Train

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Quite awhile ago, I read Isaiah 6:1 and I wondered what the significance of was of the train of the Lord filling the entire temple. So, I Googled it. Here’s what I found:

I recently discovered an historical tidbit that I hope will encourage you as much as it did me.  Kings of old wore elaborate robes to signify their majesty and authority.  The longer the train (the back hem of the robe), the more powerful the king.  After a king defeated an army in battle, he would cut off a portion of the defeated king’s robe and have it sewn onto the train of his robe. Hence, the longer a King’s robe, the more victories he had won! And the more authority he possessed!

http://www.marylutyndall.com/2012/10/gods-train-fills-temple.html

This morning, this verse was on my mind. I am so glad that we serve a mighty God who is in control of all things. He is the King of King and Lord of Lords! No one is mightier or holier than our God. The train of His robe fills the temple! The fact that such a majestic and holy King and God would enter into a relationship with me by sending Christ to die on the cross for my sin never ceases to amaze me. I get to pray to this magnificent Father, so Holy and Mighty. His Spirit lives within me-another fact and blessing that boggles my mind.

Here’s the rest of the story in Isaiah 6:2-8 (ESV):

Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory!”

And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for 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!”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.”

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

Isaiah’s response to God’s holiness was an acknowledgment of his specific sin. God’s response: forgiveness and a call. Isaiah’s response: Lord, “Here I am! Send me.”

Our response should be likewise. We have such a holy, mighty, and loving God who desires to be worshiped. 43% of the world doesn’t know about Him. We should tell them!

 

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