Greetings again my Brethren.  This month we will begin another area of Brother Isaiah’s call to ministry.  In the past months we have looked at some elements from a vision from Isaiah;  revelation of God and a revelation of service, both critical to be able to operate and flow with what God is doing.  many ministers called by God want greatly to work for God, but never have a desire to be cleaned up by God.  After all working for God you can get a big name, make money, and feel good about yourself, but allowing God to work on your character that is another thing all together. To become something in God will kill you (God’s idea), all of your dreams, hopes,  and desires that are not of God.  Do you know it is easier to build a big ministry and travel the world than to allow the Holy Spirit to show you your heart? A glimpse of our heart as God sees it is what we need if we are going to be able to keep for God.  God will not use unclean vessels, God will not use people who have no self-control or ability to kept their tongue.  If God is going to use us we must give Him permission to clean us up.  After a revelation of God and of service next God must be able to give us a divine cleaning. Now in theory this all sounds good, but I promise you my friend this may be the most painful experience you have ever had in your life.  A good cleaning by God will strip you of all of your carnal thinking and approaches to the ministry. The more of a stripping God can work in our lives the more useful we will be in the ministry.  Brother Isaiah had such a revelation, “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. 6Then 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: 7And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.”  (Isaiah 6:5-7)  When Isaiah saw God high and lifted up he also saw his heart condition, God’s glory is a reflection for all who have the guts to look into the mirror. Paul tells us, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”  (2 Corinthians 3:18)  As we behold into the “glass” or mirror we are changed into the same image, from one glory to another glory. Or from one stage of God’s development to the next higher stage of development.  And the longer we behold (look into) the image we shall become like that image, which is God’s grand goal in our lives to conform us into the character and image (icon) of Jesus Christ.  Now it is not the looking that does the changing, but the work of God in our lives as we desire to become like what we see in the mirror or glass.  We look deep into the “glass” and see Christ high and lifted up and His trail (His glory) fills the temple, but then oddly He fades away and slowly coming into focus we begin to see our heart and all of the nasty things in us that are NOT like Him. All of the evil intentions, plans, ambition, pride, arrogance, and so much more that fills our heart and mind.  God says, “how about these things David?  What do you have to say about these things?”  Now it is God’s intention we, “are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” to change us, to conform us into what we saw of Christ when we first looked into the mirror.  The deeper the cleaning the deeper we will be able to move with God in His intentions and plans for our lives.

Next month we will continue to look at the four sub-elements that goes along with the divine cleaning;  a revelation of self, a sense of unworthiness, the need for cleansing, and a cleansed state.  Remember if God cannot clean us up (we cannot clean ourselves up) then He cannot use us we will disqualify ourselves for service. So  please take a good study and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart. And listen closely my friend do you hear Him call now?