Looking beyond our present circumstances

Pastors Bob and Betty Moede

"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim: each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.'' Isaiah 6:1-2

Isaiah had become so dependent on the throne of Uzziah for comfort and support that he was unable to see the eternal, heavenly King, seated upon His throne. Only after Isaiah experienced the loss of dependence could he look beyond the empty, earthly throne, and relate to the occupied Heavenly Throne. Now, he could clearly see the winged seraphim who were waiting for orders to act on his behalf.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit (those who have come to an utter end of self), for theirs is tie Kingdom of Heaven." Matthew 5:3

Many feel a measure of insecurity abut the feature. There's a valid cause for this, as from an earthly point of view it does not look good. but there is an answer, this is the time to look at things from a heavenly view. Isaiah 60:1-2

The earthly Uzziah's have failed to provide all they have promised, and many see only despair and hopelessness, as darkness is covering the earth as never before. However, as Isaiah discovered, we must look u. When we seek the heavenly we will find a word of hope through which things begin to get brighter.

At this present time, man are being spiritually stirred, and are increasingly are feeling the manifested Presence of the lord. This is an indication from theLord that the time has come for the restoration of His glory. Within each of us who are seeking to go farther in our desire for an intimate relationship with Jesus, there is a present work of preparation taking place to His ascension glory can abide within us, and then be reflected through us - "His glory is seen upon you" Revelation 3:18

As Isaiah saw the throne of God in action on his behalf, he saw the seraphim waiting for a word. Serapim can be translated as "burgeoning ones." This speaks of the "glory" reaching down into our lives and lifting us up into a cooperative relationship with Jesus in His end-time purposes.

The six wings of the seraphim (three sets of two wings), show the lord manifestly acting on our behalf, His burning presence (the Holy Spirit and Fire), accomplishing His purposes in our lives.

"With two he covered his face." No flesh can stand the intensity of His Presence. This represents our yielding to His headship. Our mind is to be covered, that the 'mind of Christ' might function in us.

"With two he covered his face." No flesh can stand the intensity of His presence. This represents our yielding to His headship. Our mind is to be covered, that the 'Mind of Christ' might function in us.

"With two he covered his feet." Speaking of our submission to His rule in our lives. We are to "walk in the Spirit." setting aside our ways.

"And with two he did fly." This speaks of our coming up into the realm of the Spirit, into a cooperative relationship with the functioning of His eternal Spirit and Kingdom.

As we look away from earthly things and come up into a place of truss and communion with Him in His throne, we will merge in these "winged seraphim: and together with them, worship the Lord.

"And one cried to another, and the post of the door moved at the voice of him that cried." Isaiah 6:3-4

One thing that really should encourage us in when we see the Lord at work, not so much on the big things that sometimes happen, but in the little things of our every day life. His Divine favor is resting upon us. Life seldom consists of many big things. Rather, it is made up of many small things. So, it's easy for us to look for the natural ways to accomplish all that needs to be done. We are to look to the Lord in even the small things. He is seated in His Throne. He is waiting for us to look awry from our natural sources of help, and to look up to Him. He is a present and available God.