Warning …. only read the following few sentences if you are seated. I am about to amaze you. Ready? In the King James Version of the Bible, the word “all” appears 4,664 times. Of those 4,664 appearances, 982 are in the New Testament and 3,682 are in the Old Testament. Are you impressed? Wait … there’s even more. Stay seated. No matter the original Hebrew or Greek word that was translated into our English word “all”, in each and every usage, “all” means “the whole amount, quantity, or extent of”. Simply put, all means all! Okay, I’m through with trying to impress you. You can begin to move about again.
Here is the significance of the word “all”. In the days of the Old Covenant, God only connected with a few select people on a few select occasions. I challenge you to read through the Old Testament and list the number of times that God visited or communicated with individuals or groups of people. The reality is, unless you were of the likes of an Abraham or Moses or Jeremiah or David or Isaiah, there was no one-on-one interaction with God. But, on the Day of Pentecost, the “all” as in “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh” kicked in. This “all” changed everything. The days of the select person for a select situation restriction were history. And, here is what excites me. This “all”, “the whole amount, quantity, or extent of”, includes Y-O-U!
I’ve shared this post for this one single reason. God wants you to know that you are a humongous part of His “all”. You don’t have to be on the outside looking in. God wants to have a personal, one-on-one relationship with each and every Christian that can only come through having a relationship with His precious Holy Spirit. This relationship can begin here and now. The newfound relationship begins with a simple request on your part. (Luke 11:13). Upon asking, God WILL respond with a heaven-size “YES” and will make sure that you know that He has responded to your request by giving you an evidence. He will give you a new prayer language (Mark 16:17) that arrives when you are filled with His Spirit. (Acts 2:4) The evidence is realized as you simply open up your mouth, begin to use your voice and allow this new prayer language from heaven to flow from within. I will share more with you in upcoming blog posts about how to enjoy the fullness of this relationship and the importance of this new prayer language.
Thank God for the “all”. Thank God for “the whole amount, quantity, or extent of”. Thank God that through this “all” we are qualified to have a supernatural connection with God through being filled with the Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!
Startling! Solid! Simple! Everything that teaching should be!
Thanks so much.