Glory of His Kingdom

"Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” -Isaiah 6:5, NIV

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 and seeing Jesus. “Let us know, let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD,” Hosea cried; while Paul declares, “ … that I may know Him!” (Hos. 6:3; Phil. 3:10, NKJV).

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!” (Is. 6:1). There is something powerfully instructive in his testimony, for we are shown the fleeting, changing, decaying rule of a 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” 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, safety, security, or any other number of things. But as Isaiah did, let’s turn our hearts toward the Lord, hungry for the King Himself.

See Him, the Source of Kingdom life, hope, and glory … Today and forever!