Greetings again my Brethren. Well this year soon will slip into time. Funny how we analyze the past year so we will not make the same mistakes in the new year and of course the new year is always filled with well wishes to start over to put old habits and character flaws behind us, well God does not work like that. Maybe that is why the world and the “church” is so messed up. True change and forgiveness does not forget the past, but learns from the lessons of failure. Forgetting only promises more failure and heartache in the year to come, but learning, adapting, and applying the lessons learned ensures success and spiritual growth in the next year to come and if this process becomes a part of your everyday life in years after. I am writing this for our December newsletter the end of October so that we can met our deadline (will be gone for two weeks in November) in November. To be honest in my heart and thoughts I see danger, trials, and perilous times for the Body of Christ. I am afraid her inability to be able to discern between spiritual and unspiritual, holy and unholy, righteous and unrighteous will be the beginning of her loss of the legal right to be able to openly come together and worship God. Days of house to house, street to street, cellar to cellar will be the norm, but for the real Christians (the remnant) the future will be up lifting and spiritual as God redeems His own again and again. This month we continue to look at Isaiah’s qualification for his call to service. Make no mistake God does not call just anyone, oh no my friend He calls those who want to be chosen according to God’s plan and purpose for their lives. And remember, “many are called but few are chosen.”

Let us turn our attention to Brother Isaiah. This month we will close out “Divine Cleansing” by looking at the need. In Isaiah 6:5 we read, “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.” Please notice God did not say, oh Isaiah that is not true you are not a man of unclean lips and you do not dwell in the midst of unclean people. The next few verses we see God sending an Angel to take care of Isaiah’s speaking. Why do we think times have changed? I would say unless we allow God to deal and judge in our lives we will have unclean lips because of our unclean heart we have not allowed God to cleanse. What the church needs is a good cleansing, but they (the church) thinks not, oh no they continue to sing and dance their way further into themselves and their self-seeking religion of good works and self-gratification humanistic self help doctrine and teaching. God desires not to help our flesh God desires to kill our flesh so our spirit can come alive. This is what God was doing to Isaiah. What the church needs is an old fashioned humbling and my friend it is coming by the hands of our government in days to come. God will see to it. He needs a remnant to continue on He has always kept a remnant in the wilderness to relight His plan for man. The question is what camp are you in? If we look at verse 6 and 7 we will find the cleansed state God is after, “Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from offthealtar: 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.” God desires to touch our lips and take away our iniquity and purge us of our sin, but He cannot do that unless we give Him permission in our lives. Isaiah saw God and His glory and then saw His wretched heart as Paul in the New Testament did. “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” (Romans 7:23-25) Unless we can see God’s glory we will never be able to see our wretched lost soul. The Angel to the Church at Laodicea in Revelations wanted to bring the Church to this revelation, but the best He could do was, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:” (Revelation 3:15-17) If we will not allow God to cleanse us then the best God can do in our lives is judge and correct us hoping this will bring us to a place of awareness of Him.

Next month we will begin to look at “A Personal Call” another qualification in the revelation of service taken from Isaiah 6:6-8. 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?