Monday, December 10, 2007

The train of His robe

Isaiah 6:1 says, 'In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.'
Interesting revelation came to me last night during church; We know that in the times of the Old Testament when a king would send his men into battle, after they defeated their enemy the King would walk through the battle ground and take for his men the spoils. But the greatest recognition for the king that he had been victorious was signified when he would have a piece of the defeated king's robe cut off and then sewn onto the bottom or the end of his own. For a king in Old Testament times, the length of his robe would therefore be a sign or an indication of his greatness i.e. the longer his robe, the move victories he had won and the more kings he had defeated.
So God began to speak to me about the temple, about what the temple represents. If we think about the temple of the OT, it was a place where the people would come to offering sacrifices because of their sin, because of their defeatedness. It was a place where they would bring their failure, their insecurity, and their inadequacy. Not much has changed over the years. For us, the new Israel, the temple of the church is still a place where we can bring our brokenness. As we attend every week, of failures, our fears, our insecurities, and our sin all follow us through the door. But then came the revelation; 'the train of His robe filled the temple'. We worship the God of Victory, the King of kings and the Lord of lords who has defeated the power of sin, and if that piece of cloth is sewn to the end of the train of His robe, and if His robe fills the temple, then everything we bring into the temple is covered, everything we bring into the temple is defeated. We are covered by the robe of the King who has conquered death! His Robe signifies the defeat of the enemy, His Blood seals our redemption and our righteousness (past, present & future) in His name.

So lift up your eyes and see that the train of His robe fills your temple.

Thank you Jesus.

10 comments:

Folded Wings said...

I have stumbled onto your blog as I am meditating on "Sitting at the Lord's feet" and I was reminded about His robe that filled the temple in Isa. thank you for this wonderful post and insight.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this great insight. Isn't God so good to us??!!! He has us covered forever.
-Tonia

Anonymous said...

The King's train is carried by his servants. Through this humble act, he can go before us, marching into victory.

Chris.

Anonymous said...

I've been wondering about that verse for a long time... wondering what the long train represented! That's such a cool picture. Thanks for sharing that :) kelli

Jessica said...

Really needed this message tonight. Thanks for the post. I love that scripture.

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me what the title of the song is that we sing about this bible verse?
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Just this past monday about 2am. the song I see the lord seated on the throne exalted, the train of his robe fills the temple with glory...and for an hour or so the song kept repeating untill I woke up to realise that the magnificence of Gods rule and authority that is still and will be eminent..it is what prompted me to search more on the train of His robe. and Alas you clarified it...AMAZING!!

Elizabeth said...

My husband said he heard a semon about this recently, and after the first night of revival we got into a discussion about this, and he just sent me a text of exactly what you said here, but he hadn't seen your blog! To say God is wonderful is an understatement, words cannot fully describe the awesomeness that is my LORD! Here's a link to an awesome song inspired by this verse. God bless you!

Anonymous said...

all I have to say is WOW!!!! I was sitting in church while they sang a song about Isaiah 6:1 and the "train of his robe filling the temple" was really impressed on my heart for further study. This was the first research I had found while looking for scripture references. You wouldn't happend to know if this is any relation to the bride's train in a wedding gown, would you? Thanks for your post!

Anonymous said...

the bible also says that we are the temple of the holy spirit. so that just adds even more meaning to it!