When you think about All things what comes to mind? Does the word ‘All’ intrigue you? What would you see if you were looking at the word ‘All’ through the eyes of God ?
Ephesians 4:4 – 6 says this :
4 There is one body and one Spirit just as you were called to one hope at your calling;
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.
God created All things.
Through Him, we can do All things.
For Him, we should do All things.
By Him, All things are given
With Him, He will do All things.
In Him, we have All things.
He is our All, our everything.
The synoptic gospels, reaffirms the glory and Majesty of the Lord God Almighty; in All things.
I’m speaking about three disciples; Matthew, Mark, and Luke, we acknowledge the fact they All spent time with Jesus. These were three disciples; Jesus appointed to be Apostles. These faithful men of God were commissioned to be used in spreading the gospel. The gospel, Emmanuel became their focus.
God with us.
In the old testament, the prophet Isaiah, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and recorded in the book of Isaiah (7:14) we are told of Emmanuel.
Now in the new testament, Jesus Christ came to fulfill All the law and the prophet. We read in these gospels as they bear witness to the prophecy unfurling.
One key point to the ministry of Jesus.
Jesus came to reveal to everyone who was and is willing to listen; the word of God. Jesus, the Son of God, the word of God word made flesh; encompassed All His Father is. Jesus wanted for mankind exactly what His Father wanted. A relationship.
An All inclusive relationship.
God’s Majestic love is amazing.
Why was Jesus sent?
After the fall of man, God put guidelines together for us to live. However, freewill is powerful and unfortunately mankind is weak without Him.
God wanted us to be living the way we were designed. To love the Lord God, and to love others. God created us in His image. In Genesis (1:26) we read: “Let us go down and create man in our image…” (emphasis added).
So God created us and we are introduced to His love. The “let us” represents the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Father loves His Son and His spirit. The Son loves His Father and His spirit. The Holy Spirit loves the Father and the Son. His love is best defined by the Greek word koinonia. Thus koinonia, the Godhead, three in one. A relationship based on an intimate love and communion; All with us in mind, becomes very evident to us.
We are created to give God the glory, honor, and praise.
A question raised:
“If we were created in God’s image, why do we need Jesus or salvation?”
First, we are created in His image and therefore have freewill.
Secondly, according to the old testament there were 613 laws and commandments.
If we failed to uphold one we failed at All.
This is where we see the Father’s Love as the apostle John recorded in the gospel. John 3:16 :
“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
All our accomplishments; praise God.
All our achievements; again – praise God.
All financial gain; obviously more God, less us.
Give thanks in ALL things. Both good and bad. We are to remain faithful and trust in Him
“Trust in the Lord with All your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in All your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
This is not my reasoning; this is what just three of the twelve recorded. This wasn’t from their mouths but from Jesus who knew His Father and lived a life as we should; according to His Father’s will.
All of the word of God is inspired by the Holy Spirit.
“With men this is impossible, but with God All things are possible.”
– Matthew 19:26
“With men it is impossible, but not with God, because All things are possible with God.”
– Mark 10:27
“For nothing will be impossible with God.”
– Luke 1:37
Three different apostles inspired by the Holy Spirit and who walked with Jesus. These men knew what All meant.
All things, All ways, His way!
Not our way But Yahweh.
Give God your All
Make God your All
All things are through Him, by Him and for Him.
Written by: Michael La Tulippe