“Then flew one of the seraphims unto me having a live coal in his hand which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. And he laid it upon my mouth and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips and thine iniquity is taken away and thy sin purged.” (Is. 6:6-70)
To explain a recent vision it is necessary that we go back in time to when Isaiah, upon seeing the presence of the Lord, became totally undone because of his iniquity and unclean lips. To think that even a chosen prophet of GOD sensed his sinful condition depicts the Lord’s incomprehensible holiness in contrast to the human condition. (It also highlighted the need for the redeeming Messiah who was to come.) Because Isaiah recognized his unclean lips and condition, it kept him from speaking with the Lord. A seraphim then brushed a hot coal over his lips to purge him of his iniquity. Only then was he able to respond to the Lord who, in an attempt to convert and heal the people, asked: “Whom shall I send and whom will go for us? With purged lips Isaiah responded: “..Here am I, send me.” In preparation for his mission GOD then revealed to Isaiah:
“…go and tell this people, “Hear you indeed but understand not and see you indeed but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy and shut their eyes, lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and convert and be healed. “ (Is. 6:9-10)
Isaiah understood that he was commissioned to speak to an obstinate people who rejected GOD and would not be converted. A prophet who, among many other things, prophetically disclosed to them the coming of a suffering servant who would suffer for others because of sin. (Is.53:5). Ages later, Jesus appropriated Isaiah’s words which revealingly explains why He spoke in parables. (Mat 13:14,15; Mark 4:12; Luke 8:10; Jn. 12:37-40). This depicted the reality that despite the awesome miracles Jesus performed, many still did not believe He was the redeeming Messiah and elect Son of GOD who was destined to be the sacrificial “suffering servant“. They failed to recognize the call to repentance and conversion and the New Kingdom that was at hand.
Fast forward to some years later when Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, is called by GOD to preach: a mission that included revelatory experiences accorded to him through the operations of the Holy Spirit. In fulfillment of his mission, he called Jewish Leaders with the goal of instructing them about the New Kingdom and to persuade them that Jesus was the redeeming Messiah as written in the law of Moses and out of the Prophets. Some believed, others did not. And as was the case with Jesus, He also reiterated Isaiah’s commission:
“…Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet unto our fathers. Saying “Go unto this people, and say, Hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand: and seeing you shall see and not perceive: For the hearts of this people is waxed gross and their ears are dull of hearing and their ears have they closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart, and should be converted and I should heal them.” And because they refused to hear him, Paul then says: “Be it known therefore unto you that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles and that they will hear it.” (Acts. 28:25-28) (Paul received these instructions and many more through revelatory experiences.)
I have been instructed to make the following vision known; one which I would have preferred to have kept private. A few weeks ago, a stone with some type of edges appeared in the air and brushed against my lips. Unlike Isaiah, it was not burnt coal, it was a small and distinct stone with particular edges This makes sense considering that New Covenant Believers have been purged of their iniquities through repentance and the fiery sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. Albeit, because of wayward ways many of us who are called will have undergone fiery experiences: repentance, chastising and trials to finally be strengthened, purified and solidified in our beliefs. Experiences that have stoked a fire in our bones that cannot be contained nor extinguished regardless of what the devil throws at us, what others think, do, say and even falsely prophecy against us (more on that later).
“And He (Jesus) answered and said unto them (the pharisees), I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” (Lk.19:4)
It is revelatory to know that the coal which brushed Isaiah’s lips was, in fact, a glowing tessellated stone (Strong’s # 7531). Meaning, the stone’s edges was characterized by a shape that is part of a pattern having no gaps or overlaps. It was then immediately understood that the stone which brushed against my lips was carved and taken from ‘The Rock and Stone‘ (Jesus Christ ). In Him is fitly set a pattern of belief (the New Covenant) and in Him are countless other carved out and tessellated stones called to speak during these latter days.
This vision makes me recognize yet even more profoundly the importance of the Word, revelatory experiences as disclosed by the Holy Spirit and the parable-like nature of this ministry because of its symbolism. And as was the case with Isaiah, Jesus and Apostle Paul; all who are genuinely called will continue to meet with an obstinate people; some will believe and others will not.
GOD is intensifying HIS call to have the gospel of Jesus Christ’s New Covenant ministered. It fits with the timing of the latter days when the gospel of salvation and of the New Kingdom is destined to be preached and witnessed to Jews and Gentiles in all nations before the end comes. (Mat. 24:14)
“And all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.” (1 Cor. 10:4)
Keep the Faith!