Rocco DiTrolio
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Hunger for the Presence of God and His Glory! By Rocco DiTrolio

Hunger for the Presence of God and His Glory- Isaiah 6:1-10

I believe that it is fundamental that our hunger and thirst for God, and the manifestation of his glory, to grow daily in our lives as well as to recognize the need for a holy consecration of our lives both before God and man. It pains me to see (and hear) the conduct of “godly” servants of the Lord. At times it seems they are more “carnal” than “spiritual”. It is embarrassing to see what it done in “the name of the Lord”. We need to elevate the role of the minister of God. We can’t succumb to the temptations of this world.

A passage of scripture that has really impacted my life is Isaiah 6. Note with me three important events. First: The prophet Isaiah “saw the Lord.”
“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.” At the sound of their voices and the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.”
There is a real need to see God in all his majesty and glory. This kind of glory will revolutionize our lives. It is only when we get to the end of ourselves, when we are ready to put aside our pride, our holiness or any other thing that takes precedence in our lives that we are ready to participate in God’s glory. Uzziah represents our dependence on ourselves. When the “Uzziah” in us dies, that is when we are ready to see the majesty of Christ.

The second step that Isaiah did was to “shout tramadol 50 to the Lord.”
“Woe unto me! I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty. Then one of the seraphs flew to me and with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touches my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips, your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
Isaiah was able to see himself as he really was. He saw a lost and sinful man, but he also saw a way out. When we cry out to the Lord, He will always be ready to respond to our need. An encounter with our Lord should change our “lips” into lips that give honor and glory to God. An encounter with Him will change the way in which we act and the way we think.

The final step is to “hear the voice of the Lord.”
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said “Here am I. Send me!” He said, “Go and tell this people” “be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing; but never perceiving. Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn and be healed.”
Every encounter with the glory of God should change our actions. It is time to act and make changes regarding our character, our pride and the way we act and speak and seek the Lord. My prayer is that God will help each one of us to become the men and women that God wants us to become and that each of us will be willing to give every area of our lives to Him.



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