Saturday: 14th July, 2018
Reference text: Isaiah 6:1-8
Isaiah 6:2 Above it stood the Seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
In meeting royalty, there are a number of ‘don’ts’, including not reaching ones hand out for a handshake first or going in for a hug. One in particular that stands out for me is in the book of Esther where anyone who approached the King without invitation, was likely to be sentenced to death (Esther 4:16). The seraphims, as the Prophet Isaiah mentions, are angels in the sanctuary, right in the presence of God. However, regardless of this proximity, man still has a level of access to God that they don’t.
One would think that six pairs of wings, like a plane designed with six engines, will be expected to enable them fly further and faster. Interestingly, two-thirds of their wings are spent shielding their bodies. They kept their faces covered – though in the presence of God, they do not behold his glory in the clearest of forms and with their feet covered, we see a symbolism of not being able to approach the throne without receiving permission – they could not walk to God uninvited.
So how do we compare with them? We have received these words from God ‘therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need’ (Hebrew 4:16). We have been granted permission to walk into the presence of our God whenever and wherever and we can even look forward to seeing Him face to face.
Sweetheart, there is no longer a veil, nor is there a shield that prevents us from enjoying the presence of God. We also do not need to cover our faces, nor have our feet shielded because even though God knows where we have tread, yet he directs his our walk to himself- where all roads lead to him. We have the freedom to actually be in the light of his presence with no recourse to any covering because he wants us just as we are and the blood of his son, Jesus, is the only cover we need.
Remember # you shouldn’t forget how much access to God you have.