Do you need a pick me up?
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.
King Uzziah was a righteous king that served well in his office for the Lord that is until pride took him down. Isaiah was a member of the royal family, Uzziah was his nephew. I’m sure Isaiah was grieving the loss of a great king and family member.
Mathew Henry believed that Isaiah was contemplating quitting his ministry. Simply put he was burnt out, commissioned by God to speak of things to come. No prophet went unpunished by society every word is scrutinized.
I’m sure Isaiah saw the smirks, the heads were shaken in disbelief, the quite scoffs and heard the bitter words. Rejection combined with grief can make you want off this planet.
God saw this, He knew that Isaiah needed a pick me up. But when God lifts you up, He goes all out! Isaiah needed to know that even though the King had died that God was still on the Throne! Isaiah needed some victory in life, victory in word and God revealed victory to him.
I read that when kings defeated another kingdom they would take a portion of the defeated king’s royal robe and attach it to the base of their royal robe, this was called the train, and God’s train filled the temple! Isaiah witnessed God’s many victories, defeat wasn’t in the room only the victory.
I recently had a vision of a train (locomotive) stopping on the tracks it was very long and as I stood there looking at the train and you could feel the power of the engines. I knew Jesus was showing me this regarding His train filling the temple. Our congregation at church felt the presence of God enter the worship service, our praise and worship had brought God into our sanctuary, and He paused with all His power. Then the train powered up to pull away. The tracks before it, the railroad tracks signify the plans of God, set on rails going to a specific destination. What God decides will be done.
If you need to be lifted up, start praising God. I know it can be hard to stir yourself up sometimes. But as you start to praise Him his presence will come to fill you up.
He’s a Good, Good God!
He is: “Shub Nephesh”
“Renewer of Life”