All or Nothing! Part 4 – What is God’s promised absolute responsibility toward us?

There are 7 messages in this All or Nothing Series. To access them all, please use the following links.
All or Nothing Part 1
All or Nothing Part 2
All or Nothing Part 3
All or Nothing Part 4
All or Nothing Part 5
All or Nothing Part 6
All or Nothing Part 7

(a) God’s Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth.

John 16:13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all (pas) truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, {that} shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
The Holy Spirit speaks with the authority of God, not on His own, for God, while three, is also One and One only. God does not speak with three individual authorities but with one. Jesus said “I and My Father are one.” – John 10:30.

Therefore, the Holy Spirit is going to be consistent with the Father and the Son, for He also is One with them. The Father knows all truth, so does the Son, and likewise the Holy Spirit. So God’s responsibility toward us is to lead us into the same complete truth. Nothing God tells us can be other than the whole truth. Nothing is hidden from us that we need to know for our service toward God.

Satan will not and cannot tell the whole truth for all lies originate with satan.
John 8:44Ye are of {your} father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

When God tells us anything, it will always be the absolute truth, for He cannot lie.
Numbers 23:19God {is} not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do {it}? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

(b) God has promised to forgive all our sin, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

There is only one unforgiveable sin and that is to call the Holy Spirit evil, in effect reviling God Himself. It is a rejection of what holy God offers to us through Jesus Christ, declaring it unholy instead.
Mark 3:28-3028Verily I say unto you, All (pas) sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 29But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never (absolute negative) forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: 30Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.
It’s the equivalent of declaring Jesus’ sacrifice ineffectual for our needs. “Our way is better, more holy, more obedient, even more holy! Our god is more sovereign, more powerful, more holy! All other gods are evil” is the cry of most cults.

Ultimately, the only sin that can lead to hell is to refuse to call upon the name of the Lord to be saved! Such rejection is a rejection of God’s absolute holiness, thus pronouncing God a liar, or evil, or ineffective, etc. Instead such people, professing themselves to be wise, look to other gods for their salvation. In the end, God accepts their rejection of Him and gives them over to their evils. This may be seen as the unforgiveable sin of rejecting God’s salvation such that He then rejects them (gives them over to a reprobate mind).
Romans 1:22-24a; 2822Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness ….. 28And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

We are promised total forgiveness.
Colossians 2:13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all (pas) trespasses;
Note the promise of total forgiveness, nothing excluded at all. Once I was dead, now I am alive.
John 9:25bone thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

The Holy Spirit guides us into all truth. Truth can build holiness by setting us free from sin.  Anything other than truth – that is, lies – cannot build holiness, for all lies come from satan. Anything resting on lies can only be sin, for it opposes the holiness of God.
And the truth shall set us free, something that lies can never do!
John 8:31-3231Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, {then} are ye my disciples indeed; 32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Lies bind us, truth sets us free. And the truth is that all our sins are forgiven us and that only the denial of God’s capability to promise this is what can never be forgiven. Truth itself is an absolute; just one lie corrupts the truth.

We may be cleansed from all sin.
1 John 1:7, 97But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all (pas) sin. ….. 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us {our} sins, and to cleanse us from all (pas) unrighteousness.
Cleansed from all sin! Cleansed from all unrighteousness! The promise is sure, for God is faithful. God is just! Totally forgiven, totally cleansed! But it is all based upon total confession! Without total confession there can be no total forgiveness nor cleansing.

(c) God who is on the throne makes (and will make) all things new.

Rev 21:5aAnd he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things (pas) new.
This is the beginning of eternity (another absolute!) and life in heaven is about to become an everlasting reality.
Revelation 21:1-5a1And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God {is} with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, {and be} their God. 4And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 5And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.

Everything new means nothing of the old man left at all! To God our new man is complete (that is, imputed righteousness) when we come in the name of Jesus. In reality, it is taking time to achieve in us, but it will be completed in time to enter eternity.
Philippians 1:6 –  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform {it} until the day of Jesus Christ:
Note 2 Corinthians 5:17Therefore if any man {be} in Christ, {he is} a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

(d) God has promised us no limits on what He will do for us when we are His, including the provision of all our needs.

2 Corinthians 9:8And God {is} able to make all (pas) grace abound toward you; that ye, always (pantote) having all (pas) sufficiency in all (pas) {things}, may abound to every (pas) good work:
always” – pantote (all when; all times; always – derived from pas + hote) is another absolute term.
All grace, all sufficiency in all things, and abundance for every good work strongly suggests more than just necessary provision for our work of ministry for Him.

Matthew 6:32-3332(For after all (pas) these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all (hapas) these things. 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all (pas) these things shall be added unto you.
all (these things) – hapas (all; all together; the whole; every one; every; all things)
God knows everything that we need each day – Give us this day our daily bread – and has promised that if we put Him first in our lives, He will then provide this day our daily bread!

We may have all things with Christ.
Romans 8:32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all (pas), how shall he not with him also freely give us all things (pas)?
Another wonderful promise of God’s provision for His people, all things. His guarantee is in the fact that He gave His own Son for us, therefore why would He not also with His Son give us all our needs. Surely the Son is the greatest gift of all; all others are lesser. If God can achieve the greatest gift, then the lesser gifts can be assured.
2 Corinthians 9:15Thanks {be} unto God for his unspeakable gift.
Philippians 4:19But my God shall supply all (pas) your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Not one need will be left off the list of God’s provision for us, not “wants” but “needs”.

(e) God has promised that all things will work together for good for genuine Christians.

Romans 8:28And we know that all things (pas) work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to {his} purpose.
This has already been dealt with in an earlier message (No.1) in this series.

(f) God desires to have all His good pleasure fulfilled in us.

2 Thessalonians 1:11-1211Wherefore also we pray always (pantote) for you, that our God would count you worthy of {this} calling, and fulfil all (pas) the good pleasure of {his} goodness, and the work of faith with power: 12That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalms 37:4Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

(g) We are to be made perfect in every good work.

Hebrews 13:20-21a20Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21Make you perfect in every (pas) good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight,
perfect” is itself an absolute.

(h) We may give all our cares and anxieties to God.

1 Peter 5:7Casting all (pas) your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Another absolute – we are permitted (or even required?) to cast all our care upon Him. There are always going to be worries beyond measure in our lives. God says that He wants the responsibility for them all. But as humans we feel powerless if we can’t do something about our problems. We feel that we have to have some sort of control over our burdens or else they can never be dealt with. The true meaning of faith is tied up with being able to hand over our desire for control over those things which mean the most to us – and usually our worries take first place in importance in our lives.

There are 7 messages in this All or Nothing Series. To access them all, please use the following links.

All or Nothing Part 1

All or Nothing Part 2

All or Nothing Part 3

All or Nothing Part 4

All or Nothing Part 5

All or Nothing Part 6

All or Nothing Part 7

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