Hot Coal on Prophetic Lips
“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 were blind and dull of hearing. 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 regarding the New Covenant that He was implementing through His finished works; indeed, many – including the religious Pharisees and Sadducees -did not hear nor see that He was that sacrificial “suffering servant.” (Mark 4:12; Luke 8:10; Jn. 12:37-40). They failed to recognize the New Covenant that was being established, the call to repentance, conversion and the New Kingdom that was at hand.
Apostle Paul Regarding Prophet Isaiah
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 also called Jewish Leaders with the goal of instructing them about the New Kingdom and to persuade them that Jesus was the redeeming Messiah, the Rock and Stone of Israel, as written in the law of Moses and out of the Prophets. They failed to believe him even though he reiterated Isaiah’s prophecy:
“…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 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.)
A Particular Stone Upon the Lips
“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)
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.
It is revelatory to know that the coal which brushed Isaiah’s lips was also compared to a glowing tessellated stone (Strong’s # 7531). Meaning, the stone’s edges was characterized by a shape that is part of a larger 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. (Is. 28:16; 1 Cor. 10:1-13) By analogy only, the Old Testament coal has been replaced with a New Testament stone. This makes sense considering that burnt lips are no longer necessary considering that repented New Covenant Believers have been purged of their iniquities through the fiery sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. Albeit, because of wayward ways many who are called to minister and speak 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.
Strong’s #7531: ritspah (pronounced rits-paw’) feminine of 7529; a hot stone; also a tessellated pavement:–live coal, pavement. (Source: Bibletools)
This vision makes me recognize yet even more profoundly the importance and significance of the Word, including genuine revelatory experiences as symbolically and biblically disclosed by the Holy Spirit.
GOD is intensifying HIS plan to have the untainted gospel of Jesus Christ’s New Covenant ministered. It fits with the timing of these 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.13:44-51; Mat 24:14) In closing, it is worth noting that as was the case with Isaiah and Apostle Paul, all who are spirit-born and who are genuinely called will continue to meet with opposition by an unbelieving and obstinate people; some will believe and others will not. Even still, and whatever other odds are presented, be encouraged today just as David encouraged himself in the Lord, be strong in Him and persevere!
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. (Lk. 19:39-40)
For the stone will cry out from the wall, And the beam from the timbers will answer it. (Hab. 2:11)
“Speak Suzanne“ (Spoken Word)
Keep the Faith. And may GOD bless you richly with HIS Spirit through HIS Son, Jesus Christ.
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