What Records does God Keep

What Records does God Keep

Scripture tells us of a number of records that God keeps, records that reflect His power, faithfulness, and love.  Small things Lord Jesus keeps His eye on.

  • God knows all things at all times.
  • God keeps a record of our every act, good and bad.
  • We might be thinking that nobody ever notices for we do, but
  • God has noticed and has seen everything you’ve ever done.
  • God saw it when we smile at somebody who was hurting and
  • When we give encouragement to others.
  • Just a brief overview we will cover

Scripture tells us of a number of records that God keeps, records that reflect His power, faithfulness, and love.  Small things Lord Jesus keeps His eye on.

Jesus counts the Hairs on Our Heads, what about birds

Matthew 10:29-30 “Two sparrows are sold for a penny, aren’t they? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s permission.  (30)  Indeed, even the hairs on your head have all been counted!

  • God is concern about and watches over all the details about each of us.
  • Jesus does not think it beneath him to determine how few or how many they shall be.
  • He will therefore take care of you
  • These verses show that an Loving God is concerned about and watches over an infinite number of details.

Jesus keeps all of Our Tears

Psalms 56:8 You have kept count of my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle, have not you recorded them in your book?

  • Jesus is interest in our every pain, even our every tear.
  • Jesus stores the tears of His Saints.
  • Remember, the Jewish custom of bottling tears of mourners as memorial for the family.

Jesus keeps all of Our Prayers 

Revelation 8:3-4 Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne.  (4)  The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand. 

Jesus knows the Physical Features of Every Person

Psalms 139:16 Your eyes saw me before I was born; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

  • God is telling us that the work of God in our lives was development when we were in our mothers womb.
  • God has an ideal plan of life marked out for each one of us.
  • God knew us before I was composed of either flesh or bone,

Jesus knows the Number and all the Names of Stars

Psalms 147:4 He keeps track of the number of stars, assigning names to all of them.

Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

Genesis 15:5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars, if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

Jesus knows everything that goes on in our lives, even the things we hide from others.

Psalms 33:13-14 From heaven the LORD looks down and sees every human being; (14) from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth

Jeremiah 23:24 Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD.

God tells us that all things are governed by God’s the protective care and not by chance or luck.  

Jesus records Every Spoken Word

Matthew 12:36-37 “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.  (37)  “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

What a person says, is but outward evidence of the inward attitude of the heart good or bad, showing their character.

Jesus knows every Godly Work we do

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them. 

Our acts of love to the saints were done for Jesus name’s sake and encouraging the Saints to continue to the very the end.

Mark 9:41 Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.

The smallest service given to encourage a Christian to receives God’s blessing. It is not the size of the work, but loving faithfulness in Jesus Name that counts with God

A record of each person’s choices especially whether they have chosen to love and trust God or not.  A record of each person’s {Saints} acts not for the purpose of deciding fate (salvation or not) as that is determined by their decisions but to determine rewards:  Rewards are distinct from the gift of eternal life. One must receive the free gift in order to be changed to Spirit Being to get the rewards

As we relate to non-Christians, God knows how we react to others.

We are to respond in love to our persecutors

Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 

To live at peace with unbelievers

Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 

To do good even to those who treat us badly

Romans 12:20 But “if your enemy is hungry, feed him. For if he is thirsty, give him a drink. If you do this, you will pile burning coals on his head.”

A record of each person’s character particularly how it was at the end of their life

James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials, (3) because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 

Romans 5:3-4 Not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, (4) endurance produces character, and character produces hope.

2 Peter 1:5 For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge,

Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens a friend’s character.

1 Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.

Investments Made in God’s Kingdom

Matthew 6:19-21 “Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.  (20)  But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal,  (21)  because where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

These verses does not mean that it is sinful to have such assets as insurance, retirement plans, and savings accounts. After all, parents are to save for their grandchildren.

2 Corinthians 12:14 Now I’m ready to visit you for a third time, and I will not bother you for help. I do not want your things, but rather you yourselves. Children should not have to support their parents, but parents their children.

Proverbs 13:22 A good person leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the wealth of the wicked is reserved for the righteous.

For yourself makes it clear that the desire for reward in the kingdom is not sinful or. The contrast is between the now and then. We cannot have it both here and there. We cannot take it with us, but we can invest it now in the future. 

1 Peter 1:4 and to an inheritance kept in heaven for you that can’t be destroyed, corrupted, or changed.

Jesus said those Who Fear God, in a Book of Remembrance

Malachi 3:16 Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other. The LORD listened and took note, and a scroll of remembrance was written in his presence about those who fear the LORD and honor His name.

When we discuss these things in services, we talked with each other about the Scriptures.  That is one positive using Duo each week.  We can spend 2 hours each week.

God does not ignore those who were faithful to Him. A Book of Remembrance: God never forgets His promises. God teaches us to remember and value the good that people do

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.     {when we do these things, we are sending it forward}

Romans 14:11-12 For it is written, “As certainly as I live, declares the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will praise God.”  (12)  Consequently, each of us will give an account of himself to God.

We have bow our knees to Lord Jesus as Saints and our tongue does praise God 

The Works of All People – God is Keeping a record

Revelation 20:12 I saw the dead, both unimportant and important, standing in front of the throne, and books were open. Another book was opened; the Book of Life. The dead were judged according to their actions, as recorded in the books.

Revelation 20:15 I Anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.

There will be some, a tragedy that this will happen.  We know God wants all to be saved.

Revelation 21:27 Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.  {New Jerusalem}

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad

What we do in this flesh, is very important to each of us for our rewards.

The Names of Christians, this is the most important things for us

It is true that God does not keep a record of the Saints sins But not the same for non-Saints. 

If we have God Holy Spirit in us, we are part of the Saints and the Bride of our Lord Jesus.  Remember, Jesus died for each of us.  Jesus blood covers our sins.

Apostle Paul wrote something incredible, even unbelievable for each of us:

Romans 4:7-8 “Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. (8) Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them.

That is the Gospel (Good News) of the Cross is that God does not keep a record of our sin. No record can be held against us. The Father does not see us personally, but the Lord Jesus living in us.  This is what grace is all about.

Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful regarding their wrong deeds, and I will never again remember their sins.

Hebrews 10:10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Hebrews 10:11-13 Day after day every priest stands and repeatedly offers the same sacrifices that can never take away sins (12)  But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at the right hand of God.”  (13)  Since that time, he has been waiting for his enemies to be made a footstool for his feet.

Hebrews 10:14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.

Hebrews 10:15-16 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: (16) “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”

Hebrews 10:17 Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.

Hebrews 10:18 Now where there is forgiveness of these sins, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Hebrews 10:19-20 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, (20) by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body,

We can go to the Father through prayer, through Jesus Body

Hebrews 10:21 and since we have a great high priest over the household of God,

Hebrews 10:22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us continue to hold firmly to the hope that we confess without wavering, for the one who made the promise is faithful. 

Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, (25) not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

We are also told that sins are removed far from us:

Psalms 103:12 As distant as the east is from the west, that is how far he has removed our sins from us.

Isaiah 38:17 Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.

Micah 7:19 You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

Revelation 3:5 The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels.

This is what we have to look forward to in our future as a Saint

We know God does not keep records of the Saints sins.

Daniel 7:18 But the Saints of the Highest will receive the kingdom forever, inheriting it forever and ever.’

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