His Train Fills the Temple

April 17, 2018

 

Have you ever felt defeated from the long journey of a battle? Isaiah had a vision of the Lord.

 

Isaiah 6:1

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the lord high and exalted, seated on a throne, and the train of his robe filled the temple.

 

The imagery is taken from the practice of earthly kings. The great monarchs of Egypt and Assyria owned elaborate thrones. These great monarchs commonly wore flowing robes. It told how powerful the king was in that particular country.

 

As a king defeated the camp of another king, he would cut off the defeated king’s train, and sew it onto his train. Eventually, this train became longer and more glorious as he was the obvious victor from many battles.

 

Solomon's throne was perhaps even grander than any of these as mentioned in 1 Kings 10:18-20. It was placed at the summit of "six steps," so that its occupant was "high and lifted up" above all his courtiers. His train, "the skirts of his robe" began to occupy his temple.

 

God is seated on the throne…high and lifted up - and his train – the glory of the Lord fills the temple.

 

What great comfort there is in knowing Jesus has already defeated the enemy, and we don’t need to struggle! It’s a very powerful thought that He is there to protect and defend us.

 

We are the temple of God.

 

I Corinthians 3:16 Don’t you know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

 

We all have battles, but as long as we surrender them to God, He is our victory! Our job is to trust Him. Don’t hold on to the battle. Jesus has already won the battle. Allow His train (the glory of the Lord) to fill you as the temple of God.

 

 

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