Revelation: Sardis, God is All-Knowing

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Revelation 3:1 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds…

Jesus knows and yes He is God the Son. He possesses the attributes of God. One of these attributes is omniscience. He is all knowing.

This is οἶδα/oida in the Greek. It means: to see or to perceive with the eyes; to perceive by any of the senses; to pay attention, observe, inspect, examine; to know of anything; get knowledge, understand, perceive of any fact. (Strong’s Concordance)

Jesus absolutely perceives and knows everything completely!

 

God is omniscient. God knows all things completely, including past, present, future, actual, and possible. -Chester McCalley

Psalms 147:4-5 He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.

Imagine the number and vocabulary…

 

God knows all of us personally and in great detail. His omniscience encompasses many aspects of our lives and all other topics. God knows the number of hairs on our head. He knows about all of us before we were born to the number of days appointed in our lives. The following examples in Psalm 139 demonstrate the depth of God’s knowledge as it relates to our individual lives.

Psalms 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 

The same concept of being known to God before conception is noted in regards to the prophet Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

 

God knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows every little detail of our lives, all 7 billion plus of us on planet Earth.

Psalms 139:2-4 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all. 

Psalm 139:6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high, I cannot attain to it.

Psalm 139:17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!

 

God knows all things as it relates to time. His knowledge extends across all aspects of time: past, present, and future.

Past-Acts 15:18 SAYS THE LORD, WHO MAKES THESE THINGS KNOWN FROM LONG AGO.

Present-Psalm 33:13 The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men;

Future-Isaiah 42:9 “Behold, the former things have come to pass, now I declare new things; before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.”

Hypothetical-Matthew 11:23 And you people of Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to the place of the dead. For if the miracles I did for you had been done in Sodom, it would still be here today.

 

There are no secrets with God.

Psalm 90:8 You have placed our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your presence.

Framework of study provided by Systematic Theology, The Doctrine of God, Chester McCalley

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Paul Lehr is a Speech Pathologist and home health provider. The majority of his work focuses on swallowing disorders in neurologically impaired patients. He has been a business owner for the past 18 years. Paul earned his BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Oklahoma State University. His MA was completed in Speech Pathology at Oklahoma State University. When Paul’s son was born prematurely in 2003, there was lots of support from family and friends. Keeping up with phone calls was too much. So he provided e-mails with updates on health and well-being. In time, his son was healthy and came home. The e-mails stopped but Paul was encouraged to keep writing. Three years later, Paul was asked to assist in writing a Sunday school curriculum. The lessons were well received by the local body and on the church website. Again, he was encouraged to keep writing. Next, Paul taught a Sunday School class for junior high and high school students. He would share notes with others from the class he was teaching. In 2010, a young man at a local church encouraged Paul to start a blog. The website focuses on topical studies such as creation, God’s Appointed Holidays and Feasts, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, end times prophecy, ancient Hebrew cultural customs, the Prophet Isaiah, and various topical studies. Three years later, Paul’s 10 year old son told me, “Dad, you need to do updates on how the news is tied to the Bible.” The “Trend Update” was born. Since then, traffic on the website doubled in each of the next two years. Exposure continues to grow and increase from the previous year as of 2016. In the spring of 2016, a friend and fellow Boy Scout father encouraged Paul to start a YouTube channel. His friend thought it was a natural fit considering the content and subscribers from the website. The videos and written posts have been well received. Between the blog and YouTube channel, God’s prophetic words have reached over 190 countries. Isaiah 55:11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. Friends and family help and support the blog and YouTube channel with content ideas. There is too much happening in relation to Bible prophecy for one person to follow and command the events of our day. That same Boy Scout father would later introduce Paul to the movies of Trey Smith and the God in a Nutshell Project… Guest speak and presenter duties have focused on the topics of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in God’s Appointed Spring Feasts, Mystery Babylon, the antichrist, Ezekiel 38-39, and current events related to Bible prophecy. At this time, Paul would like to encourage each individual to learn about who God is. Because one way or another, we are all eternal. The issue is our destiny. Welcome to PaulthePoke and www.paulthepoke.com
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  1. Scott Bitz says:

    Read your Bible. Good advise. I find it interesting how many different scholars use the word “context”, “in context”, and “in this context” to (supposedly) validate widely different interpretations. I prefer simple logic over sophisticated definitions, and when I apply it to the study of God’s word, I get a different picture.

  2. Bill Kitsch says:

    Scott, please read your Bible. Even if it is the kingdom translation. This is a study in itself obviously, and too voluminous for this comment section. Simply put , To be in the position of the Son of Man, God took on human attributes including our own limitations. All the verses and language addressing the nature of Jesus on earth renders him a man. Therefore he suffered death, descended to hell, etc. It is not surprising therefore God as man Shed his Omniscence as the Son. He-God-made himself a living sacrifice -Double context The syntax which here no man can unravel John 1:1 Clearly states in the original language with the definite article ho, God was THE Word – ho Logos. The Bible clearly states in this context that God became man and Dwelt among us. Behold God your Savior

  3. Scott Bitz says:

    If Jesus is God, why does he refer to himself as the “SON OF MAN”?

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