Friday, August 27, 2010

Six Wings

Okay, you are before the throne of God. You are among the sheep, having come to Him as He required. You have eternity stretched out before you. What do you want to do? Have you thought about it? If not, why not? As a Christian, this is your hope, you have had faith that you would be here, and here you are. Did you think you might be doing what others have done before?

Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. (Isaiah 6:2-3 KJV)

And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. (Revelation 4:8 KJV)

They have not experienced what you have. They did not have faith in God’s mercy, His justice, His grace. They had the knowledge of His very being. They do not call Him father. Yet they bow before Him, resting not, telling all that hear that He is holy, that He is God, that He is almighty.

They remind all that He was, is and is to come, no beginning, no end, eternal.

Do we think of Him this way? Do we see ourselves as David did, just a little lower than the angels?

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. (Psalms 8:4-5 KJV)

The writer of Hebrews introduces a repetition of these verses with:

For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. (Hebrews 2:5 KJV)

Paul has a bit different perspective:

Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? (1 Corinthians 6:2-3 KJV)

Jesus agreed with the angels about putting holiness at the top. After we acknowledge our relationship and His position, we call Him holy. Hallowed be thy name.

Do we follow this example in our every day prayers? Or do we lean heavily on the Our Father and neglect to acknowledge His holiness?

We do/did that to our own parents. We expect them to love us just because we are their child. We ignored their authority in so many instances as toddlers, even more often as we grew older, then carried that ignorance into adulthood, and applied it to God. Yes, ignorance. Our ignorance is showing when we expect God to hear us, respond to our requests and ignore His authority, His unlimited ability.

Often we ignore approaching Him for things we think we can handle, holding Him back for the really big events where we realize things are beyond our control. Well, Duh! If He can handle the big problems we’ve created, why do we ignore Him when they are smaller?

Esther could not approach her husband’s throne unless summoned. Our Father is waiting for us at His, surrounded by angels who call Him holy every moment. Why do we not acknowledge that?

1 comment:

  1. Well put!!!

    We do need to acknowledge it more.
    I think sometimes we forget because perhaps then we may need to look at our own ability to be Holy. Mmmmmmmmmm!

    The Word of God tell us; "be ye holy for I am holy" it's a big thing to line ourselves up with the Word of God!!! We may need to let go of some things we are not prepared to let go of???

    Just a thought. Thankyou for your post Grammy!!


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