God Knows Everything

The Bible teaches the God not only knows everything that will happen. He knows everything that could potentially happen.

The Bible gives us several examples of this.

In 1 Samuel 23:9-13 it tells us David knew that Saul plotted against him, he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod (apron worn by priests) here, the David asked the Lord what would happen if Saul came to Keilah. Would the men of Keilah deliver David and his men over to the enemy King Saul? The Lord answered with a yes. If Saul came to destroy Keilah, the men of that city would not fight. They would hand over David and his men to Saul. This is the fate that awaited David if Saul came to Keilah. Once David had that knowledge, he and his men escaped, preventing his being taken captive by Saul.

God told David about a potential event in the future that never happened. God’s knowledge extends to not only

actual events that will occur, but every possible event that could occur. This gives further testimony to the omniscience of God. God not only knows what will actually happen. He also knows what potentially would have happened and David remained.

Some people mistakenly think that David changed the future by leaving Keilah. But this is not what scripture says. We do not find God saying that it was ordained that David did not change the future by leaving the city. Gods knew what David’s response would be and that he and his men would leave before Saul arrived. We do not find here an example of a human being changing the preordained future.

A while a woman came to a house where other believers and I were having a weekly prayer meeting. She was asking for prayer. This woman had been diagnosed with lung cancer she wanted us to pray for an upcoming surgery. She told us she had been a long time smoker and that getting lung cancer was not a surprise to her.

But she wanted to give her life to Jesus and ask for forgiveness. The surgery involved removing the tumor with some surrounding lung tissue. That day she gave her life to God and is regular at our church.

God didn’t take away her cancer or the problems that came with surgery. But He did give her hope that she would pull through it. God doesn’t change our circumstances, but He knows everything and what could potentially happen.

Maybe your thinking that she wanted to accept God into her life to be healed. But know matter what she did or didn’t do. She still had to deal with the consequences of her actions. It was the consequences of her actions that lead her to Jesus.

In the account of David and Saul. God continued to protect David. After David staying in the strongholds in the wilderness, and remained in the mountains in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him everyday, but God did not deliver him into his hand (1 Samuel 23:14).

From scripture we discover that God knows all things that will happen and He also knows everything that will potentially happen. The biblical example of David and Saul, as well as the cities that didn’t repent illustrate the truth of God’s knowledge of all political events.

These instances shows God’s knowledge of potential events. Although these events did not happen they would have happened had circumstances been different.

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