We all need an Isaiah 6 moment!

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Anything outside of Jesus, is either not or an incomplete revelation of the Father.

Hebrews 1:1-3

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.

After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.

I want to us to realise if you look into the temple of Solomon and the Holy of Holies, you will see four angels instead of two angels in the Tabernacle of Moses.

You would also note, that they are Cherubim rather than Seraphim. The ministry of the Temple is not a type of the ministry in heaven. It is a shadow.

A shadow is black. The real thing is multi-coloured. Hence the Temple is not even a reflection of the real one. It is a “black” version of it.

My point is this: In the Temple, the Cherubs manifest judgment under the Law.

The Seraphs on the other hand are totally different.

Let me show you.

Isaiah 6:1-7
Isaiah’s Commission
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.

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.

And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

“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.”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.

With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

Do you see it? The Seraphs came from the throne with a fiery hot coal and took two things from Isaiah.

Guilt and Sin.

That is the real ministry of God.

Imagine how Isaiah would have felt? He had been under the ministry of the Old Covenant all his life. He wriggled in condemnation.

As one of the Seraphs approached him with a live coal, he must have thought God was going to kill him.

Yet the King of Israel took his guilt away and atoned his sins. He had been taught God’s throne was a place of judgment. He discovered it to be a throne of grace.

We must have an Isaiah 6 moment. God is not one who loves that you wallow in your guilt. That is the shadow.

God is one who delights in freeing you from sin and guilt.

Many years later that same King said that was how Isaiah saw his glory.

By atoning for his sin and removing his guilt.

John 12:41
Isaiah said this because he saw Jesus’ glory and spoke about him.

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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