Greetings again my Brethren.  Over the many months we have looked at the call of God on the life of Moses, oh the lessons we can learn if we take to study the Scriptures and allow them to be a mirror to reflect or not reflect how much we are not like Moses.  To be honest there are some wonderful things in Moses’ life, but like all of us there are some things in the life of Moses that are not really good to be found in us.  Make no mistake God loves Moses (like us) even in his faults. In Numbers God thought of Moses, “(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)” (Numbers 12:3)  Please notice this verse was not said of Moses by God, but expressed in thought. The parenthesis around the verse make it a parenthetical thought whereby one thinks out loud and is captured.  You know if I have a choice of God talking about me or thinking about me I would choose Him thinking about me. Many say Moses failed God (not me) and never made it to the “promised land” well that is true to a degree (not with the Children of Israel), but if we remember Moses was standing on what we today call the Mount of Transfiguration (which is believed to be either Mt Hermon or Mt Tabor) in Israel with Isaiah. Make no mistake my friend God always rewards the meekest and humblest (for His sake) where He finds it.  That was Moses, but now  we are going to talk about Isaiah.  When we compare Moses to Isaiah we would be wrong if we never compared their character.  And with Isaiah the nature of his vision is related to the nature of his ministry.  Here is Isaiah’s vision (verses 1-13) and in his vision is contained five elements of his call.  So let us read these verses and then over the next few months we will look at the five elements verse by verse.  “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 2  Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3  And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. 4  And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. 5  Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. 6  Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. 8  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. 9  And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10  Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. 11  Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, 12  And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land. 13  But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.”  (Isaiah 6:1-13) It is important to understand right off there is nothing really significant about the death of King Uzziah so many preachers and teachers try to make a big deal about his death, but Isaiah was using his death as a marker in time to put us along the physical timeline of the Jewish people as well as a spiritual heart condition of the people and what he saw in the spiritual realm.  The five elements are 1.  A revelation of God. 2.  A revelation of service to God and His people (one cannot have a revelation of God and not want to serve Him and His people). 3.  A divine cleansing. 4.  A personal call.  And 5. A divine commission.

Next month we will begin to look at the first of the five elements, a revelation of God,  in verse 6:1.  So do your home work and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart. As He was with Moses and Isaiah so shall he be with you.  Listen closely my friend do you hear Him call now?