How Powerful is God
You may not have realized just how powerful God is and in how many different fronts. He is all powerful in everything. The Bible states that God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ created the universe and created the earth perfectly standing in the water and out of the water. Then because of Lucifer’s sin, He blocked the light from the sun and stars and flooded the earth which caused every living thing to die. Then, He re-made the earth in 6 days and created everything on it as we know it today. He caused the light to re-appear, separated the light from the darkness, re-created mankind and animals and provided food for every living thing and sustains it all. Because of sin caused by Satan and his angels and men on earth, God has flooded the earth twice, He has killed men and wiped out nations that continued to sin and go against His will. All of His prophecies have come true in their time periods. And the list goes on. You may read about all of it in God’s written Word found only in the Bible God and His Son Jesus Christ inspired.
God’s power was used to create the earth, to flood it in Satan’s time then to re-make it and flood it in Noah’s time and He will destroy it all when He is through with it. Then He will re-make it yet again new and as beautiful as it was the first time. Our all powerful God still continues to sustain us in all our different habitats all around the world and in all the seas. Do you get the feeling that He really loves us and created everything that was created just for mankind and sustains it all?
There is no other entity that has even attempted to claim this kind of power. Only Satan believed, in his mind only, that he could rise higher than Gad and was subsequently thrown out of heaven and sent to earth to continue to be allowed to test God’s people until God has no more use for him and then he will be thrown into the Lake of Burning Fire for eternity.
So, what is all the fuss about from those religions that set themselves apart from God and Jesus? All that their religion or their gods can do for them is to watch them die and then be judged by the God who made them and then cast into the Lake of Burning Fire to be tormented forever without God. Like it or not this will happen. Why? Because there is no other entity, god or religion that can overcome the God of heaven’s power and because there are no other living god’s because God did not create any other god. When you think about it, life is not about religion or other writings or anyone saying otherwise. Life yesterday, today and tomorrow is only about the God of heaven’s will. God’s will in general, is living a life filled with goodness, love for others, kindness, generosity, caring, humility, and honoring and loving God etc. Because God has given every individual on earth the right to make his own choices in life, each person must choose to follow God’s will if they want to see God’s heaven and enjoy all the things God has set out for them for eternity.
How powerful is all of this, it is more powerful than we can imagine yet we observe it happening in our lives every day. People will disagree with God’s Bible, nations will rise up and there are those who have their own beliefs about things but each and every one of them, good, bad, pretty and ugly, will bow before God when it is their time so they will know who God really is.
See if you will want to choose to want to be a son or daughter of God and experience His love and His blessings or do you want to experience His power and His judgment? It’s your free choice! Below are some verses and commentary from the Bible about God’s power.
2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds.
4 He counts the number of the stars;
He calls them all by name.
5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power;
His understanding is infinite.
6 The Lord lifts up the humble;
He casts the wicked down to the ground.
7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
Sing praises on the harp to our God,
8 Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who prepares rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
9 He gives to the beast its food,
And to the young ravens that cry.
10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
In those who hope in His mercy.
12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem!
Praise your God, O Zion!
13 For He has strengthened the bars of your gates;
He has blessed your children within you.
14 He makes peace in your borders,
And fills you with the finest wheat.
15 He sends out His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes;
17 He casts out His hail like morsels;
Who can stand before His cold?
18 He sends out His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
22 And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Commentary: The third fact Paul wanted believers to know pertains to the present time: His incomparably great power for us who believe. The word “power” means a spiritually dynamic and living force. This power of God is directed toward believers. Paul then used three additional words to describe God’s power. It is according to the working (“energetic power,” from which comes the “energy”) of the might (“power that overcomes resistance,” as in Christ’s miracles; this word is used only of God, never of believers) of God’s inherent strength which He provides (cf. 6:10; 1 Peter 4:11). This magnificent accumulation of words for power under scores the magnitude of God’s “great power” available to Christians.
Then Paul mentioned three manifestations of God’s power which are seen in Christ (Eph. 1:20-23). First, this energetic power was exerted in Christ when God raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms. God’s energetic power which resurrected and exalted Christ in the past (cf. Rom. 8:34; Eph. 2:6; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:3; 8:1; 12:2; 1 Peter 3:22) is the same power available to believers in the present (cf. Phil. 3:10). What an amazing source of spiritual vitality, power, and strength for living the Christian life! (cf. Col. 1:11) Christ’s Ascension to the right hand of God involves His being exalted above every order of authority (cf. Col. 1:16), human and superhuman (cf. Phil. 2:8-11), whether present or future (cf. 1 Cor. 15:23-28). The words rule and authority, power and dominion may refer primarily to angelic beings (cf. Rom. 8:38; Eph. 3:10; 6:12; Col. 1:16; 2:15; Titus 3:1).
A second manifestation of God’s power in Christ is seen in His placing all things under Christ’s feet. Whereas Adam lost his headship over Creation when he sinned, Christ was made Head over all Creation (cf. Eph. 1:10). This will be fully realized in the future (Ps. 8:6; 1 Cor. 15:27; Heb. 2:6-8).
The third manifestation of God’s power in Christ is His appointment of Christ as Head over . . . the church. Though the final manifestation of Christ’s headship over all Creation will be in the future, He is now Head over the fellowship of believers. He is also called the church’s “Head” in Ephesians 4:15; 5:23; and Colossians 1:18. Though the church is implied in Ephesians 1:10, it is specifically mentioned for the first time in Ephesians in verse 22b. The church is His body (v. 23; cf. 4:4, 15-16; Col. 1:18). His body, the universal church consisting of all believers, is the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way. The meaning of this description of His body is difficult to determine. The verb “fills” can be taken passively, meaning that Christ, the Head of the body, is filled by the church. That is, as the church grows it completes Christ. However, it is better to understand the word “fills” as in the Greek middle voice: Christ, the Head of the body, fills (for Himself) the church with blessings. The verse could then be rendered, “which is His body, which is being filled by the One who fills all things with all things (blessings).” This interpretation is preferred for these reasons: (1) Nowhere else does the New Testament state that Christ finds fullness from the church. (2) This view fits the context well because the Persons of the Godhead are completing the actions (cf. Eph. 1:10). (3) This view correlates well with 4:10-11 which speaks of Christ giving all things (“the whole universe” is lit. “all things”), namely, gifted people to the church.
This ends Paul’s prayer. After demonstrating that believers have all spiritual blessings (1:3-14), Paul prayed that believers would come to know God intimately (v. 17) in order that they might know three facts: (1) the past call of salvation that produced hope (v. 18), (2) the future inheritance that God has in His saints (v. 18), and (3) the present power of God that is available to believers, which (a) was manifested in the past in Christ’s resurrection and Ascension, (b) will be manifested in the future in Christ’s headship over Creation, and (c) is presently manifested in Christ’s headship over the church.
35 All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing;
He does according to His will in the army of heaven
And among the inhabitants of the earth.
No one can restrain His hand
Or say to Him, “What have You done?”
Commentary: When the seven years had transpired (at the end of that time) Nebuchadnezzar with his sanity . . . restored . . . praised the Most High. The king who had sought honor and glory for himself now acknowledged that the Most High lives forever. The king confessed that God’s dominion is . . . eternal, that His kingdom endures (cf. Dan. 6:26; 7:14, 27). Thus he acknowledged God’s sovereign authority.
Nebuchadnezzar also acknowledged God’s irresistible will: He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. Also the king confessed that man is answerable to God, not God to man, for no one can stop God and no one has a right to question Him (cf. Job 33:12b-13; Isa. 29:16; 45:9; Rom. 9:19-20).
Isaiah 43:13 13 Indeed before the day was, I am He;
And there is no one who can deliver out of My hand;
I work, and who will reverse it?”
Commentary: The Lord’s deliverance of Israel also shows that He is the true God. He is her only Savior and no one can oppose His plans. ”Savior“ is another title of God that Isaiah used frequently (cf. 17:10; 43:3; 45:15, 21; 49:26; 60:16; 62:11; 63:8). God’s revealing His plans and saving His people could not be duplicated by any foreign god. Israel’s existence witnesses to His sovereignty and eternity. No one can reverse what God puts into action or thwart His plans (cf. Job 42:2).
27 For the Lord of hosts has purposed,
And who will annul it?
His hand is stretched out,
And who will turn it back?”
Commentary: Many interpreters feel that these verses are a separate section. But it seems preferable to see them as part of the oracle beginning in 13:1. Though the Lord was using the Assyrian Empire for his purposes He would eventually judge that empire harshly (10:5-19). Assyria’s plan to destroy Jerusalem was thwarted (10:7), but God’s plans would be carried out (14:24). He would crush Assyria in His land, on His mountains. This probably refers to the great slaughter of the Assyrian army when it surrounded Jerusalem (37:36-37). Because of God’s sovereign control over all nations nothing can thwart His plans by turning back His hand (14:27).
Matthew 19:26 26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Commentary: The Pharisees said God bestows wealth on those He loves. So if a wealthy person cannot make it into the kingdom, seemingly no one can! Jesus answered that salvation is a work of God. What appears to be impossible with men is what God delights to do.
Are You Wiser Than God?
In other words, do you knowingly go against God’s will? Do you think or believe you can do things better than God. Is God’s way not suitable to your liking? Do you or the religion you believe in find that you have to re-write God’s bible to suit your needs? Do you do these things or follow those who do them? Is it not your goal or belief that you should do good and treat your neighbor as you would have him treat you?
If you answered no to all of the above then possibly you have an idea how wise God is. We only know about God’s wisdom because of what we have observed in that which He has performed and by what He allows us to know through His inspired Bible and the experiences He has shown us.
If you answered yes to any of the questions or did not answer, then possibly you challenge God’s word every day and make things or have things like you want them even if they go against God’s will. Possibly, you also forget that it was God who gave you everything you have, including intellectual things, material things and the right to make choices for yourself no matter whether they are right or wrong. Possibly you do not realize that God is testing you. Most likely you do not realize that Satan is coaching you to do things to his liking.
You also may not have realized just how wise and how powerful God really is and on how many different fronts He is all powerful. The Bible states He created the universe and created the earth perfectly, then because of Lucifer’s sin, He blocked the light from the sun and stars, then flooded the earth and caused every living thing to die. Then he caused the light to re-appear, separated the light from the darkness, caused the waters to recede, re-created mankind and animals and provided food for every living thing on earth and sustains it all.
He did not kill Lucifer who is now called Satan butHe remanded all of Satan’s angel followers to a place called Tartarus which is a special type of jail in the Lake of Burning Fire and Brimstone.
Because of sin from Satan and his angels and from men on earth, God has flooded the earth twice, He has killed men and nations that continued to sin and go against His will and all of His prophecies have come true in their time periods. And the list goes on.
God’s wisdom has been with God since before He began planning His works, including heaven and the universe and all that is in them. God rarely tells us but He has a reason for doing everything He has done, is doing and will do in the future.
Since mankind is not on the same plane as God in wisdom, knowledge and power there is not any way for mankind to understand God’s way for doing things unless He decides to tell us. Proverbs 3:19 and Proverbs 8:22-31 speak some of God’s wisdom.
Proverbs 3:19 19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding He established the heavens;
Commentary: 3:19-20. When God created the world, He used wisdom . . . understanding, and knowledge. If God needed these, then certainly people need them.
Proverbs 8:22-31 22 “The Lord possessed me (wisdom) at the beginning of His way,
Before His works of old.
23 I have been established from everlasting,
From the beginning, before there was ever an earth.
24 When there were no depths I was brought forth,
When there were no fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills, I was brought forth;
26 While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields,
Or the primal dust of the world.
27 When He prepared the heavens, I was there,
When He drew a circle on the face of the deep,
28 When He established the clouds above,
When He strengthened the fountains of the deep,
29 When He assigned to the sea its limit,
So that the waters would not transgress His command,
When He marked out the foundations of the earth,
30 Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
31 Rejoicing in His inhabited world,
And my delight was with the sons of men.
Commentary: Wisdom’s Existence Before Creation (8:22-26)
8:22. Wisdom’s scope of expertise is broadened from her present ability to enrich individuals (vv. 12-21) to her past involvement in Creation. Wisdom is obviously in view here; me clearly refers back to “I, wisdom” (v. 12). Wisdom existed before the Creation of the world and therefore was present when God created the universe.
Some Bible students say that wisdom in verses 22-31 refers to Christ. Of course He does reveal God’s wisdom to believers (1 Cor. 1:30) and in Him is all wisdom and knowledge (Col. 2:3), but Proverbs 8:22-31 gives no indication that it is Christ who is referred to as wisdom. If that were so, then all other references to wisdom in Proverbs should refer to Christ too, which is unlikely. It is preferable to see wisdom spoken of here figuratively as a personification of God’s attribute of wisdom.
8:23-26. Before creating the universe, God appointed wisdom. Proverbs 8:23 refers to wisdom existing before God created the world (cf. Gen. 1:1-5), before the waters were separated, making clouds and oceans (on the second day of Creation, Gen. 1:6-8), and before the dry land appeared (on the third day of Creation, Gen. 1:9-10). Wisdom is pictured as having been born (Prov. 8:24-25).
Wisdom’s work in creation (8:27-31)
8:27-29. Wisdom, then, was present when God set the heavens in place (v. 27a; cf. Gen. 1:1-5), when He separated the waters making clouds and oceans (Prov. 8:27b-28; on the second day of Creation, Gen. 1:6-8), and when He caused the dry land to appear (Prov. 8:29; on the third day, Gen. 1:9-10). On the word deep (Prov. 8:27) see comments on Genesis 1:2.
8:30-31. Wisdom is said to have been a craftsman at God’s side when He created the world. This attribute of God, personified as an assistant in the Lord’s creative work, poetically indicates that God was wise in what He created. Being at His side implies intimate association. Saying that God’s work is characterized by wisdom does not suggest that wisdom itself was the designer. God was the Designer. This is an important distinction. Wisdom’s claim to be present before and during Creation and to be involved in it gives an important credibility to her claim to reward man. Wisdom, personified, rejoices in God’s presence and in His created world, including mankind.
If God involved wisdom in His creative work, then certainly people need wisdom!
23 Facts About What God Is
|1. God is self-existent.||Exod. 3:13–14|
|2. God is self-sufficient||Ps. 50:10–12|
|3. God is eternal.||Deut. 33:27; Ps. 90:2|
|4. God is infinite.||1 Kings 8:22–27; Jer. 23:24|
|5. God is omnipresent.||Ps. 139:7–12|
|6. God is omnipotent.||Gen. 18:14;Rev. 19:6|
|7. God is omniscient.||Ps. 139:2–6; Isa. 40:13–14|
|8. God is wise.||Prov. 3:19; 1 Tim. 1:17|
|9. God is immutable.||Heb. 1:10–12; 13:8|
|10. God is sovereign.||Isa. 46:9–11|
|11. God is incomprehensible.||Job 11:7–19; Rom. 11:33|
|12. God is holy.||Lev. 19:2; 1 Pet. 1:15|
|13. God is righteous and just.||Ps. 119:137|
|14. God is true.||John 17:3; Titus 1:1–2|
|15. God is faithful.||Deut. 7:9; Ps. 89:1–2|
|16. God is light.||James 1:17; 1 John 1:5|
|17. God is good.||Ps. 107:8|
|18. God is merciful.||Ps. 103:8–17|
|19. God is gracious.||Ps. 111:4; 1 Pet. 5:10|
|20. God is love.||John 3:16; Rom. 5:8|
|21. God is spirit.||John 4:24|
|22. God is one.||Deut. 6:4–5; Isa. 44:6–8|
|23. God is a Trinity.
|Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14
15 Things God Sees and Knows
|1. He sees all things.||Prov. 15:3|
|2. He knows the size and scope of the universe||Ps. 147:4|
|3. He knows about the animal creation.||Matt. 10:29|
|4. He knows mankind.||Matt. 10:30|
|5. He knows our thoughts.||Ps. 139:2b; 44:21|
|6. He knows our words.||Ps. 139:4|
|7. He knows our deeds.||Ps. 139:2a|
|8. He knows our sorrows.||Exod. 3:7|
|9. He knows our needs.||Matt. 6:32|
|10. He knows our devotions.||Gen. 18:17–19; 22:11–12; 2 Chron. 16:9|
|11. He knows our frailties.||Ps. 103:14|
|12. He knows our foolishness.||Ps. 69:5|
|13. He knows his own.||John 10:14; 2 Tim. 2:19|
|14. He knows the past, present, and future.||Acts 15:18|
|15. He knows what might or could have been.||Matt. 11:23|
Now that we know a lot more about God and His power and Wisdom, would it not be prudent for those who answered “yes” above to re-think about learning more about God and His ways and not knowingly go against His will? Please learn more about God and re-think about where your choices are going to take you. Do you know or remember that there is a future after you die no matter whether you are believer or a rebellious type person. Therefore, will your soul go to live with God in His heaven or in the Lake of Burning Fire without God? God’s inspired bible refers to the Lake of Burning Fire as not only being very hot but also being in complete darkness and those that are sent there will be tormented for eternity without God.
If you wish to learn and know about God and His Son Jesus, you may learn about them in God’s inspired bible. You may also learn about them in a Christian church, by joining a Christian Bible Study or by being around other Christians. Remember, there is only one living, loving, gracious God from heaven. He has only one Son, He created only one bible and one religion. He has the only heaven known to mankind. For there is no other entity that is powerful enough, wise enough and loving enough to do the things He has done, is doing and will do in the future.
May the desire to pursue Your Word be with each one of us until the Lord Jesus comes for His church.
Always keep Jesus in your heart and on your mind.
God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?
Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.
Prayer: Father in heaven I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. There are not enough good words in my language to express the countless good things that You have done for mankind. I acknowledge it is because of Your will, love, and unfailing kindness that I show love, honor and devotion, live peaceably, love my neighbors, do goodness, be humble, grow in knowledge that You provide, bear children for all to love, live as a good Christian and help bring in others to know Your Son Jesus Christ as I can. Then, if I have repented of my sins and continue to believe in Your Son, I know I will have made You happy. Father this is my wish and my goal in life. Praise and glory be to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.
I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,
Christian thought: Think about what God has done for you, is presently doing and is going to do for you or to you. Think about what you can do for Him. Think about your commitment to Him to spread the word of God. Think about your commitment to your spouse and your children. Then pray, tell Him how much you appreciate Him and love Him and His Son and what a blessing it is to be a son or daughter of His. Also thank Him for being able to be a saint walking in His light. Then do not be ashamed to testify in His holy name.