With great power comes great responsibility. On a human level, an increase in power usually leads a person to become selfish and irrational, often abusing their positions if humility isn’t established. Thankfully, God does not operate on a human level when it comes to divine attributes, unlike the deities in Roman and Greek mythology. He is a God of unlimited power, completely balanced by His holy attributes.
This article marks the 16th segment in the Attributes of God from A-Z series and covers His omnipotence.
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“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable” (Isaiah 40:28, ESV).
God’s power is hard to fathom on a human level, yet it is a comfort to rely on when it is understood in the terms of His holiness. Since humans are imperfect, we think with a faulty, limited thought process. God is completely pure and divine, perfectly balanced. He is perfectly balanced in love, while also being balanced in justice and wrath.
To understand God’s balance, we can’t think merely on human terms, but on spiritual terms. Since God is spiritual in nature, He does not grow weary or faint as we do. When Jesus came to Earth to be was born in flesh to be later crucified as the unblemished sacrificial lamb portrayed in Exodus, He never lost His divinity because He was not born of man’s seed. He is everlasting, creator of the ends of the earth.
“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20, ESV).
For God to be eternal, He has to be outside of the operation of time as we know it humanly. God created the concept of time, therefore He has to operate outside of its scope to be eternal. Spirits do not have a death date. Likewise, God has no birthdate or expiration date since He is not in human flesh, but in spiritual form.
To have a better illustration of this concept, please see Answers in Genesis’s article entitled “What Was God Doing Before Creation” at https://answersingenesis.org/who-is-god/what-was-god-doing-before-creation/
The attributes of God’s nature have been woven into the intricate design of all of creation, including humans. For example, humans consist of body, mind, and soul. The law of morality is written upon the heart and is displayed by means of conscience. God established this detail in Genesis when He discusses the flood. Upon evaluation of evidence, this is why humans are without excuse when it comes to denying God as His very nature is expressed through creation.
Omnipotent Does Not Mean Brute
“And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13, ESV).
When we think of someone as having unlimited or very great power, often times an image of a brutish person will come to mind. This should not be the case with God. However, God states that humanity hates Him without reason (John 15:25) due to our pride.
God is able to have unlimited power and yet not sin because of His complete holiness. He was not born of man’s seed to be like man in nature or created by man to be limited by their perception.
Closing Thoughts on the Omnipotent Attributes of God from A-Z
God’s omnipotent nature is a source of refuge as He is perfect in nature. When the world’s system fails, those who are in Christ can rest assured that God’s balance will never fail.
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The Attributes of God: Loving Father
Name Above All Names
Attributes of God Introduction
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