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The Power of God

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

God Is All Powerful (Omnipotent) – If God did not have all power, He would not be God (Job 42:2; Psalm 33:9). God is omnipotent, meaning He is all-powerful; He can do anything that pleases Him, but His actions will always be in accord with the rest of His character (Jeremiah 32:17-27). God is stronger than Satan. God has more power than all of the powers of the world. One day all people, kings, queens, and presidents will bow before Him. There is no power that is greater than God. No one, nation, or thing is greater than God. All power comes from God (Psalm 68:35). No one is stronger than God. God never becomes weak and He is all powerful. Literally, this word means all-powerful.

Since God is infinite and since He possesses power, He possesses infinite power. God does not need to exercise. God does not need vitamins. God does allow His creatures to have some power, but this in no way diminishes His own. “He expends no energy that must be replenished.” When the Bible says God rested on the seventh day, it was not because He was tired, but the word rested meant that all work of creation was ended. God never created again after He rested or ended His creation. Since God is also infinite, whatever He has must be without limit; therefore, God has limitless power (Jeremiah 32:17,18, 26,27). God is incomparable, meaning there is no one like Him in works or being; He is unequaled and perfect (II Samuel 7:22; Psalm 86:8; Isaiah 40:25; Matthew 5:48). He is God.

God is inscrutable, meaning He is unfathomable, unsearchable, past human understanding.

(Isaiah 40:28; Psalm 145:3; Romans 11:33-34).

“God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this, that power belongeth unto God” (Psalm 62:11). The power of God is that ability and strength whereby He can bring to pass whatsoever He pleases, whatsoever His infinite wisdom may direct, and whatsoever the infinite purity of His will may resolve… His power is that which gives life and action to all the perfections of the Divine nature. How vain would be the eternal counsels, if power did not step in to execute them. Without power His mercy would be but feeble pity, His promises an empty sound, His threatenings a mere scarecrow. God’s power is like Himself: infinite, eternal, incomprehensible; it can neither be checked, restrained, nor frustrated by the creature. — Stephen Charnock.

God is an Almighty God. In God’s making over himself in any particular attribute, this of his power is included in every one, without which, all his other grants would be insignificant. It is a comfort that power is in the hands of God; it can never be better placed, for he can never use his power to injure his confiding creature; if it were in our own hands, we might use it to injure ourselves. It is a power in the hands of an indulgent Father, not a hardhearted tyrant; it is a just power; “His right hand is full of righteousness” (Psalm 48:10); because of his righteousness he can never use it ill, and because of his wisdom he can never use it unseasonably. Men that have strength often misplace the actings of it, because of their folly; and sometimes employ it to base ends, because of their wickedness; but this power in God is always awakened by goodness, and conducted by wisdom; it is never exercised by self-will and passion, but according to the immutable rule of his own nature, which is righteousness. How comfortable is it to think, that you have a God that can do what he pleases; nothing go difficult but he can effect, nothing so strong but he can overrule! — Stephen Charnock

No power can resist his will (Romans 9:19) “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” There is no resistance, but he can surmount; no stronghold, but he can demolish; no tower, but he can level. His word is unalterable, and his power is invincible. He could not deceive himself, for he knew his own strength when he promised: no unexpected event can chance his resolution, because nothing can happen without the compass of his foresight. No created strength can stop him in his action, because all creatures are ready to serve him at his command; not the devils in hell, nor all the wicked men on earth, since he hath strength to restrain them, and an arm to punish them. What can be too hard for Him that created heaven and earth? When we are sure of his will, we need not question his strength, since he never over-engaged himself above his ability. He that could not be resisted by anything in creation, nor vanquished by devils in redemption, can never lack power to glorify his faithfulness in his accomplishment of whatsoever he hath promised. — Stephen Charnock

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