Bible Reading: Isaiah 6 (ESV)
Memory verse: Isaiah 6: 2-3
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!”
Good evening, ladies, and gentlemen! The end of another week is drawing near! This week, we celebrated the transition into a new month! Hallelujah! May this month bring forth Grace-filled and Grace-backed encounters and testimonies as you continue to tarry in the Lord- and claim all God’s promises for your life this year!!
Welcome! Today’s blog post is the continuation of the Isaiah’s Truths series. Additionally, it is the second part of our analyses of God, Our Glorious and Mighty King- through the words of Isaiah in Isaiah 6. Lesson 23 of this series was awesome! There were some profound revelations by the Holy Spirit which surprised me! Learning about God is beautiful! One gets to discover something new or gain some extra knowledge, despite knowing a lot about Him throughout your Faith Journey! Its beautiful! God keeps revealing more and more of Himself, as we grow in Him!
Ready to know more about this God we serve and revere? Well, let us get right into today’s blog post! Let’s go!
The seraphim are highest ranking being in the hierarchy of angels. The six-winged seraphim (which is referenced in this verse- “each had six wings...”), is usually red in colour. This symbolizes fire! Additionally, the seraphim are known to be the angels carrying the throne. Coming from the description we have from the last blog piece, we see that God presence commands a lot of Power, Might and Glory! Now, we get to appreciate the authority and presence of God as a Mighty Spiritual Being! Can you imagine the Holiness that exudes this Being- God!
We know that there is a bright light that encompasses our Lord. We see many accounts across the Bible; telling us when light from God is not visible with the eye! It is too bright! Yes, that is His Holiness! God’s Holiness exudes light! We are unworthy of coming close to Him or even seeing His face! That is why He sent His Son, Jesus; to pay the price so we have the chance to become like Him!
In these verses the seraphim are performing four main acts- covering his Face, covering his feet, aiding him to fly and lastly, worshipping Him! You must remember that as one of the highest-ranking angels, God created these been to be holy. However, they are not as holy as Him, they are still unworthy before the presence of God. From the verse, we see that two wings covered his face. This act is to help conceal the light and radiance of God. Remember, God’s Holiness exudes so much brightness and radiance that no one can look directly at Him- even the angels. We, through Christ, can become like-Christ!
Secondly, the verse tells us that two wings “…covered his feet…” This shows respect and reverence to God. Just like we bow at someone’s feet, out of respect and to acknowledge the person’s authority and power! The third role of the seraphim is to fly. Remember, these angels were created carry the throne, simply put to help attend to the throne. He is flying around God to help in fulfilling his role of service to the throne. From this, we get to see that God’s presence commands us to Fear Him! From this, you can confirm that He is indeed, the King of Kings and Lord of lords. He, indeed, has power over the heavens and the earth! Try and picture this, God sitting on the throne, with these fiery-red beings flying around Him (showing reverence to Him). God wearing His priestly garments (a train which filled the temple, etc.)! Wow! The magnitude of such a presence will make anyone speechless. It commands respect and honour1 That is why God is the Highest of every spiritual (and physical) being! Anyone or anything that comes before Him is forced to bow down to Him in reverence! That is the reason many Christians say that once you have experienced God you will never be the same again! One can truly, truly be the same before such a Powerful and Mighty Being! Hallelujah!
Now let us look at the last action of the seraphim in verse 3. He was worshipping God saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” wow! Even the angels were created to worship Him! Everything created was done in reverence of Him- to worship Him! The seraphim emphasize God’s Holiness by saying it three times. That’s His Name- Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts!!! In Hebrew, we would say Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh (Adonai) YHWH Tzevaot. Wow! What does this mean? It means that God has the power and authority to command all living things- spiritual and earthly beings! Wow! Yes Lord, You alone, are worthy of our Praise! Praise be to Him who sits upon the Throne! Oh GOD!
The seraphim did not just end there! They remarked, “… the whole earth is full of His Glory!” Hallelujah! Aah! Aah! Yes indeed! Everything you see around you, including yourself (made in His image) was created out of the Glory of God! What a Glorious God we serve! All things on earth are done for His Glory! We live our lives for His Glory! Our lives are not our own because we belong to Him! That is why it is important to always be humble! All that we do, all that we make, here on earth, is for the Glory of God.
Just look at the human body. With that seemly simple breath of Life, we are made up of cells, tissues, organs, systems, etc. that are functioning each second to keep you alive! Humans can still not fully comprehend the human body and its systems! Look at the complexity and intricacy of the “simple” things that happen in around us. If not for God’s Glory, who, what and where would we be! As you go about your day, make sure to give Him praise! Remember that everything is to His Glory; never forget to give Him His Glory!! Wow! How can we look around and not acknowledge the presence of God and His Glory!
Dear readers, we hope that from this blog piece, you can appreciate and revere God to a greater extent than before! From our verses of the day, Isaiah 6:2-3, we get to see the sheer magnitude of God’s Holiness and His Glory! We see Him as the Lord of all things- especially as a Superior Spiritual Being! This is the God we serve! Let us continue to revere Him in all that we do! Hallelujah! God bless you!
Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!
If this is your first-time hearing about Christ, or you have made the decision to make Him the center of your life, kindly say this prayer with all sincerity and truth.
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son, and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. You get to enjoy the freedom, salvation, and eternal life! Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is rejoicing on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are,
1. Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word, day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
2. Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.