Bible Reading: Isaiah 6 (ESV)
Memory verse: Isaiah 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.
Good EVENING, ladies, and gentlemen! Our last post was in February- it has been nine months, WOW! The Holy Spirit prompted us with this statement, “Back to the Foundations!” This ministry began with these Bible Study/ Devotional blogs- in depth analyses of scripture to help all with their Faith Journey! The Holy Spirit was prompting us to continue with these blog posts. By the Grace of God, we are back!!
It is a new month- Happy New Month! This is the eleventh month of the year, 2023! It is the month of Fortitude and Grace! The year is ending soon but that should not be the reason you give up! Continue to tarry in the Lord! You will come through for you! Persevere through it! Your breakthrough is here- before the year ends expect that Grace-backed miracle! Hallelujah!
The year 2023, is almost over! It has been by His Grace alone! We continue the blog series, Isaiah’s Truths! Today’s blog piece explores the Magnificence of our Lord, as written by Isaiah. Are you ready? Let us get right into it!
The first thing Isaiah noted in this verse was that “… the Lord was sitting upon a throne…” He recognised that God was/is King! Royalty symbolises many things! By recognising this, Isaiah acknowledged the status of our Lord. He respects and reveres God. He acknowledged the power, strength and the authority, God possesses! The Lord Our God is Sovereign. In just a few words, we (the readers) begin to appreciate who God is and how grandiose His presence is. Just picture this! Look at the Royal families across the nations! The confidence and power they exude and command whenever they go out! This is just a human representation! Just imagine, the Lord we serve is the King of kings and Lord of lords! Think of earthly royalty multiplied by tens of thousands (or more)! Honestly, our minds even given us a fractured view of the reality! That’s the kind of God we serve!
The verse continues with the phrase, “… high and lifted up…” This phrase encompasses the sheer magnitude of God’s Glory, Grace, and Magnitude. Simply, there is no one or nothing bigger, higher, or greater than our God! That’s part of the mystery of God! Though He is All Powerful, Mighty and Glorious; He stoops down to our level and treats us with Love and Care! He is the true definition of Love and Care! The fruits of the Spirit we work hard to exhibit are the true nature of our King! At times, you may want to try to fathom how our God works, but it is unfathomable!
Despite being an unreasonable comparison, let us look at this scenario! Do you know of anyone who was close to you (maybe s/he lived closed to you, worked closely with you, shared a desk with you at school, etc.)? Imagine this person now becomes a member of Parliament, or a CEO, or simply occupies a position of power; what happens? Well, everything changes! The things s/he used to do, they may not have the opportunity or time to do them any longer! The person has new priorities and responsibilities and would have to let go of many things (which may include your relationship with him/her). Access to the respective individual is now restricted. You would have to book an appointment to see them, to have a conversation! Not only that! This person may be involved in a power struggle- they would work hard to maintain their position or get promoted! Our God does not act like this!
Yes! As humans our nature is sin-full! This scenario is not the best to use when making this case. However, we want to draw your attention to the Sacredness of our Lord Jesus Christ! He is Holy and Just; that’s what makes Him unfathomable! Our limited mind (thanks to our sin-full nature) cannot understand the Holiness Agenda! Our minds cannot accept the Purity of God’s Holiness that is why we are in a constant battle! Truly, the battlefield is in our mind!
Lastly, the verse with the phrase, “…and the train of his robe filled the temple.” This phrase signifies the majesty of God. It signifies God’s Strength and Greatness. Many years back. When the king of a country conquered another, the conquering king would have a piece of the conquered king’s robe added to his robe- making it longer and heavier. The robe of a king boasts of the security and strength. One could simply tell the size of the area the king ruled over through this! Here, Isaiah tells us that the train of the robe filled the entire temple! Wow! That shows the Might, Power of God! The King of all things indeed! Let us try to paint his picture! Have you ever seen Princess Diana’s wedding dress! Did you notice how long the train of her veil was? Well imagine even longer, heavier! Made from the finest velvet fabrics with jewels and territorial symbols. Imagine how heavy that is! Yes, something like that- but even more grand that you might imagine it to be! O what Glorious and Mighty King we serve! A King we have the priviledge of calling our Father and Friend! Hallelujah!
Dear readers, this is the God we serve- so strong and mighty yet so loving and caring! We can call such a Holy God our Father, and friend- in fact our Partner through Life! Why, then, do we fret and worry? Why do we feel lonely on life’s journey! We have just a Big God who is with us always! Whenever you are thinking along these lines, remember to stop those tracks! You know very well; the battlefield is in the mind! God bless you!
Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!
If this is your first-time hearing about Christ, or you have made the decision to make Him the center of your life, kindly say this prayer with all sincerity and truth.
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son, and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. You get to enjoy the freedom, salvation, and eternal life! Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is rejoicing on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are,
1. Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word, day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
2. Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.