As the temple shook, the building was completely filled with smoke, possibly representing God’s glory (1 Kings 8:10). Isaiah’s repentant response was entirely appropriate, “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 my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts” (6:5).
Repentance is the missing ingredient in most of our lives. Just as pruning a tree removes branches that stifle growth, deep brokenness and repentance remove the decay in our lives. If we’re not careful, success can assassinate the soul and Bible knowledge can puff us up. As a result, we can easily become prideful and arrogant. If we don’t cry, “Woe is me,” and admit that we are spiritually bankrupt, we will never experience a deep work of God’s Spirit.
When our heart is revived and awakened to the things of God, dead churches and carnal Christians are convicted of their barrenness, and conservatives are deeply challenged by their lack of spiritual depth. Many have head knowledge, but not heart knowledge.
Isaiah said that he “saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple” (6:1). What a wonderful picture of His majesty and His power. The size of the train on a robe would often match the authority of the king. God’s train filled the entire temple. What an awesome sight to behold! No better words could have been chosen — God Almighty rules and reigns.
Isaiah also saw amazing six-winged creatures known as seraphim. Their cry should be our cry as well when we truly experience God: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!”
It’s not by chance that moral purity encompasses the rhythm of their soul.Of all the attributes of God, holiness is mentioned more frequently than the others. Even the posts of the door of the temple responded to the cry of holiness. So powerful was the declaration that the entire entrance was shaken by the voices who cried, “Holy, holy, holy.” Let those words sink in!
In Ephesians 5:8, Paul tells us to “be filled with the Spirit.” The filling of the Spirit is God’s work, but we must submit by emptying our vessel. There can be many subsequent fillings of the Spirit (cf. Acts 4:8 and Acts 13:9). However, you can’t fill something that is already full — full of self. We must repent of pride and renounce arrogance.
Isaiah 6 offers an incredible glimpse into this dynamic power and the possibility of truly experiencing God.
Isaiah describes the day that his wonderful experience took place. It was in the year that King Uzziah died. He would never forget that day, and you too will never forget the day when God radically fills you with His Spirit, or when you return to Him and experience the joy of your salvation again. It’s a true spiritual explosion.
A desire to truly experience God runs deep within our veins. However, for most Christians, experiencing God is either elusive and frightening or impossible and improbable. But to the thirsty pilgrim, God’s presence is a wellspring of life. Do we fight for it, or let it fade away? Do we contend for a deeper walk with God, or complain about our life? Do we pursue God like never before, or postpone intimacy?
Psalm 85:6 is the prayer that unlocks the power: “Oh God, we are desperate for more of you. Will you revive us again so that we can rejoice and experience your power and presence in our lives” (paraphrase).
“This Robe of My Glory has always been in you, but now shall be seen upon you! It is Confrontation Time!
Did I not say that ‘All these things have been working for you a more exceeding weight of glory?’
And truly My People shall begin to shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their father, and they will have the authority to decree and thing and so shall it be established!
For this is The Season of the King and His kings and priests upon the earth, and you shall reign in every mountain of society!
So prepare yourself My Darling, for you shall be a part of My Kingdom Business and we will rule and reign in this season together, My grown up Sons and Daughters!
Let your light so shine that men will see your good deeds and glorify your Father upon the earth even in the midst of gross darkness!”
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light,” 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV.
“Part of that process was that as he stayed in the field and tended the sheep I was doing a work in Him and teaching His hands to war and His fingers to Fight!
Then came Goliath, and he killed the giant because He knew that He had killed the lion and the bear.
He knew this, because of his time in worship in the field. He knew that worship was his warfare.
Worship in the good times and bad!
Then Saul came and David learned to Honor even those who were jealous of him, and tried to kill him and drove him into the caves!
So has it been with many of you, My People, My Called Out Ones, whom I have anointed to Rule and Reign in this new season ahead!
And so, My Royal Robe you shall wear and that robe shall be The Glory that I AM placing upon you!”
“You shall also be a crown of glory In the hand of the Lord, And a royal diadem In the hand of your God,” Isaiah 62:3 NKJV.
“I am the Lord, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself
Isaiah 44:24 (NIV)
Humility is an important virtue to have. People who humble themselves are wise and humble. They know that they don’t know everything, but they also know that if they humble themselves before God, then He can teach them what He wants them to learn. The Bible has many verses on humility; here are some of the most popular ones!
1) The humble will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
– Psalm 37:11 (NIV)