So I said:
“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.”
Everyone has a different reaction to God.
The first time I was introduced to Him, I thought it was no big deal. I actually thought we were equals. Like many, I believed God and I would come to some agreement that allowed me entrance into heaven.
I know others are introduced and ignore it altogether; believing rather in unbelief – that God does not exist.
Isaiah was a prophet. He knew God and spoke for Him, therefore, he must have experienced some kind of feeling, revelation, or inspiration in order to prophesy.
However, that experience had no comparison to seeing the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Isaiah 6:1
This encounter caused the prophet to examine himself.
In the holy presence of God, Isaiah shrank. He discovered how small he was in it all.
Perhaps he thought he was a pretty good person. But in the presence of God, he realized his God-inspired prophecies come from his own unclean lips.
Over the years I’ve heard many Christians say something like, “I can’t wait to get to heaven. I’m going to throw my arms around my Jesus and give Him a hug!”
I believe in the presence of the Holy One, each of us will fall on our face as we realize how undeserving we are.
What happens next is grace. And I’ll share that with you next time.