouting and singing and stomping
in the world ain’t going to do us any good if we
don’t learn how to walk and live for God!!
And the only way to walk with God is to actually
walk with Him.
The only way to live for God is to live with God
What I’m saying is we have to have an encounter
We have to come into His presence.
And not just corporately but personally.
Cause if we don’t actually make personal contact
with God we’re just shouting at the walls. Amen?
If God’s not present in our lives we’re just
singing to each other. Amen?
Somewhere we have to reach the point that our
relationship with God is an intimate one.
A relationship that involves actually talking to
God or Singing to God on a personal level.
Not just singing about God to everyone else.
I might talk about Michael Jordan. I might even
brag on his abilities,
but that’s as far as my relationship with
Michael Jordan goes.
I don’t really know him I know of him.
I don’t really speak to him I speak of him.
But Mrs. Michael Jordan knows him on a
An intimate level where she talks and he listens
and he talks and she listens. Amen?
This is what I’m preaching about this morning!
Having an encounter with God, that’s more than
just an emotional encounter
I’m talking about having a true encounter with
II. An Intimate Relationship With God...
An intimate relationship with God.
How many knows that we are the Bride of
And how many knows that He desires to have an
intimate relationship with us?
Well I want what Jesus wants!
I want to bring about that intamacy in my walk
with Christ. Amen?
I want to have an Encounter with Christ that
does more than just excite me,
I want to be changed forever!
I want a relationship with the Lord that isn’t
based on just my "lip service" to him but its
based upon my "heart service" for him. Amen?
See, Worshipping God isn’t just some routine
that we go thru.
Its not like playing the right note on an
instrument or singing the right tune in a song
but its having an actual encounter with the Lord
of Lord, and King of Kings!
We sing praise to come into His presence but
once He shows up that’s when we start to
That’s when we surpass all the shouting and
singing and just stand amazed.
And it’s at that moment as you stand in awe that
your life becomes changed forever.
III. Isaiah’s Experience...
Let’s look at what happened to Isaiah....
Isa 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
Isa 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
Isa 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
Isa 6:4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
Isa 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
Isa 6:6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
Isa 6:7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
Isa 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.