And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
Isaiah 6:3 KJV
Nowadays when we think of prophets we think of foretelling the future whether it is a blessing or a curse for a certain group of people. Though the Biblical prophets at times tell a certain nation of a coming judgement, this is not the main purpose of the prophets of old. They are more interested in proclaiming what is God's message for His people for the present time and that's why many times they emphasize this by saying "Thus saith the Lord". These Men of God are commissioned by the God of the Bible YHWH to reveal Himself to mankind. Who is God then as revealed by Isaiah?
I. The God of Glory
- He is so glorious that even angels are humbled by His presence (Isa. v2). As glorious are the angelic beings, when compared to God, they cover their faces. They cry out that the whole earth is full of His glory. No matter where you look, the highest mountain peaks or above it in the stars, the deepest oceans or our very own DNA explodes glory that even science concede that it cannot fully explain.
The angels cry out holy, holy, holy... What is holiness? for mankind it is being seperated from sin (wrongdoing) and being dedicated to God. If we are talking about God's Holiness though is Him being separated, transcendent, above and beyond anything else and dedicated to Himself. If God is God then, our opinions, preference and culture are irrelevant if we take into account His Holiness.
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
And God said, Let us (plural) make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his (singular) own image, in the image of God created he (singular) him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 1:26-27 KJV
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God (uni-plural Elohim) is one LORD:
The Times we take God lightly may reveal that we do not understand Him fully.
And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
Luke 5:8 KJV
III. The God of Salvation
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: 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 6:6-7 KJV
1. Acknowledgment of Sin- Do we understand that compared to God's standard (not ours) we fail?
2. Belief in God's salvation- Do we believe that God being the most power Being can and is willing to purge our sins?
3. Committing your life to Christ- Do we believe that God's way to save not our way is what matters most?
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.