This will be my last post in the Majestic, Messiah, Master, Mission series.
I have been blogging about this for 9 months. Let me give you some recaps from previous posts.
Read Isaiah 6.
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted,seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King,the Lord Almighty.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
9 He said, “Go and tell this people:
“‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;
be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’
10 Make the heart of this people calloused;
make their ears dull
and close their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”
11 Then I said, “For how long, Lord?”
And he answered:
“Until the cities lie ruined
and without inhabitant,
until the houses are left deserted
and the fields ruined and ravaged,
12 until the Lord has sent everyone far away
and the land is utterly forsaken.
13 And though a tenth remains in the land,
it will again be laid waste.
But as the terebinth and oak
leave stumps when they are cut down,
so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.”
We get a glimpse of the vision that God gave to Isaiah. Wow! What a vision indeed! The text says that Isaiah saw the Lord lifted high and exalted, seated on a throne. Visualize this in your head. Isaiah continues to describe the vision. He said the train of God’s robe filled the temple. Let that sink in for a minute. God is so big that He wears a robe, and the train of that robe fills the entire Old Testament temple. This is the temple that Solomon built. That temple was huge. Translation: God is BIG! He is HUGE! Isaiah catches a glimpse of this!
In this same vision, Isaiah sees angelic beings above God, and they are singing to Him. They are singing “Holy, Holy, Holy”. Who are they singing to? They are singing to the One who is so BIG and HUGE that the train of His robe fills the entire temple, and when they sing, they sing about the Holiness and Glory of God. What a sight to behold! While they are singing, the doorposts and thresholds of the temple begins to shake, and smoke fills the temple.
Try to picture this in your mind. Imagine what Isaiah must have been thinking and feeling.
Look back at verses 6-7 in Isaiah 6. They help us to see that the God who is MAJESTIC is also MESSIAH. Isaiah experiences forgiveness for his sin. Amazing!!!
This is what we can experience as well. We have all fallen short of God’s Glory because of our sin. We need a Savior, and Jesus is that Savior for us. He died on a cross bearing the weight of all the sin of all of humanity, and He drank in God’s wrath so you and I wouldn’t have to experience the wrath of God. He died, but on the 3rd day He rose again. He ascended back into Heaven, and one day, He will return to set up a Kingdom and rule and reign for all of eternity. As I type this, I say come quickly Lord Jesus.
Question: Have you received the free gift of Jesus by surrendering your life to Him? If you have, then you are no longer subject to God’s wrath. You, like Isaiah, in Isaiah 6, have been completely forgiven.
Isn’t that an incredible thought. If we have surrendered our lives to the MAJESTIC, MESSIAH Jesus, then we are completely forgiven of everything we have ever said, thought or done that is sinful. This forgiveness covers all past, present, and future sin.
Since God is MAJESTIC and MESSIAH, we are compelled to declare Him to be MASTER. That’s what happened to Isaiah in Isaiah 6. The Old Testament prophet, Isaiah, saw the MAJESTY of God, saw how He was MESSIAH, and Isaiah declared God to be MASTER. Go back and look at Isaiah 6:8.
Isaiah says, “Here am I, Send me.” He is really declaring this: God, You are my MASTER! I will do what you tell me to do, and I will go where you tell me to go.
Isaiah was given a MISSION by God that was very hard. Isaiah was willing to do this because He had declared Him to be MASTER.
God has given me a MISSION. I think He wants me to take the truth of the Gospel to Men, Students, and Families. He specifically wants me to point men, students, and families to the truth of the Gospel so they can walk in freedom from the idol of sexual sin. There are times fulfilling that MISSION is very hard. Why do I do it? He is my MASTER. Why is He my MASTER. I have seen that He is MAJESTIC, and I have confessed that He is MESSIAH.
What is the MISSION God has given you? What is the MISSION God has given His church?
The last several months I have gotten to be the interim preaching pastor for Grace Covenant Church in Arlington, TX. If you want you can take a listen to the sermon I gave Sunday. It was my last one as their interim preaching pastor. That message encompasses everything in this blog and in this blog series.
May we live on MISSION for the KING of kings and LORD of lords. He is worthy of nothing less!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!