Encountering God, experiencing change
1 IN THE year that King Uzziah died, [in a vision] I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and the skirts of His train filled the [most holy part of the] temple. 2 Above Him stood the seraphim; each had six wings: with two [each] covered his [own] face, and with two [each] covered his feet, and with two [each] 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 foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who cried, and the house was filled with smoke. 5 Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone and ruined, 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 flew one of the seraphim [heavenly beings] to me, having a live coal in his hand which he had taken with tongs from off the altar; 7 And with it he touched my mouth and said, Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity and guilt are taken away, and your sin is completely atoned for and forgiven. 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.
1. Went - to the temple
A. At the time of joy or uncertainty we need to go to the presence of God
B. When your future is in brink we need to go to the presence of God.
King Uzziah just died – the country was very high in the blessing of God, now with the death of Uzziah the future is in very gloomy situation. His son Jotham was a good king, but his grandson Ahaz was the wicked king of the land, then the king Hezekiah- a good king came in power. So God know that Isiah need to come to His presence to receive this special calling. When there are four kingdoms and God wants you to minister in all of them you need a special touch of God.
C. When there is a greater calling up on you and you are aware of it, your dependence is God’s presence.
D. When the kingdom is in trouble God needs you – Uzziah died but God needs you
A. The glimpse of His glory. – Glory is filling the earth
Rev. 1:13 – Rob of our Lord Jesus Christ – It covers the earth
B. The King is still on the throne. – no matter what is my situation is the King is still on the throne,
Stephen was being stoned here our Lord giving a standing ovation from His throne,
Paul in the Mediterranean, expected to die in the northeaster, but angel said no Paul – Our King is still on the throne.
C. Majesty of the Lord.-there is no one to compare to our Lord, You can not compare Krishna, Mohammad,
D. Seraphim – means burning one- you need to become aburning one to come closer with this great God.(They are the one who sang Holy, holy, holy)
E. Holiness of the Lord.- It is not something he does, it is who He is, It is not something we do or don’t it is who we are, we do what we are, we thing what we are, we pursue what we are.
Devils plan is to make a moderate region so people feel good about themselves but will not be effective, they will have a religion and know some Christian songs, some memory verses, and know some names of the pastors. That is not what God is looking. He wants you to have a personal experience with god
Peter will tell you – we saw that glory, we experience that glory, we touch that glory, He touch He touch me………
A. Worship in the presence of the Lord. There is something you can experience in worship. You will be going to the heavenly realm, you will not be alone in this, when you really worship you will feel the presence of the angels. Even though you are in this earth- may be lone in your living room – if you really worship you will fell the presence of Haven.
B. Power of God in action.- the door post couldn’t stay there. It does not matter how strong the situation is in worship is moves, even if it is strong as the doorpost of heaven it will move. So don’t worry about the little head ache you have…
4. Encounter with God.
A. A personal encounter with God in public worship
B. A personal touch from the altar. Coal from the altar to cleanse you from the inequity.
C. A unique experience of burning his sin- let you sinfulness burn in the presence of God.
A. His situation – he came to the sense of his situation- after all he was not so perfect like he thought.
B. His surrounding- he was surrounded by the unclean people
C. His worthlessness- he is not worthy to stand.
6. Felt the need.
A. Community need Isaiah’s message
B. Isaiah cannot be content in himself.
C. He saw the message more important than the rebellion of the audience.
A. He surrenders his life to the hand of the Lord.
B. He made himself available for the plan of God.
C. He responded in a positive way. Send me I will go, after that he never complaint about anything in his life.
D. A spirit of readiness, a spirit of determination, a spirit of trust.
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