Isaiah 6:1-8 [Clear Word]

10. A COMPELLING VISION

1 The Lord called me to function as a prophet the same year that King Uzziah died. One day while I was worshiping in the Temple, I had a vision of the heavenly Sanctuary. There I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and His presence filled the place with glory. 2 Above Him and all around Him stood angels, each with six wings. With two they covered their face, with two they covered their feet and with the other two they hovered in space and flew. 3 The angels were singing, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of hosts. The earth is full of His glory." 4 At the sound of their voices the doors and the pillars shook, and the Temple was filled with the smoke of incense. 5 I cried out, "I'm gone! There's no hope for me! I am a man of unclean lips. I have sinned. My own nature can't be trusted and I live among a sinful people. I am doomed, for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel." 6 Then I saw one of the angels take a burning coal from the altar of incense in the heavenly Sanctuary, fly down to where I was 7 and touch my lips with this live coal. As he did so, he said, "This coal represents God's grace. The Lord wants you to know that your sins are forgiven and your guilt is gone." 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send to my people? Who will go for me and be my messenger?" With my heart overflowing in gratitude for what the Lord had done for me, I said, "Here am I, Lord. Send me."