I SAW THE LORD

Isa.6:1 -In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple.

This is one of the most stunning passages in all of the Bible. Apparently two tragedies had come suddenly upon Jerusalem; a catastrophic earthquake and the death of King Uzziah. Young Isaiah was seeking the Lord in the temple when he was suddenly caught up in the glory of the Lord. Not only was his life drastically and permanently changed, he was anointed to write a book that has effected the world for 2700 years. The key was that Isaiah saw the Lord. From this moment in Isaiah’s life he saw the Lord differently and he saw the world differently. He saw the coming judgement on Israel, he saw their future glory, and he had a revelation of Jesus. He saw His eternal existence, His virgin birth, His incredible ministry, His horrible death, His heavenly ministry, and His eternal dominion. This is what Ellicott said about this moment.

“I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne – Isaiah had found himself in the court of the Temple, probably in that of the priests. He had seen the incense-clouds rising from the censer of the priest, and had heard the hymns and hallelujahs of the Levites. Suddenly he passes, as St. Paul afterwards passed, under the influence of like surrounding, into a state of ecstatic trance, and as though the veil of the Temple was withdrawn, he saw the vision of the glory of the Lord, as Moses of old had seen it, as in more recent times it had appeared to Amos. The King of kings was seated on His throne, and on the right hand and on the left were the angel-armies of the host of heaven, chanting their hymns of praise.
His train filled the temple.—The word for “temple” is that which expresses its character as the palace of the great King. The “train” answers to the skirts of the glory of the Lord, who clothes Himself with light as with a garment.”

We can be in the middle of multiple catastrophes like Jerusalem was and like Isaiah, we can be in an atmosphere of worship like he had been in hundreds of times before and suddenly glory invades your world. This invasion is marked by the Lord being high and lifted up and you seeing the Lord for yourself. In that moment the troubles are no longer in charge, you have seen the Lord on His throne.

3 Replies to “I SAW THE LORD”

  1. I need to see that which Isaiah saw to reinforce my faith with that amazing knowledge of His splender and glory! Lord let your train fill my temple!

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