The Knowledge of God
Father Divine, our Lord and our God meet us in this place. We desire your presence that our worship and praise might be sanctified by your being in our midst. We come Father God broken but thou can mend, we come wounded but thou can heal, we come troubled on every side but thou can calm the angry seas of confusion. Oh Lord, we come realizing we are weak and fearful and only you are the rock of our salvation, the sword of our defense, the strength of our soul. As we gather in your presence bring our thoughts in from the cares of the world, lift our sagging spirit, strengthen our weary soul and fortify our heavy heart. Only to you we look merciful creator, for in your company there is comfort, in your attendance there is wisdom that guides our purpose, so meet us in this tabernacle where we may find joy and solace in times like these. Speak to us Lord through your word; feed us from your heavenly throne the bread of Life. Let our praise and worship be a sweet smelling savor rising to the heavens. Amen.
God is omniscient. He knows everything: everything possible, everything actual; all events and all creatures, of the past, the present, and the future. He is perfectly acquainted with every detail in the life of every being in heaven, in the earth, and in hell. "He knoweth what is in the darkness" (Daniel 2:22). Nothing escapes His notice, nothing can be hidden from Him, nothing is forgotten by Him. Well, may we say with the Psalmist, "Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it" (Psalm 139:6). His knowledge is perfect. He never errs, never changes never overlooks anything. "Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do" (Hebrews 4:13). Yes, such is the God "with whom we have to do"!
"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" (Psalm 139:2-4). What a wondrous Being is the God of Scripture!
The Attributes of God.
A CHRISTIAN BIBLE BELIEVING CHURCH
God has chosen each of us for great and glorious things for His name sake. He chose us from the foundation of the world. He found you and I worthy to be saved, to carry the gospel and to be ministers. We are all members of priesthood, called and ordained to spread the truth of God’s word. We were called to witness, testify of His goodness, of His saving grace, and to call a world to repentance. Unworthy though we are, and fail in many things, don’t give up. You have been called and chosen to be a minister by the Lord God Himself and believe God knows what He is doing. He knew us before we knew Him and He knew our faults and the trials we would have. You were handpicked, he has drawn you with cords of love, and you are an ambassador for Christ. He is using all the trials to make you better, all the failures to make you stronger, all the disappointments to give you courage, the problems to give you wisdom and the setbacks so you’ll have a glorious comeback. So hold on, get up move on with dispatch, God is working in your life.
John 15:16 (HCSB)
16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.
Hebrews 10:24-25 (NKJV)
24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Three times in this chapter, we have the persuasive words, let us. First, "Let us draw near" (v. 22); second, "Let us hold fast" (v. 23); and third, "Let us consider one another" (v. 24).
we not alone in this race we are linked to one another by the grace of God, Salvation, the blood of Jesus we are born into the same family filled with His Holy Spirit. So we in this together! Listen we have a responsibility to one another.
Our duty is to stir up one another to love and to do good works. That word "consider" (katanoōmen PWS: 731). It means to give attention to; to fix our attention upon; to give continuous care; to watch over. What an exhortation to believers!
John 13:34-35 (HCSB)
34 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. 35 By this, all people will know that you are My disciples if you have a love for one another.” Especially the household of faith! Rom. 10: 13 Paul says love your neighbor as yourself. Well, church members or our Sister and brothers in Christ!
⇒ Give attention to one another.
⇒ Fix your attention upon one another.
⇒ Give continuous care to one another.
⇒ Watch over one another.
We are to stir up one another to Good works!