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    Isaiah 6
    Isaiah's Commission
    1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." 4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
    Imagine yourself at the throne room of God like Isaiah was. Think of how terrifying it would be to see the whole place shake and being filled with smoke.

    5 "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty."
    Truly I am also a man of unclean lips. I do not deserve to preach the gospel. How can I preach the truth, when I do not even know the truth. I am undone when I put my eyes on myself. I see no hope because there is no hope within myself. The Lord is so High and Mighty and beyond my understanding. He seems so far from me.

    6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for." 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" 9 He said, "Go and tell this people: " 'Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.' 10 Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed." 11 Then I said, "For how long, O Lord?" And he answered: "Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged, 12 until the LORD has sent everyone far away and the land is utterly forsaken. 13 And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste. But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land."
    But when I put my eyes on Jesus, He is so close. In fact I am in His arms and He is carrying me across the raging waters. Jesus is like a bridge over troubled waters. When I was weary and feeling small, and tears were in my eyes, and a friend could not be found; Jesus laid Himself down over those troubled waters for me ( and you) and dried all my tears. He is on my side, and also on your side. Oh thank you Lord Jesus. He is singing this to you.

    "Bridge Over Troubled Water"


    When you're weary, feeling small,
    When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
    I'm on your side. When times get rough
    And friends just can't be found,
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.

    When you're down and out,
    When you're on the street,
    When evening falls so hard
    I will comfort you.
    I'll take your part.
    When darkness comes
    And pain is all around,
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will lay me down.

    Sail on silvergirl,
    Sail on by.
    Your time has come to shine.
    All your dreams are on their way.
    See how they shine.
    If you need a friend
    I'm sailing right behind.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind.
    Like a bridge over troubled water
    I will ease your mind.


    Silver girl is the moon and the sun is right behind. The moon, of course, is the symbol of the church and the sun is the symbol of Christ.

    It seems to us that the sun is right behind us. But in fact Jesus is right in front of us instead.

    I do not know if Simon knew what he was writing about when he wrote this song. But I do know that it was the Holy Spirit of the Lord Jesus writing this for us.

    The Lord Jesus sings this to me through Jonny Cash while I am in my car. Sometimes I have to pull over because I am unable to drive while the tears of thankfulness flow.

    I hope Jesus does the same for you when you read this. If Jesus touches you, please let me know. For that is a good thing for us all to know.

    Grace to you
    Lou Newton
    bond servant of Jesus
    Last edited by Lou Newton; June 5, 2019, 04:38 PM.

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    I've read this verse several times and have never noticed this...

    After reading it carefully, I noticed...


    Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post
    5 "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.

    Isaiah had to have had regret when this happened. His lips were still unclean even after he saw the Lord. He still struggled. But Isaiah had a repentant heart and God still healed and restored him and told him what to put his hands to.

    I say this because I can relate. I've carried around the burdens of regret for a long time as well and have recently had an "Isaiah experience".

    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. - I John 1:9


    And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. - Revelation 21:5

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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Knight View Post
      I've read this verse several times and have never noticed this...

      After reading it carefully, I noticed...





      Isaiah had to have had regret when this happened. His lips were still unclean even after he saw the Lord. He still struggled. But Isaiah had a repentant heart and God still healed and restored him and told him what to put his hands to.

      I say this because I can relate. I've carried around the burdens of regret for a long time as well and have recently had an "Isaiah experience".

      If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. - I John 1:9


      And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. - Revelation 21:5
      Now that is good news Karl.

      Thank you so much for telling us this.

      Lou

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