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ALL is known…


We may look upon the life of Samson and reason that he went the ‘wrong’ way. https://www.biography.com/religious-figure/samson

Everything was as it was meant to be. Samson was Known before his birth and raised by the law. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.centralumcspartanburg.org/uploads/2/2/6/5/22651836/lg_lesson_1_samson.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiS2dqbt_bmAhXLUt8KHWXkDcEQFjALegQIBRAB&usg=AOvVaw1Z5mjSwUoh5dVe8nfDDkj_

The woman (whose name is not mentioned in the Bible) told her husband, “A man of God came to me”. Manoah prayed and the angel returned to instruct the both of them on the raising of Samson. After the angel left, Manoah tells his wife, “We shall surely die, because we have seen God.”

ALL was known, Amen. His strength, his fall, his capture, his travails (his eyes were removed, rendering him sightless by gouging out his eyes. Punishment? Samson saw The LORD his God clearer in his blindness than with his sight.

One of the most remarkable stories in all of the Bible is the story of Samson. He was the strong man; judge of Israel and arch nemesis of the Philistines. His birth was miraculous and his rise to fame was nothing short of legendary.

Samson’s commitment to God, through his Nazarite vow, was the key to his strength (Judges 16:17). The enemy constantly sought an opportunity to find out what would make Samson weak, but they failed to realize that Samson would become weak long before the locks of his hair were cut off. Samson’s undoing would prove to come through the portal of his eyes. In Judges 14:1-316:1, we find the following statements, “saw a woman”, “I have seen a woman”, “for she pleaseth me well” (literally, is right in my eyes), “saw there an harlot”. The man who was renowned for his strength would be brought to his knees because he couldn’t harness his own fleshly desires.
When the enemy finally subdued him, after cutting his hair (Judges 16:9), the first thing they did was put out his eyes (Judges 16:21). Little did they know that they had done Samson a favour. By taking out his eyes, they eliminated the lifelong hindrance that Samson had. Now, in his blindness, he was able to see God like never before. His sight had proven to be his downfall and now his blindness would lead to his greatest moment of victory.

As Samson’s hair began to grow back, this blind man was brought into the house of the Philistines and placed between two pillars. As the crowd no doubt taunted him, he was able to push down the pillars of that house so that “the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.” (Judges 16:30)

When Samson’s eyes were removed, he did more in his blindness than he ever did with his sight and, may I add, he saw more of God in his blindness then he ever did with his sight.

The prayer of every believer aught to be, “Lord, remove from me that which hinders my view of You, and that which keeps me from accomplishing all that You desire me to do.”

We stroll down the road of His-story, Amen. David? A Shepherd slew Goliath a HUGE trained soldier.

Joseph, a slight lad and his fathers favorite son, dreamed – shared it and was despised all the more. He was planned to be murdered, one of his brothers looked to save him and ordered him placed in a dry well to ‘die’ so he could return and ‘save’ him. Whilst he was away, traders who sold slaves came by, bought Joseph and carried him away to be sold into slavery. He was tried to do wrong, but refused and was lied on. He was thrown into the dungeon and continued to dream. Years were spent here until the king had a dream that his wise men could not interpret andcthe wine bearer who years prior Josepph had prophesied on/about, told pharaoh. Joseph was sent for, interpreted/prophesied and was made second to the Pharaoh.

The story goes on! The people who were of the lineage of Joseph were seen as too populous. An edict was passed – no more male children, drown them all. Moses was born and hidden. Attempting (successfully) to be saved, he was floated in a tarred bushel. The bushel was seen and Moses was adopted as a ‘son’ of royalty. Despite his stammer, he was educated with princes. Knowing his story, he one day saw an Egyptian guard abusing Isrealites. He had a temper.

https://lynnwright00.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/boy-moses-had-a-temper/

https://northstar.church/moses-and-anger/

https://sermons.faithlife.com/sermons/32097-exodus-32-and-numbers-20-4-ways-to-control-your-anger

It just starts there, we actually see the birth of Jesus told in the Old Testament in so many places and His life and death; ALL is known AND documented eons before it occurs. God was ‘taken’ once, it will NEVER occur again!

To find the origin of Lucifer, we turn to the Old Testament. In the Hebrew, the name Lucifer is translated from the Hebrew word “helel,” which means brightness. This designation, referring to Lucifer, is the rendering of the “morning star” or “star of the morning” or “bright star” which is presented in Isaiah. “How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit on the mount of assembly on the heights of Zaphon; I will ascend to the tops of the clouds, I will make myself like the Most High’” (Isaiah 14:12-14). 

The context of this passage is a referral to the king of Babylon as presented in his pride, splendor and fall. However, it is to the power behind the evil Babylonian king that this is actually addressed. No mortal king would claim that his throne was above that of God or that he was like the Most High. The power behind the evil Babylonian king is Lucifer, Son of the Morning. https://www.allaboutgod.com/story-of-lucifer.htm

The birth place of Jesus is the fulfillment of just one of the many prophesies concerning the coming Messiah that were fulfilled during the first advent of the Lord Jesus Christ. We find the prophecy concerning the birth place of Jesus in the book of Micah. “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times” (Micah 5:2). The fulfillment of this prophecy is found in the gospel of Luke. “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:1-7).

Therefore, the name of the birth place of Jesus is Bethlehem. The word means “house of bread.” The city over looks the main highway to Hebron and Egypt and is still a city today .

Another significant thing about the birth place of Jesus is the very interesting fact that King David was also born in Bethlehem (1 Samuel 16:1) and therefore Bethlehem is known as the “city of David.” Jesus’ earthly mother and her husband were also of the royal linage of David and so it is to this city that they return to be counted and of course “when the time had fully come” (Galatians 4:4), Jesus was born. Is it not proof of the wonderful sovereignty and the completeness of the plan and purpose of God that the One who was born to occupy the throne of David, the Lord Jesus Christ, was born of the line of David in the very same city as was David himself? Therefore, what we have in Micah’s prophecy about the birth place of Jesus, the Messiah, is a prophecy that can be applied to David who became the king of Israel and then also applied to the birth of Jesus Christ, “David’s Son” (Luke 20:41-44).

Isaiah 9:6-7 says, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this” (Isaiah 9:6-7).

God has perfect knowledge of us, and all our thoughts and actions are open before him. It is more profitable to meditate on Divine truths, applying them to our own cases, and with hearts lifted to God in prayer, than with a curious or disputing frame of mind. That God knows all things, is omniscient; that he is every where, is omnipresent; are truths acknowledged by all, yet they are seldom rightly believed in by mankind. God takes strict notice of every step we take, every right

step and every by step. He knows what rule we walk by, what end we walk toward, what company we walk with. When I am withdrawn from all company, thou knowest what I have in my heart. There is not a vain word, not a good word, but thou knowest from what thought it came, and with what design it was uttered. Wherever we are, we are under the eye and hand of God. We cannot by searching find how God searches us out; nor do we know how we are known. Such thoughts should restrain us from sin.

(Ps 139:7-16)

The Bible teaches that God is all-knowing or omniscient. The word “omniscient” comes from two Latin words omnissignifying all, and scientiasignifying knowledge. When we say that God is omniscient it means that He has perfect knowledge of all things. He does not have to learn anything and He has not forgotten anything. God does not have to reason things out, find out things, or learn them gradually. He knows everything that has happened and everything that will happen. God also knows every potential thing that might happen. God even knows those things that humankind has yet to discover. This knowledge is absolute and unacquired. The omniscience of God means that He has perfect knowledge, perfect understanding, and perfect wisdom as to how to apply the knowledge.

He Is The God Of Knowledge

In the prayer of Hannah, the mother of Samuel, we have the revealed truth that God is a God of knowledge.

Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed (1 Samuel 2:3).

The psalmist wrote.

O LORD, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know it completely. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it (Psalm 139:1-6).

He Has Infinite Knowledge

The psalmist wrote of God’s infinite knowledge.

Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; his understanding is infinite (Psalm 147:5).

John the evangelist wrote:

For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things (1 John 3:20).

He Has Know Things From Eternity

God has had all knowledge for all eternity:

Known to God from eternity are all his works (Acts 15:18).

His Knowledge Is Without Limit

The Bible clearly teaches that God’s knowledge is without limit. The Apostle Paul declared:

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past finding out (Romans 11:33).

In Proverbs we read.

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good (Proverbs 15:3).

The psalmist declared.

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure (Psalm 147:5).

It Is Not Like Human Knowledge

The knowledge that God has is not like the limited knowledge of human beings.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8,9).

The psalmist wrote.

These things you have done and I have been silent; you thought that I was one just like yourself. But now I rebuke you, and lay the charge before you (Psalm 50:21).

His Knowledge Is Perfect

The knowledge of God is perfect. In the Book of Job a man named Elihu said.

Do you know the balance of the clouds, those wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge (Job 37:16).

No One Can Teach Him

Because the knowledge of God is perfect, no one can teach Him anything.

Can anyone teach God knowledge, in that he judges those on high? (Job 21:22).

Paul stated the same truth.

For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became his counselor? (Romans 11:34).

Neither does God have to investigate anything.

For he knows those who are worthless, and he sees iniquity without investigating (Job 11:11).

He Knows What Is Happening On The Earth

Scripture says that God is aware of what is presently happening here on earth.

The Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings” (Exodus 3:7).

He also knows things from the past.

Says the Lord, who makes these things known from long ago (Acts 15:18).

He Predict Events Ahead Of Time

Because God knows everything that will happen, this allows Him to predict the future ahead of time. We read the Lord saying that He,

Declares the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all my good pleasure (Isaiah 46:10).

God predicted of Abraham.

Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him (Genesis 18:18,19).

Elisha the prophet made the following prediction.

Elisha answered, “Go and say to him, ‘You will certainly not recover’; but the LORD has revealed to me that he will in fact die” (2 Kings 8:10).

His Eyes See All Things

Scripture speaks symbolically of the “eyes of God” seeing all things.

For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that he may strongly support those whose heart is completely his (2 Chronicles 16:9).

Jeremiah the prophet recorded the Lord saying.

For my eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from my face, nor is their iniquity concealed from my eyes (Jeremiah 16:17).

Zechariah recorded.

For who has despised the day of small things? But these seven will be glad when they see the plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel these are the eyes of the Lord which range to and fro throughout the earth (Zechariah 4:10).

The psalmist wrote.

Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? (Psalm 94:9).

His Knowledge Is Denied By The Wicked

Scripture informs us that the wicked question the nature and extent of God’s knowledge. They question how God is able to know everything.

And they say, “How can God know? Is there knowledge in the Most High?” Such are the wicked; always at ease, they increase in riches (Psalm 73:11,12).

They believe God does not see their sin.

And they say, “The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob does not perceive.” Understand, O dullest of the people; fools, when will you be wise? (Psalm 94:7).

God knows what the evil people think.

Therefore he knows their works, and he overthrows them in the night (Job 34:25).

God Is Perfect In Judgment

Only a God who is perfect in knowledge would be competent to judge humanity. The Bible speaks of that Day of Judgment when the Lord judges all humanity. For God to judge righteously, He must know all things.

But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the godless (2 Peter 3:7).

When people realize they will have to stand one day before an all-knowing God, this should cause them to evaluate the way they live their lives. Judgment is coming and people need to live in light of it. Jesus said.

For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned (Matthew 12:37).

Humanity Should Take The Warnings Seriously

Because God knows everything the warnings that He gives humankind need to be taken seriously. Since He knows what will happen in the future any warning He gives in for our benefit.

There Is Comfort For Believer

There is great comfort for the believer in the omniscience of God. In all the problems the believer may face we are told by Jesus that, “Your Father knows” (Matthew 6:8).

The Lord searches every heart.

And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever (1 Chronicles 28:9).

The Believer Is Secure In This Knowledge

The believer may rest secure in the knowledge that God knows everything about them. Nothing about any of us will take God by surprise. No one can tell Him anything that would cause Him to cast us out of His presence. He thoroughly knows us.

Whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything (1 John 3:20).

Summary

As we examine what the Scripture has to say about the extent of the knowledge of God several things become clear. First, God is a God of infinite knowledge – there is nothing that He is not aware of. God is not like human beings in His knowledge. He cannot learn anything, does not need to be taught and does not make any mistakes. Consequently He is able to righteously judge humanity for he knows the thought as well as the deed. His omniscience also allows him to predict the future. He knows everything that will happen before it occurs. There is great security for the believer in the omniscience of God. He knows the need of each believer and he promises to meet those needs. All those who have put their trust in him are comforted by the thought of God’s omniscience.

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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.