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. And the vision of the seraphim is in accordance with this. ", Isaiah answered, "Here I am, send me?" The Hebrew phrase "his train filled the temple" doesn’t mean a one time act. Isa 6:1-13. I learned that, historically, when a king defeated another king he would behead him and then cut the train of his robe off. Isaiah 6:1 Context. In that year, says the prophet, "I saw the Lord of all sitting upon a high and exalted throne, and His borders filling the temple." This was the mode of revelation peculiar to an ecstatic vision (ἐν ἐκστἀσει, Eng. the "train" is the skirts, borders, or lower parts of the garments, in allusion to those of a king, or rather of the high priest, a type of Christ. The encounter was so intense. His fame spread throughout the land even to the entrance of Egypt! His train; or, as the word properly signifies, and is here rendered by divers, the skirts or borders of him, or of it, to wit, his royal and judicial robe; for he is represented as a judge. So I googled the meaning and came to your blog!I have alsways been fascinated by the accounts of pirates and sea adventures and will be looking out for some of your books. David did. See you up there! He would then attach it to his own. There was consequently no room for any one to stand. Let's stay in touch! He has already won every battle there is to face and the train of his robe is long enough that just the train fills the temple. UPDATE: I posted this in September 2016. The word does not itself denote essential divinity; but it is often applied to God. We are blessed to have such a powerful King. Isaiah 6:1-7:25 We are entering the High Holy Days for our Jewish brothers and sisters. 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. So one day soon I hope to meet you and maybe we can share a story then. And truly so, for the incarnation of God is the truth embodied in all the scriptural anthropomorphisms, and the name of Jesus is the manifested mystery of the name Jehovah. !What a Great God we serve !Thanks for sharing, MaryLu.Take care, and, God Bless,In Him, Brenda Hurley. Vision of Jehovah in His Temple. The Sept., Targum, Vulgate, etc., have dropped the figure of the robe and train, as too anthropomorphic. JPS Tanakh 1917 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple. Im always hungry for knowledge that brings revelation. I love that song, Rebecca! (1) That Isaiah evidently meant to say that it was Yahweh who appeared to him. Amazing how the angels covered their faces and their feet and flew. Isaiah 6. "in the year in which King Uzziah was smitten;''. The train of his robe filled the Temple. Though He didn't defeat us... but I don't mind being His train, His robe.. or His slave.. as long as I'm His. (4). The verse in the NASB says "In the year of King Uzziah's death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple." Like you, I don't think we have much time before we are called home! I couldn't find any exact historical references online, but as you probably have seen, there is a ton of sites that swear this was an historical practice. Thus the Trinity in unity is implied; as also by the thrice "Holy" (Isa 6:3). Welcome to the pre-release party for The Ransom , Book 4 in my Legacy of the King's Pirates Series!! Afterward he feels horrible about it. II. His Robe signifies the defeat of the enemy, His Blood seals our redemption and our righteousness (past, present & future) in His name. In 1 Samuel, when Jonathan made a covenant with David, he took off his robe and gave it to him, Also in 1 Samuel David heartily repented for cutting a slice off of King Saul's robe and thus insulting his authority, In Esther when she fearfully approached the king to beg for her people's lives, she put on her royal robes, In Job when he found out all his children had been killed, he tore apart his robe indicating his grief and laying down his authority, In Ezekiel, the stripping off of robes and laying them aside is a symbol of humbling and submission, In Matthew, the Roman guards placed a scarlet robe on Jesus to mock him for his claim to be a king, In Luke when the prodigal son returned, his father put the best robe in the house on him to honor him. Oh what a mighty GOD we serve!! 9 He showeth the obstinacy of the people. Filled the temple: Isaiah’s statement conveys the magnitude of God’s glory compared to any earthly king or queen. O... First of all, you may be scratching your head and wondering why I've spent so much time putting this post together. I don’t know what you’re going through, I don’t care what situation must have weighed you down, our God is undefeated!!! The “train” answers to the skirts of the glory of the Lord, who clothes Himself with light as with a garment (Exodus 33:22-23). He mentions his robes; the throne; the seraphim; but mentions no form or appearance of God himself. God the Son, who frequently appeared to the patriarchs and prophets, and that sometimes in the form of a man. It follows. King Uzziah’s death: After 52 years of reigning, leprosy caused the death of king Uzziah, and Isaiah began his prophetic ministry that year. When God asked, "Who will go for us? I believe it means he is protecting you! Have a great week! These passages may be reconciled with what is here said by Isaiah, in the following manner: (1) Isaiah does not say that he saw the Divine Essence; and all that his words fairly imply, is, that he saw a manifestation, or vision of Yahweh - some striking symbolic representation of him. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and … Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. This sight was not corporeal, but with the eyes of the understanding, in the vision of prophecy; and to have a sight of Christ as the Lord, and especially as our Lord, is very delightful and comfortable; for though he is a sovereign Lord, he is no tyrannical one, is very powerful to protect and defend, and has all fulness for supply; and particularly as "sitting upon a throne" as a king, for he having done his work as a priest, sits down on his throne as a king; and a lovely sight it is to see him enthroned at the right hand of the Majesty on high; and therefore is said to be "high and lifted up"; for this is to be understood not of his throne, as if that was high and lifted up in the highest heavens, as the Targum paraphrases it; but of himself, who is high and exalted above all creatures, as Aben Ezra observes; and this sense the accents determine for: the vision refers to the exaltation of Christ, after his humiliation here on earth; and to behold him crowned with glory and honour is very delightful, since he is exalted as our head and representative in our nature, and acts for us in this his exalted state; and we may be assured of being exalted also. high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Isaiah 6:1-8 (AKJV) 1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting on a throne,. There is enough mentioned to fill the mind with awe; there is enough concealed to impress as deeply with a sense of the divine majesty. We As we know, Johnathon did not get to be king. Every little portion of the robe had deep meaning. In our men's prayer group this morning this Word kept coming to me, the train of His robe. [Calmet] 758 (Common Chronology). Just the train of the Lord filled the temple. The king who had profaned the holiness of the Temple had either just died or was dragging out the dregs of his leprous life in seclusion (2Chronicles 26:21). :-), I was praying to God before coducting a revival in two days and Was led to this blog - thank MaryLu and everyone for your insight truly a revelation. 1. "Once again, Amen and Amen to all that you shared on today's blog. His train filled the temple.—The word for “temple” is that which expresses its character as the palace of the great King. But whilst He manifests His glory there, He is obliged also to veil it, because created beings are unable to bear it. As you know and David Knew, one does not touch Gods anointed, 1 Chronicles 16:22"Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm." And as he paraded past his subjects, the length of his robe was meant to impress. Despised The Word Of The Holy One Of Israel. Is it safe to say,Isaiah saw Jesus's train as it filled our hearts/temples? 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. verything we bring to God is  covered by His victorious robe. (Isaiah 6:1, NKJV) The book of Isaiah, chapter six, is known as the prophet Isaiah's "call" experience. We are blessed to have such a powerful King. Then it clicked, our God has never ever lost a battle, hence is train….I feel like speaking in tongues, his train FILLED the temple. In John 1:18, it is said, 'No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.' His train, "the skirts of his robe" began to occupy his temple. In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and the skirts of His train filled the tem... Don’t you realize that someday we believers will judge the world? He saw the Lord, and what more he saw was the all-filling robe of the indescribable One. "In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple." Some, as Aben Ezra, would have this to be the beginning of the prophecy of Isaiah, because of the mission of the prophet in it; but others rightly observe, that this mission respects not the prophecy in general, but the particular reproof the prophet was sent to give to the Jews herein mentioned. That was the "Shekinah," or visible symbol of God. What great comfort there is in knowing Jesus has already defeated the enemy, and we don’t need to struggle! Related artists: B.g. When David cut Sails robe, it was not only to let him know he was there and could've killed him. Please where did you get your history from thanks God bless you. AND THAT, IN FACT WE ARE HIS TRAIN!WHAT DO YOU THIN ? The “train” answers to the skirts of the glory of the Lord, who clothes Himself with light as with a garment (Exodus 33:22-23). Uzziah was a great king of Judah who battled the Philistines and tore down their cities. What shall we then say to these things, if God be for us, who can be against us! There was the reality of much inward corruption. well its part of His Robe. Do you know if it's in a history book? ver. The design of this magnificent vision was not only to impress the prophet with a sense of the holiness of God, but also to give additional weight to his commission, as having been derived immediately from the divine majesty; compare Isaiah 6:9-10. suppress the train, apparently as being too anthropomorphic, and (2) that to the mind of St. John this was a vision of the glory of the Christ (John 12:41). His Vineyard And Wild Grapes. During the time when Isaiah saw this it was common practice that when one king overtook another king that he (the conquering king) attached the overtaken king’s robe to the end or skirt of his robe. Now if I'm right, the train of a robe or dress as on weddings in the part behind the the person wearing it. And this was the truth embodied for Isaiah in the long robe and train. The apostle Paul spent much of his later years in prison. Despised The Word Of The Holy One Of Israel. Suddenly he passes, as St. Paul afterwards passed, under the influence of like surroundings (Acts 22:17), 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 (Exodus 24:10) and Micaiah of old had seen it (1Kings 22:19), as in more recent times it had appeared to Amos (9:1). Robert J. Bushman. Psalm 11:4; Psalm 29:9; Habakkuk 2:20.) Thank you for your informative writing I stumbled upon it after looking up "God's train" after reading Psalm 68 and contemplating on Psalm 68:18-19 You ascended on high, leading a host of captives in your train and receiving gifts among men, even among the rebellious, that the Lord God may dwell there. Makes me want to search it out more. But I also noticed your question about why David felt so bad about what he had done. 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. signifies the defeat of the enemy, His Blood seals our redemption and (Isaiah 6:1) ..in my mind's eye I could see His train like a great stream and streams of the purest light.. and within the train of light was every biblical truth and issue.. it being all truth.. pure.. 2 Above him stood the seraphim. Learned alot! Psalm 11:4; Psalm 29:9; Habakkuk 2:20.) I learned that, historically, when a king defeated another king he would behead him and then cut the train of his robe off. High and Lifted up. The phrase means He continually fills the temple (I Kings 8:27). His train, the skirts of his robes, filled the temple, the whole world, for it is all God's temple. Isaiah 5 by Looking for that blessed hope, 1 . And there's more than enough room beneath it for all of us! 1 . Understand the meaning of Isaiah 6:1 using all available Bible versions and commentary. The longer the train, the more glorious and splendid the king. In the Jewish history and still today, when a man gets the corner of his robe curt off, it means he has no son to pass his heritage too. The date is obviously given as important, and we are led to connect it with the crisis in the prophet’s life of which it tells. I have been reading this particular scripture since Dec 20 whiles trying to read further online the Lord led me to this site. This is not the first beginning of Isaiah's prophecies, but his inauguration to a higher degree of the prophetic office: Isa 6:9, &c., implies the tone of one who had already experience of the people's obstinacy. God is seated on the throne…high and lifted up - and his train – the glory of the Lord fills the temple. His train filled the temple. are covered by the robe of the King who has conquered death! 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. Very encouraging and I am so blessed, thank you. (a) God does not show himself to man in his majesty but according as man's capacity to comprehend him, that is, by visible signs as John the Baptist saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove. The Lord; either, 1. IF IT RELATES TO A KINGS VICTORIES, ONE COULD SAY THAT THE TRAIN REPRESENTS ALL THE SAVED FILLING THE TEMPLE. and the train of his robe filled the temple. Never lost a battle. (2) It is equally clear, from the New Testament, that Isaiah saw the messiah. I believe we are coming into a … The word "Train" in ancient days did not refer to a locomotive but meant the following: "series, progression, succession, continuous course". Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Isaiah 6. Marylu, just saw this, as I was making up a song that included Isaiah 6:1, His train filled the temple. See the blessed attendants by whom his government is served. In Isaiah 6, it says the train of his (The Lord’s) robe filled the temple. Therefore it is said, When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive [He led a train of vanquished foes] and He bestowed gifts on men. Then the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub to the threshold of the temple, and the temple was filled with the cloud and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the Lord. I run across many Ch... Ahoy! BUT THAT ANCIENT TIME TRAIN WAS NOT INVENTED, SO DID THEY GET THE WORD TRAIN??? (2) It was the manifestation of Yahweh in the person of the Messiah, of the 'only begotten Son who hath revealed or declared him,' that he saw Such manifestations of God have been made often, and all that the declaration of Isaiah implies, of necessity, is, that he had a vision of God incarnate seated in glory, from whom he now received a new commission to go out and proclaim the truth to that wicked and rebellious generation.