The prophet said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold thou has made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee.”
One of the attributes of God is His omnipotence, meaning the power of God. But did you know that God’s power doesn’t really relate to you unless it is applied to your daily life? You can believe that God is a powerful God, that God has all power, He can do anything and everything, and that there is nothing God cannot do, but unless that applies to your life, it really doesn’t mean very much to you. We need to know what God’s power means to us, what it means to us today, what it means to us tomorrow, what it means to us in the years ahead.
The evidence of God’s power in creation
All we have to do is observe the creation around us and we know that God is a God of power. It would take a God of infinite power to create the world in which we live.
In Psalm 33:6, the Bible tells us that God spoke and the heavens were made. It states; “By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.” Now we know that everything we see was made by words, by the words of God.
God alone created the world; He didn’t need a scientist to help Him create it. Isaiah the prophet by inspiration of the Holy Spirit spoke about the creator God, “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself and spreading out the earth all alone, (Isaiah 44:24, NASB).”
God willed the heavens into existence. Romans 4:17 says that God “…calleth those things which are not, as though they were.” And that is an amazing power.
The evidence of God’s power in preservation
Hebrews 1:3 speaking of Jesus Christ says, “…He upholds all things by the Word of His power…” Not only did God create the world through Christ, but He upholds the world, He helps the world together through Christ.
The evidence of God’s power in redemption
Colossians 2:13-15 (NASB) declares; “And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having cancelled out the certificate of death, consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us. And having taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them having triumphed over them through Him.”
For redemption to take place, in order for our sins to have been forgiven, God had to nail all of our sins to the cross. He had to nail the decree of judgment that was against us to the cross. And He had to strip Satan; He had to show Satan for what he is, a defeated foe and the only way He could do that was to send His Son to die on the cross.
God had to pay the awful cost of sending His Son Jesus, His only begotten Son to die at Calvary. So that was the power of God being displayed in redemption and it was the mighty power of God being displayed over Satan. In sending His Son to die on the cross, He shamed Satan and spoiled Satan’s plans, through the power of the cross and through Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.