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Power of God

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God is all-powerful (that is omnipotent), and is able to do whatever he wills. His power is limited only by his character.

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God is all-powerful

Mark 10:27 NASB95
Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”
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God cannot be thwarted

Job 42:2 NASB95
“I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.
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God’s names denote his power

The uniqueness of God’s power

Jeremiah 10:6 NASB95
There is none like You, O Lord; You are great, and great is Your name in might.

He is the Almighty

“the Almighty” is Hebrew “El Shaddai”:

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He is the Lord Almighty and God Almighty

“Almighty” in these verses is usually Hebrew “Sabaoth”:

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He is the Mighty One

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God’s power is seen above all in his acts of redemption

God is powerful to save

Zephaniah 3:17 NASB95
“The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

God shows his power in the exodus

Deuteronomy 9:29 NASB95
‘Yet they are Your people, even Your inheritance, whom You have brought out by Your great power and Your outstretched arm.’
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God shows his power through the work of Jesus Christ

Acts 2:24 NASB95
“But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.
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God shows his power through the proclamation of the good news about Jesus Christ

Romans 1:16 NASB95
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
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God’s power is shown in Jesus Christ’s life

God’s power in Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry

Luke 5:17 NASB95
One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing.
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God’s power in Jesus Christ’s heavenly ministry

In contrast to all other priests, Jesus Christ exercises his ministry now in heaven because death could not hold him.
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God’s power seen in Jesus Christ’s second coming

Mark 13:26 NASB95
“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.
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The Holy Spirit demonstrates God’s power

Micah 3:8 NASB95
On the other hand I am filled with power— With the Spirit of the Lord And with justice and courage To make known to Jacob his rebellious act, Even to Israel his sin.
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God’s power in the world

God rules the created order

Romans 1:20 NASB95
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
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God’s works are powerful

Deuteronomy 3:24 NASB95
‘O Lord God, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours?
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The ark symbolises God’s powerful presence

Psalm 132:8 NASB95
Arise, O Lord, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength.
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God keeps his promises

Romans 4:21 NASB95
and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.
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God gives life to the dead

1 Corinthians 6:14 NASB95
Now God has not only raised the Lord, but will also raise us up through His power.
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God’s power in the lives of believers

God gives his own power to his people

1 Chronicles 29:11–12 NASB95
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. “Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone.
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God’s power achieves his purposes in his people’s lives

2 Thessalonians 1:11 NASB95
To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power,
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God’s power completes his work of salvation in believers’ lives

1 Peter 1:5 NASB95
who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
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God’s power gives believers inner strength

Ephesians 3:16–17 NASB95
that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
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God’s power is made plain through human weakness

2 Corinthians 12:9–10 NASB95
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
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God’s power gives help to believers in suffering

2 Timothy 4:16–17 NASB95
At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion’s mouth.
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God’s power is limited only by his character

God cannot deny himself

2 Timothy 2:13 NASB95
If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.
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God cannot tolerate evil

Habakkuk 1:13 NASB95
Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, And You can not look on wickedness with favor. Why do You look with favor On those who deal treacherously? Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up Those more righteous than they?

God cannot be tempted

James 1:13 NASB95
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.

God cannot lie

Numbers 23:19 NASB95
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
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God’s power is to be praised

Psalm 68:35 NASB95
O God, You are awesome from Your sanctuary. The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God!
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