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. Above Him stood seraphim, each having six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling out to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Hosts; all the earth is full of His glory.”- Isaiah 6:1-3 BSB
What a powerful, comforting passage of Scripture. Isaiah was in the throne room of God, and he shares a glimpse of what he saw. Imagine being able to see things of God, things of the Spirit world, things that words CANNOT even explain. Our eyes have seen airplanes, and warships, helicopters and space shuttles, outer space and outer galaxies through massive revelation vehicles like unmanned rockets and satellites and Hubble telescopes and fusion and nuclear bombs. That is why when John was taken up to the third heaven in the great REVELATION he saw things and explained them as- LIKE. In appearance the locusts were LIKE horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked LIKE crowns of gold; their faces were LIKE human faces, their hair LIKE women’s hair, and their teeth LIKE lions’ teeth; they had breastplates LIKE breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was LIKE the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. They have tails and stings LIKE scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails. They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.. (Revelation 9:7-emphasis mine) How do we take our limited vocabulary and understanding-2000 years before the internet- and explain the eternal things of God? How do you put the Pacific Ocean into a water bottle?
Leader, here Isaiah was very clear with what he saw. Seraphim were a high class of Angels- Messengers, servants of the Most High God and these are special angels, they are in the presence of God! They were strange looking creatures and they were LIKE nothing any of us have ever seen- but some of us will see soon! Any person who wants to know the things of God has to ask why? Why six wings, when only 2 are needed to fly? God wants us to know, or Isaiah wouldn’t have known- remember the Bible was written for those who came after Isaiah. “Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another – showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way”. (2 Timothy 3:16 MSG) Why 6 wings? Because God made HIS CREATURES to be successful in the environment He is placing them in. We know that at least 2 wings are needed to fly. 2 wings were needed to cover their eyes- they were in the presence of ALMIGHTY GOD. His Glory is akin, LIKE, looking into the sun, and you are standing next to the sun. Exodus 33 tells us the MIGHT of GOD’s GLORY: Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.” (v18,20) And the last 2 wings? They were to cover their impurity as a created being- their feet. Feet touch the ground, they show that we are connected to the world- which is unholy: Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5) As Moses was a foreshadow of Jesus, so was Joshua and he too received a similar command- Joshua 5:15.
Conduit, God created His creatures to be successful, effective in the environment He is placing them. He gave birds, wings and light skeletal systems so they could fill the air. He gave fish gills, scales and what is needed to live in the water at the level he was going to place them. God sits above time. He is OMNISCIENT; perfect knowledge- Yahweh cannot learn anything or HE IS NOT GOD! For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Jeremiah 29:11, Ephesians 2:10) “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:16,103:14) What can you take from this? God knows where you are at, He knew all the choices you and your family of origin was going to make- He has created you to be successful in your environment. You are right where God knew you would be, and He has equipped you to walk in this moment and to SUCCEED IN THIS MOMENT. All He is asking us to do is HAVE FAITH! Faith requires a GAP. That Gap is THE SPACE BETWEEN, what God says about you and about THE TIMES we are in and WHAT THE WORLD says about you and the TIMES WE ARE IN. Who are you going to believe? Have Faith and get the PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING! God has YOU and GOD HAS THIS!