Summary: God’s part of Holiness is radical cleansing.
Holiness is Radical Cleansing
Sermon One : Holiness equals Perfect Love
Sermon Two : Holiness is found in a person- The Holy Spirit
Sermon Three: Holiness is a Extreme Surrender - Mans Part
Today: Holiness is Radical Cleansing - God’s Part
1 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. 2 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. 3 And one cried to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!" 4 And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 So I said: "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 my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts." 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. 7 And he touched my mouth with it, and said: "Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged." 8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me."
I A Traumatic Event v1a
-The Death of the King - He had reigned 52 years a good king, started at 16, Greatest since Solomon, Judah’s zenith of power and prosperity, young patriot prophet, His hero
But in a moment of Pride the king went into the temple to offer incense -priests tried to stop, God who is holy struck with Leperousy, NO ONE gets away with sin and rebellion (2 Chron 26
16 But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God, and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. 17 Azariah the priest with eighty other courageous priests of the Lord followed him in. 18 They confronted him and said, "It is not right for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the Lord. That is for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who have been consecrated to burn incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful; and you will not be honored by the Lord God." 19 Uzziah, who had a censer in his hand ready to burn incense, became angry. While he was raging at the priests in their presence before the incense altar in the Lord’s temple, leprosy broke out on his forehead. 20 When Azariah the chief priest and all the other priests looked at him, they saw that he had leprosy on his forehead, so they hurried him out. Indeed, he himself was eager to leave, because the Lord had afflicted him. 21 King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house--leprous, and excluded from the temple of the Lord. Jotham his son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.
-Now died and Isaiah heartbroken, world collapsed ..
-for John Wesley -The American Failure to convert the Indian heathen led to his subsequent conversion and Spirit filling.
-Randy Clarke - was Burnout in church plant -He went to a Rodney Howard Browne meeting and got touched and in 1995 began a four day revival in Toronto that lasted over 5 years touching so many around the world it was named the Toronto Blessing
-Charles Stanley - said it was his Mothers death that caused him to seek the Spirit for a greater filling, and has preached without notes since.
- For David it was the Bathsheba Event - He didn’t realize he could sin so bad as to sink to adultery and murder.
-Something shows us our previous experience is insufficient for the present crisis and we must seek God for more.
II A Terrifying Encounter v1b-5
A. He saw the LORD JESUS on a throne (John 12:41) High and exalted -earthly throne empty
B. The Train of his robe filled the temple- describing under him
C. The Seraphim -burning ones - around him - Could not look on the majestic holiness of God
D. Heard “Holy, Holy, Holy, not love
E. Felt - Temple quake
F. Saw -the smoke - the Shekinah glory of God - veil his radiant holiness
III A Touch by the Eternal God v6-7
A. His RESPONSE -Isaiah Cries out with the awareness of his sinfulness -