Our Victorious King
Isaiah 6:1-3 (NKJV) In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” During a time of political transition & the uncertainly of change, the Lord gives Isaiah this vision. The train of his robe fills the temple - why is this significant? History tells us that ancient kings would cut off the train of the robe of the king they defeated (symbolically removing his authority to rule) and have it sewn onto the train of his own robe - extending the length and showing their enemies all of their victories! When we sing songs about the train of His robe filling the temple, it should fill us with excitement and joy because the Lord has won every battle! He goes before you! Our job is to trust in Him and keep our peace! We don't have to fight these battles in the natural, we go to war in the prayer room! Read what the Lord said to Joshua after Moses died. Joshua 1:2,5-9 (NKJV) “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Three times in a row Joshua is told to be strong and courageous! The Lord meant what He said. How often do you find yourself weak and afraid? Do not allow the lies of the enemy to deter you from the path God has set before you. In Exodus we are told that the Lord will fight for us! Just stand still! Exodus 14:13-14 (NKJV) And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” How often do you stay still in the midst of a battle? The Lord is faithful to do what He said He would do, He cannot lie and cannot fail. Are you doing your part? We are reminded once again in Deuteronomy to not be afraid because God goes to fight for us! Deuteronomy 20:3-4 (NKJV) “And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; for the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’” Hallelujah! This should excite you because it's a great reminder that we aren't doing this in our own strength, we are leaning on the strength of the Lord, the One that created the universe! If God is for you, who shall be against you!? We serve the Victorious King!