“Nevertheless, the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his.”
“And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19
“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.” Psalm 139:1-5
Have you ever thought of it? God knows your name. He knows who you are.
He knows you in all of your bodily postures. He knows your neural-pathways, your thought processes, your places of repose, and your haunts of hell. He knows where you are comfortable and where you hate to go, where you must squirm, where you love to be.
He knows your words, your world, your design, your preferences. He knows your favorite color, foods, people, pets.
God knows how to talk to you!
Hebrews 4:13 informs us, “and there is not a created thing not manifest before Him, but all things are naked and open to His eyes—with whom is our reckoning. ”
Iniquity happens when I isolate myself into my own personal god-hood. When I leave my foundations and think that I think on a level with God; when I escape the intimate initiation of God. A scary thought perhaps, but this evil is often spawned of guilt, unworthiness, condemnation or fear.
“Christ Himself, being the ultimate “foundation” (1 Corinthians 3:11) is the head of“the Church, ”“the ground” or “basement support“ of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15)
Jesus keeps us safe in His hands, and no one can pluck us out of the Father’s hand. John 10:28-29. He declares in John 10:14 “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.”
Friends, no one can bear the penetrating eye of Almighty God without all-assuring truth: Here goes:
“Come, I pray you, and we reason, saith The Lord, If your sins are as scarlet, as snow they shall be white,
If they are red as crimson, as wool they shall be! Isaiah 1:18 YLT.
Can we reckon this truth?
You are not your sin!
Sin attached itself to you, fought for a place of identity in you, assumed a place synonymous with your name.
You could never see the separation between the two; but when Christ came, He defined you again, and now you are only known in Him; in Christ.
Beloved, when Father approaches us we need not fear, “He is of purer eyes than to look upon evil.” ” and canst not look on iniquity.”Habakkuk 1:13
God spoke to His Chosen in; “Psalm 103:10 “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.”
Because He cast all of our sins behind His back, Isaiah 38:17: determined to not remember them, Isaiah 43:25; cast them into the depths of the sea, Micah 7:18.
He blotted them out like a thick cloud, removed them as far as the east is from the west, Psalm 103:12, promised to remember them no more. Hebrews 8 and 10.
David declared: “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” Psalm 32:2
Friends, God does not impute sin to any blood-bought believer. This is Romans 4:6. Instead He reckons to our account righteousness without works.
In closing, He (Christ), became sin for us who knew no sin that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21
Sin has been removed from the equation of a man, so that now “I can know as also I am Known.” 1Corinthians 8:3 “But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
Never forget, He loved us when we were unlovely. Come boldly to His throne. There awaits mercy and grace to help in any time of need.