MY EYES HAVE SEEN THE KING

“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

Isaiah is pointing out , “In the year that king Uzziah died-  I saw a whole different king.” He began to realize that on the throne in Israel, the king sits no more but there’s a place where the King will sit forevermore. My hero that I look up to has now been taken away from me, but there is somebody who is always with me who can never be taken away from me. For years I’ve been looking to Uzziah as my as someone I can count on, and now he’s gone, but I’ve got somebody who will always be with me, who will never forsake me, and who will never let me down. I’ve been staring at Uzziah, I’ve been focused on Uzziah, my attention has been on Uzziah, but somehow the providence of God has allowed him to be completely taken off the scene, Do you know why? God was trying to challenge Isaiah, “You can’t keep going for me by staring at Uzziah. You can’t keep going for me when your priority is Uzziah. You can’t keep going for me when all your concern is on Uzziah. Oh friend, God will remove great things in our life in order for us to see the best thing. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord. Certain things need to die in our life in order for us to see who is alive forevermore.
Today, we have lost focus. So many of us are stuck on Uzziah and convinced that the only way we can serve God effectively is for him to circumstantially favor us. We say things like, I’ll be a good witness if you give me a bunch of people at my job that love Jesus. Oh, I’ll be a better testimony if you just give me more money in the bank, if you just give me more friends that love me, I’ll be more faithful. I’ll really start giving to the Lord, if you just give me a raise and make things easy for me. Listen my friends, sometimes God has to let Uzziah die. Sometimes he has to move some friends out of your life. Sometimes he’s got to take some comfortability out of your life. Sometimes he’s got to bankrupt you from convenience, he’s got to make you stand alone, he’s got to mute some voices, he’s got to white out some distractions. Sometimes he’s got to slow down your hurry. He’s got to speed up your drag. Sometimes he’s got to quiet your loud mouth. He’s got to arrest your attention because, my friend, the only way we can really keep on going for God is to see the King. 

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