Friday, May 8, 2009

Let's Kill the King...

 "In the year that King Uzziah died, 
I [Isaiah] saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, 
and the train of his robe filled the temple."
Isaiah 6:1

Isn't is ironic that Isaiah saw the Lord in a breath-taking vision right after King Uzziah died? 
What "king" needs to die in your life in order for you to see God?
Like... maybe sometimes it takes death to finally get a revelation from God and of God. 
Maybe it takes killing some things in our lives before we can hear God clearly and see his purposes in our lives. 

"Kings" may represent anything that sits on an undeserved throne in your life. If you ever hear God's direction, or see His vision for your life, or have him reveal your true identity it will come after you've killed something in your life that's a "king". 

your pride.
a relationship. 
an addiction or habit.

Once King Uzziah dies, Isaiah is able to get a vision from the one true King. Makes sense. 

Isaiah had a choice though. He could have mourned King Uzziah's death, holding onto the dead weight of a dead king. So many times we hold on to dead weight. We stay in dead relationships. We go to dead churches. 

Maybe God has killed that relationship for a reason... and you keep trying to hold on to it. If it's dead, let it go and move on. 

Maybe we hold on to dead things because it's familiar, it's what we're used to. Maybe to embrace the new and unpredictable course for your life. But what happens when we begin to shed all the dead areas of our lives that aren't producing anything? I believe that's when we receive a revelation from God about the NEW and UNFAMILIAR places and plans He has for us. Although the dead feels familiar, God's best for us is found in the new, the unexpected, the unplanned, the unfamiliar, the scary, the different.

Kill what needs to die and chart a new course based on a revelation from God... then take a huge leap of faith into the unknown. The life of a prophet was unpredictable and scary but Isaiah accepted that call. 

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 
'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?'
 And I [Isaiah] said, "Here am I. Send me!"
Isaiah 6:8


Innovaydiv By Design said...

Manny, this is great. I agree, things do need to die in my life in all of our lives in order for us to truly see who is suppossed to be exalted. When things exalt themselves above God, they get removed. So, By holding on to the dead thing we are only doing ourselves a disservice and keeping ourselves in a place where nothing can grow. Go Manny! Good Word!

Nate Brown said...

Manny, I'm interested to see that our postings are very similar. I just wrote a post on my blog that has a similar message to yours. I really enjoy your blog, dude! -Nate

Manny said...

Thanks Kisha... def didn't know you were on blogger... bout to check out ur blog RIGHT NOW!

Nate, I'm about to read ur blog too. Who needs to go to church on Sunday when you can just read people's blogs all day? LOL. JK.