In the book of Genesis, we see how God began this our existence by creating the heaven and earth on the first day and followed it up by the light, sky, earth, sea, vegetation and animals and in Genesis 2:7, He formed man from the dust of the earth, and blew the breathe of life into his nostrils for man to become a living being.
This story leads us to the understanding that man is made up of two parts which are the “flesh and the Spirit”. So when the Bible talks about the God of all flesh it is therefore easy for us to understand that it is referring to God as the creator of the human flesh which is the physical part of human existence.
I think this brief introduction seems to unravel the whole mystery surrounding what really is the God of all flesh, and I hope it helps you to quickly get the message you’ve been seeking to know concerning the God of all flesh.
So without much ado, let us get started with this religious discouse.
Who is God of all flesh.
The God of all flesh is the LORD who introduces Himself in Jeremiah 32:27 thus “I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is there anything too difficult for me”.
What God says in the above Bible portion takes us back to the fact we established in the introductory part of this sermon that God, who calls Himself the LORD, is the creator of the human being whose physical part is being referred to as the flesh.
Now when we survey the creation story in the book of Genesis, God stated in Genesis 1:26, “let us make man in our own image and likeness” and when it was time to put this word into action, He began by forming man from the dust of the earth.
After creating man from the dust of the earth, he was lifeless; and don’t forget that the earth was the location for the creation, specifically the garden of Eden where He had already planted and created every other thing for the good or well-being of the human being.
In his dust form, the human being was lifeless as we said earlier, and in order to inhabit the earth he was taken from, God blew the breathe of life into his nostrils and he immediately became a living soul.
Howevver, after the fall of man, he was cursed to return to the dust he was taken from, and this shows the power that God has over the life and death of the human being.
And I believe this is why He says in that Bible verse that nothing is too difficult for Him to do.
When we dwell on the fact that nothing is too difficult for God to do, we must quickly be reminded that He proved it by raising His only begotten Son, Jesus back to life after he died and was buried for three days.
Before then, Jesus Himself had also shown the power of God over the flesh by bringing Lazarus back to life after he died and was buried for four days.
Indeed the re is nothing too difficult for God to do.
What does God of all flesh mean?
God of all flesh means that the LORD is the God who created the flesh and for that reason he has the power to control as well as terminate the flesh at his own will.
The problem with life is that most human beings do not accept to acknowledge God as the owner of their own flesh, that is why you see so many people being initiated too secret societies an the occult simply because they want to discover themselves.
You will hear the popular term being used by these kinds as “man know thyself” which proposes that the human being has a secret power that lies within himself and he must be initiated into a secret society to undergo certain processes that will help him to discover himself.
That is why in the main Bible verse of this discourse God makes it clear to every human being that He is the one who owns their flesh and for that reason, He has the power to do whatever He pleases with him.
What does the Bible mean by all flesh?
In the Bible, all flesh simply means the physical part of a human being. And as we can see in Genesis 2:7, man has 2 parts which are the flesh and Spirit.
The flesh is that human part that is made from the dust of the earth while the Spirit is the spiritual part which is the breath of life that God blew into the human nostrils to make him a living being.
In 1 Peter 1:24, the Bible makes a comparison of the flesh with grass when it says that “all flesh is grass“.
This comparison was made to help human beings understand that they are someday going to perish as they often see the grass perish.
And to make it more understandable, it further helps us to understand that the same way the grass has a time of glory before it perishes is the same way human beings will also witness a point of glory in their life time.
Even though the flesh (human being) is going to perish someday, he is still very important and valuable to God, that is why after the fall of man, God went ahead to prepare salvation for him through His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
This plan of salvation is contained in the fact that mankind must aim to obey the commandments of God and not be disobedient like their fore-parents, Adam and Eve who instituted the fall that affected he whole human race.
Human beings must therefore learn to submit to God in all ramifications and acknowledge Him as the One Who has the power and authority over their flesh.
And as He said, nothing is too difficult for Him to do.