Being in Awe of God’s Omnipotent Power

28 11 2007

I have been continuing to work through A.W. Pink’s book The Attributes of God (Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan – 2001, pages 46-51). In reading through and reflecting upon The Power of God in Chapter 9 (click here) I have come to a halt. In reflecting upon Pink’s teaching and the Scriptural evidence, I am in wonder that God is far outside of my very limited linear understanding. I can not logically, intellectually grasp the endless power and eternal (without beginning or end) nature of Almighty God.

Thankfully, our God is a loving God, but He is also “dangerous”, “uncontrollable”, “unconstrainable”, and “undirectable”. In no way are these thoughts meant to be criticisms of God, but rather an acknowledgment that “God is enthroned in the heavens, and He does what He wants”.

Regardless of what I or any one else may think of God or wish this or that in regards to how He would act or how His nature would be fashioned, by His omnipotent power He carries out His sovereign decree regarding all creation, for all time. He in His power has created all things – in this galaxy and throughout the universe, throughout the cosmos – to the limits of and beyond that which we can conceive of or be aware of. His power to design, order and create all space, time, physical elements and forces in evidence through both our telescopes and our microscopes and through our limited understanding of God’s spiritual reality can and should bring us to worship Him, acknowledging His almighty power and wisdom.

Thank God for His love and grace in addition to His almighty power. In our utter dependence upon Him for each breath and for each aspect of our lives, we must thank Him for His good purposes – without His good will towards us in this life and for all time and eternity, what situation would we find ourselves in? He is Almighty God – in Him we have our life and breath and being.

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Following are some exerpts from A. W. Pink’s book regarding the power of God….

A. God has the Power to Carryout His Will

B. God’s Power is of Himself – Unchanging and Self-sustained

God’s power is like Himself, self-existent, self-sustained. The mightiest of men cannot add so much as a shadow of increased power to the Omnipotent One. He sits on no buttressed throne and leans on no assisting arm. His court is not maintained by His courtiers, nor does it borrow its splendor from His creatures. He is Himself the great central source and Originator of all power (C. H. Spurgeon).

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C. God’s Power is Even Greater Than What He Has Chosen to Display of it in His Creation

D. God’s Power in Creation

E. God’s Power in Preservation

F. God’s Power in Government

G. God’s Power in Judgement

Well may all tremble before such a God! To treat with impunity One who can crush us more easily than we can a moth, is a suicidal policy. To openly defy Him who is clothed with omnipotence, who can rend us in pieces or cast into Hell any moment He pleases, is the very height of insanity. To put it on its lowest ground, it is but the part of wisdom to heed His command, “Kiss the Son. lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little” (Psalms 2:12).

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God, You are worthy of honor and praise. We people cannot grasp or understand the limitless power and authority you possess. Lord, I trust you in accordance with the commands of Your word.

In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

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