As I prepared myself to write this post, titled as “King of kings”, I prayed and asked the Lord to give me a time where the words “King of kings” became personal and intimate to me. It is funny when we ask the Lord to give to us and it comes back more than you imagined it would. By seeking Him for the leading of this writing.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. James 1:5
I came to the remembrance of a personal time with God that taught me what “King of kings was in my life”…
When I first gave my life to Christ, I remember the sound of a congregation praying together being unfamiliar and foreign to me. Their voices would rise with authority while their bodies would stand firm as they spoke with boldness.
Their prayers were for anything between healing the sick, blessing the ones in need of jobs and homes, to us rising up in encouragement and confidence. Although I was a new believer in Christ, those prayers were ones that I knew people prayed for. After all, through desperation those were prayers that I have prayed many times before, but never in a group.
One prayer that would stand out more than the others to me was when they prayed a prayer full of praise. A prayer where they would repeat the names of Jesus back to Him.
Saying the names would bring them to thanksgiving and tears.
Names such as: Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), Redeemer (Psalm 78:35), Our Rock (Psalm 19:14), Lord of lords (Revelations 17:14), Our Teacher (Mark 6:34), Our Counselor (Isaiah 9:6), Son of God (1 John 5:20), and so many more.
Within months of attending church, I was joining the prayer team. I suddenly developed a desire to grow in my prayer life.
The first two months I attended, I would listen in awe to each prayer member praying with such boldness and confidence. Their love for God and His people was prevalent in the words they prayed.
I often sat and wondered if someone ever prayed like that for me.
Was that why I finally came to serving God? Was it someone’s perseverance in prayer that helped me come to the body of Christ?
One evening at a prayer meeting, the leader asked me to open up in prayer. I prayed for what was written on the prayer board. After handing the mic over to the next attendee to continue us in prayer, the Holy Spirit led me to pray at the altar alone.
I kneeled down to pray and the words “You are King of kings” came pouring out of my mouth. Through each repeat of “You are King of kings”, tears would stream down my face.
Although my body felt weak, my spirit was strong. My tongue trembled as I spoke but my voice was bold.
Through each repeat I visioned the Lord with a crown and saw everything that became an idol in my life was laying before His feet at the throne.
The Lord spoke to me, “Nothing is before me nor is nothing after me, I am the King of kings, no possession is great than I.”
This was a great moment of truth for me. This is where the revelation of Jesus reigning King in my life came alive to me.
His laws and precepts became real to me at that moment.
I never saw possessions in my life to be idols or how my need for someone to love me was forming into idolatry. It was only through revelation with a prayer of praise that I felt the transformation that only God could give me.
I went home that day and took everything in my small apartment that I was holding on to due to past relationships, unforgiveness, music that did not glorify Him, books that did not edify my walk with Him, and anything else that my discernment led me to throw out. Two large trash bags and a box later, I felt free to start over.
It gave me clarity and understanding to who God was becoming in my life.
He was reigning as the one true God, King of kings, Counselor, to me.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 14:26 (ESV)
My prayer for us today is to seek God for who He is in our lives. What attribute of Jesus plays a great role in your life? What brings His word to life for you? By doing this, we build a level of intimacy with God. We open up doors in our lives to allow God to work and take all that is not of Him out. May we seek Him and desire to know Him even greater than before.
About the Author:
Carmen Brown is a wife and mother to five children. She is the creator of Married by His Grace blog. Her passions involve staying connected with her family, drinking an immense amount of coffee daily, and developing content that will help and encourage women to build their homes on the word of God. You can connect with Carmen on her blog, Instagram, and Pinterest.