The Great “I AM”
Omniscient and Omnipresent
God’s Attribute of Omniscience
All knowing: God knows and sees everything – His
name is El Roi (the One Who sees all things)
All foreknowledge is NOT the same as predestination
or predetermine
Foreknowledge = to know a head of time or to know
what will be decided
Predestination = to decide a head of time, to finish
Example: Pastor JoAnn’s brother…
Omniscience – The El Roi – He who knows and
sees all things
Genesis 16: 1 – 13 We are introduced to Hagar
Vv1-4: Sarai gives Hagar (her Egyptian
servant) to Abraham to bear a child with. He
does and Hagar becomes pregnant
V5: “Abraham, it’s your fault!!!”
V6: Sarai mistreats Hagar and Hagar runs
Vv 7 – 10 An angel of the Lord meets her and
comforts her
Vv 11 & 12 “You are now pregnant and you will
give birth to a son. You will name him Ishmael
(God hears), for the Lord has heard your
misery. He (Ishmael) will be a wild donkey of a
man; his hand will be against everyone and
everyone will be against him, and he will live in
hostility toward all his brothers.” (these are
the Arabic Nations)
V13 “She gave this name to
the Lord Who spoke to her,
“You are the God Who sees
me,” for she said, “I have
now seen the One Who sees
(the El Roi).”
Omnipresent – He is everywhere
Psalms 139: “You have searched me, Lord, and
You know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive
my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out
and my lying down; You are familiar with all my
Before a word was is on my tongue, Lord, You
know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before me…
And you lay your hand upon me. Such
knowledge is too wonderful for me, too high for
me to attain (understand).
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I
flee from your presence? If I go up to the
heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the
depths, You are there…
For You created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I
praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; Your works are wonderful…
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days
ordained (established) for me were written in Your
book before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are Your thoughts, God!
Nothing! Absolutely Nothing, He does not
Know nor See! He is Omniscient and
What are your fears?
What are your desires?
What you have done in secret good or bad – El
What do you need from Him today?
David gave God an invitation for the Spirit to
search him…