Isa 6:2 Above it stood the seraphs; each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. Isa 6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of Hosts; the whole earth full of His glory.
Notes: Above the Throne of God were Seraphim. They and Cheribim are the Highest echelons of Heavenly Beings. They are charged with the Protection of the Throne of God.
Even though they are such powerful creatures of heaven they cover their faces out of reverential fear of God and His Son who is seated at His Right Hand.
2.c With two wings they cover their feet.
What an amazing picture. They cover their faces and their feet. What respect and what Protection and humility?
v.2.d. With two they were flying. It seems that they did not stay in one place. The situation was so holy and the atmosphere so charged with the presence and power of God, they were continually on the move.
Isa 6:3 And one cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is Jehovah of Hosts; the whole earth full of His glory.
And one cried to another – Hebrew ‘This cried to this.’ That is, they cried to each other in alternate responses. One cried ‘holy;’ the second repeated it; then the third; and then they probably united in the grand chorus, ‘Full is all the earth of his glory.’ This was an ancient mode of singing or recitative among the Hebrews; see Exo_15:20-21,
Holy Holy Holy Holy, holy, holy – The “repetition” of a name, or of an expression, three times, was quite common among the Jews. Thus, in Jer_7:4, the Jews are represented by the prophet as saying, ‘the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, are these. Thus, Jer_22:29 : ‘O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord;’ Eze_21:27 Barnes Notes
See (Rev_4:8). The Trinity is implied (on “Lord,” see on Isa_6:1). God’s holiness is the keynote of Isaiah’s whole prophecies.
JFB Commentary says: whole earth — the Hebrew more emphatically, the fulness of the whole earth is His glory (Psa_24:1; A Psalm of David. The earth is Jehovah’s, and the fullness of it; the world, and those who dwell in it.
Psa_72:19). And blessed be His glorious name forever; and all the earth is filled with His glory! Amen and Amen.
Application : When we understand the Majesty and the Power of God we also will bow in humble adoration and worship Him who is High and Lifted up and so Exalted in all the earth. All the glory of our planet is just a small indication of who He is in the Universe. He is Lord. The Owner and possessor of AL things. He shouts, “This Universe is all MINE.”
Isa 6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I had a vision of the LORD. He was on his throne high above, and his robe filled the temple.
v.1 In the year that King Uzziah died,
The death of king Uzziah fixed the time of this vision .
2Ch 26:19 Uzziah, who was standing next to the incense altar at the time, was holding the incense burner, ready to offer incense to the LORD. He became very angry when he heard Azariah’s warning, and leprosy suddenly appeared on his forehead! 2Ch 26:20 Azariah and the other priests saw it and immediately told him to leave the temple. Uzziah realized that the LORD had punished him, so he hurried to get outside. 2Ch 26:21 Uzziah had leprosy the rest of his life. He was no longer allowed in the temple or in his own palace. That’s why his son Jotham lived there and ruled in his place. 2Ch 26:22 Everything else Uzziah did while he was king is in the records written by the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. 2Ch 26:23 Since Uzziah had leprosy, he could not be buried in the royal tombs.
…I saw the Lord……… [Adonai], or Master In Is 6:5 Isaiah calls Him the LORD of Hosts or Yahweh Saboath: Jehovah who is the Commander of the heavenly Armies, The Ruler of the Universe.
Here we compare John 1:18 No one has seen God at any time; the Only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
Isaiah sees the throne, the robe, and the Seraphs but not the form of God Himself. This was different from the Shekinah Presence of the The LORD in the Holy of Holies of the earthly Temple in Jerusalem..
Psa 114:7 Earth, tremble at the presence of Jehovah, at the presence of the God of Jacob, Psa 114:8 who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
The whole earth trembles at the presence of God. What an awesome God we serve. It was Yahweh the Son who appeared to Him. Isaiah must have seen the Messiah. John 12:41 Isaiah said these things when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.
This must have been a manifestation of the Divine Presence that they call a Christophanies in the Old Testament. Exo 3:14 And God said to Moses, I AM THAT I AM. And He said, So you shall say to the sons of Israel, I AM has sent me to you. See the Visitor to Manoah Judges 13: 1-19
It was from the Lord Jesus that Isaiah received His call to go out and prophesy to Judah.
He was on his throne high above,
1Ki 22:19 And he [Micaiah the prophet] said, Hear therefore the Word of Jehovah: I saw Jehovah sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right hand and on His left. Jer 17:12 Our holy place is a glorious throne, highly honoured from the beginning.
It was High and Lifted Up…. Jesus is exalted to the HIGHEST PLACE – He has a Name greater than any other Name. see Phil 2:9 Therefore God has exalted Him to the Highest Place…….
He is High and Lifted up in all the world. This is our Savour and Lord. His name is higher than any other.
Application : Isaiah had a Personal commissioning from the Lord Himself. Before you go to work for the Lord in Christian Service you need to be called by the Lord Himself.
Remember you are serving the One who is awesome and exalted to the Highest Place in the Universe.
Isa 5:26 The LORD raises up a flag for the nations far away. With a whistle he signals those at the ends of the earth. Look, they are coming very quickly! Isa 5:27 None of them grow tired or stumble. None of them slumber or sleep. The belts on their waists aren’t loose or their sandal straps broken.
Notes v.26 He lifts up a banner……. (He raises a flag)
The nations are under His Control, and he can call whoever He pleases to execute His plans.
Isa 44:28 He says about Cyrus, “He is my shepherd. He will do everything I want him to do.” He says about Jerusalem, “It will be rebuilt.” He says about the temple, “Your foundation will be laid.” Did it happen It sure did. God used Cyrus the Persian King to fulfil His plans. He is using President Trump to fulfil His Plans in America.
The Banner = the ensign or standard or flag used by an army.
God raises the Standard for War. Every battle is under His Control.
v.26c With a whistle he signals those at the ends of the earth.
In Syria and Israel the Bee keepers whistle with a flute to lead out and army of bees.
[Those of the ends of the earth] may mean China or Japan or SE Asia? When God calls them they will come.
Isa 5:27 None of them grow tired or stumble. None of them slumber or sleep. The belts on their waists aren’t loose or their sandal straps broken.
Note: the Condition of those who are summoned to the destruction of Jerusalem in OT. They are BOLD, BRAVE young men unwearied by the Long Journey. They had not relaxed and they were fully prepar-ed.
Application: There is yet to be a confrontation between Russia, Turkey, Iran and Syria against Little Israel. Ezekiel 38 :1-6. You can see this is building up right now with Iran, Russia Hezbollah and Turkey all in Syria
Isa 5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. Isa 5:25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust:
Their very roots :i.e. the very foundations and the source of all their prosperity will decay. As quickly as grass sinks down in the flames they will disappear.
THE REASON: FOR THEIR DESTRUCTION WILL BE : Because they REJECTED the Law of the LORD Almighty. They followed their own way.
and they Spurned the Word of the Holy One of Israel. They SPURNED i.e. : They counted as of very little importance all the The LORD Almighty has said.
Application : The Australian Banking Royal Commission.
Read Justice ‘Kenneth Haynes Royal Commission Report alone can’t change the greedy Philosophy of the Four Big Banks in Australia. Apparently this problem of Banks ripping off their clients is not just here but global, especially in USA and Europe. The Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is rife with making dead persons pay fees and lending money who have no means of repaying then foreclosing and swindling the clients of their hard earned cash while paying their directors huge bonuses.
Isa 5:25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
2Ki 22:16 ‘This is what the LORD says: I’m going to bring disaster on this place and on the people living here according to everything written in the book that the king of Judah has read. 2Ki 22:17 I will do this because they have abandoned me and sacrificed to other gods in order to make me furious. Therefore, my burning anger directed at this place will never be extinguished.'”
2Ki 22:13 “On behalf of the people, all of Judah, and me, ask the LORD about the words in this book that has been found. The LORD’S fierce anger is directed towards us because our ancestors did not obey the things in this book or do everything written in it.”
and the hills did tremble, Possibly the earthquake at the time of King Uzziah Jerm 4:24 Amos 1:1 and Zech 14:5.
and their carcases were torn in the midst of the streets.
Their dead bodies lie like manure and refuse in every street.
For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
When God’s hand is raised in anger this was a sign that He would bring down Judah and take them off into captivity. Did this happen? Yes it did.
Isa 5:22 How horrible it will be for those who are heroes at drinking wine, who are champions at mixing drinks, Isa 5:23 who declare the guilty innocent for a bribe, who take away the rights of righteous people.
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine,…. That can bear a great deal, and not be overcome and intoxicated with it; or that try their strength this way with others, and get the mastery and glory in it: not mighty to fight their enemies,
Drunkards cannot enter heaven see :
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Gal 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Isa 5:23 who declare the guilty innocent for a bribe, who take away the rights of righteous people.
They acquit the guilty for a bribe and deny justice to the innocent.
It seems as if strong drinkers and bribes and Injustice go hand in hand. Because their ability to distinguish is diminished they are unable to clearly discern right from wrong.
drunkenness; excess in drinking of wine or strong drink, whereby the stomach is overcharged, the mind is intoxicated, and the body enfeebled and unable to perform its office; this is often the source of many, or all of the works of the flesh before mentioned:
revellings; excess in feed, nocturnal riotings in eating, drinking, dancing, singing, chambering and wantonness. The Syriac version renders it, זמרא, “lascivious singing”; and the Arabic version, “songs” which are a part of the nightly revels: and such like which are of the same nature and kind; so the apostle shuts up the account, it being too tedious to give an enumeration of all the works of the flesh; nor was it necessary, judgment may be made of the rest by these; nor might it be so proper, since the carnal heart is but the more pleased with, and irritated by, the mention of evil things:
Isa 5:21 How horrible it will be for those who think they are wise and consider themselves to be clever.
those who think they are wise .
They are inflated with their own ‘ego’ i.e a false opinion of themselves and their own knowledge of the situation. They are overly self-confident and vain.
Pro 3:7 Do not consider yourself wise. Fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. To be wise in your own eyes (or in your own opinion or estimation) Know-alls consider that they are cleverer than others. They are self-conceited. This was a very bad characteristic of the generation in which Isaiah lived, especially of the Jews of His day.
It fostered PRIDE and
It rendered them unwilling to be instructed, especially by Prophets like Isaiah.
They thought they were wise enough and so, they would not listen to others.
a false estimate of human wisdom leads to PRIDE. True wisdom comes down from the ‘Father of Lights’