Wednesday, September 19, 2012

An Omnipotent God

Yes I know this is longer then most of my post, but I thought I'd share my apologetic speech I did today.

Think of a light bulb, think of how much power shines into a room from that light bulb. Imagine how much more power the sun radiates every second, and the sun is only just one star. And yet, all this vast power is less than the power of God!

Today I'll be explaining the meaning and significance of the Omnipotence of God.

Definition of Omnipotence from Websters 1828 dictionary; Almighty power; unlimited or infinite power; a word in strictness applicable only to God.

Basically, this means God can do whatever He pleases and no one can stop Him.

Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.”

Nothing is impossible for God. He has unlimited power.

So then, can God do anything?
W. Grudem says in his book Systematic Theology. “God's omnipotence means that God is able to do all his holy will.”
God is always consistently true to his character in the bible. God cannot will or do anything that would go against his character.

Hebrews 6:18 “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:”

So if this is true why does it matter?
If God's plans cannot be thwarted or defeated, this means we can trust Him to accomplish what He says He will do.
The story of Jericho is a great example. Who would have thought that an army could walk around the walls of Jericho and make them crumble to the ground. Six days once around. On the seventh day, seven times around. Brow a trumpet and have the army shout. Doesn't that sound, crazy? That's impossible, but that was God's plan and he made it happen.

Joshua 6:20 “So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city.”

God promised that he would give Jericho to the Isrealites. Just like the story of Jericho, all the promises God has made in his word to us are sure and will be kept. He is all-power and nothing can thwart his plans. We can trust Him to do what He says He'll do.

So how can this make a difference for you or me?
Because we know that God is omnipotent, all-powerful and that no one can stop Him from accomplishing His will, we can trust Him to fulfill the good plans He has for our individual lives.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

1 comment:

  1. That is so good Deanna! :) I'm so proud of you for doing Apologetics. I'm gonna do it next year.