Monday 8 April 2013



Last year, a visiting prophet gave me a word of knowledge which really hit the nail on the head. She had absolutely no prior knowledge about me. But it was a most accurate personal revelation that uncovered my strengths and weaknesses.

When Jesus had a chat with the Samaritan woman at the well, he was able to tell her with pinpoint accuracy her marital status: “The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true” (John 4:18).

Isn’t it awesome or terrifyingdepending on how we look at itthat someone can tell us facts about ourselves with such precision?

Psalm 139 tells us we all stand exposed before an omniscient and omnipresent God. We can never hide anything from Him.


“You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.”
(Psalm 139:1-2)

“Where can I go from your Spirit?
 Where can I flee from your presence?
 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
 if I make my bed in the depths, you are there”
(Psalm 139: 7-8).

No evil escapes His knowledge. “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13).

Evil men think they can escape judgment. Fat hope. Even the righteous will have to face judgment: “For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And if the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”(1 Peter 4:17-18).

However there is a flip side to this truth that ‘heaven has eyes’: God rewards those who fear and obey Him.

The Roman centurion, Cornelius, a devout man who constantly prayed to God and gave alms liberally, received divine favour. The apostle Peter was sent to bring the Good News to him and his household (Acts 10:1-2, 34-35).

If God was not blind to Cornelius’ prayers and alms (Acts10:31), even though he was a Gentile, how much more will He reward faithful believers! “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labour is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

So let’s be encouraged, especially those who work quietly behind the scenes, those who are not recognised for their efforts, and those who are maligned and misunderstood despite their good intentions.

Truly heaven has eyes. “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him” (2 Chronicles 16:9). 

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