Summary: Heaven's Call
The Church's Greatest Need Is :-
1. A Revelation Of God's Sovereignty - Isaiah Saw God
1 In the year that king Uzziah died -
his was a Reign of Plenty, a Reign of Prosperity, a Reign of Protection
I saw also the Lord
(a) God's Person - 5 for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
He saw God in His majesty - “sitting upon a throne.”
He saw God in His loftiness - “high and lifted up.”
He saw God in His righteousness - “and his train filled the temple.”
He saw God in His holiness seraphim cried: “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts”(v. 3). He saw God in His glory - “the whole earth is full of his glory” (v. 3).
(b) God's Position - 1 I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up,
(c) God's Power - and his train filled the temple.
2 Chron 7:1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house. 2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD’S house.
Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(d) God's Purity - 3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
Hab 1:13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
2. A Recognition Of God's Salvation - Isaiah Sensed God
5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone;
(a) Sensed God's Holiness
(b) Sensed His Own Helplessness - Woe is me
John - Rev 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
(c) Sensed his people's Heedlessness - I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:
He saw his Self - Woe is me
He saw his Sin - because I am a man of unclean lips,
He saw his Society - and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:
3. A Resignation To God's Service - Isaiah Served God
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.
(a) Cleansed for service 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.