Years ago I remember seeing a sign along a busy stretch of highway that was under construction. The sign read “Caution Men At Work”.
The Holy Spirit quickly impressed me with the thought, that most denominations and churches ought to post is warning outside as
people enter in. The elevation of a man centered gospel with it’s motivational and “feel good” messages have left many people
living defeated lives, wondering if there really is a God who cares.
Perhaps the worse danger is that the Lord is only partially seen, while men seem to discourage a personal walk with
Jesus Christ. Men maintain the spotlight and hinder spiritual growth in those who sit under their ministries and
teaching. Often times they create a dependency on themselves, rather then a Biblical faith and dependency on Christ.
Whether intention or not, the born again believer is never truly discipled into a living, breathing relationship
with Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 6:1 “In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord….”
Clearly from Scripture, we see that Uzziah was one of Israel’s greatest kings, bringing a much needed revival
to a nation often times plaque by apostasy and false worship.
Isaiah must have greatly referred this man as one of the few righteous kings Israel was blessed to have,
However in the year he died, Isaiah declared “I saw the Lord”. Isaiah, one of Israel’s greatest Prophets
had already been used mightily of the Lord, but in chapter 6, his ministry changed dramatically when Uzziah died
When Isaiah saw the Lord he declared “Woes me, for I have seen the Lord, but am a man of unclean lips
and I dwell among a people of unclean lips”. Hidden behind an elevated king (a mere man) was the true
God, of whom Isaiah was really seeking.
God often times will remove people in our lives who obscure our true vision of God. To the diligent
Seeker, God always reveals himself to the heart who will settle for nothing less than intimate
fellowship with their Savior.
I pray that all who read this short message will seek the Lord and ask Him if there might be any man,
ministry or denomination that may be hindering you from a clear vision of the Lord. He is not a
respecter of man and will answer all who call on Him out of a pure heart.
May the Lord show Himself mighty on your behalf as you seek Him with all your heart.
Thank you for reading this message. The Lord bless you abundantly.
In his Love & Mercy Bro Chuck Brownell