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The God Who Is Holy Isaiah 6:1-8. Holy To The Third Degree The third degree in our language refers to something severe The third degree in our language.

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1 The God Who Is Holy Isaiah 6:1-8

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3 Holy To The Third Degree The third degree in our language refers to something severe The third degree in our language refers to something severe Third degree burns Third degree burns Giving someone the third degree Giving someone the third degree

4 Holy To The Third Degree Bible uses the device of mentioning something three times to raise it to the point of the third degree Bible uses the device of mentioning something three times to raise it to the point of the third degree It is rare when it is done and of extreme importance It is rare when it is done and of extreme importance Revelation 8:13 Revelation 8:13

5 Holy To The Third Degree Seraphs or angels say something about God Seraphs or angels say something about God HOLY, HOLY, HOLY HOLY, HOLY, HOLY Only time in the Bible where we find an attribute raised to the third degree Only time in the Bible where we find an attribute raised to the third degree

6 1. Holy Is Who He Is Often we compile a list of His qualities Often we compile a list of His qualities We call these His attributes We call these His attributes Omnipresent, Omniscient, Love, Gracious, Kind, Just, etc. Omnipresent, Omniscient, Love, Gracious, Kind, Just, etc.

7 1. Holy Is Who He Is Holiness is not one attribute among others Holiness is not one attribute among others God is holy in the general sense God is holy in the general sense Luke 1:49; Matthew 6:9-10 Luke 1:49; Matthew 6:9-10 All that He is is Holy All that He is is Holy

8 2. He Is High and Lifted Up Isaiah 6:1 Isaiah 6:1 God is in a category by Himself God is in a category by Himself He is above His creation He is above His creation We are but creatures before Him We are but creatures before Him

9 Holy comes from an ancient word meaning to cut Holy comes from an ancient word meaning to cut God is a cut above God is a cut above He is transcendent, higher than the created order, with power over it He is transcendent, higher than the created order, with power over it 2. He Is High and Lifted Up

10 He is distinct from all His creation He is distinct from all His creation He is lofty He is lofty We should never be too comfortable with Him We should never be too comfortable with Him 2. He Is High and Lifted Up

11 Is. 6:4 – Created things tremble Is. 6:4 – Created things tremble Isaiah called down curses upon himself Isaiah called down curses upon himself He is never one of the boys, the man upstairs, my pal, my co-pilot, etc. He is never one of the boys, the man upstairs, my pal, my co-pilot, etc. 2. He Is High and Lifted Up

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13 Mark 4:35-41 Mark 4:35-41 They were terrified of Jesus They were terrified of Jesus They were more afraid of Him than the storm they had just been through They were more afraid of Him than the storm they had just been through 2. He Is High and Lifted Up

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15 3. He Is So Pure That He Exposes Our Dirtiness Isaiah 6:5 Isaiah 6:5 Curses on me Curses on me I am coming apart at the seams I am coming apart at the seams I am disintegrating I am disintegrating

16 A.People confuse His holiness with Gods anger Luke 5:1-8 Luke 5:1-8 Peter came face to face with his sin Peter came face to face with his sin 3. He Is So Pure That He Exposes Our Dirtiness

17 B.Gods holiness will either humble you or anger you. Jesus purity led people to want to kill Him and rid the world of His presence. Jesus purity led people to want to kill Him and rid the world of His presence. 3. He Is So Pure That He Exposes Our Dirtiness

18 C.His mercy keeps Him from destroying us Nadab and Abihu Nadab and Abihu Uzzah (1 Chronicles 13:7-11) Uzzah (1 Chronicles 13:7-11) Israels enemies (Dt. 7:1-12) Israels enemies (Dt. 7:1-12) Ananias and Sapphira Ananias and Sapphira 3. He Is So Pure That He Exposes Our Dirtiness

19 4. He Must Change or Cleanse Us Or We Will Perish We have perhaps corrupted the gospel We have perhaps corrupted the gospel People want God to complete themselves People want God to complete themselves God is in the business of changing people to conform to Himself (Isaiah 6:6-7) God is in the business of changing people to conform to Himself (Isaiah 6:6-7)

20 Come Just As You Are or Just As I Am I Come? Come Just As You Are or Just As I Am I Come? It makes all the difference in the world It makes all the difference in the world 4. He Must Change or Cleanse Us Or We Will Perish


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