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Isaiah & Psalms

Before I woke up this morning, I saw this written out in a line:
Isaiah 6 – Isaiah 11 – Isaiah 61

I woke up at 7:16 AM

I grabbed my journal and bible with my coffee. Our church will be focusing on worship and praise this coming Sunday. We have been praying into it as intercessors. Secondly, I am on our Women’s Retreat committee and having been praying into our meeting in a couple of weeks. Several things occurred to me as I began my morning’s “Breakfast with The King.”

First of all, there is symbolism in numbers. 6 is the number of man (God created man on the 6th day. 7 is God’s perfection (He RESTED on the 7th day). Also, in Hebrew tradition, they add numbers to get to the primary number and meaning.

  • 7:16 = 7:7
  • The Isaiah scriptures 6 – 11 – 61  can be interpreted as 6+1, 1+6, 1 or 7, 7, 1
  • If adding the scripture chapters together, 6+11+61 = 88
  • 8 is the number of new beginnings. This means double portion.
  • 8+8 = 16 = 1+6 = 7!
  • I found this website that might be interesting to you on the number 7.

Now to the scriptures given:

Isaiah 6:1-3
1 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. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”

I immediately thought of Revelation 4:1 and 8 where John saw the 7-fold Spirit:

1 After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” … 8 The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!”

Isaiah 11:2
2 The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. 3 His delight is in the fear of the Lord,

Isaiah 61:1-3
1 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, 3 To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

I was then drawn to look up these verses in Psalms.

Psalm 6
The whole Psalm is the cry of David’s broken heart (spirit, soul and body)

Psalm 11:4
But the Lord is in his holy Temple; the Lord still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth.

Psalm 16:11
You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with You forever.

Psalm 61:4
Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings.

Psalm 66:1-2
Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth! Sing about the glory of his name! Tell the world how glorious he is.

SIGNIFICANCE OF ISAIAH SCRIPTURES
I believe these series of scriptures opened my eyes to interaction with heaven to bring heaven on earth. Isaiah (as man) was at a critical junction in his ministry life. In the previous 5 chapters, he was called to prophesy the word of the Lord to Israel. Chapter 6 occurs after the king’s death. This signifies a change in earth’s kingdom. And for Isaiah, it signifies a change in heaven’s kingdom on earth as a new door opened to him. He saw the Lord God Almighty in a whole new light. As you read on in the chapter, he was undone by His holiness. Instead of “Woe!” to Israel, it is now …

“ Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The LORD of hosts.”

In Isaiah 11, the prophet Isaiah foretells of Jesse’s offspring, the son of David, Messiah, who is to come. These are the 7-fold spirits which would rest upon Him. In Luke 4, when Jesus begins His ministry, He quotes Isaiah 61:1-3!

Therefore, if we want to see His kingdom on this earth, it begins with an experience of His holiness. Matthew 5:8 tells us “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” I believe as we become aware of His holiness, recognize our unworthiness, and gratefully accept the precious blood of Jesus to cleanse us and make us righteous, we too will see Him “high and lifted up.” As we see Him in this fullness of His nature, we will be transformed into His Son’s likeness and begin to see heaven on earth in signs, wonders, miracles, and most of all, salvations.

SIGNIFICANCE OF PSALM SCRIPTURES
Let me just type the scriptures into a paragraph and I believe you will see the truth they show: [David, as a type of us, cries out to the Lord about his burdens in his body, soul and spirit…]

“But the Lord is in his holy Temple; the Lord still rules from heaven. He watches everyone closely, examining every person on earth. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with You forever. Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings. Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth! Sing about the glory of his name! Tell the world how glorious he is.”

Further thoughts...
As we come to our Father with our needs, we recognize His love for us. He is always watching over us to fulfill our destiny. As we enter into intimate fellowship with Him, we are restored and made joyful. Everything about us prospers as we abide in Jesus. We can’t hold back the praise and that leads us to our testimony of His goodness and that in turn leads many to Him.