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WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GOD - HIS OMNIPOTENCE
(ALL-POWERFUL; UNLIMITED POWER)

Have you ever walked outside, looked around and felt in awe of the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, the trees, and all the things that God created? 

Godís power is overwhelmingly great.  He is great in all things.  Todayís lesson is to simply remind us that God is ALL-POWERFUL.  This lesson will not list all of the attributes to Godís unlimited power, but will simply begin to look at his Omnipotence.
 
GOD REIGNETH OMNIPOTENT
KJV Revelation 19:6
6. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

CHRIST STATES THAT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE
KJV Mark 10:27
27.  And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

GOD TELLS ABRAM THAT HE (GOD) IS ALMIGHTY
KJV Genesis 17:1
1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

GODíS POWER DEMONSTRATED
KJV Genesis 1:1
 1.  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

DAVID WRITES OF GODíS POWER
KJV Psalms 19:1
 1.  The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

KJV Psalms 139:14
14.  I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

THE PARTING OF THE RED SEA
KJV Exodus 14:21-31
21.  And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
 22.  And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
 23.  And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
 24.  And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
 25.  And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the Lord fighteth for them against the Egyptians.
 26.  And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
 27.  And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
 28.  And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
 29.  But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
 30.  Thus the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
 31.  And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.

DANIEL IN THE LIONíS DEN
KJV Daniel 6:16-23
 16.  Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
 17.  And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
 18.  Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.
 19.  Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.
 20.  And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
 21.  Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
 22.  My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
23. Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.
 

SOME THINGS THAT GOD CANNOT DO

GOD CANNOT LIE
KJV Titus 1:2
2.  In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

KJV Hebrews 6:18  That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
 

KJV Psalms 19:9
9. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

GOD CANNOT CHANGE THE CONDITION OF THE LOST SOUL
KJV 2 Peter 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

THE ACCEPTANCE OF SALVATION IS MANKINDíS RESPONSIBILITY

KING AGRIPPA HEARS OF PAULíS CONVERSION AND PAUL ALMOST PERSUADES HIM TO BE A CHRISTIAN.
KJV Acts 26:1-29
 1.  Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself:
 2.  I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews:
 3.  Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.
 4.  My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;
 5.  Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
 6.  And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:
 7.  Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
 8.  Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
 9.  I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
 10.  Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.
 11.  And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
 12.  Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests,
 13.  At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
 14.  And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
 15.  And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
 16.  But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
 17.  Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
 18.  To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
 19.  Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:
 20.  But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
 21.  For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.
 22.  Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:
 23.  That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
 24.  And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
 25.  But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
 26.  For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
 27.  King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.
 28.  Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
29. And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

How was Paul saved?

KJV Acts 22:10-16
 10.  And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
 11.  And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
 12.  And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,
 13.  Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
 14.  And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.
 15.  For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
16. And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

What precedes baptism?  Hearing - KJV Romans 10:17
 17.  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

                                         Believing - KJV Mark 16:16
16.  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

                                         Repenting - KJV Acts 2:38
38. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
 

                                         Confessing Christ - KJV Matthew 10:32-33
 32.  Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
 
 
 
 

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