Psalm 62:11<)


     Power belongs to God, and to God alone. There is not a creature in all the universe that has a single particle of power, except that which God has given. God alone has power. The power possessed by angels, men, demons and beasts is derived from him. But God's power is unacquired, underived. No one gives God power. He is power! Power belongs to him inherently. God is omnipotent!

     "Omnipotence is essential to God. It is his by nature. A weak Deity is an obsurdity" (John Gill). "We cannot have a right conception of God unless we think of him as all-powerful, as well as all-wise. He who cannot do what he will and perform all his pleasure cannot be God. As God has a will to resolve what he deems good, so he has power to execute his will" (A.W. Pink). "The power of God is that ability and strength whereby he can bring to pass whatever he pleases. As holiness is the beauty of all God's attributes, so power is that which gives life and action to all the perfections of the divine nature. How vain would be the eternal counsels, if power did not step in to execute them. Without power his mercy would be but a feeble pity, his promises an empty sound, his threatenings a mere scare crow. God's power is like himself: infinite, eternal, incomprehensible. It can neither be checked, restrained, nor frustrated by the creature" (Stephen Charnock). "God's power is like himself, self-existent, self-sustained. The mightiest of men cannot add so much a shadow of increased power to the omnipotent One. He sits on no buttressed throne and leans on no assisting arm. His court is not maintained by his courtiers, nor does it borrow its splendor from his creatures. He is himself the great central Source and Originator of all power" (C.H. Spurgeon).

     Power is synonomous with God. To speak of God is to speak of power. To speak of power is to speak of God. The two cannot be separated. We read of "the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power" (Mk. 14:62). That is the right hand of God. As God's essence is immense, not confined to any place, and eternal, not measured by time, so it is almighty, not limited in ability. God is omnipotent! "He walketh among the waves of the sea" (Job 9:8). "He walketh in the circuit of heaven" (Job 22:14). "He walketh upon the wings of the wind" (Psa. 104:3). "Power belongeth unto God!"