What is God’s Power?

God’s power calls into being things that were not: “…the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not” (Romans 4:17). God raised his Son from the dead, but people were also brought to life by God’s power: “Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, ‘Tabitha, get up.’ She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive” (Acts 9:40-41).

God’s power can strengthen our inner being: “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being…” (Ephesians 3:16). 

The power of God is packed with energy:  “To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me” (Colossians 1:29). 

God’s power is above all other powers and authority: “…and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority” (Colossians 2:10). 

God’s power is far more powerful than any other name invoked: “…and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come” (Ephesians 1:19-21).

God’s power can do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine: “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” (Ephesians 3:20).

God’s power leads to salvation: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes…” (Romans 1:16).

This is the power of God! 

This power, God’s power, is available to those who believe Jesus. God wants us to rely on His power. Relying on God’s power is an integral part of the Christian faith.

 

 

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