Beyond Our Present Circumstances
Wade E Taylor
"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord
sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the
train of His robe filled the temple.”
“Above it stood seraphim: each one had six wings;
with two he covered his face, and with two he
covered his feet, and with two he flew.” Isa 6:1-2.
Isaiah had so depended on the throne of Uzziah for comfort
and support that he was unable to see the eternal, heavenly
King upon His Throne.
Only after Isaiah experienced the loss of that upon which
he depended, could he look beyond the empty, earthly throne
and see the occupied, heavenly Throne. Now he could clearly
see the winged Seraphim who were waiting for orders to act
in his behalf.
In our day and time, whatever may happen concerning the presidential
problems, the stock market, the economy, or the YK2 problem,
most everyone is feeling a measure of insecurity from an earthly
perspective, concerning the future.
It is indeed time that we begin to look up, and view things
from a heavenly perspective.
A verse in Isaiah sets forth a clear picture of the Lord’s
intention for the present times.
“Arise, shine; for your light has come. And the glory
of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness
shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people;
but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will
be seen upon you.” Isa 60:1-2.
The earthly Uzziahs are failing to provide all that they
promised, and many see only despair as a result. Darkness
is covering the earth as never before. But as Isaiah discovered,
we must at this time, as never before, begin to look up. As
we view the earthly, it is becoming darker. When we seek the
heavenly, we find a word of hope through which it begins getting
The fact that many today are experiencing “gold dust”
settling upon them is an indication from the Lord that the
time has come for the restoration of the Shekinah (glory),
and that a deeper preparation is about to take place.
“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the
that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may
be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be
revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you
may see.” Rev 3:18.
As Isaiah saw the Throne of God in action in his behalf,
he saw the Seraphim, waiting for a word from the Throne. "Seraphim"
can be translated "burning ones." This speaks of
the "glory” reaching down into our lives and lifting
us up into a cooperative relationship with the Lord in His
The six wings of the Seraphim, (three sets of two wings each),
express the Lord manifestly acting in our behalf; His burning
presence (The Holy Spirit and Fire), accomplishing His purposes
in our lives.
"With two he covered his face." No flesh can abide
His presence. This represents our acknowledging His headship.
Our mind is to be covered, that "the mind of Christ"
might function through us.
"With two he covered his feet." This speaks of
our submission to His rule in our lives. We are to "walk
in the Spirit," setting aside our ways.
"And with two he did fly". This speaks of our coming
up into "the life and function" of His eternal Spirit
Notice Isaiah 40:31.
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their
strength; THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and
As we look away from earthly thrones and come up into a place
of trust and communion with Him in His Throne, we will merge
in with these "winged Seraphim" in their function
and with them, worship of the Lord.
"And ONE CRIED UNTO ANOTHER, and said, 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." Isa 6:3-4 KJV.
As we worship Him, the door of heaven will begin to open
to us. Then, we will be lifted up into His Throne, to be seated
together with Him.
"And raised us up together, and made us sit together
in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Eph 2:6.
One of the things that should really strengthen us is when
we see the Lord at work, not so much in the big things that
sometimes happen, but in the little things of our every day
Life seldom consists of many big things. Rather, it is made
up of ever so many small things. It is so easy for us to look
to natural ways of meeting these. But, we are to look up to
Him, even in small things.
The Lord is seated in His Throne. He is waiting for us to
look away from our natural sources of help, and to look up
to Him. He is both a PRESENT and an AVAILABLE God.
How can we help but worship, love, and serve Him?