The Power of God
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Psalm 62:11, “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.”
The power of God is a wonderful thought. Yet His almighty power is little understood or even appreciated by our simple minds, for we are not able to comprehend all of His power. But in this life the child of God has evidences all around him declaring the power of God.
The power of God in Creation:
David said in Psalms 8:3, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?”
We find the power of God in the first chapter of the bible. God says, “let it be…” and a few lines later you read, “and it was so…” “Let it be…and it was so”, “let it be…and it was so”, over and over again you see the power of God in creation. There was no hesitation in the creation of anything that God created. God created the heavens and the earth and all that are in them in six days. Then he rested. God did not rest because he was tired. Isaiah 40:28 states, “Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching for his understanding”. God created all things and rested on the seventh for man. It was to show that man was to rest from his labors on the seventh day. If it would have pleased God he could have created all things in the twinkling of an eye.
It took the power of God to create something from nothing! Man is able to make things all the time, but only because he has things that were created by God first. What a powerful God it is to make all from absolutely nothing. That is more than I can comprehend. But by faith I believe it. And if one believes that God created the heavens and the earth, he will have to believe it by faith. Paul said in Hebrews 11:3, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”.
Someone cannot believe in creation by science. Science is proven by something that is observable and repeatable. Creation is neither observable nor repeatable by man. But evolution is taught in our schools as science: fact! But it is not observable or repeatable. Evolution is more of a religion than a science. And it is a religion that attempts to undermine the power of God in our minds. I live in a house as we all do. But would you believe me if I said that my house just came together all on its own? You would think I was crazy if I said, “it just started evolving all on its own until finally it became a house”. But yet we allow schoolteachers to say the same thing about creation! My house came together because first off someone drew a plan. Then there were carpenters that began to build the house. The creation of this world and universe didn’t come about by some “big bang” theory. There was a higher being that drew out a blue print and then began to build this wonderful place that we call earth. God was the architect and the builder of heaven and earth.
And how beautiful is His creation! David said in Psalms 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” God could have created for us a place void of any beauty. But he chose to place a curtain of stars in the night sky, to give us a beautiful sunset at the close of day. The mountains with her form and splendid beauty and the seas with their white-capped waves all declare His creation. He created the beautiful flowers and gave us the blue skies. When the first astronauts were on their way back from the moon, looking at the beautiful planet earth, they were aw struck at its beauty. Over the radio they began to read Genesis chapter 1. All that were listening could hear the astronauts declaring the glory of God. There was no doubt in their minds that there was a God that created the heavens and the earth.
It is with this view of the power of God that causes man to lowly esteem himself. Back in Psalm 8:4 David stated, “What is man that thou art mindful of him?” Man is in the business of building himself up. When man does not consider the power of God in creation he will begin to leave off God because he sees himself as something great. But God’s children are without excuse. In Romans 1:20, Paul states, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse”. Those saints in the bible who were blessed to see God for who he is had a very small opinion of themselves. Nebuchadnezzar learned that lesson well.
God also has power in preservation. All things of this world since they were created continue to exist. Astrologers can predict things happening out in space down to the very second. This is all possible because of God’s perfect and powerful work. He controls the waves and sets their bounds (Job 38:11). So long as this earth is here there will be springtime and harvest and seasons will continue to exist. Man has no power over the strength and power of God. And when this earth is destroyed, it won’t be by man’s hand. God didn’t need man to create this earth and he certainly doesn’t need us to help destroy it (2Peter 3:10-12).
Praise the Lord for his mighty power!