PEOPLE WHO EXPERIENCE THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD
ARE NEVER THE SAME
ISAIAH 6: 1 - 8
The ancient prophet had an encounter with the Lord. We don't
know where he was at the time of his vision. The common
assumption was he was engaged in an act of worship in the
A TRUE EXPERIENCE OF WORSHIP INVOLVES:
I. CONCENTRATION VS. 1
"I saw the Lord..." His attention was undivided.
II. CONTEMPLATION VS. 3
Think about the holiness of the Trinity.
Contemplate His glory in nature.
An unearthly antiphonal choir composed of seraphim said, "Holy,
holy, holy is the Lord..." It is repeated three times,
indicating the Trinity.
Holiness is an indescribable quality that originates in God
Himself. People, places, and things are holy only in a derived
sense. That is, only in regard to their closeness to God.
I Thess. 4:3 says, "For this is the will of God, your
sanctification..." The Greek word for "sanctification" is
HAGIOS. It is the same root word from which comes the word
If you were given a box of crayons and asked to color holiness,
what color would you choose? Some would choose dark black or at
best dull grey because to them "holiness" evokes drabness or
Some might choose white. Perhaps to them it means absolute
purity --- no stains.
Perhaps there are those who would choose a combination of
camouflage colors in order to try to hide any trace of it in
I would choose the colors of the rainbow because true holiness
and sanctification convey the image of beauty and joy.
Actually, holiness and sanctification mean set aside for the
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