There is something of a dream quality to John’s narration, as though he were himself enrapt in the incense.
Isaiah was left with the lasting impression of God as sacred and set apart, glorious beyond measure, pure beyond imagining, calling God the Holy One of Israel more than any other writer in the Bible.
Though this future is yet to be realized, believers can enjoy something of that glorious vision today. It is why Christians will speak of that time as “now . . . and not yet.”
Moses was up on the mountain for forty days, with a sense of excitement and challenge, as God laid out the blueprints and decorating details for God's earthly tabernacle.