Sunday Morning Podcast Aug 26, 2018. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: ISAIAH 6:1-13
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
3 And one cried unto 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 moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
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.
6 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.
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.
9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.
We need to hear from Heaven! To be in the presence of the Holy Throne of God! But to do so, we must see our undone condition, and be purged from sin, if we’re not zealously consecrated to Him. Otherwise we will be “dull” of hearing and understanding God. Our life of everyday temporal interests will become as idols, if not set aside, while keeping focus on our Heavenly Father. Your spiritual ears and eyes then will be dull, to hear and see God’s direction for your life. Because from time, to time, you need to “hear” that God is with you… in a profound and anointed “conversation!” This is how God can instruct us as to any changes He would have us to make in our life, to be measured to all His loving directions. 6 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. Isaiah 6. In this vision, this is the only way (to be purged from sin) that this one could be used for God. There is an altar of sacrifice with God’s burning and live coal, that each needs to be touched and purged by, in order for God to use us to “preach” to other souls that need to hear from Heaven. God is making all accountable. All can hear, if they will listen. All can see, if they will perceive. If they are willing. Willing to be honest. Willing to change. God won’t put His approval on our personal ideas, opinions, politics, earthly persuasions, etc. Verse 11, Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, Verse 13, Only a tenth would be saved, but those would return, to be a holy seed bringing a harvest. We need to be found in “this tenth,” …this remnant.
We need to hear from Heaven, so we can be found in this remnant. We need to be willing to hear, and perceive. To be a remnant, is also to be “a builder.” But if we are content to stay in our everyday, unchanging existence, we will become dull of hearing and understanding. If something creeps in to only give us only part of what we need in our daily life, we will remain discouraged. The remedy is to remember that, that is not your destiny, and to fight back! What prevents us from hearing and understanding? Sins of omission, as well as of commission. Don’t make excuses for the flesh, and thereby make God “common.” We need a desperation to hear from Heaven. If something is hindering you from hearing from Heaven, …it is an idol to you! We need to hear from Heaven. You can if you are willing. Willing to sacrifice your ways and/or mere religion.
We Need to Hear From Heaven….