Guest Post by Abigail Hamilton
“I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne…” I was reading Isaiah chapter six when God spoke to me.
Isaiah got this wonderful vision of the Lord. I wanted to see that. I wanted to see the Lord, sitting high upon His throne. Even the seraphim started saying, “Holy!”
The Lord’s train filled the temple. The center reference said that it was his “skirts” filling the temple.
I thought of the woman with the issue of blood, getting just his hem, the bottom of his garment. I can almost picture her in that story. She’s struggling…and she just gets a little bit of material.
Just imagine if his whole train filled the temple! If just one touch of a hem could bring virtue and restore, just imagine if the skirts were filling every part…all this material that we could get ahold of.
I thought, “That’s great, but that’s just Isaiah. He was this great, wonderful prophet.”
In Sunday school, we talked about Solomon’s temple. Sis. Judy Wade said, “But we are the temple of the Holy Ghost.” We are born in a different dispensation. The Holy Spirit not only dwells WITH us but IN us.
I thought, “In the year that king Uzziah died. Wow! When was that?”
God told me, “In the year that King Uzziah dies, I can sit on your heart and be high and lifted up. And MY train can fill YOUR temple.” It wasn’t just something that I could grab ahold of, but something that completely filled me, from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet.
God told me if I was going to have the Lord sitting on my throne and all that material in my temple that king Uzziah had to die.
There’s been a little Uzziah living in my heart. Like Goldilocks, he has been eating my porridge and sitting in my chairs, breaking things, and sleeping in my beds. But more than that, he’s been preoccupying my thoughts and taking over my prayer life until that was all I could pray about. He was taking over my thoughts until that was all I could ever think about.
God said, “He has been sitting in chairs which were reserved only for ME! He has been sleeping in your bed that was reserved only for ME!”
This Goldilocks has been in the house eating the spiritual food that God wanted to give me. He’s been sneaking in my kitchen. I had left porridge there that he ate. Then I would come in and think, “Where is the food that I had left to cool? It’s gone. Where did it go?”
God didn’t say Uzziah was on my throne and was the ruler over me, but He said that he had been sneaking in my house!
It was the earthly king that was preoccupying, whether it was desire for friends or whatever. God said, “It has taken up your time. It’s taken up your prayer life. It’s taken up everything that’s supposed to belong to me.”
God still fed me when Uzziah was in the house, but He really wants the Uzziah out because He has this great big wonderful plan.
I asked Him to search my heart. Sometimes we don’t know that we are entertaining someone in the house. But when we know that they are the problem…they have to go!
The seraphim had to cover their face. They could not look upon the glory and holiness of the Lord. God wants to put that inside of us.
Fill us with that glory and that holiness. Then we can be used.
“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. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then Isaiah I, Woe is me! For I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King the LORD of hosts.” Isaiah 6:1-5
(I find it interesting that my niece Merilee Barnard also made a correlation between Isaiah 6 and the woman with the issue of blood in her post here.)