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Dear Bros in Christ,

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Brothers in Christ, this monthly devotional is sent and meant to be an encouragement to all and to build up and
edify in the Lord Jesus Christ. Oikodome means "Builder". The Lord has put this on my heart to send out a
monthly Iron Man Oikodome {oy-kod-om-ay'} to build up and encourage the men who love and follow Jesus
Christ in their walk with Him.

Romans 14:19 Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may
edify another.
Hebrews 3:13 "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be
hardened by sin's deceitfulness."

JULY 2007
Undone by God
"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." Isaiah 6:5

How do we become undone? When we feel like we are coming apart before the Lord, when our sins have been
exposed and it is all laid before God and He shows you how you look in that sin. We can see it when we draw
close to Him and He shows us in the mirror of His reflection in us that is where we see our sin in the dim
reflection… The only way to brighten up that reflection is to be rid of the sin by getting undone and getting
right with the Lord. What does that mean, what is Isaiah talking about or referring to? He felt like he was
coming apart because when he saw and heard the seraphim and then the vision of God. That is what made him
feel and believe and know he was Undone. He could not measure up or stand in the Lords Light because he was
a man of unclean lips. God cannot mix with sin or will He allow himself to do so, He can not be coupled with
sin or allow it along side of Him or a believer can not have sin and the Lord in the same space in his heart- God
will not allow it bro.
Bros when we come into His light may we plead for His mercy and grace. Can you imagine standing in the
Lords presence, in complete total humility and submission to The God of the universe, Creator of everything,
like Isaiah did? I do not think I have the mental capability to place myself there in that thought; I could not
stand before the Father God except for One reason and only One reason- Jesus Christ and His Grace…

When Isaiah saw the angels praising the Lord in holy humility and obedience he realized that he was no where
near like God and not only that he could not even measure up to His angels. The angels could cry out Holy,
holy, holy and praise to God so awesomely but Isaiah could not because he was a man of unclean lips.
Imagine the contrast if we were able to see the Lord right now… Would you be saying “Woe is me, for I am
Undone? Where is God going to find you at right now in your life in your walk with Him? Will He be saying
Woe is Me, or well done my good and faithful servant when He sees where you are at with Him? Not that He
does not or would not already know our goings in and goings out? But it is when we realize that He already
knows the condition of our walk with Him… We can realize fully what kind of men we really are; the Bible
says in Isaiah 64:6 "And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;" we are as filthy rags before the Lord.
When Isaiah realized what kind of man he was as he was contrasting himself to the seraphim and then as He
contrasted himself to God he said “Woe is me, for I am Undone!”

The very thing we measure ourselves to is God and His Word and all His ways and now Isaiah sees the
seraphim and realizes that he never could worship the Lord even close to the way the seraphim does. When God
shows us for who we really are then how can we stand before Him and think we are somebody. Isaiah was a
righteous God fearing man by all outward standards, but he saw how sinful he truly was in the presence of God
through his sinfulness and the sinfulness of his people in their speech “Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;”. I know personally for me when God exposes us for
who we really are and He allows us to see who we really are by allowing us to come close to Him and He even
allows those things to be brought right in our faces to show us how truly sinful we are we feel Undone just as
Isaiah did. Bros sometimes I do not think we fully can realize and comprehend until we are undone... Here is
what Charles Spurgeon said: “God will never do anything with us till He has first of all undone us.” How do we
stand or measure up against the Light of our God, well let’s start out by saying this “Praise the Lord for His
mercy and grace - Amen!” So if you are feeling undone lately look for Gods perfect will in it and trust in the
work He is doing and is going to bring about as a result of undoing you…
May He continue to do a work in us all today!
Daniel Wright
Iron Man Oikodome
Proverbs 27:17

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