The Train of His Robe

Isaiah 6:1      In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord{the sovereign master} sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.

The Lord sitting on the throne, high and lifted up
The Sovereign Master
The Sovereign King
Seated on the throne high above all.

How could the train of His robe literally fill the temple? This would take quite a bit of material …

  • When Isaiah wrote this book the length of the train on a person’s robe was a symbol of that person’s status. So to say that the train of the robe was so big that it filled the temple, establishes that the status of God as immense. This figure of speech signifies the majesty of our God. Also consider the strength needed to wear and carry such a robe. The train of the King’s robe filling the temple shows His greatness, majesty and strength!
  • Notice it’s the train of the robe that fills the temple. The train is the very edge of God’s garment, the humblest, least noble part of His clothing. This edge itself was so glorious that it fills the temple. How much more glorious is the Lord our King?                                                     
  • And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. For she said to herself, “If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.”
    -Mt 9:20-21

    From: Mt 9:20 Netbible    The edge of his cloak refers to the kraspedon, the blue tassel on the garment that symbolized a Jewish man’s obedience to the law (cf. Num 15:37-41). The woman thus touched the very part of Jesus’ clothing that indicated his ritual purity.

    The train of the King’s robe filled the temple. The woman touched the train of His robe and the temple which was her body was filled with His glory making her whole.

Healing in His Wings
I See the LORD

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4 Responses to “The Train of His Robe”

  1. amit Says:

    good explanation… got a bit of extra what i needed…
    thanks and god bless…

    . . . let HIS robe cover you.

  2. doug merritt Says:

    Thank you for provoking me to consider the holy of holies scene, here, in Isaiah 6. I found the Isaiah verses filled with the graciousness of God’s healing and love… given to us as we are called. This is the “filling” (of the temple)(filling of Peter’s net with fish in Luke) that is the glory of God: God’s love and healing/forgiveness… in other words, the first expression of God’s presence here is the complete envelopment of Isaiah in Healing Presence … the hem of God robe. This reality is then expressed in the use of the coal (like “refiners fire” and “fullers soap”) Isaiah is refined and made fully human under the healing “wing/tassel” of God’s glory, and he knows himself as a forgiven sinner and can say, “Here I am.”

  3. Jon Says:

    I have heard it that when a king would subdue another king’s kingdom, the latter king’s robe would be removed from him and attached to the former king’s robe as a sort of rank. Thus, the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord (Revelation, after the 7th/last trumpet).

    Just a thought to consider.

  4. Tracey Stamper Says:

    What an awesome way to look at it.

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