For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Isaiah 6:5 [NKJV]
To capture a vision of the heart of kingdom truth is to catch the vision of the King Himself! All understanding of “the kingdom of God” begins, develops and climaxes in knowing—in seeing Jesus. “Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord,” Hosea cried; while Paul declares, “ … that I may know Him!” (Hosea 6:3; Philippians 3:10).
Isaiah had come to his place of devotions one day, just as we have. He describes the nature of the times: “In the year that King Uzziah died … I saw the Lord!” (Isaiah 6:1). There is something powerfully instructive in his testimony, for we are shown the transient, changing, decaying rule of dying man contrasted with the steadfast, glorious rule of the Living God.
In the same way, the Holy Spirit’s awakening us to the beauty of the message of “the kingdom of God” comes at a time when world kingdoms are in a bewildering state of flux. These upheavals have a way of shaking the foundations of everything around us—family, job, personal security But as Isaiah, let’s turn our hearts toward Him, hungry for the King Himself. See Him, the Source of kingdom life, hope and glory … Today!