Posted by: SandreS | June 25, 2010

Back to Basics: God 101 – He Is All Powerful

Sadly, there are some who would teach of a god who somehow is not the sovereign of the universe. That he can’t manage to do exactly what he want to do, and that he is somehow actually subject to his creatures.

This may be a god of religion, but it is not the God of Scripture. We will go back to the basics; back to a scriptural foundation of the true and living God.

Purely and simply, regardless of what His creatures may assert, the God of Scripture is the absolute Sovereign of His Own universe.

God Is Almighty

… I am the Almighty God … (Genesis 17:1).

… God Almighty … (Genesis 28:3; 35:11; Exodus 6:3, etc.).

There is Nothing too Hard for Almighty God

Is anything too hard for the LORD? (Genesis 18:14).

Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heaven and the earth by Your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for You (Jeremiah 32:17).

God’s Counsel Stands; He Does All that Pleases Him

My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure (Isaiah 46:9-10).

Our God is in the heavens: He has done whatsoever He has pleased (Psalms 115:3).

God Is Sovereign in All of the Affairs of Men

Nebuchadnezzar was an earthly monarch which appeared to be a sovereign; but there is a Sovereign in heaven Who has all things under His control. Nebuchadnezzar would learn the great truth that,

… the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whoever He will … (Daniel 4:17, 25)

… all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He does according to His will … among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand … (Daniel 4:35)

God’s sovereignty over all the affairs of men – even those that are “sovereign” – is taught throughout the Scriptures.

… Are not You God in heaven? Do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the heathen? In Your hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand You? (II Chronicles 20:6)

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turns it wherever He will (Proverbs 21:1).

In fact, it is God Who is the,

… Great King over all the earth (Psalms 47:2).

God’s Sovereign Power Extends Even to the Details of Our Daily Lives

And my days, all of them were written up on Your scroll; The days, they were formed when there was not one of them (Psalms 139:16).

God’s very title in Scripture is “El,” meaning “Subjector.” There are those who, refusing to glorify Him as God, become vain in their imaginations and attempt to make God like unto themselves – thus becoming fools (Romans 1:21-23). They teach of a god who, somehow, has lost control of his universe. They present him as not knowing what will happen next, and as a result he is made in their minds to be in a constant state of attempting to play “catch up” with his creation.

Regardless of what His creatures may assert, the God of Scripture is the all-wise, all-powerful Sovereign of His Own universe. Period.

Rest in that.

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
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