"His train filled the temple"

Seers through the ages have left records of their visions of spiritual reality. Through consecration and prayer they have been able to break down the prison walls of material sense and rise to higher realms of thought.

Such must have been the case when Isaiah put on record his vision of God's glory. He writes, "I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple." Here, most surely, is the utterance of one who grasped in some measure the real facts of being, unfettered by and above the interference of sense testimony. His exalted thought penetrated the veil, and discovered God.

We today are apt to wonder why such spiritual experiences—holy revelations—should have been vouchsafed the prophets of old. Why did hitherto hidden facts come into the line of their spiritual vision? Such experiences undoubtedly could come only to those who devoted and consecrated their lives to the things of Spirit, who served God and communed with Him, who refused to be mentally imprisoned in the narrow realm of finite consciousness, and reached out for fresh standpoints and wider views.

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February 27, 1937

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