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I Know Thy Works

I Know Thy Works

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Published by papa martin
I Know Thy Works.

On the morning of May 16, the author was writing down some thoughts when the Lord directed his attention to Hebrews 4:12. The author really like the verse but it did not seem to fit well with what was being said at the time. Later that evening the author was doing his normal Bible reading when he came to a verse in Revelation 1:16. Immediately, this quickened his attention to Hebrews 4:12 and the Lord began to speak to his heart. The Lord was stringing appropriate verses together. The author sat down and started writing, the words and verses began to flow into my heart and the following message resulted:

Jesus said: John 5:22-24, “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” Christ also said: John 5:26-27, “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.” AND He sent forth judgment unto victory (Mt 12:20). Therefore, we can conclude that Jesus has the authority to judge all men and this judgment shall accomplish God’s purposes upon this earth and result in victory.


David D. Neal
I Know Thy Works.

On the morning of May 16, the author was writing down some thoughts when the Lord directed his attention to Hebrews 4:12. The author really like the verse but it did not seem to fit well with what was being said at the time. Later that evening the author was doing his normal Bible reading when he came to a verse in Revelation 1:16. Immediately, this quickened his attention to Hebrews 4:12 and the Lord began to speak to his heart. The Lord was stringing appropriate verses together. The author sat down and started writing, the words and verses began to flow into my heart and the following message resulted:

Jesus said: John 5:22-24, “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” Christ also said: John 5:26-27, “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.” AND He sent forth judgment unto victory (Mt 12:20). Therefore, we can conclude that Jesus has the authority to judge all men and this judgment shall accomplish God’s purposes upon this earth and result in victory.


David D. Neal

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I Know Thy Works
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n the morning of May 16, the author was writing down some thoughts when the Lorddirected his attention to Hebrews 4:12. The author really like the verse but it did not seemto fit well with what was being said at the time. Later that evening the author was doinghis normal Bible reading when he came to a verse in Revelation 1:16. Immediately, thisquickened his attention to Hebrews 4:12 and the Lord began to speak to his heart. TheLord was stringing appropriate verses together. The author sat down and started writing,the words and verses began to flow into my heart and the following message resulted:
J
esus said: John 5:22-24, “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour theFather. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sentme, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from deathunto life.” Christ also said: John 5:26-27, “For as the Father hath life in himself; so hathhe given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.” AND He sent forth judgment unto victory(
Mt 12:20
). Therefore, we can conclude that Jesus has the authority to judge all men andthis judgment shall accomplish God’s purposes upon this earth and result in victory.
I
n the book of Revelation we are told the following about Christ: “out of his mouth wenta sharp twoedged sword (
 Rev 1:16 
).” What do the scriptures reveal about a twoedgedsword? Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than anytwoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the jointsand marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
W
ho is the “Word of God?” Jesus is the Word of God (
 Jn 1:1-4, 1 Jn 5:7 
):Revelation19:11-16, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon himwas called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyeswere as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written,that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followedhim upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goetha sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rodof iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. Andhe hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORDOF LORDS.”Jesus is a King! A king sitteth in the throne to do judgment and justice andestablish the land (
1 Kgs 10:9, 2 Chr 9:8, Ps 89:14, 97:2, Pv 20:8, 29:4, Is 16:5, Jer 23:5
). He hath prepared his throne for judgment (
 Ps 9:7 
).
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e can now determine that Jesus, who is the Word of God, is a perfect judge because Hecan discern the thoughts and intents of one’s very heart. In other words, Christ has theability to render righteous judgment even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit - trueand righteous are thy judgments (
 Rev 16:7 
). Jesus shall not judge after the sight of hiseyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge1
 
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(
 Is 11:3-4
). The LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of thethoughts (
1 Chr 28:9
). All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him (
 Heb 4:13
).
T
o what standard does Jesus judge? The Lord said: John 12:48, “He that rejecteth me,and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, thesame shall judge him in the last day.” Jesus sealed His Word (
 gospel, covenant 
) with Hisvery blood (
 Heb 9:14-28, Rev 5:9
) which was Christ’s complete faithfulness to God’swill - a Lamb as it had been slain (
 Rev 5:6 
). He is worthy (
 Rev 4:8-11
). Psalms 119:160,“Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endurethfor ever.” The Word is truth and all will be judged by it.
T
heres coming a day (
 Jn 16:8
): the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hiddenthings of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shallevery man have praise of God (
1 Cor 4:5
). There is nothing you can hide, it will berevealed before God and all of creation. Who can stand in such a Judgment? Who shaltescape the judgment of God (
 Rm 2:3, Heb 9:27 
)? “Who can stand before his indignation?and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger (
 Nah 1:6 
)?” If you walk in darkness(
wickedness
): Psalms 44:21, “Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.”
Y
e shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead (
 Rm 14:12, 1 Pt 4:5, 2 Tim 4:1
). Fear God, give Him glory, love his appearing (
2 Tim 4:8
). Zephaniah2:3, “Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment;seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’Sanger (
also Nah 1:7, 1 Jn 2:28
).” 1 Corinthians 11:31, “For if we would judge ourselves,we should not be judged.” Confess your transgressions before the Lord, seek his mercy,forsake your evil and wickedness so that you may have boldness in the day of judgment(
1 Jn 4:17 
).
F
rom the verses in the lead-in paragraph (
and Jn 5:29 below
), we know that God’sconcerns are that: 1) Those who have obeyed His Word shall receive eternal life and shallnot be condemned. AND 2) Those who have not obeyed His Word will receivecondemnation unto death. Putting verses Jn 5:22-24 (
above
) and Jn 12:48 together, wecan determine that Jesus is a perfect judge because he can discern one’s thoughts andintents as to whether they heard His Word and lived for God or whether they rejectedHim and didn’t receive His Words (
apply and live them
). He shall discern between therighteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not(
Mal 3:18
). John 3:36, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
J
esus proclaimed: “My judgment is just (
 Jn 5:30
)” and “My judgment is true (
 Jn 8:16 
).”He shall judge the world in righteousness (
 Ps 9:8
). Having read thus far, we can nowunderstand how Jesus judges so righteously and the truth of these proclamations. Jesusalso tells us: “I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every oneof you according to your works (
 Rev 2:23, also Ps 7:9, Jer 17:10, 20:12
).” – “for therighteous God trieth the hearts and reins (
 Ps 7:9
).” The “reins” are the inward parts; theheart; or seat of the affections and passions. All things are naked and opened unto the2
 
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eyes of Him (
 Heb 4:13
). Perhaps you can see how the hypocrite, froward and wickedcannot possibly stand under such scrutiny (
examination
). Christ truly knows all!!!
T
he Lord’s sword shall pierce through many souls that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed (
 Lk 2:35
). He cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge theworld, and the people with equity (
 Ps 98:9
). The Lord is not a respector of persons (
1 Pt 1:17 
). Romans 2:11, “For there is no respect of persons with God.” Colossians 3:25, “Buthe that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is norespect of persons.” For true and righteous are His judgments (
 Rev 19:2
).
C
hrist clearly said: Matthew 16:27, “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of hisFather with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.” ANDJohn 5:29, “And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life;and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” Notice that Jesus istalking about “works” and “actions” and not “words (
honoring God with the lips, Is29:13, Mt 15:8, Mk 7:6 
).” Again, the Lord’s concerns are that we have done the will of God (
Mt 7:21-23
). Psalms 73:11, “And they say, How doth God know? and is thereknowledge in the most High?” Christ also tells us very plainly in His Word: “I know thyworks (
 Rev 2:2, 9, 13, 19, 3:1, 8, 15
)!” He that created all things KNOWS (
 Job 11:11
).Psalms 44:21, “Shall not God search this out? for 
he knoweth
the secrets of the heart.”The Lord will reveal the secrets of the heart. Luke 8:17, “For nothing is secret, that shallnot be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad(
also Mt 10:26, Mk 4:22, Lk 12:2
).” Proverbs 24:12, “If thou sayest, Behold, we knew itnot; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, dothnot he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?” The Lordwill come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will makemanifest the counsels of the hearts (
1 Cor 4:5
).
Jesus is Coming to Render Judgment
J
esus smites the nations (
makes war 
) with the twoedged sword that proceedeth out of Hismouth because scripture is clear that the majority of men on earth have rejected Him(
 Nah 1:3, Zeph 1:17 
). Isaiah 66:18, “For I know their works and their thoughts: it shallcome, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.”When Christ comes all the tribes of the earth mourn and all kindreds of the earth shallwail because of Him (
Mt 24:30, Rev 1:7 
). Many men will seek to hide (
 Rev 6:16 
).Revelation 11:18, “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thyservants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; andshouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.” He that rejects Christ’s Words will comeinto God’s condemnation which is “thou shalt surely die (
Gen 2:17 
).” He that hathrejected Christ’s Words will be rejected of God! Woe!
T
hese are they that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ (
2 Thess 1:8, 1 Pt 4:17 
).2 Thessalonians 1:7-9, “…The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mightyangels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey notthe gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destructionfrom the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.” Recall from above (
 Rev
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