(18) And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
Our Lord knows all things. Period. End of sentence.
This basic principle is clearly shown to us in this letter to the church at Thyatira with the statement, “His eyes like unto a flame of fire”. Nothing is darkened to His sight, nothing can hide in the darkness of the blackest of nights. Our Lord’s eyes are like a flame of fire that “shines the light upon” all things revealing their true nature. He has knowledge of all things. There is no greater source of knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
Our Lord knows all things. He knows our spiritual condition. He knows our strengths and our weaknesses. He knows our acts of service and our acts of sins. He knows the motives that lie behind every outward action. He knows our fears. He knows our sufferings. He knows our sorrows. He knows our hurt feelings. He knows our joys. He knows the sources of our pride. He knows our humility. He knows what awaits us and what our history holds. He knows the events of our childhood and their lasting effects on us. He knows why we did what we did. He knows us better than ourselves.
Our Lord knows all things. He knows how to comfort us in our time of grief. He knows how to deliver us from every evil that may come upon us, He knows how to teach us His truths. He knows how to “grow us” into strong Christians. He knows how to give us the words to speak. He knows how to lay burdens of service upon our hearts. He knows how to love us when we are so unloveable. He knows how to forgive us when we do things that are unforgiveable. He knows how to save us from our sins. He knows how to prepare us for the troublesome times that are ahead. He knows how to keep us eternally safe and secure.
Our Lord knows all things.
Psalms 139:1-6 KJV
(1) To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
(2) Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
(3) Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
(4) For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
(5) Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
(6) Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
Our Lord knows all things. Let us be sorrowful, mourn, and repent this day. To the lost individual… His knowledge of all is a plague that constantly should weigh on your hearts. He knows your sins, He knows the selfish motives of your mind, He knows your sin darkened heart. He knows, and someday you will stand before Him covered in filthy robes of sin and rebellion.
Our Lord knows all things. Let us be glad and rejoice this day. To those who have been saved by His grace… His knowledge of all is a constant source of strength and peace in the midst of tribulation and distress. He knows the pardon we have received. He knows our struggles in His name. He knows our acts of service. He knows, and someday we will stand before Him covered in robes of Christ’s righteousness and purity.
For those of us who are saved… let us rejoice today… the Lord knows all things! For those of us who have never been saved… let us turn from our sin to Christ, trusting in Him as our Lord and Savior… the Lord knows all things.
May the Lord bless us as we seek to serve Him, the One that is so clearly revealed to us in the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.
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