THE YEAR THE KING DIED
FRIDAY FAITH TALKS
Scripture for Today is Isaiah 6:1-5 Message version:
In the year that King Uzziah died, I (Isaiah) saw the Master (the Lord) sitting on a throne - high - exalted! and the train of His robes filled the Temple. Angel-seraphs hovered above Him, each with six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two their feet, and with two they flew. And they called back and forth one to the other:
Holy, Holy, Holy is GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies
His bright glory fills the whole earth.
The foundations trembled at the sound of the angel voices, and then the whole house filled with smoke. I (Isaiah) said,
"Doom! It's Doomsday!
I'm as good as dead!
Every word I've ever spoken is tainted -
And the people I live with talk the same way,
using words that corrupt and desecrate.
And here I've looked God in the face!
The King! God-of-the-angel-Armies!"
Then one of the angel-seraphs flew to me (Isaiah). He held a live coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. He touched my mouth with the coal and said,
"Look. This coal has touched your lips.
Gone your guilt, your sins wiped out."
And then I heard the voice of the Master (the Lord):
"Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?"
I (Isaiah) spoke up,
"I'll go. Send me!"
Please read the rest of the chapter for understanding. Years ago I heard a sermon which believed these two men were great friends and depended upon each other. Isaiah was broken hearted that the King had died.
The Lord sent Isaiah out with warnings and messages. Isaiah was not popular . . the people did not want to hear the Lord's message. Maybe I should say most people didn't want to. The Lord told Isaiah the people are not going to get it . . they won't catch on. Fingers in their ears - blindfolds on their eyes.
Is the Lord calling YOU to speak for Him?
Below is a hymn by Keith Green. I still remember walking into church on a Sunday morning. A small group of people in a circle . . all were sad and some crying. Keith with others had died in a small plane crash. He had struggled with drugs and a wild life before the Lord saved him. Then all his musical talent was turned to the Lord. He was at his best while playing the piano and singing at the same time. Many songs written by him.
What does the Lord want YOU to do for Him?