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If, in anyway, we limit God’s sovereignty and omnipotence, we deny his essential Divinity and destroy every foundation of true faith in him. Throughout the Scriptures God’s sovereign omnipotence is set before us as a matter of greatest praise and adoration, ever encouraging faith in him (1 Chronicles 29:10-11; Jeremiah 32:17-18; Daniel 4:35).
God’s saints on earth, and all the saints and angels of heaven, when they ascribe glory to God, praise him for his omnipotence as God (Revelation 4:10-11; 5:13; 7:11-12; 19:5-6). Omnipotence means that God has all power over all things. Sovereignty is the exercise of that power. By this sovereign omnipotence, God declares his greatness, calls for all men to bow before him, and encourages the faith of his elect in him (Isaiah 46:9-13). Indeed, God has placed the stamp of omnipotence on all that he does.
· God created the world by omnipotent power (Genesis 1:1-3; Hebrews 11:3).
· God’s omnipotence sustains, provides for, and rules the world and all things in it (Job 9:4-12; 26:7-8; 38: 6-12, 25-27).
· God’s omnipotence is revealed in the redemption of sinners by Christ. It is seen in the things leading up to and in the completion of Christ’s redemptive work — His Incarnation (Luke 1:35-37) — His Miracles (Luke 9:43) — His Death (John 10:17-18, 19-30; Acts 2:23) — Resurrection (Romans1:4).
· It is by the omnipotence and irresistible power of God’s grace that sinners are born-again, converted and given faith in Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6-7; Ephesians 1:19).
· The perseverance of every believer in grace and faith is by God’s omnipotence (1 Peter 1:5).
· And in the last day God shall raise the dead by his sovereign, omnipotent power (Matthew 25:32-46; John 5:28-29).
This omnipotent, almighty God is our God. He is a God of unlimited power. He is a Savior of unlimited ability. He is uncontrolled and uncontrollable. He always does exactly what he wills to do. He always does all his pleasure. He cannot be restrained, frustrated, or defeated. And his will and pleasure is the eternal salvation of all his elect (Isaiah 53:10-11). This Almighty God is God worthy of implicit faith. Oh, may he give us grace to trust him!