The Omnipotence of God

I thought that I would write something less controversial on my blog than my previous entry. I believe it is important to understand God. You could almost call the study of the attributes of God a study of the science of God. This is what makes God the Deity that He is and it helps us understand Him better. That being said, there is no way to fully understand a being that is completely infinite. But we can at least take what He's shown us in His word and try to apply it to our own lives in some way that makes sense and is practical for improved living as a Christian.

The following short study is a rudimentary break-down of a study which I hope to share at our Church meeting in a couple of weeks. Comments are most welcome and further thoughts are always appreciated, when substantiated by God's Word.  

Omnipotence is an attribute that only God possesses. God alone is omnipotent. There is no other being, angel or otherwise, that is omnipotent. Omnipotent means “possessing unlimited power; all powerful.” Out of nothing, God spoke into existence the heavens, the earth, all the stars, the galaxies, planets, moons, holding them together in perfection at the right distance from each other. He did not mold them together; He spoke all of creation into existence out of nothing. “Let there be light” and there was light. The definition “possessing unlimited power” does not really convey to us God’s omnipotence. We are limited in our understanding.

Omnipotence is the attribute which describes God’s ability to do whatever He wills. There is no end to God’s power. There is no limit to God’s power. It is as easy for Him to cause a leaf to fall by saying “leaf fall from the tree” as to create a universe by saying “universe, be” and there’s a whole new universe.”

Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:
- Jeremiah 32:17

His power is over all people, nations and languages and His omnipotence is an “everlasting dominion.”

And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
- Daniel 7:14

God’s power is not limited to events. His dominion is also over the heart and mind of man. He has and can bend the mind of man for His purpose.

Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing…
- Ezra 1:1

We cannot change one thing for the very hairs of our head are numbered (Matthew 10:30). We cannot draw an extra breath than what is appointed to us (Luke 12:20). Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37).

Not even our thoughts are hidden from God!

In chapter 42, verse 2, of Job it says:

I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
- Job 42:2

The power or omnipotence of God no boundary. As God is eternal, His omnipotence or power has no limits.

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
- Revelation 19:6

  I believe if we could understand better and keep in mind more consistantly the full "all knowing" power of God, we would strive to avoid doing even the hidden sins that we are apt to commit-- the little ones, like speeding, and the big ones, like lusting. We would realize that to God, there is no "big" or "little" sins-- all sin is worthy of damnation and punishment because He is also 100% just and cannot tolerate evil. 

My challenge to the reader would be this: Remember God is always with you. He is ready to bestow blessing and mercy, love and grace. He also will chasten you, if you are a believer in Jesus Christ, to bring you closer to Himself should you stray from doing right.
Ask yourself the question daily, "would I do this if Jesus was actually physically sitting behind me right now?" Most often you won't get through the question before you have your answer.

God bless!

1 Comment:

  1. Clara said...
    I enjoyed reading this study, Sweetheart.
    Glad to see you blogging more too, I think you have some good things to share on here xo

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