Seeing Spiritual Reality

In the sixth chapter of Isaiah we read that Isaiah saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up.  The train of His robe filled the Temple.  Above the Temple were angels who said, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory.”  At this sight, Isaiah says, “Woe is me, for I am undone!  I am a man of impure speech and dwell in the midst of a people of impure speech; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”

The vision of God in His glory immediately exposed Isaiah’s sinfulness.  And just as quickly an angel took a coal of fire from the altar of sacrifice, touched Isaiah’s lips and said that his sins were removed.  Warren Wiersbe said that when we hurt, we do not need an explanation from God, but a revelation of God.

When our spirits see God as He is and ourselves as we are, we gain a perspective of life that is bigger than ourselves.  In Jesus’ greatness we see our inadequacy.  But in the revelation of the power of the blood, we find God’s provision of purifying, forgiving grace.  We find ourselves properly placed in the family of God, worshiping and serving the Lord who loves us.

--Ben