Helkuo is a Greek word in the New Testament used to describing the supernatural process by which God (Father, Son & Holy Spirit) reveals himself and draws people into a deepening personal relationship.
Consider the following verses in which "helkuo" appears in the original Greek:
John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
John 6:44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him”
The point of this study is to help you understand the process God uses to call you, your family and your church to partner with Him to see His goals accomplished.
Snapshots Of God's Drawing Process:
Luke 19 – Jesus Physically draws Zacchaeus into a relationship
- verse 1 Jesus …was passing through.
- verse 3 Zac was intrigued, and wanted to see who Jesus was. Being a shorter man, and because of the crowd, he climbed into a tree to catch a glimpse as He passed by.
- verse 5, "When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
Acts 8 – God’s Word, the Holy Spirit & and the Apostle Philip were used to draw Ethiopian Eunuch
- So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. 31“How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. 36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?”