ALL His Goodness
Exodus 33rd Chapter
13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.”
14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.
16How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”
17 And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”
18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”
19 And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”
When was the last time you asked God to show you all of His goodness? I’m sure that many of you will say, “Brother Yon, I see enough of His goodness every day. Shouldn’t that be enough?” Well, it might be enough to get you through the day, but is that amount of goodness the same proportion that God desires for you to see?
If we take a look at our text, we’ll notice that Moses asked God to show him two things: His ways (v.13) and His glory (v.18). While most of us would agree that this request was a great one, God didn’t. Actually, to God, it was quite meager, just the tip of the iceberg. Perhaps Moses was expecting God to say, “Here are my ways, and Here is my glory,” but He didn’t. Instead, God responded, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you . . . ” (v. 19).
So did God answer Moses’ request? Yes, He did. However, because it is His nature (His way) to do exceeding abundant above all His children can ask or think (Ephesians 3:20), Moses received the answer to his request AND THEN SOME! But guess what? God desires to do the same for you! You see, God doesn’t want you to barely get by. He desires for you to have the exceeding abundant above all you can ask or think as well.
The bible tells us that it’s the “goodness” of God that leads men to repentance (Romans 2:4). In this scripture, I see two important revelations. First of all, men have to “see” God’s goodness in order to repent, and secondly, God has to manifest that goodness through someone in order for men to “see” it and repent. I hope you’re receiving this word in your spirit right now. Someone needs to be the recipient of ALL of God’s goodness, and IT MIGHT AS WELL BE YOU!
You don’t have to be a possible candidate. No, No, No! Today, you can move from possible candidate to poster child. This day, I proclaim that wherever you go, people will look twice and wonder, “What is it about him/her? What is this thing that he/she has that I don’t have?” And you’ll know that that thing will be “ALL” the goodness of God. I’m talking about you getting the answers not only to situations you’ve prayed over but also to circumstances you haven’t prayed about. I’m talking about ALL of God’s goodness over your family so that not one person is without the salvation of Jesus Christ. I’m talking about divine strategies over your life to chart your route to the destiny that God has for you. I proclaim ALL of God’s goodness over every area of your life to ensure that nothing will be incomplete, undone, unfinished, lacking, meager, menial, mundane, or missing because God desires for you to see ALL His Goodness!