I introduce myself in various ways. “Hi, I’m Mike Martin, pastor of South Georgia Baptist Church.” Or sometimes, “Hello, I’m Carla’s husband” or “I’m Lizzy’s dad” or even, “I’m grand-papa to eleven practically-perfect-in-every-way grandkids.”
When God said hello to Abraham, He said, “I am El-Shaddai ... Almighty God!” (Genesis 17:1).
God might have said, “I’m God, the creator of heaven and earth”, for the Almighty “spoke, and it came into being; he commanded, and it came into existence” (Psalm 33:9, CSB).
The psalmist recognized God’s omnipotence. “I know that the Lord is great; our Lord is greater than all gods. The Lord does whatever he pleases in heaven and on earth” (Psalm 135:5–6, CSB).
Job knew the all-powerful One. “I know that you can do anything and no plan of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2, CSB).
Isaiah quoted Almighty God. “I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: my plan will take place, and I will do all my will. ... I have spoken; so I will also bring it about. I have planned it; I will also do it” (Isaiah 46:10–11, CSB).
Jeremiah worshipped the Almighty. “Oh, Lord God! You yourself made the heavens and earth by your great power and with your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for you!”
(Jeremiah 32:17, CSB).
The Bible declares God’s ultimate power over everything and everyone in every situation. He is all-powerful. He is omnipotent. He is El-Shaddai ... God-Almighty!
In the New Testament, a broken-hearted daddy brought his sick son to Jesus. The daddy said, “If you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us” (Mark 9:22, CSB). Jesus responded, “Everything is possible!” (Mark 9:23, CSB). Indeed, “with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26, CSB).
God is omnipotent! He created the universe. He dried up the Red Sea. He crushed the solid-rock walls of Jericho. He rained bread from heaven. He sent a giant fish to save the drowning prophet, Jonah. He raised the dead and healed every disease. And, by His amazing grace, he rescued my wrecked and ruined soul, transforming death into life.
My posts this week will be devoted to the astonishing attributes of God. He is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent... For these, we can be eternally, infinitely thankful. We serve a big God. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is God Almighty!
“Hi, I’m Mike, servant of the Living Lord, Jesus the Christ, the omnipotent God Almighty!”
South Georgia Baptist Church
Mike Martin, Pastor