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Knows Our Thoughts

written by Asher Intrater
December 28, 2011

All of us will have to stand before God one day to give account for what we have done in this lifetime (Matthew 16:27, II Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 20:12-13). Yet God not only judges our deeds, He also knows our thoughts. Three times Luke mentions that Yeshua knew the thoughts of those around Him.

Luke 5:22 – Yeshua perceived their thoughts
Luke 6:8 – But He knew their thoughts
Luke 9:47 – And Yeshua, perceiving the thought of their heart

Yeshua said that adultery was not only an action of the body but an attitude of the heart (Matthew 5:28). The same is true about murder (Matthew 5:22, I John 3:15). Take note of the story of Sarah’s laughing at the news of Isaac’s birth. Did she laugh? If we had been there, we would have said, “No.” She laughed only on the inside (Genesis 18:12), yet God counted it as a real action.

On judgment day, not only will our actions be revealed, but also the secrets of our hearts.

Romans 2:16 – In that day, God will judge the secrets of men
I Corinthians 14:25 – The secrets of his heart are revealed

Imagine on judgment day, standing on stage in front of billions of men and angels; a giant video screen descends and all the secret pictures of your heart are revealed. That should create the fear of God in us. Thank God that by true repentance and faith in the blood of Yeshua, the file of all those thought pictures can be erased and deleted.

Asher serves as president of Tikkun Global family of ministries and congregations, dedicated to the dual restoration of Israel and the Church. He is founder of the Revive Israel five-fold ministry team, and oversees both Ahavat Yeshua and Tiferet Yeshua congregations in Israel.

He and his wife Betty share a passion for personal prayer and devotion, local evangelism and discipleship in Hebrew, and unity of the Body of believers worldwide.

Asher was raised in a conservative Jewish home and holds degrees from Harvard University, Baltimore Hebrew College and Messiah Biblical Institute. He has authored numerous books, tracts and articles.

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