Omniscience of God – Part 2
God knows us completely, continually, and eternally. No matter what we do or where we go, we’ll never be beyond God’s sight. We can’t hide from Him, and when we sin, He knows about it. “Omni” means “all” and “science” in its original sense means “knowing.” So, omniscience means “all-knowing.” God’s omniscience means that God knows all things, past, present and future, real and potential, and He knows them all at the same time. He not only knows what was, and what is, He also knows what will be. More than that, He knows everything that could be but is not.
The Bible has many scriptural proofs that God is all-knowing. 1 Samuel 2:3 has this to say about God’s omniscience, “For the Lord is a God of knowledge”. Beloved, there is nothing that we do and think that God does not understand. God’s understanding Has no limit (Psalms 147:5). The sons of Eli did not know the Lord, yet they were priests. Eli’s sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were good-for-nothing priests (1 Samuel 2:12). They violated the sacrificial procedure prescribed by Moses in Leviticus 7:31 and Deuteronomy 18:3. Yet, they were serving as priests under Eli.
The sons of Eli probably thought in their minds that the Lord does not see, hear and know about all the sins they were committing in His temple. As if that were not enough, there were silly women coming to church to sleep with the priests (1 Samuel 2:22). The omniscient God sees, hears and knows everything and if you don’t repent from your sins, you will not escape His judgment. Eli’s children refused to repent despite consistent rebuke. The Bible says in 1 Samuel 2:25, “But they wouldn’t listen to their father’s warning—the Lord wanted to kill them.” God visited Eli’s children with His judgment and they died in the battle as the Lord Had spoken (1 Samuel 2:34; 1 Samuel 4:11).
Beloved, God knows all things and there is absolutely nothing that God does not know. Everything is uncovered and lay bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account (Hebrews 4:13). He knows everything you are going to do tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, and every moment of every day, until the moment of your death (Psalm 139:16). No sin is hidden from Him and nothing can be hidden from Him. He records every word you say and will someday call you to account for every careless, thoughtless, unkind and unchristian comment (Mathew 12:36). He sees everything you do in secret—both the good and the bad (Mathew 6:4).
God hears every whispered word and will one day shout them from the housetops (Luke 12:3). What are you doing in the secret places? God knows about the secret talks behind the pillows. No wonder David exclaimed as he pondered how much God knew about him, “You have encircled me —behind and before” (Psalm 139:5). He felt trapped by God’s knowledge of his every word and deed.
Beloved, nobody can pray in sin, except he first asks for God’s mercy. John 9:31, “We know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is God-fearing and does His will, He hears him.” What God expects from you is to develop divine sorrow for your wrongdoings and cry out for His mercy. You must put things right with God; it needs a total surrender to God.
Today’s Nugget: God knows about the secret talks behind the pillows.
Prayer: Lord, help me to live right in the secret places.
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Rev. Pastor Ejikeme Ejim, Ag. General Superintendent, Assemblies of God Nigeria.