MY EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!! x 70 – Preached at Oasis, by Pastor Nigel Yates in February 2020

Throughout this week a verse of Scripture has been in my spirit…… I’ve kept it there….. I’m keeping it there….. Meditating on it….. Being Encouraged….. Strengthened….. Enabled….. by The Truth of it….

(2 Chronicles 16:9a)…..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “The eyes of The Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” (NIV)

“For the eyes of The Lord run to & fro throughout the earth to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless” (ESV)

“For the eyes of The Lord roam to & fro over all the earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is fully devoted to Him.” (Berean Study Bible)

This is The Word of The Lord:-

MY EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!! x 70

Some of us may have grown up with this as a threat – “The Lord is watching you.”  The inference being “To Judge you…  To Catch you out… To bring you down to size…”

The Father Heart of God is to Encourage, “To Give Strong Support”…..”To Show Himself Strong on behalf of those whose heart is fully devoted to Him.”…..

MY EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!! x 70

Psalm 139: From Conception

(v13-16a)  “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, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body.”

Psalm 139: From Conception: “My eyes are on you!”

Psalm 139: Completely

(v1-12)  “O Lord, You have searched me 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 ways.  Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O Lord.  You hem me in – behind and before; You have laid Your Hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.  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 rise on the wing of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your Hand will guide me, Your Right Hand will hold me fast.  If I say, surely the darkness will hide me & the light become night around me, even the darkness will not be dark to you, the night will shine like the day, for the darkness is as light to you!”

MY EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!! x 70

Psalm 139 from Conception (v13-16a)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Psalm 139 Completely (v1-12)

Psalm 139: Continually

(v18b) “When I awake, I am still with You!”

David, The Psalmist, realises/accepts/lives in the reality of Father God “continually”……

MY EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!! x 70

From my earliest memory I can remember going on Sunday afternoons to visit Nan & Grandad Yates… often he would be preaching somewhere… but always for part of the Sunday afternoon he would go into the ‘posh lounge’ where his gramophone was.  He’d play his old 78s …. One of his favourites was called “His eye is on the Sparrow”….. (lyrics and song can be found online)

Listen to the words of Jesus:- (Luke 12:6-7)

“Are not 5 sparrows sold for 2 pennies?  Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.  Indeed the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”

FATHER GOD SAYS: “MY EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!! x 70”

WE SAY TO FATHER GOD “MY EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!! x 70

  • Psalm 139:24b: “The Heart of David” [LOVE]

“Lead Me In The Way Everlasting!!!!!!! x 70”

Life on Earth, in the flesh, is not ‘easy street’ especially as we live IN THE WILL OF GOD – WE SAY TO FATHER GOD: “MY EYES ARE ON YOU.”

  • John 6:68-69: ‘The Heart of Peter” [HOPE]                                                                                                                      

“Lord to whom shall we go?  You have the words of Eternal Life. We believe and know that You are The Holy One of God!”

Many were leaving The Lord Jesus – rejecting Him as Messiah and as their Rabbi, as He preached that He is The Bread of Life and that we need to eat of His flesh and drink of His blood – The Call to fulfil The Purposes of God in and through our lives is a Tough Call at times!  When this happens

WE SAY TO FATHER GOD: “MY EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!! x 70”

  • Job 23:10: “The Heart of Job.” [FAITH]

“He knows the say that I take; when He has tested me, I will come out as gold.”

If ever there was a man that went through testing fire – it was Job….. There are so many lessons learnt; faith statements; examples for us – contained in the life of Job…..

Through it all:-

WE SAY TO FATHER GOD: “MY EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!! x 70”

Listen to the words of “It is well with my soul” online.

(Job 23:11-12) “My feet have closely followed His steps; I have kept to His ways without turning aside.  I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.”

FATHER GOD SAYS: “MY EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!! x 70”

WE SAY TO FATHER GOD “MY EYES ARE ON YOU!!!!!!! x 70