“For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.”
One does not have to think very hard on the matter: if the reader was the most powerful being in the universe–who ALSO knew everything–would the reader EVER create a system where the created beings would grow more powerful than the Creator?
The short and quick answer is an emphatic NO!
IN FACT, if one was all-powerful and all-knowing, one would never even contemplate creating a being which was more powerful and all-knowing.
“Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.”
King David wrote a divinely-inspired psalm on the matter: Psalm 139.
“<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.> O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
“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. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
“Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
NOT ONLY is the Creator all-powerful and all-knowing, but some ADDITIONAL security is built into His Creation, to ensure that God ALWAYS and EVERYWHERE is at the top of the pecking order.
1- God is the master of time.
Time is a concept created by God.
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed [Jesus], saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.”
God can laugh because he KNOWS the workers of iniquity are working for His purposes.
God can laugh because he KNOWS how feeble are the efforts of those who believe they can triumph over God.
But mostly, God can laugh because he KNOWS the results of all of those many years of their deceptions and hard work.
God knows because he is already there in what men call “tomorrow”–just as the workers of iniquity will be there themselves tomorrow.
Then THEY will KNOW too.
“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse [Jesus], and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed [Jesus], saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.”
“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.”
“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
God’s mastery of time is one of the facets of creation that man has a very difficult time understanding.
By existing at ALL points along time (which God created), God lives in TOMORROW as much as He lives in today.
Actually, by creating (and taking command of) ALL that exists, God’s mastery of time is a GIVEN.
IN FACT, time is one of the things God created to give order to the chaotic universe ONCE man was created.
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
By existing at all places, in all times, God KNOWS what will happen, what has happened and what is happening at the moment.
By existing at all points in time, God KNOWS what will happen in that place which man calls “the future” because God has ALREADY seen that time.
“The future” is as familiar to God as “the past” or “the present” is to one of God’s creations, particularly man.
—God: Master of Time
God knows all because God is present at all POINTS in what man calls “time.”
“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
A great many words have been written about God and time.
Some of the words are utter nonsense; others are based on what God’s Word informs us to be true.
That God is “beyond” time is something some have claimed.
That God is “outside the bounds of time” is something else claimed.
Neither is true.
God is omnipresent.
So, this is just one security built into God’s Creation: God KNOWS what will happen before it does because God is a master of time–which He created.
2- God has created ‘backdoors‘ (access points) into all of His created beings.
God knows what will happen because God knows the thoughts and intentions of all of His Creation–including man and Satan.
There is NO WAY to shield one’s thoughts and intentions from God.
“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. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.”
–Psalm 139: 7-12
This is just one more planned part of God’s security measures for His creation.
The wicked are not only deceived, they are confused. There is NO WAY the wicked–who believe that they are NUMBER ONE–can compete against an all-powerful, all-knowing God. In fact, the wicked cannot even wrap their minds around the concept of all-powerful and all-knowing because the wicked do not know any being like that.
IF the wicked had ANY understanding of their Creator, they would know that they were 1) wicked; and, 2) NOT able to compete against God.
The wicked demonstrate this confusion and deception by following the man of sin to their everlasting destruction in their battle against Jesus Christ at Armageddon.
“And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse [Jesus Christ], and against his army.”
The moral of this piece?
Do not wage war against an unbeatable God.
Submit, obey and enter heaven.
But then: if the wicked would just do that, they would not be the wicked.
And God’s Word would not be true.
HAS the reader ever tried to understand the concept of an all-powerful, all-knowing God who always was?
It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 17, 2021.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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