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Topic: Like Living in a Goldfish Bowl (11/07/13)
- TITLE: Naked!
By Ramona Cook
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Oh no. It is the same for me as for you; the same for us as for the goldfish in a bowl. There is no place to hide, not only from the eyes of God, but so I am told, there exists the technology to see from a airplane high above our heads and be able to view the name on the package of our cigarettes, or our candy bar or whatever.
We are exposed to many cameras daily even as we drive our cars, and to the eyes that are watching the cameras production, and there is no place to hide.
It never has been different if you think about it. The atmosphere is filled with things that watch us, it has been that way from the beginning of time. Not only do they watch us, they listen to the words we say. It would not help the situation if we moved to the desert or to the mountains because they go everywhere.
The spirit world is populated with both good and bad spirit beings and they watch us and listen; the evil watches to see how to trip us and bring us down, and the good watch to see how to deliver us from falling.
The Bible has a lot to say about the eyes of God. The Bible has a lot to say about the words we speak. The Bible says that we live in a war zone.
Jesus warned us to not speak evil of a ruler of the people, for a bird of the air will carry the message. Jesus knew that we should be aware of those who watch and listen.
I like that God sees everything I do: if I do well He sees it. If I do badly then He isn't shocked when I talk with Him about it because He watched me when I did it.
God has the superior view of us over all other spirit beings. He sees every cell of our being and He knows the words we will speak before we say them, that is what the Bible says. The other spirit beings do not have those same accesses to us, they only know what they see and hear.
It isn't smart to be angry with, or rebellious, or indifferent to God. It is He Who will save us both in this life and in the next.
We are told in the Bible that we will give an account for every idle word spoken while here on earth, and for every good or bad deed. Who is keeping the record? Someone we don't see, but we have been advised. "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him." II Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” I Peter 3:12 We do not want to be an evildoer.
Think about it for a moment. Look at the fish in the bowl; maybe there is a castle or rock for it to hide from our eyes, but you and I can go nowhere to hide from God. Proverbs 15:3 "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good."
If ever you have asked, "Where is God?" The answer is, HERE, always HERE. He never takes His eyes off of us, He lovingly takes care of us; and if we should want to run to Him, to talk to Him, He would not want to be otherwise occupied because when we call out to God, or even whisper His Name wishing to come to Him, then He is immediately available. "The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry." Ps. 34:15
We are naked before the eyes of God. Hebrews 4:13 "Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do."
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