Omnipotent

<<unlimited power>>

This term describes God’s all-powerfulness, being able to do anything He wishes in agreement with His character; in contrast, Satan and humanity

Aren’t you glad you are on God’s side

are severely limited. “The Lord does whatever pleases Him”, speaking the world into existence for “Nothing is too hard for Him” (Gen 1:2-26; Ps 115:3, 135:6; Jer 32:17,27). Jesus said, “All things are possible with God… [and] All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me” (Mt 19:26, 28:18). He is the ruler of kingdoms, for He is the King of kings (1 Tim 6:15; Rev 1:5). “They [people] did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen” (Act 4:28).

It is God’s sovereign right to rule, although till the end of the ‘day of grace’ (the end of the world as we currently know it) He allows Satan limited power in the affairs of this world for a set period (Job 1:12, 2:6; 1 Cor 15:24; Rev 20:10).

A true understanding of His power will transform our faith and prayer life, encouraging us to co-operate with Him to see His power touch humanity. Although limited in our ability, when united in His purpose, we can do all that He requires of us for “Greater is He who is in us than he who is the world (Phil 4:13; 1 Jn 4:4). However, often He restricts His actions to what we as believers pray for and enforce. This requires us hearing His desires, then engaging in spiritual warfare, by utilizing the authority invested in us, to do His work (Mk 16:17,18; Lk 10:19). This necessitates us being focused on Him, sensitive to and being lead by Him to do what is on His heart, not ours.

See also: able, God, omnipresence, omniscience, prayer, sovereignty of God, spiritual warfare.


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