Isaiah heard the seraphim song and the Lord’s heartbreaking reply

“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”

“And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for 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!”

“Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?”
Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”
And he said, “Go, and say to this people:
“‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”

Then I said, “How long, O Lord?”
And he said:
“Until cities lie waste without inhabitant, and houses without people,
 and the land is a desolate waste, and the Lord removes people far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.
And though a tenth remain in it, it will be burned again, like a terebinth or an oak, whose stump remains when it is felled.”
The holy seed is its stump.”
Isaiah 6

Photo by: Kari Wiseman – Wings of the Hawk

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  • Jamie Howen says:

    I am Jewish and am also in a study of Isaiah. What a sad reply from the Lord of hosts that His beloved people are so dull of hearing His correction that judgment must come. I love that even though my Jewish people are still by and large rejecting Messiah Yeshua (Jesus the Messiah) He has a future for them, a glorious future for them. Paul says “all Israel will be saved” in Romans 9. The prophets spoke of a Kingdom in which the nation Israel will be His glory and Jerusalem His throne. Perhaps we are seeing those days approaching when the final judgement, the final 7 years, of Daniel 9 will be completed and the Kingdom will come and Messiah will return in His power and glory. As for me, I am awaiting His trumpet call as spoken of in 1 Thess. 4:16-18 which ends with “Therefore encourage each other with these words.”

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