“God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.”
Psalms 62:11 KJV
We live in a time of increased intellectual debates and beliefs about the supremacy of God. Nonetheless, the Bible proves beyond doubt that the power of God is second to none. Even in an age where there seem to be a plethora of options, God’s power still trumps all others.
We see the many instances where God showed off His power in the Bible. He was never hesitant to do so. Let’s look at some of them.
In 1 Samuel 5:1-12, we see a peculiar story. The Philistines dared to place the very ark of God side by side with their god, Dagon. By the next morning, God had shown Himself but they were still slow to perceive it.
On the second day, Dagon’s body was dismantled. After a series of God’s terrible dealings with them, they returned the ark of God to its rightful place.
Another beautiful display of the power of God is found in Daniel 5:1-31. King Belshazzar, in his folly, thought it wise to celebrate a feast with vessels from the temple in Jerusalem.
First, came the strange hand on the wall and then, the inexplicable writing. To the shame of all the astrologers, Daniel explained the writing by the spirit of God and proclaimed the end of Belshazzar’s reign.
A third example is in 1 Kings 18:17-40. We see God responding to Elijah’s call with fire that completely consumed the sacrifice, stones, wood, dust and water on the altar. What Baal could not do, God did effortlessly.
These stories probably sounded jaw-breaking the first time you heard them. Undoubtedly, we worship a God not made with the hands of men but who crafted the universe, and He delights in proving His supreme power.
The good news is you have that same power at work in you and you can do, and are expected to do the same thing – show forth the excellencies of God (1 Peter 2:9b).
“Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.” (Luke 10:19 AMP)
It is interesting to note that signs and wonders draw the attention of people to the fact that God is with us. However, we must be wary of the deception of the enemy (2 Corinthians 11:13-14). The signs that his agents may show may seem real but they cannot be compared to the power of God (Exodus 7:11-12).
Folks, we are the living temples of God. As He is powerful, so are we (Col 2:10, 2 Timothy 1:7).
The church of Christ must realize that we are supernatural in a superior fashion. In fact, there is no comparison between the power we have and the powers of rulers of this world. They are under our feet! So we must get up, gear up and power up.
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 8:1-15, Colossians 2:8-15, Psalms 127, 1 Chronicles 7-9.