Isaiah 6:5 TEV
“The sound of their voices made the foundation of the Temple shake and the Temple itself became filled with smoke. I said, there is no hope for me; I am doomed because every word that passes my lips is sinful and I live among a people whose every word is sinful. And yet with my own eyes I have seen the King, the Lord of Lords.”
The prophet cried out. He’d passed into the eternal time and space of our creator. We trust that one day we too will be in the presence of the Almighty. That glorious ‘one day’ came for the prophet, and through divine grace he was sent back to tell the world. The above is his testimony. Some twenty-five centuries later his story perseveres.
We devoted Christians, and all believers in the one true God, are no different than Isaiah, given large amounts of time, faith, and belief in the saving grace of the blood of the Lamb. Isaiah’s world was sinful; ours is so terribly greedy, and deceitful that we all moan inside every day as the media stirs the funnel cloud faster and faster.
There is no hope for the institutions of mankind other than to trust in the Lord’s guidance to do his will alone. The chance of humanity turning to God collectively is nearly impossible because of the population and communication explosions, and the multiplication effect of sin and deception. The end must certainly be near, however God has given us the blessed assurance that He is in control.
We don’t need to see his face, Isaiah did. Jesus came from God; died and visited God for three days; returned to this world to tell his story and then rejoined our Creator. The power of the Gospel is proof enough. A merciful God miraculously provided a path for mankind to determine its fate, one soul at a time.