Those of us who accept what Christ has done for us on the Cross have a real inner sense of the changes transpiring within us. Out thoughts, emotions, spirit, and the depth of our soul feels the fruits that set us apart from the destructive lips of the kingdom of this world. A real piece of the Kingdom of God is alive within us by the indwelling of the Holy Ghost, which happens as the sin of our lips is purged and iniquity is taken away! We even groan with anticipation of the receiving of our glorified body. In our spirit we are saying, “Woe is me! for I am undone.” Within our present body we have an installment of what we will receive within the resurrected and glorified body. This earthly body is undone but the glorified body is the finished product. The Apostle Paul said, “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”
Isaiah saw a vision of the King of King and Lord of hosts, and proclaimed, “Woe is me! for I am undone.” He saw the fulness of the Glory of the Living God and knew right away his faults that existed in the kingdom of this world. He compared his own unclean lips with the unclean lips of the people he was among! Isaiah wanted to be complete, he groaned and yearned for pureness and Holiness of his lips. He wanted to be a fit Citizen of the Kingdom of God and to be less entangled with the nonsense coming from the lips of those serving the kingdom of this world. From the Kingdom of God, from where the first fruits of our glorified body flows, a Seraphim came to further take away his iniquity and to purge his sin.
To see what the Seraphim did for Isaiah’s lips, jump to Isaiah’s prophecy in Chapter 53; SPOT ON! What the Seraphim did was to purge the darkness of sin and iniquity from Isaiah’s lips and to make him more of a stand-out from the unclean lips that exists in the sin-riddled condition of this world. The Seraphim had a hot coal in his hand, taken from the altar, and laid it upon Isaiah’s mouth. That hot coal represents the fire of the Holy Ghost that purges sin at the altar of our Lord Jesus Christ. From that purging, we develop the first fruits of our resurrected and glorified body. As we become more and more set apart from the iniquity and sin of the kingdom of this world, by the Holy Ghost working in our spirit and soul, we experience more and more of the first fruits that will be fully ours in the day of our glorified body!
The same Seraphim that covered his eyes and feet in the presence of the Lord of hosts is the one who brought a hot coal to purge Isaiah’s sin and iniquity! It is that Sreaphim that cried, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts.” How astounding that the same Lord of hosts, Jesus Christ, came to this earth to take away the sin of the world! All the Angels in Heaven worship Jesus Christ! The same Jesus Christ that the Seraphims worship is the same Jesus Christ that gave His life on the Cross to give to us the first fruits of our glorified body.
For those who haven’t yet experienced those first fruits, believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. Invite Him to live in your heart…you WILL experience an internal change…and you WILL experience the first fruits of your glorified body. The first fruits manifest because the Spirit of Christ abiding in you renders sin inactive, makes it dormant, and prohibits sin from doing anything. A born again person, however many years of being born again, will be able to proclaim with Isaiah, “Woe is me! for I am undone!” We will crave and groan to be clothed with our glorified body by the purging of sin and iniquity as the Holy Ghost becomes more and more a part of our spirit. The first fruits testify that we are Citizens of the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world is not our home!
“Then said I, 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 mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the Seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.” Isaiah 6:5-7
“And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” Romans 8:23