Summary: We need an Isaiah 6 moment. Let us also consider Isaiah’s situation our condition. Let us have a rediscovery, our own transformation and a revival for us and our family and our nation as well. The Lord allow us to have an audience with Him today
1In 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.
2Above 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.
3And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
4And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
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.
6Then 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:
7And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.
8Also 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.
9¶And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
Isaiah saw the wickedness of God’s people and the entire nation of Israel....
“Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, sons who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised and shown contempt and provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger, they have become utterly estranged (alienated).”
He was pointing his prophetic fingers on almost all of the people and the entire nation. In fact, in Chapter 5, there are 6 woes I have seen that Isaiah had mentioned:
1. Woe to the covetous (Isa. 5:8)
2. Woe to the drunkards (Isa. 5:11)
3. Woe to those that multiply sin (Isa. 5:18-19)
4. Isaiah 5:20
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Liars and compromisers)
5. Woe to those who are proud and wise in their own eyes (Isa. 5:21)
6. Woe to drunkards who justify the wicked and condemn the righteous (Isa. 5:22-23)
And so, in Chapter 6 verse1 Isaiah mentions the death of King Uzziah.
He was the 10th king of Judah and he started a very godly man and was highly influenced by the prophet Zechariah. Unlike many of the other kings, he never totally departed from the worship of the true God.
Under his influence, the southern kingdom attained power, wealth and success unlike any it had enjoyed since the days of Solomon.
Until he was blundered by his success as king and by his blessings from the Lord, Uzziah made the mistake of offering incense in the Temple, in which only a Priest could do.(2Chron. 26).
He trespassed the Anointing!
He was stricken with leprosy by the Lord for his disobedience to the Lord. He died in that leprous condition! Disobedience to the Lord is a serious thing!
Isaiah is disturbed by the death of the great king.
After all, he had reigned for 52 years. His death signaled the end of a time of great prosperity and consistency.
At this juncture, Isaiah ushered for him a time of uncertainty, loneliness, discouragement, change and doubt.
Yet, for Isaiah, this is to be a time of rediscovery for him.
A message for all of us who might be encountering the same predicament...
We need an Isaiah 6 moment.
Let us also consider Isaiah’s situation our condition.
Let us have a rediscovery, our own transformation and a revival for us and our family and our nation as well.
This might be it.
1- THE VISION: (vv.1,2)
“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.”
The vision was; “...saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings:”
Everything Isaiah saw were the sins of the people and the nation of Israel until King Uzziah died...