We are considering the divine visitation of Abimelech and Phichol to Abraham and the testimony that follow suit.
Gen 21:22 says “And it came to pass AT THAT TIME, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham”.
It was while Abraham was going through terrible times in his life as a servant of God that those two people mentioned above came to visit Abraham and made a remarkable statement concerning him “..saying, God is with thee in ALL that thou doest”. These men saw very clearly what God was doing in Abraham’s life. There was evidence that God was at work not Abraham. We have seen God’s servants who were very prosperous. There was evidence that they were doing well financially for they believed that it was one of the ways to know that God is with you. But many of them lost their consecration in the process. As it were they gained the world but lost their soul.
Mar 8:36 “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
We have also seen God’s servants who as it were had said “Give me Jesus and take the world”. This was good for them for a while until some began to be discouraged by the depth of physical needs that were not being met in their lives. With much pressure and persecution some eventually backslided. There were yet brethren who pursued after “ministry” and service in the vineyard of God and were used mightily of God but when they had reached the peak of their ministry they discovered like Eli that their children were sons of belial and knew not the Lord.
This was not the case with Abraham. The testimony of Abimelech and Phichol was that “God is with thee in ALL (total and complete) that thou doest”. He was blessed financially of his family, God himself testified about Abraham saying;
“For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment”.Gen 18:19
God was doing a COMPLETE or TOTAL work in Abraham’s life. His Spirit, soul and body was being impacted by the word of promise.
Who were these men that came to Abraham? Abimelech means “Father of the King” or king maker while Phichol means “Mouth of all” or every tongue. The work that God is doing in our lives in these days is such that every tongue and even so called kings can clearly with evidence say that God is with us. All eyes will see it. Rev 1:7 “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him”. We say come Lord Jesus. Shalom!