Isaiah 6:8 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.”
Who was the Prophet Isaiah? Isaiah was a descendant of the royal house of Judah and Tamar. The son of Amoz who was the brother of King Amaziah of Judah.
The name Isaiah יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning"YAHWEH is salvation".
Isaiah's message was one of "salvation." He prophesied the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ through the virgin birth.
During this time in Israel's history, the people were stable financially, unstable morally, corrupt and spiritually bankrupt!
Does Israel's condition then sound like our world in which we live in today? No doubt about it! Read Isaiah chapters 1-5 to see the condition of God's people during this time in history.
God's people had forsaken the true and living God to follow after gods of other nations, the poor was being oppressed by the rich, people were eating, drinking and being merry, fornication, adultery, living in rebellion and disobedience to God. This pattern of behavior was among all of God's people, including the spiritual leaders who should have been examples.
King Uzziah had reign for 52 years from the age of 16 and He was now dead. Uzziah was the only king Isaiah knew until he entered the temple one day in the year that King Uzziah died.
It was that day in the year King Uzziah died that Isaiah sees in a vision, the true King who was not dead but yet alive.
Having been allowed to see God in a vision, Isaiah now put things into perspective.
Isaiah's earthly King has died, but the everlasting King was still yet alive, sitting high and lifted up on His throne. The earthly king had to die for Isaiah to see the everlasting King. Good God Almighty!!!
What is blocking your view from seeing King Jesus?
As Pastor Shirley Caesar says "there is no way we can encounter Jesus and remain the same". It does not matter if you are the chief of sinners, Jesus can transform you! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY!!
Isaiah's encounter with the Lord our God not only changed who he was but it also had brought about a confession of his sins when 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 a people of unclean lips.
When God asked "whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Without hesitation, Isaiah said "here am I Lord, send me"!
God is still asking this question today"whom shall I send and who will go for us?" In other words, God is asking "who is willing to be my volunteer"? I am in need of many throughout the world. Who will go? Who shall I send?
God is calling volunteers to work in heaven's earthly vineyard called the world. Have you heard Him calling you by name?
People everywhere is hurting, wounded, confused, depressed, fearful, full of uncertainty and lots of questions and desperate for answers, healing and most of all the peace that only God can offer through Christ.
Now is the acceptable time! Today is the day of salvation!
One of the greatest needs of our day is spirit filled men and women who are willing to carry the torch of Christ Gospel to this dying world.
Many souls are crying out to God saying "I NEED YOU NOW."
God does his work in the earth through man. The cry for volunteers in the Kindgom is being heard around the world.
My question to all of you readers on today is "are you willing as Isaiah was in volunteering to say "Lord, here I am, send me?
People everywhere need Jesus!! The question is "are you a willing vessel that God has use to VOLUNTEER" for sake of pointing people to the saving grace of Christ?
Here am I Lord! Send me! is this your heartfelt response to the Lord?
What is your response to the Lord's call for Volunteers in the Kingdom?
How will I respond? I have responded and my reply is "here I am Lord, send me!"
The vineyard is in desperate need of workers! Where are they?