Have You Seen the King? by James Merritt

Have You Seen the King?
James Merritt
Isaiah 6:1-8


1. C. L. Brenner said, ''There is much I do not know about God. But what I do know, has changed my life.''

Isaiah could say the same thing. Isaiah went to church one day and he saw the one thing everyone ought to see when they go to church, he saw the King. As he states in v.5 ''For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.''

2. He saw God as perhaps no person in the Old Testament ever saw the Lord. He was allowed to share his vision of God with us through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. May I say that more than anything else in this world, America needs a fresh vision of God. The church needs a fresh vision of God. You and I need a fresh vision of God. For once you see the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, a great God in all of His glory, you will not, and cannot ever be the same again.

3. Now a true encounter with God will, without fail, include the following elements:

I. A Powerful Confrontation

1. Isaiah saw the Lord in all of His greatness and all of his grandeur. He had a glimpse of glory never before seen and never again repeated.

A. He Saw The Position Of A Sovereign God

1. This vision took place ''in the year that King Uzziah died.'' Now you may ask, ''Was that an important year?'' Well it was if you were King Uzziah. Uzziah was one of the great kings of Judah. Unlike most of the kings, before and after him, he honored God throughout most of his administration.

2. Because he honored God, his was a reign of plenty. The land literally flowed with milk and honey during his administration. His was also a reign of prosperity. Worldwide trade was at an all-time high under his administration. There were two cars in every garage, a turkey in every oven, and cokes in every refrigerator. His was also a reign of protection. King Uzziah won every war he fought because the good hand of God was upon him.

3. But Uzziah died. When he did Isaiah was crushed. He wa ...

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