What’s Blocking Your Sight?

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In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne,

high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. (Isaiah 6:1)


If you asked Isaiah about his health, he would probably tell you that he was a pretty healthy guy.

He would more than likely say he had no physical ailments or complaints, and his sensory system was functioning very well.

He would say, as the ole saints would say, “I have a reasonable portion of health and strength.”

But what about his spiritual health — his vision in particular? Was this an area that needed a divine optometric examination?

Isaiah’s inability to see God proved that his spiritual eyesight was off. Instead of having a 20/20 vision, Isaiah had 20/200 vision deeming him legally blind in seeing the spiritual realm and God.

Isaiah explained that it wasn’t until the year King Uzziah died that he was able to see the Lord.

In a sense, King Uzziah was a type of shadow cast to block Isaiah’s vision. Furthermore, this shadow cast by Uzziah’s life and reign was in complete alignment with God and Isaiah’s position before God.

It’s the same concept as a solar eclipse. In a solar eclipse, the sun, moon, and Earth form a straight line, with one being behind the other. When this alignment occurs, the moon engulfs a portion of the Earth, casting a shadow. This movement can either fully or partially block sunlight, thus causing us to witness a total or partial eclipse.

There is no doubt that Isaiah knew God and had a relationship with Him. But the questions on the table are, did Isaiah’s day-to-day experiences bring him into a level of maturity, where he could see the King of kings despite life’s situations? And was Isaiah’s outlook of Judah and the times he lived in viewed from God’s perspective?

I would say no.

The prophet needed an encounter that would create a transformation of mind bringing him into the conscious awareness of a sovereign God.

When King Uzziah died, the shadow of his presence faded away, and Isaiah was able to see the true King. He could see faces and shapes with precise and accurate details. The King’s death presented a vision of God Isaiah had never seen before.

The prophet’s new profound posture had positioned him in a place where he could now see the eternal.

Unfortunately, many things can block us from seeing.

A person’s head sitting in a movie theater, a church mother’s hat when sitting in service, a car that pulls up beside you when you’re trying to make a turn, and the bright rays of the sun, when we’re driving down the street, and I’m sure you can think of a few more.

Likewise, in the spirit realm, many things can block our spiritual eyesight. Things like sin, unforgiveness, doubt, people, and the list can go on. And if we’re not careful, those trying, day-to-day experiences can block our vision of seeing God.

However, we have to keep in mind that God is bigger than any situation or any circumstance that may present itself to us. Therefore, keeping a heavenly perspective will always bring victory and success.

Always remember, if we look at our experiences through the lenses of Christ, there is nothing we can encounter that God cannot help us to accomplish and lead an abundant life.

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,  raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:4, 6)



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