Face to Face with God: Fire!

Isaiah 6:6-7

The message God had for his people then is equally relevant to us today. Back in the late nineteenth century, the founder of the Salvation Army, General William Booth, predicted that six things would mark the twentieth century and dominate the life of the Church and particularly the lives of its young […]

Face to Face with God: Was it all worth it?

Isaiah 6:5

The sight of a holy God helped Isaiah to see himself in a completely new light and he did not like what he saw at all. This is part and parcel of what it means to encounter God in a fresh way. Isaiah became disturbed at the depth of his corruption, and […]

When God gets close

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1. We are what we speak  In the presence of the pure holiness of God Isaiah acknowledged immediately that most of what came out of his mouth was not clean.  Would we be prepared to acknowledge the same?

This calls for honesty. The words we use are symptomatic of the […]

Face to Face with God: How do you plead?

Is 3:1-3, 8-12; 5:8-25

Throughout Is 3-5 God identifies several groups of people at which he launches a strong, emotive expression of his sadness, disgust and sorrow over their choice of lifestyle. The result does not make for pleasant easy-listening. It is the context for Is 6:5 “I live among a people of unclean lips”.

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Face to Face with God: The Living God

Once we have had even a glimpse of God’s glory, we are ruined. We can no longer "play" at having a relationship with God. He is burning with holiness. Jesus wants "red hot" disciples who are willing to impact the world because they have seen His glory.

The Lord was sitting on a throne

He […]

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