KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 1:48 KJV “Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.”
After the Lord remarked about the sincerity of Nathaniel, he asked the Lord when did you know me? The Lord answered, before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you. God is all knowing, ever present
and all powerful. This should be a comforting news to every child of God, especially in this uncertain world of ours. The psalmist put it this way, Psalms 139:2 KJV “Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.” The Lord knows everything about us.Even the thoughts of our head are bare before Him. To the one who is mischievous this should move you to change your ways. Psalms 75:7 says “God is the judge, and He promotes the upright and puts down the froward for, He sees every action.
Knowing that God sees everything about us, how should we live and relate with Him?
1 This must deepen our prayer life. In prayer we worship a very present and personal God. When we make request in prayer, we know He heard us, and according to His word He has answered us Mark 11:24. Talk to the Father as you would speak to a person standing with you.
2 We must live in great fear of Him, knowing every deed is open before Him. Every act of dishonesty must be thrown away.
3 We must give no place to fear of danger because He is ever ready to protect us Isaiah 43:2. He that watches over Israel, would not slumber or sleep. You can go to sleep then Ps 121:1-3
4 Knowing that He is present and sees all things we must not be anxious about anything. He calls on us to leave all our cares with Him. (Phil 4:6&7, 1 Peter 5:7. He says, He knows the number of hairs on your head. Matt 10:30. It is your worry and anxiety, that deprives you of His power of protection.
I will give the following illustration to buttress our topic of discussion. I was once watching a man of God preach on the television. I made a negative comment about his style of preaching. Right then I had a call from another person about three kilometres away, who said to me that the Lord is asking her to tell me not to make such comments about His servants. She said the Lord says, I have no idea about the kind of sacrifices this man of God has made for Him. She even went on to mention the name of the man of God I was watching. Beloved this individual was no where near me. I was also alone in my room. I did not make a vocal comment. I said it in my mind, yet the Lord who knows and sees all things knew what I was saying, and communicated it to another person to tell me. Dear ones, nothing passes God’s all-seeing eyes. You are never alone.
THOUGHT: GOD SUSTAINS YOUR BREATH, AND SO HE IS CLOSER THAN YOUR BREATH
Isa 43:2 KJV “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”
Psalms 139:7 , 8 KJV “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.