“And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” Isaiah 6:3-5 (NIV)
Holy is the Lord Almighty! In the presence of the Lord, His glory is revealed . . . His majesty on display . . . He fills the temple and shakes the foundation. In the splendor of His glory, we see ourselves, wretched and undone. Isaiah was able to see Him as the Lord Almighty, when Uzziah no longer sat on the throne. Uzziah is anyone, anything or any place we elevate above God. Isaiah no longer looked through natural eyes but spiritual eyes. Once able to see the true and living God, he saw himself in need of deliverance. Isaiah said, woe is me, not at all what I thought. Even the people connected, looked different. I thought, I was with the right people, in a right place. Now that my spiritual eyes are open, I know how far off the mark I am, the life I live and my relationships. The stripping away of flesh is an humbling experience. In His presence, His majesty and our spirit man comes into alignment. In His presence, we bow and exalt Him. In His presence, it’s no longer about us but Him. In His presence, we are limited but He is mighty. In His presence, my relationship with Him takes priority. In His presence, it’s not about networking but trusting Him. In His presence, our words are meaningless, His word is pure and holy. In His presence, flesh dies and He reigns forever. When flesh dies, He is Lord and His glory fills the temple. He will come and fill our temples with His glory . . . Only after the death, to Uzziah, ourselves, our plans, our purpose, our desires, our pride . . . will His glory fill us to overflow.