A GOD OF POWER
". . . Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. . ."
Friend, I want you to know that our God is ALMIGHTY. I know that, not because I have heard it preached, not because I have preached it myself, and not because I learned it in a theology class. I know that God is almighty because that is what He says about Himself. In Gen. 17:1 we read that God appeared to Abram and said: "I am El Shaddai, [God Almighty]." In the theology classroom, this aspect of God's being is referred to as His "omnipotence." Regardless of the word we use, it means that God has all power, He is totally lacking in weakness, and He can act without external restriction. In Matthew 19:26, Jesus put it this way: ". . . With God all things are possible."
The cosmic application is that all nature is absolutely subject to Godís will.†† And we are talking about all of the laws of nature and the entire physical universe.† He spoke and it came to be!† Even life and death are subject to Godís will.
The personal application is:
1. You donít have a problem that God canít solve.
2. You arenít in a situation that God canít direct you out of.
3. Godís grace and power are exceedingly, abundantly, unquestionably adequate for you!
It is because of this that the Scripture says plainly and confidently, "If God is for us, who can be against us?Ē -- Rom. 8:31.† And ďThe LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread?Ē -- Ps. 27:1 (NASB).† There is no greater power that can come along and change or restrict or reject the plans or the works of God.† He is Melech ha-olam, the eternal King, the wholly sovereign God who was and is and ever shall be!†
Oh, and one more thing; when God grabs hold, He doesn't let go.† He is totally, perfectly faithful.† In Isa. 46:9-10 He declares: ďI am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. . . I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please."† God does not begin and not complete.† God does not promise and not fulfill.† That is true in the cosmos and also true in your life.† So you can trust God no matter what!† ďBe confident of this, he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ JesusĒ -- Php 1:6.
So to the Christian I can say with confidence:
1. God will NEVER leave you nor forsake you.
2. He is WITH you and He is FOR you.
3. No one can EVER change that.
4. You canít trust your feelings but you can trust Godís Word.†
--- Pastor Keith Andrews