I Dwell In The Midst…
During our prayer time is it better to tell God something to the effect of “Lord I humbly come before You…” or something more akin to how Isiah approached God when Isiah was before God in the Throne Room?
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. ~ Isiah 6:5 KJB
Isiah accepts his position and acknowledges who he is before God. Isiah doesn’t announce “I am humble…” No, Isiah tells the Lord in what ways in which he is humble. Is it even necessary to acknowledge this before God? Does God know who we are and what we are? Didn’t God knit our lives together in our mothers womb? If so, then God would already know these things that Isiah is sharing with God.
We like acknowledging our shortcomings before God as a sign of respect to God. He is God and we are not. While God already knows everything about our lives, even the number of hairs on our head, doesn’t God want us to confess before Him our shortcomings as a sign to God that we know and acknowledge our shortcomings before Him? Isn’t this called confession and repentance?
The Great I Am, is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The Great I Am needs no qualifier as He, Jesus Christ is the I Am of all. He is everything, around everything and in everything. Jesus Christ is the I Am…a statement of declaration of His identity in God.
We use the “I am” with a qualifier, just like Isiah does in chapter 6 verse 5…”I am undone.” [I am lost] and again “I am a man of unclean lips.” We are not lost nor are our lips unclean. We are a child of God, we are His and He is ours. If this is true, which it is, then it is impossible for us to be lost or have unclean lips – impossible. I am a child of God should be our only statement of declaration. This should be spoken directly to the enemy as an affirmation of our Christ Identity. I am a child of God and nothing else. Owning our identity reaffirms that we are, in fact, standing on the foundation, the Rock, of Jesus Christ. He, Jesus Christ, has won the victory and has defeated the enemy, we are simply recognizing that fact.
I am a child of God.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.