Majesty of God by Dr. Thomas Chung dated 25.8.13
Majesty of God is also known as the glory of God. His glory will fill the earth as it is written in the Scripture.
This sermon is based on Isaiah 6:1-9.
1. Essence of divinity
God is God! In the New Testament the disciples of Jesus lived with Him for three years and yet they did not know Him.
In Isaiah 6:1-9. Dr. Chung related the story of Uzzah who was struck dead when he wanted to reach out to stabilize the Ark. ( 2 Sam 6:6 ). To our natural minds we do not understand why God struck for such a noble act. However, Dr. Chung shared that the lesson in this story is the need for us to do God’s works God’s way and not man’s ways.
God had touched the lips of Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel similar to that of V. 7. This chapter also spoke of the coming of the Messiah. There is a suggestion of the Trinity in this passage. In V.1 God the Father was sitting on the throne. God was in the temple, a place of worship which is a suggestion of the presence of His Son.
2. Heavenly community
The description of the seraphim talked about one of the communities in heaven. Seraph was the symbol of how people were to approach God. Seraph is a type of angel. E.g Angle Gabriel was called Angle of the presence, because he was present when ever God is. Each seraph has 6 wings, 2 cover their faces, 2 cover their feet, 2 for flying.
2 wings cover their faces, these symbolized worship. 2 wings covering their feet symbolized humility or modesty and 2 wings meant for flying and these symbolized services. There it is 1. Worship 2. Humility 3. ready to be of service to Him.
V.3 “Holy, Holy, Holy” three times, and these symbolized the Trinity, Holy Father, Holy Son and Holy Spirit.
3. Prophetic response
V.5 “unclean lips”, “seen the King” were referring to the people’s conviction of their sins. There is a difference between conviction and condemnation. In conviction God said there is a way out of sins, whereas Satan condemned us and tell us lies about sins. God wants the prophets to bring prophetic words to the people.
V.6 “coal touching lips” means guilt taken away and sins forgiven. This speaks of the Holy Spirit coming.
V.8 “And who will go for us” the “us” here is a suggestion of the Trinity.