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. ~Isaiah 6:1
Years ago, I sat with an attorney friend of mine in a courtroom for a proceeding that we were witnessing. As we were waiting for the judge to enter, my friend said, “Look at the chair where the judge will sit. Think about the incredible amount of authority that is vested in the man who sits on that chair.” Isaiah saw a vision that changed his ministry: he saw a vision of the Lord sitting on His throne.
We see the Potentate.
More important than the throne is the person who sits on it. Isaiah saw the Lord, high and lifted up. He is “the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting” (1 Timothy 6:15-16). The Lord sits on His throne uncontested. He sits on His throne unconquerable. He sits on His throne as the King of the ages, the King Who is God, and the King of the universe.
We see the perpetuity.
“Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.” Earthly thrones come and go. The Pharaohs, the Nebuchadnezzars, the Cyruses, the Alexander the Greats, the Caesars, and all previous earthly monarchs had thrones that have ceased. The Lord’s throne is eternal. His throne is in Heaven. A perpetual throne encourages us that He Who sits on it is also eternal. It encourages us that He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and everywhere at one time. An everlasting throne cannot fail. An everlasting throne possesses all supremacy and sovereignty.
We see the people.
"The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne...." We see the redeemed of all the ages, along with the angels, worshipping God at His throne. It is there where we will place our crowns at His feet. The throne of God is a place where there is the incessant activity of worship and praise. It was the sight of the seraphims crying out, “Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory” that brought Isaiah to his knees and made him realize how undone and sinful he was. A redeemed people rejoice in the worship of God.
We see the permission.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” The Lord’s throne is a throne of grace for us. He invites us to come to this throne with the burdens of our heart, our prayer requests, and our desires. We approach His throne to obtain mercy and find His grace to help us in time of need. We can approach this throne freely. We can approach this throne frequently. We can approach this throne fervently. We must approach this throne in faith. God is on His throne. He is watching, working, waiting, and being worshiped. Come boldly to His throne of grace, and access unlimited power for your life and for His glory.
Have a reverent God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: 1Kings 1-2