Isaiah 6:1, “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.”
Again we state that nobody has to die for you to see the glory of God. All those teachings that there is an Uzziah in your life that must die before you witness the goodness of God or get elevated in ministry has nothing to do with God nor this passage of scripture. That belief is a violation of the principles of heaping coals of fire on the head of your enemy (Rom. 12:20-21).
So looking at it from Part 1 of this study, we said Isaiah saw three major things about God: (1) He was seated on a throne;(2) He was high and exalted; and (3) the train of His robe filled the temple.
This chapter really reveals the prophetic office of Isaiah 1-8. In this vision the ideas are taken in general from royal majesty, as displayed by the monarchs of the East.
So in the Most Holy Place of the Temple in Jerusalem Isaiah saw, “The Glory of God” between the two cherubim on top of the atonement cover over the Ark of the Covenant, where the glory usually appears.
Therefore,Isaiah did not see God on the Ark of the Covenant, but on a throne. Just like the similar experience Ezekiel had some 150 years later after that of Isaiah.
The most significant fact here in Isaiah’s vision, is that the throne he saw emphasized the truth that the Lord is indeed the true King of Israel and of the world portraying the kingdom age of God’s glory on the earth.
And the Lord calls this “the place of His throne, and the place of the soles of his feet,” Eze 43:7. “A glorious throne exalted of old, is the place of our sanctuary,” saith the prophet Jeremiah, Jer 17:12.
Now God being “high and exalted” speaks of His position before the nation of Israel. The people were desiring God to work on their behalf (Isa. 5:19) but He was doing so, as shown by His lofty position among them.
“The Lord’s long robe” speaks of His royalty and majesty. This royal and judicial robe also speaks of Him being represented as a judge. This we shall deal with fully as we go on.
The “Lord being in His temple” suggests that though He hates mere religiosity (1:11-15), He still wanted the nation to be involved in the temple worship, just like Jesus was in the midst of the candlesticks.(Rev. 1:13, 20).
The very posture of sitting is a mark of state and solemnity seen as Christ, “ …when he (God) raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,”Eph.1:20.
So the point is you don’t have to curse all in the name of prayer and wait for anybody to die before you see the glory of God . Not in this context anyway of Isa. 6.
Next will be WHAT THEN IS THE GLORY OF THE LORD THAT ISAIAH SAW?
To be continued…