HOLY! HOLY! HOLY!
Isaiah 6:1-3 says:
"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."
The Hebrew word for `holy' is No. 6918. qadowsh, kaw-doshe'; or qadosh, kaw-doshe'; from H6942; and means: sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) God (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary:--holy (One), saint.
Notice how many times they cried HOLY. Three times. Three is the number of The Government of Grace. Anytime there is a throne, anytime there is government, anytime there is sovereignty, you will always find there are threes in the bible.
1. God is manifest as Father, as Son and as Holy Spirit.
2. Jesus said, "I am the way, I am the truth and I am the life."
3. The Kingdom of God is not eat or drink but Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit.
4. Jesus said, "I am the one who Was, and Is, and Is to Come."
5. Redemption is Death, Burial and Resurrection.
6. In Him we live, and move, and have our being.
7. Now abideth these three, Faith, Hope and Charity.
And the greatest of these is Charity. Almost always the greatest is always last. This speaks of The Third Dimension . The third dimension is sovereign because it is all God. In death, burial, and resurrection; man can kill you, Joseph of Amerithea can bury you, but only God can resurrect you!
The seraphim’s could not have only cried two times because then they would have not been full of glory. The only way you can fill the house with glory is to enter into the third dimension of grace. If you want to fill your house, your temple, with glory you must move into the third dimension. This is the absolute fullness of God so that it is not you anymore rather it is God through you, and in you and by you.
These angles were not just saying, "Holy!" they were CRYING HOLY! It is one thing to shout unto God but there is a dimension in praise that we have missed! And this dimension is what we do with each other. Let's get our directions right. Worship is virtical! Praise is horizontal! Worship is between your heart and God. You are worthy! Oh Lord! For example, in Exo 15:11 it says, "Who among the gods is like you, O LORD? Who is like you-- majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?
Praise on the other hand is between you and someone else. Paul said in Acts 17:28: "In Him we live, and move and have our being." We have our being. We have our purpose. We have our place. We are worthy of being something. Paul did not say, "In Him we have life, and move and have our doing.
We say that we come to church to praise God. But the truth is that God is not praised, God is worshiped. This doesn't mean that you can't praise God, but you praise God to one another.
You don't praise God to God! You worship God to God but you praise God to each other. Horizontally. If I praise someone I am not necessarily talking to them but usually I am talking about them to someone else. I am creating glory for them.
Everything done in this heavenly tabernacle that Isaiah saw is what Moses tried to pattern in the tabernacle that he set up in the wilderness. Moses had been carried up into the mountain by the Spirit of the Lord and had caught a glorious vision "I don't just want to see the pattern. I want to see the real thing.
So God hid Moses in the cleft of a rock and His glory passed by and Moses was allowed to view God from the backside. He wasn't allowed to look God in the face because the perfect Lamb had not yet been sacrificed. So he was only allowed to view the plan of God from the backside, the old testament side.
All these things that Moses dealt with were types and shadows of things to come. However, when they killed the Lamb, the perfect sacrifice, we were allowed to walk through the shadow to where Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Father, not on the back side, but face to face. However, Paul said in 2 Cor 3:18 concerning us:
"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
Moses must have seen the holy temple in heaven and also saw the seraphim’s crying one to another. “He's Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God of host!” And they cried one to another! They were creating glory for God and He stepped out into the glory they were creating.
We have had the false concept that the glory comes down from God to us. Perhaps because He said that He would not give His glory to another. He simply said that the glory we create is for Him and no other. The only place He is enshrined and the only place He will dwell is in glory. The only atmosphere in which God manifest power is in glory.
David said that God dwells in the praises of His people. In Acts 4:31 it says, " After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly." And in Acts 16:25 after Paul and Silas had been flogged and cast into prison it says, "And at midnight. Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed."
It is very important that you understand what is continually taking place in heavenly sanctuary. Rev 4:6-11 says:
"Also before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.
Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
Notice that Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come." Since the beginning of time as we know it they have never stop crying, "Holy! Holy! Holy!" And John said, "I fell on my face as though I was dead. The glory of God will still prostrate men and devils!!
Glory is the only place that God will manifest power! You may sing well but if you don't give him glory nothing happens. You may play the instruments good but if you don't give Him glory nothing happens! You can preach good but if you don't give Him glory nothing happens! Glory is the place God will manifest His power!
The Lord told Moses in Num 14:21, “But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD."
If I can't get it done with these people I will find me another people somewhere. If they won't do it over in Parkersburg and if they won't do it down the road, I will find someone somewhere to give me glory. Maybe those children of mine at New Live Christian Center will give me the glory.
When we come to church we say we have come to praise and worship the Lord and if we do this good we will create a good atmosphere for the preacher. We say that we are going to praise Him because the Lord loves for us to praise Him. You know, the Lord needs our praise. I really hate to burst your bubble but the Lord does not need our praise. He is Sovereign without our praise.
You do not make Him anymore God because you praise Him. You don't make Him any greater because you worship Him. He was great before you came along! Before you ever opened your mouth! He doesn’t need my praise but I sure do need to praise Him because when I praise Him it creates glory for Him to manifest His power in and I need His power to be manifested in my life.
In the scripture the word `glory' is used 510 times. 393 of those 510 times the word either in the Hebrew or in the Greek means something given to God. In the Hebrew the word is 3519. kabowd, kaw-bode'; splendor or copiousness:--glorious (-ly), glory, honour (-able). It simply means that He is to be glorified.
Psa 65:1 says, "Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion........" Psa 50:23 says, "Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God."
If my conversation is ordered rightly my lips will continually give Him the praise for all things. Mal 3:16 says,
"Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name. "They will be mine," says the LORD Almighty, "in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him. And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.
“Surely the day is coming; it will burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire," says the LORD Almighty. "Not a root or a branch will be left to them.
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. Then you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things," says the LORD Almighty."
We have already seen in the book of Revelation, "Thou art worthy to receive glory, honor and power." In the Greek the word for `glory' is 391. doxa, dox'-ah; from the base of G1380; glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (lit. or fig., obj. or subj.):--dignity, glory (-ious), honour, praise, worship. A whim, a whisp, a vapor, a thought, a hunch, a hint, manifest with the mouth.
When someone says, "I really felt the presence of the Lord here tonight." they did not give Him any glory because, as long as it is in you it is spirit. His Spirit within you is a well of living water but it is supposed to be springing up to everlasting life.
Jesus said in John 7:37, "Out of your belly shall flow Rivers of Living Water.” A river is something that flows in a direction to a
destination. It has some place to go. So it is with the river of Living Water in you. Release the FLOOD GATES! Jesus said, "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" Why are you sitting there with your mouth shut??
In Isaiah 6:3-4 says,
"And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke."
If the posts of the door moved in the heavenly tabernacle there is a chance that some of that glory leaked out.
Let's turn to Ezek 47:1 and see if Ezekiel said anything about what was coming out of the eastern gate.
“Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.”
Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looked eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side. And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over."
Notice that all of this was flowing out of the Throne of God. But where is the throne of God? In the temple. Where is the temple? Paul said in 1 Cor 3:16,
"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?"
The throne of God is in your temple. When you begin to praise God in your temple the Smoke of your praise will shake the foundations of your mouth gate and out of your mouth will come the glory for God to manifest His power.