Study_1052 – Promptness for consecration to God – Isaiah 6:1-8
MEGA ZOE CHRISTIAN CHURCH STUDY #1052 – CHURCH IN THE HOUSES
PASTOR: EDITH CRUZ FROM: OCTOBER 8 @ 14, 2019
TOPIC: “Promptness for Consecration to God” Isaiah 6:1-8
We offer ourselves to the Lord, we dedicate ourselves to the one who called us, to Jesus! Isaiah saw the Lord and prepared to serve him. Now, we have Him in our lives because we believed the gospel. One day the Lord came into our lives, we began a new way, a life full of virtue, because the Holy One arrived and brought with Him all the holy and good things He has. From the old creature that we were Jesus came to make a new life for us. Do we offer ourselves as Isaiah did, do we dedicate ourselves to the Lord who called us?
I. God has not revealed Himself to us in that unique way as He did to the prophet Isaiah.
A. But, He did reveal Himself to us through the gospel of Christ and we seek to devote ourselves to God as Isaiah did.
1. It is painful to see that some are as they were in the world, they sin without dissimulation. Others do it secretly, pretending. How painful it is to see them when they come forward to take a seat in the house of God without refusing evil! Without offering themselves wholeheartedly to God, without having dedicated their life to the Lord! Brothers, God is not a good luck charm!
2. Let us consider that Isaiah had a wonderful vision of the King of Kings!
a. In John 12:41 it can be understood that the King that Isaiah saw was none other than THE LORD JESUS!
b. Romans 9:5 “…of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised (Holy).” Isaiah served the King, Christ Himself. Will you serve that God?
3. Isaiah, like John (John 1:10), was in the Spirit when God revealed Himself to him in the great vision.
4. (Vs. 1) “In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord…” (2 Chronicles 26:16, 21) King Uzziah died of leprosy. Humans, however much they reign, ultimately die, either one way or another.
5. But God is a King who never sleeps or dies and His reign has no end! Who do you serve, Him?
6. As a prophet Isaiah knew that, with King Uzziah dead, difficult times would come for the people.
7. Israel (the northern kingdom) and also Syria would come against Judah (the southern kingdom).
8. In the vision God wants Isaiah to see that he does not have to be disturbed because of the very difficult times that would come because of the death of the monarch, because Jehovah is the true King of Israel!
9. Just as Isaiah saw God has “… a high and exalted throne (elevated, excellent, great, extraordinary, unsurpassed, exceptional, invaluable, splendid, admirable, heavenly, divine, glorious), and His skirts filled the temple.” The edge of His clothes fills that glorious temple!
10. (Vs. 2) Isaiah observes that there were heavenly beings serving God called seraphim (they are of the highest degree of the cherubim), with four wings to revere the Lord and two other wings to fly.
11. The seraphs celebrate God’s holiness and require that God’s servants be CLEANED BEFORE SERVING Him! The seraphs (who blaze or burn) burn with love of God, of zeal for His glory and they detest sin. Their glory is in having abundance, not only of the light of God’s knowledge, but of the fervent love for His holy name.
12. Tell me if only crumbs from you would reach the throne of God or will you offer all of you to Him!
13. Each seraph had six wings, not all extended, but four were to cover itself: “With two they covered their faces, in a sign of reverence, to not look toward the glory of God’s presence; two covered their feet as a sign of modesty, so as not to discover the body, and two were to fly. When God sends them to fulfill some urgent assignment, they fly quickly (Vs. 6).
14. (Vs. 4, 5) The house was filled with smoke, the temple shuddered and Isaiah cried out: Woe to me! The vision produced deep conviction of sin to the prophet, bringing him to the point of confession!
15. ISAIAH KNOWS TO HUMBLE HIMSELF BEFORE THE GREATNESS OF THE LORD!
16. Have you ever said, “Woe to me,” as Isaiah said?
17. Or do you reveal yourself, get offended, and pretend to be hurt, humiliated and still clean?
18. When Isaiah sees the glory of God, he can no longer see anyone or anything else, he only says: Woe to me!
19. The gravity of one’s sins can only be seen before the holiness of God three times holy!
20. Our evil can only be seen when we allow the rays of His holiness shine on us!
21. (Vs. 5) “…I live among a people of unclean lips…” Look, just like us! We are also among people who have unclean lips, people who are easy to speak lies, to betray, hate and envy. Be careful, because this way we can be filled with sins, which would not allow His glory to enlighten us! We could only say: Woe to me!
22. (Vs. 6) “And flew to me…a live coal in his hand…” IT WAS TO PURIFY HIM!
23. Here we see how a seraph was taken from the throne of God’s glory for some time in order to be a messenger of grace for a good man, and quickly came flying towards the prophet Isaiah!
24. The seraph came to Isaiah who felt as he was dead (Vs. 5) and breathed life into him, because the way to purify the lips of the impurity of sin is to ignite the soul with the love of God!
25. (Vs. 7) “…said: See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
a. The guilt of sin is taken away with the forgiveness of His mercy; through divine grace.
26. (Vs. 8) Isaiah heard the call of the Lord!
27. HE PROMPTLY CONSECRATED HIMSELF TO THE LORD AND GOD ALLOTED HIS DUTY!
28. Only by having intimate communion with God can one receive communications from God!
29. God asked: “Whom shall I send…?”
30. No one is allowed to go in the name of God, but those who are sent by Him (Romans 10:15).
31. Then, Isaiah was sent, WITH LIPS ALREADY CLEANSED BY THE FIRE OF GOD’S ALTAR!
32. “Here am I, send me!” Finally, Isaiah offers himself completely to God, despite whatever difficulties he might encounter in carrying out his mission. And you? Amen.