Isaiah 6:1-5 — The Prophet Isaiah’s vision
King Uzziah was generally a good and godly king (also called Azariah). He died in 740 BC. This arresting vision was part of Isaiah’s call to his prophetic ministry.
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.
2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.
3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 At the sound of their voices, the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 “Woe to 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.”
To reflect on
What is happening when God gives someone a vision?
What is Isaiah seeing – or seeing in to – in this vision?
Have others seen this? We will continue by comparing this picture of heaven with a similar vision seen by the Apostle John, towards the end of his long life.