You cannot teach God anything.
He cannot learn, nor has
He learned anything from anyone.
He cannot lie, and is always
He knows instantly and effortlessly
all mysteries, all enigmas, all causes and effects,
all about heaven and
hell, and everything that is good and that is evil.
From womb to tomb He watches
He is more wise than wisdom,
more loving than love, more splendid than splendour,
this infinite God is concerned
with our intimate things, our protection, purpose and our problems.
Psalms emotionally heal us
because His word is spirit and life to the heart of man. Our
past needs the balm of Gilead if our future is to bask in His presence.
Psalm 139 reveals seven things
God will do for the seeking saint in terms of His perfect knowledge.
(1) HE KNOWS our intimate
details (verses 2,3)
His loving concern for us
is 100% or 24/7. Jesus is never exempt from any issue or detail
in a saint’s life. In the work and rest patterns of life He
watches over us with examination, sifting the motive behind our path (verse
3). Our responsibility to God’s all-knowing eye will involve us in
heart searching honesty. The Psalm ends with our need for the
Lord to search us. Fellowship with Jesus is halted by our unconfessed
sin. However, He always feels after our ways, knowing why we do certain
things. The God of now forgiveness is the God of healing of
our past. The bitter pool experiences are healed by the tree
being cut and felled into the troubled waters. Invite the Cross
into your sins and into your negatives.
Pray “Lord Jesus
I accept Your sovereignty over all my past.......all my faults and
sin, all my hurts and pain You gave me these experiences not primarily
for myself, but in your redeeming grace, for others, who I will meet in
your pre-planned future. Amen.”
(2) GOD KNOWS our Speech
Even in a world of spin,
and deception, God knows whether our speech truly echoes our heart, or
how we are on the inside. Remember Luke 4:22 when those who
heard the gracious words of Jesus began to query, “is this not Joseph’s
son?” The second voice after the sense of wonder was in the flesh.
What lurks behind our apparent praise? It remains the first
voice or impression is usually God! The second statement or
question is often the voice of the stranger or hireling. The
idea that comfort and encouragement is God and rebuke or correction is
the devil, deceives God’s people. Proverbs 15:31,32 says:
“the ear that
hears the rebukes of life will abide among the wise. He who disdains
instruction despises his own soul, but he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.”
Rebuke in a spirit of gentleness
wins the open heart to a place of contrition. Pleasant words
can come to those who repent. Proverbs 16:24 says:
are like a honeycomb; sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.”
God knows our words and the
motive and spirit behind them. He knows our words completely.
(3) GOD KNOWS HOW TO PROTECT
US (verses 5,6)
As we abide and hang in there
in His love, He promises to enclose us in total security. (See Psalm 91:1).
Before us and behind us we find the providences of God. He
sees everything beforehand. He has made the video of our lives before
a day ever existed! And laid His hand upon us to protect and to anoint
us. Maintaining fellowship with this wonderful God becomes
the bedrock of all obediences. Job’s testimony of coming forth
as gold (shining out God’s character in the midst of cruel adversity) was
in the context of having the hedge of protection taken away.
Job 23:10-12 could be the high knowledge the Psalmist describes in verse
6. He knows the way that we take.....and Job succeeded in coming
out of the trial to the end intended by the Lord. Always remember
the devil is on a leash under the sovereignty of God’s purpose.
(4) GOD KNOWS WHAT IS
IN THE DARKNESS (verses 7-12)
Nothing escapes His scrutiny
because He knows what is in the darkness. He knows why we sometimes
want to escape into irresponsibility. Whoever we are - in earth,
in heaven or in hell, we know He knows every detail of our lives, every
thought and impulse of emotion, every movement of the Holy Spirit in the
deepest recess of our being. The Lord oversees and orchestrates
what is in the darkness. The remarkable 1 Kings 22:19-22 reveals
demons in the light of the Lord! God allows choice saints to
go through a dark night of the soul where the treasures of darkness may
God knew what was the darkness
of Genesis 1:2, and how the demonic ravaged the original creation.
God knows the darkness of the cosmic blackout of Matthew 24:29.
Jesus knew the night that was in the heart of His betrayer in John 13:30
where a double entendre occurred in the Greek. God knew what
was in the darkness of the devil’s three hour onslaught when Jesus was
hanging on the cross (Matthew 27:45). This was no solar eclipse,
but an army of every demon on earth and in the air and in hell being driven
to Golgotha by the Lord Jesus, who triumphed over them in the cross by
ripping them off His soul and body. (See Colossians 2:15).
His irrevocable victory includes
seeing God walk off centre stage of Golgotha, leaving His Son to accomplish
the triumph over evil spirits. He knows what is in the darkness.
(5) GOD KNOWS our Creation
and our Purpose (verses 13,14)
God put a blue print in our
genes at birth to evolve into His purpose and calling for us. This
sensational good news speaks of our discovery through the Holy Spirit of
the good works in Christ Jesus that were pre-programmed by God before time
began. We have to be born from above to do the marvellous works our
sanctified souls knows very well. God skillfully made you a
unique being and wrote down the days He planned for us in His book.
For example in David’s life:
God knew the day David was conceived and shaped in the sin of anxiety and
rejection (Psalm 51)
God knows the days we go through
and the days when we experience eternal life and heaven on earth.
God knew the day when a murderous heart was found in David.
(1 Samuel 25)
God knew the twin sin of adultery and murder.
God knew David would praise God everyday of his life seven times.
God knew the days of wilderness wandering (over 2,600 days).
God knew the 1,000 plus days of domestic bliss with a wise woman, Abigail.
He knew the thousands of days of military victory and conquest.
He knew the thousands of days of poetic inspiration.
(6) HE KNOWS our response
to enemy activity (verses 19-22)
Jesus hated lawlessness more
than anyone else and was anointed beyond the sons of men. Hate
is a positive and negative emotion. Godly hate is required
if we are to press beyond Romans 7 and enter the flow of Holy Spirit living
in Romans 8 (see Romans 7:14,15). We are called to hate sin
and satan. A deliverance minister is anointed in proportion to his personal
hatred toward the flesh (self-life), the world system and the devil. We
loathe those who rise up against the Lord and His kingdom (Psalm 139 v.21).
We love sinners but hate their sin. There comes a moment in a man’s life
when his wickedness is so great he goes beyond redemption.
Evil spirit powers entangle him so completely, he lives as an enemy to
all righteousness.The prayer of David has a new testament reference in
2 Thessalonians 1:6.
“since it is
a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble
We have to be super-sensitive
to the Holy Spirit when to apply such a verse, because mercy triumphs over
judgement. However, there comes a limit to God’s forbearance.
The Holy Spirit wants to cleanse the church by bringing repentance
to millions of believers who have wasted time listening to cooks on tv
who are blasphemers, rock musicians who are promiscuous and worse, politicians
who are double-minded and all those of the world who hate true biblical
Christianity. God will scrutinize our reaction to what is not
of Him, to see if our hearts are pure.
(7) HE KNOWS our anxieties
Anxiety weighs you down,
robs you of your experience of salvation, chokes the words, blinds us to
the wonder of the moment and kills off revelation. Some cannot
stop washing their hands because of the anxiety or guilt. Even
Paul was concerned to the point of aching grief at the state of the churches
in 2 Corinthians 11:28. A de-realization or detachment from
the true self comes to the ceaseless worrier. The causes are
unstable parents involving many geographic moves of house when little.
God knows the causes and the
symptoms of our anxieties. Worry is a crime against trusting
the provision of His precious promises.
or superiority in parents.
of social interaction and periods of loneliness.
guilt of a wrong standing under God.
(Righteousness is right standing...)
or little affirmation in formative years. Rejection as inability
to hear the affirmation.
in hereditary bloodline.
O God and know my heart,
Eternal life is multiplied by
grace by those who have the honesty to examine themselves.
Spend an hour with God and yield yourself unreservedly to Him. Why?
Try me and know my
And see if there is
any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the
He alone knows us completely
and died for our sins to reveal His complete acceptance for our unworthy
lives. The everlasting way flows from Christ and Him crucified.
Let us explore His omniscience
because His providence is always perfect. Providence means
“to see beforehand” - God has got a video of your life before you ever
came upon the world’s stage. Security, identity, and destiny
rest in the Father’s Knowledge of us.!
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