“I See You”
“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou
hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars” (2 Chronicles 16:9).
Greetings in the precious name of the Lord Jesus Christ. What an honor it is to salute the saints in this new year of 2023.We have been enjoying Jesus in a
great way during our month of consecration. Each meeting of the saints demonstrated the prevailing power of Jesus through prayer and fasting.
The text for this thought from 2 Chronicles 16:9 has to do with replacing one’s faith in God with faith in mortal men. King Asa who had done so well earlier in his zeal for God, trusted God to defeat a huge army for Judah. When another threat arose some years later, from Baasha, King of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, Asa reached out to Benhadad, the King of Syria to help him.When the King of Israel heard of it, he canceled his war plans. Then the prophet Hanani came and reminded King Asa of God’s power in previous tests.The king is reminded how God had delivered him
from much more powerful and numerous threats than the one which he now faced. Not only is He powerful but He is also faithful. What He has done before, He can do again. He watches over His people in caring and protection.
The Lord impressed me with the thought of His seeing each one of us, every day of our lives. Many times, when we think about the Lord looking at us, there is usually a negative connotation. It’s like He only sees us when we are sinning. But the fact is that the Lord has His eyes on us perpetually. It is another manifestation of His intimacy with us.I believe that the Lord is saying, “as you walk with me, there is nothing that can overcome you. I have pre-examined and measured every trial in
life and will restrain every test that I have not approved.” We are encouraged by 1 Corinthians 10:13, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” Nothing that can transpire in the life of the believer has escaped God’s notice.
This truth counters one prevalent thought that plagues us when we are in trouble.That is to think that no one knows, or for that matter, cares about what we’re going through. Here we are told that God Himself has checked every proposed problem in life (many by satanic origin as it happened with Job). He has not only examined them, but He also only allows them when He determines it is not more that we can bare. Then, in addition, He will make a way of escape.There
is a time of deliverance pre-appointed. It’s like the Lord says, “I know when enough is enough.”
As we go forward in this brand new year of challenges, let us do as David did and encourage ourselves in the Lord. We can be greatly helped in knowing that He sees us, in every test and every trial. The Lord God Almighty, whose name is Jesus Christ, is always with us.
Bishop Gregory Wells, Sr.
Bishop Wells, Sr., D.D.