Isaiah 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.
The Prophet Isaiah in this text had a vision of the true and living God in the year his earthly King Uzziah died. It took the death of his earthly King for Isaiah to truly see who the true King of Kings was.
Isaiah declares that in this vision in the temple that day, he was able to see the divine presence of God seated on the mercy seat, high and lifted up and His train filled the temple.
Isaiah goes on to describe his vision where he also saw seraphims who had six wings and covered feet and face. once was crying unto another, Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory. He goes on to declare that at the sound of these seraphim's voices, the posts of the door in the temple moved and the house was filled with smoke.
In his vision of God's Holy presence, Isaiah was able to truly see who he was for he said in vs#5-"woe is me for I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of people of unclean lips; for mine eyes have seen the king, the Lord of host.
A vision of God that day allowed Isaiah to be transformed in his mind. He was able to see who he was and who he needed to be.
A view of God's presence that day allowed Isaiah to see how great his need was for our Savior.
Isaiah was able to see his true identity in this vision, which brought about a true transformation in his life from the inside out.
In the presence of his earthly King Uzziah, Isaiah was able to pretend to be who he was not, but when he saw the vision of the true and living God, there was no denying of his true identity.
What about you and I? What is our view of ourselves when we enter the presence of our Holy God? Do we see ourselves in need of God's help? Do we see ourselves as God sees us?
It is only in the presence of God where we can truly see who we are. It is only in the presence of God where true confession is made as to who God is and who we really are. It is only in the presence of the True and Living God that we can know without a doubt that we too are wretches undone.
After confessing who he really was and who God really is, God was able to use Isaiah for his service. Of course, not without first cleaning him up of his past so he can begin anew in the service of the True and Living God.
Let's look at the cleansing of Isaiah that day. Vs#6-7-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: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.
WOW! Isaiah's iniquities had been taken away and his sins were purged. In other words, His sins were cast into the sea of forgetfulness to be seen no more. Psalm 103:12 He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
Having a vision of who he really was in the presence of God, having made a confession of his sins before God and having been transformed by God's power, Isaiah's vision is clear and He is now ready to serve the True and Living King of Kings.
After this encounter with God, Isaiah now hears from God Himself, for He declares in vs #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.
Have you had an encounter with God? Did His presence give you a view of who you really are?
In order for something to live, something has to die. John 12:24-Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
King Uzziah, the earthly king had to die so that Isaiah could see who the real King is. In working for his earthly king, Isaiah's day was filled with one ritual after another. But, after his encounter with the True and Living God, He is now able to go forth and bear much fruit.
A view of myself in the presence of a Holy God! Have you had that encounter yet? If not, what are you waiting on?
If you truly want to know who you are, enter God's presence.
I guarantee you that when you do, you will never be the same. Isaiah is our proof of that on today.
A view of myself in the presence of a Holy God! Oh, the change that has come over me since my encounter with Him in April 1998. I am no longer the same. I once was lost, but now I am found, was blind, but now I see.
A view of ourselves in the presence of A Holy God will cause us to move from where we are to where God wants us to be.
If you seek God on today, I know you will find Him. All who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
God bless and I love you all.