You were made to bear My glory. Just as I fill My heavenly temple with the robe of righteousness, I offer that same honor to you. I am a King and I call you a priest and a king of my order. Let My righteousness shine through you. 


What does it mean to know Jesus and see Him as the face of a lion? Simple. It means you see Him as King. He is a warrior – passionate and powerful. He is majestic, awesome and untamed.   

The book of Matthew shows Jesus as a lion – our King. To add another layer to this revelation of the first of the four faces of Jesus, consider this: what is revealed in the New Testament, was concealed in the Old Testament.

This revelation of Jesus as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah in Matthew has its roots in the book of Isaiah. Isaiah means “God is my salvation.” Salvation is the face of a Lion. The beginning of Isaiah’s ministry can be found in chapter 6.

“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 with glory.” – Isaiah 6:1

The first big revelation is easy to miss. “In the year King Uzziah died…” Isaiah is saying that in the year his other king died, he started to truly see the Lord as King. I declare this is the year for your other king to die. You know, that thing that keeps you from truly knowing the Lord as your King of Kings. 

The second revelation in this verse is all about what the King was wearing. Brother Isaiah was literally saying, “I saw the Lord as King and His garment glowed in the dark! It was literally made of righteousness.” He was overwhelmed by what he saw. That’s beautiful to me. I want to be overwhelmed with the righteousness of God while looking into the temples of the lives of believers like you.

You know you are the temple of the Holy Ghost. He lives in you and wants to fill you, His temple, with the train of His robe – righteousness. In the year your other king – bitterness, self, an unforgiving spirit, addiction – dies, you’ll start to see Jesus for the King He is and it’s awesome! 

When you do, the Holy Spirit can fill you with righteousness you could never receive without the revelation of Jesus as your King. Do you want this revelation in your life? Do you want your ministry to begin? Bury your old king and crown Jesus today.

From my sermon series JESUS UNVEILED