Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, ‘See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’ “Isaiah 6:6-8
The fire of God did not burn Isaiah. When it touched His lips it took away his guilt of sin, and it made an atonement for his sin. But how can it be? If Jesus had not been born into the earth yet to make the atonement for Isaiah’s sin? Because Jesus is an eternal being. God sent His only eternal begotten Son.
The fire of God is eternal. If Jesus being an eternal being was going to make an atonement for our sins, does that atonement not cover our sins from the beginning of the eternal time of God? Does it not stretch back to the beginning of time when God had begotten His only eternal Son? And does it not stretch forward to the end of God’s eternal time? So that now we also can have the guilt of our sin taken away and the atonement of our sin fulfilled?
Atonement means His mercy has triumphed over judgment! Jesus, God’s eternal Son, took the eternal judgment of our sins. From the beginning of God’s eternal time to the end of God’s eternal time, no matter when you were born the love of the great and fearful eternal God has been poured out to you through His eternal Son.
“Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand.”
How can a coal of fire be living? How can it have life in it? The coals of fire on the altar of incense that is before the throne of the Almighty and All Powerful Ancient of Days is eternal. The coals are eternal. The fire is eternal. And the blood of Jesus that is on the altar, on the coals of fire, is also eternal. Only an eternal being could make an eternal sacrifice that would cover all of our sins for eternity!
Notice, the seraph did not touch the live coal of fire. He picked it up with a tong, because it is Holy. The fire of God is Holy. The coals on the altar are Holy. The Altar is Holy. And the eternal blood of Jesus is Holy.
The eternal blood of Jesus is the gift of God’s mercy for man alone. Only man has the ability to be forgiven of his sin and have his guilt taken away. The eternal Son of God came as a man for the purpose of redeeming man. Of course I am speaking of men and women. Young and old.
However, once you have crossed the threshold of this life into eternity, the sacrifice is no longer valid for you. You must know God in this life to be with Him in the eternal life. God made you for the express purpose of knowing Him. He has a plan for you for eternity that is beyond you.
His plan for us does not include evil. His plan for us is good.
“For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
God, your Creator, demands respect. He deserves our respect. He is not to be taken lightly. You must want Him. You must want Him with all your heart.
“Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13
Why does He make us work so hard to find Him? It is not God that makes it hard for us to find Him. If you will open your eyes you will see Him everywhere and in everything!
The reason we must search for Him with all our hearts is because you have to push your way through the deceptions of the world that are trying to keep you away from God and His Son Jesus.
There is an evil force in the earth that is determined to keep you from God. That evil force is the devil and all the fallen angels that are with him. They work day and night to deceive you. They consistently tell you the opposite of who and what God is. They blame God for the things you are going through. They are true evil. They are liars and accusers.
Unfortunately, there are people who have listened to his lies for so long that have no ability to think rationally. They live in total deception where right is wrong, and good is evil.
The realm of the spirit, that we do not see with the natural eye, is where they are. They are among us. This evil is working frantically to rule over mankind. It hates you and wants to be in control of you. There is much evil in the world and you can see it everywhere. The most pronounce deceptions are in religions and governments.
Do you want to be controlled? The devil has lied to you and said you will have no freedom if you turn to God, that He will control your choices and not let you be happy by doing whatever you want.
It is the opposite when you turn to God. Freedom from guilt and shame, and freedom from sin is the ultimate freedom there is! With it comes a joy and laughter you have never know before. With it comes a peace of heart, mind, and soul that the world cannot give you. And with it comes the protection, love, and guidance of the All Wise God. Love? You’ve never known love until you’ve been flooded with God’s love. He is awesome!
The fire of God does not burn those who turn to God and His plan for their lives. For those who do not accept the eternal sacrifice Jesus made for the atonement of guilt and sin, it will burn them for all of eternity in pain. This fire of pain is not meant for man. It is God’s judgment for evil. And it is God’s judgment for those who reject His eternal Son Jesus. It is evil to reject God. The devil and the fallen angels did. And it made them evil.
Ask yourself. What have I done with the knowledge of His eternal Son Jesus? Have I taken Him seriously? Or have I blown Him off.
You must make a decision. Who will you serve?
The Eternal God is not to be toyed with.
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’ Isaiah 6:8
Why did Isaiah respond with ‘Here am I. Send me!’
Because he was now