Power to Create!
"I am the Lord,
and there is no other; I form the light and create darkness, I make
peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things." Isaiah
"Lord God! Behold,
You have made the heavens and the earth
by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing
too hard for You.."
who made the world and everything in it... is Lord of heaven
and earth.... He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And
He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all
the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed
times. ... [I]in Him we live and move and have our being."
Lord has made everything for its purpose,
even the wicked for the day of trouble."
"...in all these
things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us."
every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand
hills. I know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild
beasts of the field are Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell
you; for the world is Mine, and all its fullness."
gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength.
Power to Save
-- Now and for Eternity!
"And Moses said to
the people, Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the
salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you
today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again
no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you
shall hold your peace.
you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe
in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you
will be saved."
"...the message of the cross is foolishness to those
who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the
power of God. For it is written:
'I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing
the understanding of the prudent.'
"Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the
disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom
of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the
world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through
the foolishness of the message preached to save those who
1 Corinthians 1:18-21
Power to Guide
mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."
"I am the vine,
you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears
much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing." John 15:5
Power over the
world's ruling powers!
"Pilate said to
Him, 'Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have
power to crucify You, and power to release You?
"Jesus answered, 'You could have no power at all
against Me unless it had been given you from above."
"The Lord brings
the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.
The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of His heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance."
"I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the
ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and
have given it to whom it seemed proper to Me. And now
I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar
the king of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field
I have also given him to serve him. So all nations shall serve
Power to Judge
My people would not heed My voice, and Israel would
have none of Me. So I gave them over to their own stubborn
heart, to walk in their own counsels. Oh, that My people
would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways! I would
soon subdue their enemies...."
"... the instant I speak
concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to build and to
plant it, if it does evil in My sight so that it does
not obey My voice, then I will relent concerning the good with
which I said I would benefit it." Jeremiah
the Lord has both devised and done what He spoke against
the inhabitants of Babylon."
(Foretold long before the fall of Babylon, yet God considered it
done because He had purposed it!)
beast] was given authority to continue for forty-two months.
Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme
His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. It was
granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome
them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and
nation. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose
names have not been written in the Book of
Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
Life and Death
will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them
"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we
were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then,
having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies
we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much
more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life."
"I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord,
for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them
as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not
having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but
that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness
which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection,
and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His
shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or
sword? As it is written:
'For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
"Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors
through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither
death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor
things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth,
nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from
the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. "
God's Will |
Our Sovereign God speaks to Job |
Make me a
captive, Lord, and then I shall be free.
Force me to render up my sword, and I shall conqueror be.
I sink in life's alarms when by myself I stand.
Imprison me within Thine arms, and strong shall be my hand.