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Omnipotence (3) Infinite Control

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Omnipotence (3) Infinite Control
by David Denninger - Monday, 24 April 2023, 11:50 PM

Because God’s power is infinite He can accomplish whatever He wills to do. Nothing can withstand the power of God. 

No one and nothing in the universe is able to prevent anything God has determined.

Every created person and thing is completely and constantly dependent on Him just to continue existing. Every ability and strength a person possesses and exercises is only possible because God is enabling it. Apart from His will and empowering, we are helpless.

God’s sovereign will is secured and assured in His omnipotence. His will is infinite in itself and it is unlimited in His power to perform it. 

God is not hindered by anything outside of Himself.

“Our God is in the heavens;
He does whatever He pleases” (Ps 115:3).

“All the nations are as nothing before Him;
They are regarded as less than nothing and meaningless” (Isa 40:17).

“The Lord nullifies the counsel of the nations;
He frustrates the plans of the peoples“ (Ps 33:10).

No one can restrain God from what He has determined to do in our lives and circumstances. 

While He has determined that we must make decisions and He deals with us accordingly, we cannot prevent the ways He chooses to influence our decisions or to act in response to our choices and our ways.

“The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hands of the Lord;
He turns it wherever He wishes” (Prov 21:1).

“The lot is cast into the lap;
But its every decision is by the hand of the Lord” (Prov 16:33).

“We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Rom 8:28)

“Also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose Who works all things after the counsel of His will” (Eph 1:11).

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know . . . what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe” (Eph 1:18-19).

“The Lord Jesus Christ . . . will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself” (Phil 3:20-21).


                                                (Spotlight 3, Lesson 5 in Doctrine 101: Learning about God)