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responding to Gods Call

  1. 1. RESPONDING TOGOD’S CALL ISAIAH 6:1- 8
  2. 2. Isa 6:1-8 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.TRAIN
  3. 3. Isa 6:1-85 "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of uncleanlips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes haveseen the King, the LORD Almighty."6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in hishand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it hetouched 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!"
  4. 4. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND. ISAIAH= means the Lord Saves. Isaiah prophesied and ministered under the reigns of King Uzziah, King Jotham, King Ahaz, and King Hezekiah, kings of Judah from 792-732 BC altogether. (Pre-exilic) Isaiah appears to be a high ranking religious leader, particularly the office of the prophet in Jerusalem during the term of various kings. It is exceedingly probable that he was the head of the prophetic order, holding in Jerusalem the same rank that Elisha had held in the prophetic schools in Israel. His authority greatly increased after the fulfillment of his prophecies by the Babylonian Exile, the victories of king Cyrus of Babylon, and the deliverance of the covenant people. The message of the book is judgment to Israel and the Hope of the nation thru a deliverer. He suffered martyrdom by being sawn apart at the end of King Hezekiah’s reign. (allusion in Hebrews 11:37)
  5. 5. V1. THE VISION OF THE HIGHEST RULER.  V1 “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.”  Jesus is the name above every name!  Phil 2:9 “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name.”
  6. 6. V2.THE VISION OF THE HIGHEST BEINGS.  V2 “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.”  His Angels are our helpers and companion.  Ps 91:11 “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;”
  7. 7. V 3-4. THE VISION OF THE HIGHEST ADORATION.  V3 “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.”  All the peoples of the earth will give praise and highest adoration to Jesus.  Rev 5:13 “Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!"
  8. 8. V5. THE VISION OF THE HIGHEST REMORSE.  V5 "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."  True repentance will lead to renewed strength and supernatural refreshing for more effective ministry.  Acts 3:18-19 “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,”
  9. 9. V 6-7. THE VISION OF THE HIGHEST GRACE.  V6 “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."  We are atoned by His grace.  Heb 2:17 ”For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.”
  10. 10. V8a. THE VISION OF THE HIGHEST CALLING.  V8a “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”  The Highest God is calling His servants to take heed and comply to His highest calling!  Rom 8:30 “And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. 31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
  11. 11. V8b. THE VISION OF THE HIGHEST RESPONSE.  V1 8b “And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" EXODUS 3:1-4 1 One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro,* the priest of Midian, and he went deep into the wilderness near Sinai,* the mountain of God. 2 Suddenly, the angel of the Lord appeared to him as a blazing fire in a bush. Moses was amazed because the bush was engulfed in flames, but it didn’t burn up. 3 “Amazing!” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go over to see this.” 4 When the Lord saw that he had caught Moses’ attention, God called to him from the bush, “Moses! Moses!” Here I am!” Moses replied.
  12. 12. SIGNS THAT YOU ARE BEING CALLED Y GOD TO A SPECIFIC MINISTRY. 1. HIS WORD TELLS YOU SO. No calling from God that will go in contradictory with His word. It must be based from a Rhema. “SOLA SCRIPTURA” 2. HIS PEOPLE ASKED YOU SO. Your calling must be confirmed by your own family and by the church. No self-proclaimed prophet is allowed. 3. YOUR CONVICTION URGED YOU SO. There must be a strong desire coming from within your heart to go and do that ministry. 4. HIS SPIRIT HAS LED YOU SO. The Holy Spirit will assist you in accomplishing the task. That will be your confirmation.
  13. 13. WE HESITATE WHEN WE ARE CALLED.THE COMMON ALIBIS. 1. I AM NOT YET READY. 2. FINANCIAL FEAR. 3. FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. 4. COMPLACENCY 5. PROCRASTINATION. 6. HARD-HEARTEDNESS. 7. LOOKING BUSY/BUSY-BODIES
  14. 14. "As true as Gods own word is true;Nor earth, nor hell, with all their crew,Against us shall prevail.A jest, and by-word, are they grown;God is with us, we are his own,Our victory cannot fail."(excerpt from Charles Spurgeon devotional material)
  15. 15. THINK ABOUT THIS: What is more important for you, your soul or your body?  The Lord Jesus is asking us, “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? (Mark 8:36- 37)”  “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell” Matt 10:28
  16. 16. THEREFORE WE MUST BE… S Start to pray about it. T Train yourself into it. R Rekindle your passion abt. it. O Organize your time for it. N Nurture your family abt. it. G started with your church’s Get stamp of approval on it.
  17. 17. “Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love asbrothers (and sisters), be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but withblessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” (1 Peter 3:8-9 NIV)

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