DECEMBER 13 READING…ISAIAH 3-6 & PSALM 93 & REVELATION 4
Isaiah pronounces six woes on the ungodliness of the nation of Judah. The sins that bring these woes are, coveting, drunkenness, lying, calling evil good, pride, and bribery. Then the Lord allows Isaiah to see into heaven. He sees the Lord high and upon His throne. He saw the seraphim, and heard them cry, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty”. In the presence of the Lord, Isaiah sees not only the spiritual condition of the nation of Judah, but he sees his own unclean spiritual condition. It is only as his lips are touched by the live hot coals from the fire of the altar of God that Isaiah’s sin is cleansed. There is another altar, the last altar that mankind would ever need…this altar is called Calvary. It is at this altar that mankind can find forgiveness for their sin, and be cleansed…resulting in everlasting life. The nation of Judah would have to suffer much before they came to the place where they realized their own sinful condition, and come to the Lord for their cleansing and salvation. The Psalmist speaks of the majesty of God, and that the Lord reigns…all the world raises up its voice against the Lord, but the Lord is mightier than all the voices of opposition on this earth. In Revelation 3, John is also taken into the throne room of God, just Isaiah was. John sees a similar scene…and hears the seraphim also saying, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty”. In John’s experience all the citizens of heaven join with the seraphim. We who are saved get to join with the chorus here on earth…oh, but how much greater will the day be when we join in it in the very presence of God!
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TOMORROW’S READING…ISAIAH 7-9 & PSALM 150 & REVELATION 5