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  1. 1. THE POWER OF GODFree–not to be soldCompiled byWatson GoodmanTHE POWER OF GODHow can a little finite mortal describe the power of our Creator or the ability of ourinfinite God in all things? It is impossible to do it adequately, for God is so powerful andgreat and vast that our little minds at best cannot take it all in.But God has revealed Himself in His Book, the Bible, adequately enough to give us avast unfolding idea of His power to do ANYTHING thought by man to be impossible! Hecreated our world and hung it out in space, and it has been hanging there for thousandsof years on nothing but His sustaining power. He has been replenishing our earth’s needsin spite of the destructive powers of both Satan and man.Let us now take some glimpses into God’s Word concerning His revelation of Hisabsolutely unlimited power. —Watson GoodmanThe Bible text used is from the New King James Version. Copyright ©1979, 1980, 1982, ThomasNelson, Inc., Publishers. Used by permission.GOD’S POWER TO CREATE 1He has made the earth by Hispower, He has established the worldby His wisdom, and has stretchedout the heavens at His discretion.—Jeremiah 10:12To whom then will you likenGod?... It is He who sits above thecircle of the earth, and its inhabi-tants are like grasshoppers, whostretches out the heavens like a cur-tain, and spreads them out like a tentto dwell in.... “To whom then willyou liken Me, or to whom shall I beequal?” says the Holy One. Lift upyour eyes on high, and see who hascreated these things, who brings outtheir host by number; He calls themall by name, by the greatness of Hismight and the strength of His power;not one is missing.—Isaiah 40:18a, 22,25,26“Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, Youhave made the heavens and the earthby Your great power and out-stretched arm. There is nothing toohard for You.” —Jeremiah 32:17God...has in these last days spo-ken to us by His Son, whom He hasappointed heir of all things, throughwhom also He made the worlds.—Hebrews 1:1a, 22 GOD CREATES AND GIVES LIGHT;SATAN DESTROYSIn the beginning was the Word,and the Word was with God, and theWord was God. All things were madethrough Him, and without Himnothing was made that was made.“The thief [Satan] does not comeexcept to steal, and to kill, and todestroy.” —John 1:1 and 3; 10:10aAnd He said to them, “I saw Satanfall like lightning from heaven.”—Luke 10:18Be sober, be vigilant; because youradversary the devil walks about likea roaring lion, seeking whom he maydevour. —1 Peter 5:8“Therefore, since we are the off-spring of God, we ought not to thinkthat the Divine Nature is like gold orsilver or stone, something shaped byart and man’s devising.”—Acts 17:29I do not want you to have fellow-ship with demons.—1 Corinthians 10:20bThen Jesus spoke to them again,saying, “I am the light of the world.He who follows Me shall not walk indarkness, but have the light of life.”—John 8:12“I have come that they may havelife, and that they may have it moreabundantly.” —John 10:10bGOD’S POWER HAS NO BOUNDARY 3God has spoken once, twice I haveheard this: that power belongs toGod. —Psalm 62:11But our God is in heaven; He doeswhatever He pleases. —Psalm 115:3“Indeed before the day was, I amHe; and there is no one who candeliver out of My hand.”—Isaiah 43:13a“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness,the power and the glory, the victoryand the majesty; for all that is inheaven and in earth is Yours; Yoursis the kingdom, O LORD, and Youare exalted as head over all. Bothriches and honor come from You,and You reign over all. In Your handis power and might; in Your hand itis to make great and to give strengthto all.” —1 Chronicles 29:11, 12“O Lord GOD, You have begun toshow Your servant Your greatnessand Your mighty hand, for what godis there in heaven or on earth whocan do anything like Your works andYour mighty deeds?”—Deuteronomy 3:24“For with God nothing will beimpossible.” —Luke 1:37You are the God who does won-ders; You have declared Yourstrength among the peoples.—Psalm 77:14
  2. 2. 4 THE GREATNESS OF GOD’S INFINITE POWER“Your right hand, O LORD, hasbecome glorious in power; Yourright hand, O LORD, has dashed theenemy in pieces. And in the greatnessof Your excellence You have over-thrown those who rose against You;You sent forth Your wrath whichconsumed them like stubble.”—Exodus 15:6-7Great is our Lord, and mighty inpower; His understanding is infinite.—Psalm 147:5Nevertheless He saved them forHis name’s sake, that He might makeHis mighty power known.—Psalm 106:8You alone are the LORD; Youhave made heaven, the heaven ofheavens, with all their host, the earthand all things on it, the seas and allthat is in them, and You preservethem all. The host of heaven wor-ships You. —Nehemiah 9:6Bless the LORD, O my soul! OLORD my God, You are very great:You are clothed with honor andmajesty. —Psalm 104:1Every day I will bless You, and Iwill praise Your name forever andever. Great is the LORD, and greatlyto be praised; and His greatness isunsearchable. —Psalm 145:2, 3GOD’S POWER IS EVERLASTING 5For so an entrance will be suppliedto you abundantly into the everlast-ing kingdom of our Lord and SaviorJesus Christ. —2 Peter 1:11“Trust in the LORD forever, for inYAH, the LORD, is everlastingstrength.” —Isaiah 26:4Before the mountains werebrought forth, or ever You hadformed the earth and the world, evenfrom everlasting to everlasting, Youare God. —Psalm 90:2But the LORD is the true God; Heis the living God and the everlastingKing. At His wrath the earth willtremble, and the nations will not beable to abide His indignation.—Jeremiah 10:10And there were loud voices inheaven, saying, “The kingdoms ofthis world have become the king-doms of our Lord and of His Christ,and He shall reign forever and ever!”—Revelation 11:15bSatan’s Power to Be DestroyedAnd the devil, who deceived them,was cast into the lake of fire andbrimstone where the beast and thefalse prophet are. And they will betormented day and night forever andever. —Revelation 20:106 GOD’S AWESOME POWER AT THE RED SEAThen Moses stretched out his handover the sea; and the LORD causedthe sea to go back by a strong eastwind all that night, and made the seainto dry land, and the waters weredivided. So the children of Israelwent into the midst of the sea on thedry ground, and the waters were awall to them on their right hand andon their left. Then the LORD said toMoses, “Stretch out your hand overthe sea, that the waters may comeback upon the Egyptians, on theirchariots, and on their horsemen.”And Moses stretched out his handover the sea; and when the morningappeared, the sea returned to its fulldepth, while the Egyptians were flee-ing into it. So the LORD overthrewthe Egyptians in the midst of the sea.Then the waters returned and cov-ered the chariots, the horsemen, andall the army of Pharaoh that cameinto the sea after them. Not so muchas one of them remained. So theLORD saved Israel that day out ofthe hand of the Egyptians, and Israelsaw the Egyptians dead on theseashore. Thus Israel saw the greatwork which the LORD had done inEgypt.—Exodus 14:21,22,26-28,30, 31aNO MIRACLE IS TOO BIG FOR GOD 7Fed a Million People 40 Years“At twilight you shall eat meat,and in the morning you shall be filledwith bread. And you shall know thatI am the LORD your God.” So it wasthat quails came up at evening andcovered the camp, and in the morn-ing the dew lay all around the camp.And when the layer of dew lifted,there, on the surface of the wilder-ness, was a small round substance, asfine as frost on the ground. So whenthe children of Israel saw it, they saidto one another, “What is it?” And thechildren of Israel ate manna fortyyears, until they came to an inhabit-ed land.—Exodus 16:12b-15a and 35aWater for a Million“Behold, I will stand before youthere on the rock in Horeb; and youshall strike the rock, and water willcome out of it, that the people maydrink.” —Exodus 17:6aStopped the Flooded RiverThen the priests who bore the arkof the covenant of the LORD stoodfirm on dry ground in the midst ofthe Jordan; and all Israel crossedover on dry ground. —Joshua 3:17a8 GOD IS SO GREAT A DELIVERER!Then these men were bound intheir coats, their trousers, their tur-bans, and their other garments, andwere cast into the midst of the burn-ing fiery furnace. Therefore, becausethe king’s command was urgent, andthe furnace exceedingly hot, theflame of the fire killed those menwho took up Shadrach, Meshach,and Abed-Nego. And the satraps,administrators, governors, and theking’s counselors gathered together,and they saw these men on whosebodies the fire had no power; thehair of their head was not singed norwere their garments affected, andthe smell of fire was not on them.—Daniel 3:21, 22 and 27So the king gave the command,and they brought Daniel and casthim into the den of lions. But theking spoke, saying to Daniel, “YourGod, whom you serve continually,He will deliver you.” ...Then Danielsaid to the king, “O king, live forev-er! My God sent His angel and shutthe lions’ mouths, so that they havenot hurt me, because I was foundinnocent before Him; and also, Oking, I have done no wrong beforeyou.” —Daniel 6:16 and 21, 22THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD 9“Is not My word like a fire?” saysthe LORD, “And like a hammer thatbreaks the rock in pieces?”—Jeremiah 23:29For the word of God is living andpowerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to thedivision of soul and spirit, and ofjoints and marrow, and is a discern-er of the thoughts and intents of theheart. —Hebrews 4:12How can a young man cleanse hisway? By taking heed according toYour word. —Psalm 119:9“You are already clean because ofthe word which I have spoken toyou.” —John 15:3And take the helmet of salvation,and the sword of the Spirit, which isthe word of God. —Ephesians 6:17“Sanctify them by Your truth.Your word is truth.” —John 17:17Holding fast the word of life.—Philippians 2:16aThen Jesus said to those Jews whobelieved Him, “If you abide in Myword, you are My disciples indeed.”—John 8:31Your word I have hidden in myheart, that I might not sin againstYou. —Psalm 119:11The entrance of Your words giveslight; it gives understanding to thesimple. —Psalm 119:130
  3. 3. 10 JESUS CHRIST IS GOD IN THE FLESHFor in Him dwells all the fullnessof the Godhead bodily.—Colossians 2:9“Behold, a virgin shall be withchild, and bear a Son, and they shallcall His name Immanuel,” which istranslated, “God with us.” ThenJoseph, being aroused from sleep,did as the angel of the Lord com-manded him and took to him hiswife, and did not know her till shehad brought forth her firstborn Son.And he called His name Jesus.—Matthew 1:23-25But Jesus answered them, “MyFather has been working until now,and I have been working.” Thereforethe Jews sought all the more to killHim, because He not only broke theSabbath, but also said that God wasHis Father, making Himself equalwith God. —John 5:17, 18And declared to be the Son of Godwith power, according to the Spirit ofholiness, by the resurrection fromthe dead. —Romans 1:4Christ’s Blood Is God’s Blood“Therefore take heed to your-selves and to all the flock, amongwhich the Holy Spirit has made youoverseers, to shepherd the church ofGod which He purchased with Hisown blood.” —Acts 20:28JESUS CHRIST IS ALMIGHTY 11And from Jesus Christ .... “I amthe Alpha and the Omega, theBeginning and the End,” says theLord, “who is and who was and whois to come, the Almighty.”—Revelation 1:5a and 8He has delivered us from thepower of darkness and translated usinto the kingdom of the Son of Hislove, in whom we have redemptionthrough His blood, the forgiveness ofsins. He is the image of the invisibleGod, the firstborn over all creation.For by Him all things were createdthat are in heaven and that are onearth, visible and invisible, whetherthrones or dominions or principali-ties or powers. All things were creat-ed through Him and for Him.—Colossians 1:13-16That you keep this commandmentwithout spot, blameless until ourLord Jesus Christ’s appearing,which He will manifest in His owntime, He who is the blessed and onlyPotentate, the King of kings andLord of lords, who alone has immor-tality, dwelling in unapproachablelight, whom no man has seen or cansee, to whom be honor and everlast-ing power. Amen.—1 Timothy 6:14-1612 CHRIST IS SUPREME WITH THE FATHER“And he who sees Me sees Himwho sent Me.” —John 12:45Who being the brightness of Hisglory and the express image of Hisperson, and upholding all things bythe word of His power, when He hadby Himself purged our sins, sat downat the right hand of the Majesty onhigh. —Hebrews 1:3And what is the exceeding great-ness of His power toward us whobelieve, according to the working ofHis mighty power which He workedin Christ when He raised Him fromthe dead and seated Him at His righthand in the heavenly places, farabove all principality and power andmight and dominion, and everyname that is named, not only in thisage but also in that which is to come.And He put all things under His feet.—Ephesians 1:19-22a“I and My Father are one. Thoughyou do not believe Me, believe theworks, that you may know andbelieve that the Father is in Me, andI in Him.” —John 10:30 and 38b“And has given Him authority toexecute judgment also, because He isthe Son of Man.” —John 5:27THE ALMIGHTY POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 13He Is Almighty, Is in theGodheadFor there are three who bear wit-ness in heaven: the Father, the Word,and the Holy Spirit; and these threeare one. —1 John 5:7But Peter said, “Ananias, why hasSatan filled your heart to lie to theHoly Spirit and keep back part ofthe price of the land for yourself?While it remained, was it not yourown? And after it was sold, was it notin your own control? Why have youconceived this thing in your heart?You have not lied to men but toGod.” Then Ananias, hearing thesewords, fell down and breathed hislast. So great fear came upon allthose who heard these things.—Acts 5:3-5He Filled Believers, GaveBoldnessAnd when they had prayed, theplace where they were assembledtogether was shaken; and they wereall filled with the Holy Spirit, andthey spoke the word of God withboldness. —Acts 4:31He Makes Divine Love OperateNow hope does not disappoint,because the love of God has beenpoured out in our hearts by the HolySpirit who was given to us.—Romans 5:514 GOD’S ABILITYTherefore He is also able to save tothe uttermost those who come to Godthrough Him, since He ever lives tomake intercession for them.—Hebrews 7:25Now to Him who is able to keepyou from stumbling, and to presentyou faultless before the presence ofHis glory with exceeding joy.—Jude 24For this reason I also suffer thesethings; nevertheless I am notashamed, for I know whom I havebelieved and am persuaded that Heis able to keep what I have commit-ted to Him until that Day.—2 Timothy 1:12And God is able to make all graceabound toward you, that you, alwayshaving all sufficiency in all things,have an abundance for every goodwork. —2 Corinthians 9:8God is able to raise up children toAbraham from these stones.—Luke 3:8bAbraham...did not waver at thepromise of God through unbelief,but was strengthened in faith, givingglory to God, And being fully con-vinced that what He had promisedHe was also able to perform.—Romans 4:16c and 20,21GOD’S ABILITY 15He is able even to subdue all thingsto Himself. —Philippians 3:21bNow I, Nebuchadnezzar, praiseand extol and honor the King ofheaven, all of whose works are truth,and His ways justice. And those whowalk in pride He is able to abase.—Daniel 4:37“If that is the case, our God whomwe serve is able to deliver us from theburning fiery furnace, and He willdeliver us from your hand, O king.”Then Nebuchadnezzar went near themouth of the burning fiery furnaceand spoke, saying, “Shadrach,Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servantsof the Most High God, come out, andcome here.” . . . And they saw thesemen on whose bodies the fire had nopower; the hair of their head was notsinged nor were their garmentsaffected, and the smell of fire was noton them. —Daniel 3:17 and 26a, 27bFor in that He Himself has suf-fered, being tempted, He is able toaid those who are tempted.—Hebrews 2:18Power Over DeathAccounting that God was able toraise him up, even from the dead.—Hebrews 11:19a
  4. 4. 16 GOD’S ABILITYAnd that from childhood you haveknown the Holy Scriptures, whichare able to make you wise for salva-tion through faith which is in ChristJesus. —2 Timothy 3:15Who are you to judge another’sservant? To his own master he standsor falls. Indeed, he will be made tostand, for God is able to make himstand. —Romans 14:4Now to Him who is able to doexceedingly abundantly above allthat we ask or think, according tothe power that works in us, to Himbe glory in the church by ChristJesus throughout all ages, worldwithout end. Amen.—Ephesians 3:20,21“And now, brethren, I commendyou to God and to the word of Hisgrace, which is able to build you upand give you an inheritance amongall those who are sanctified.”—Acts 20:32I say then, has God cast away Hispeople? Certainly not! For I also aman Israelite, of the seed of Abraham,of the tribe of Benjamin. And theyalso, if they do not continue in unbe-lief, will be grafted in, for God is ableto graft them in again.—Romans 11:1 and 23CHRIST’S POWER TO FORGIVE SINS 17If You, LORD, should mark iniq-uities, O Lord, who could stand? Butthere is forgiveness with You, thatYou may be feared. —Psalm 130:3, 4“If My people who are called byMy name will humble themselves,and pray and seek My face, and turnfrom their wicked ways, then I willhear from heaven, and will forgivetheir sin and heal their land.”—2 Chronicles 7:14“Which is easier, to say to the par-alytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bedand walk’? But that you may knowthat the Son of Man has power onearth to forgive sins”—He said to theparalytic, “I say to you, arise, takeup your bed, and go your way toyour house.” And immediately hearose, took up the bed, and went outin the presence of them all, so that allwere amazed and glorified God, say-ing, “We never saw anything likethis!” —Mark 2:9-12“And anyone who speaks a wordagainst the Son of Man, it will be for-given him; but to him who blas-phemes against the Holy Spirit, itwill not be forgiven.” —Luke 12:1018 CHRIST’S POWER TO HEAL THE SOULTherefore, if anyone is in Christ,he is a new creation; old things havepassed away; behold, all things havebecome new. —2 Corinthians 5:17“And whoever lives and believes inMe shall never die. Do you believethis?” —John 11:26And having been perfected, Hebecame the author of eternal salva-tion to all who obey Him.—Hebrews 5:9So that as sin reigned in death,even so grace might reign throughrighteousness to eternal life throughJesus Christ our Lord.—Romans 5:21But has now been revealed by theappearing of our Savior JesusChrist, who has abolished death andbrought life and immortality to lightthrough the gospel.—2 Timothy 1:10For we who live are always deliv-ered to death for Jesus’ sake, that thelife of Jesus also may be manifestedin our mortal flesh.—2 Corinthians 4:11“The thief does not come except tosteal, and to kill, and to destroy. Ihave come that they may havelife...more abundantly.”—John 10:10CHRIST’S POWER TO HEAL THE BODY 19Now it happened on a certain day,as He was teaching, that there werePharisees and teachers of the law sit-ting by, who had come out of everytown of Galilee, Judea, andJerusalem. And the power of theLord was present to heal them.—Luke 5:17Now a woman, having a flow ofblood for twelve years, who hadspent all her livelihood on physiciansand could not be healed by any, camefrom behind and touched the borderof His garment. And immediatelyher flow of blood stopped.—Luke 8:43,44Wherever He entered, into vil-lages, cities, or the country, they laidthe sick in the marketplaces, andbegged Him that they might justtouch the border of His garment.And as many as touched Him weremade well. —Mark 6:56When evening had come, theybrought to Him many who weredemon-possessed. And He cast outthe spirits with a word, and healedall who were sick, that it might befulfilled which was spoken by Isaiahthe prophet, saying: “He Himselftook our infirmities and bore oursicknesses.” —Matthew 8:16, 17POWER TO HEAL ALL KINDS OF SICKNESS 21And when He had come into thehouse, the blind men came to Him.And Jesus said to them, “Do youbelieve that I am able to do this?”They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” ThenHe touched their eyes, saying,“According to your faith let it be toyou.” And their eyes were opened.—Matthew 9:28-30aNow when Jesus had enteredCapernaum, a centurion came toHim, pleading with Him, saying,“Lord, my servant is lying at homeparalyzed, dreadfully tormented.”Then Jesus said to the centurion,“Go your way; and as you havebelieved, so let it be done for you.”And his servant was healed thatsame hour. —Matthew 8:5-6 and 13Then He said to the man, “Stretchout your hand.” And he stretched itout, and it was restored as whole asthe other. —Matthew 12:13Now a certain man was there whohad an infirmity thirty-eight years.Jesus said to him, “Rise, take upyour bed and walk.” And immediate-ly the man was made well, took uphis bed, and walked.—John 5:5 and 8, 9a20 POWER TO HEAL ALL KINDS OF SICKNESSThen Jesus put out His hand andtouched him, saying, “I am willing;be cleansed.” And immediately hisleprosy was cleansed. —Matthew 8:3And He laid His hands on her, andimmediately she was made straight,and glorified God. —Luke 13:13And that very hour He curedmany people of their infirmities,afflictions, and evil spirits; and tomany who were blind He gave sight.—Luke 7:21Then as He entered a certain vil-lage, there met Him ten men whowere lepers, who stood afar off. Sowhen He saw them, He said to them,“Go, show yourselves to the priests.”And so it was that as they went, theywere cleansed. —Luke 17:12 and 14Now when Jesus had come intoPeter’s house, He saw his wife’smother lying sick with a fever. AndHe touched her hand, and the feverleft her. Then she arose and servedthem. —Matthew 8:14, 15And one of them struck the ser-vant of the high priest and cut off hisright ear. But Jesus ...touched hisear and healed him.—Luke 22:50, 51
  5. 5. 22 NO DISEASE TOO STRONG FOR JESUS TO HEALIs anyone among you sick? Lethim call for the elders of the church.And the prayer of faith will save thesick, and the Lord will raise him up.—James 5:14a, 15aNow Jesus went about all Galilee,teaching in their synagogues,preaching the gospel of the kingdom,and healing all kinds of sickness andall kinds of disease among the peo-ple. —Matthew 4:23...and be healed of their diseases,as well as those who were tormentedwith unclean spirits. And they werehealed. And the whole multitudesought to touch Him, for power wentout from Him and healed them all.—Luke 6:17b-19And begged Him that they mightonly touch the hem of His garment.And as many as touched it weremade perfectly well.—Matthew 14:36Then great multitudes came toHim, having with them those whowere lame, blind, mute, maimed, andmany others; and they laid themdown at Jesus’ feet, and He healedthem. —Matthew 15:30And great multitudes followedHim, and He healed them there.—Matthew 19:2CHRIST’S POWER TO CAST OUT DEVILS 23And Jesus rebuked the demon,and he came out of him; and thechild was cured from that very hour.—Matthew 17:18And demons also came out ofmany, crying out and saying, “Youare the Christ, the Son of God!” AndHe, rebuking them, did not allowthem to speak, for they knew that Hewas the Christ. —Luke 4:41When He had come to the otherside, to the country of theGergesenes, there met Him twodemon-possessed men, coming out ofthe tombs, exceedingly fierce, so thatno one could pass that way. And sud-denly they cried out, saying, “Whathave we to do with You, Jesus, YouSon of God? Have You come here totorment us before the time?” Now agood way off from them there was aherd of many swine feeding. So thedemons begged Him, saying, “If Youcast us out, permit us to go away intothe herd of swine.” And He said tothem, “Go.” —Matthew 8:28-32aThen one was brought to Him whowas demon-possessed, blind andmute; and He healed him, so that theblind and mute man both spoke andsaw. —Matthew 12:2224 CHRIST’S POWER TO RAISE THE DEADThen He came and touched theopen coffin, and those who carriedhim stood still. And He said, “Youngman, I say to you, arise.” And he whowas dead sat up and began to speak.And He presented him to his mother.—Luke 7:14, 15Jesus said to her, “Your brotherwill rise again.” Martha said to Him,“I know that he will rise again in theresurrection at the last day.” Jesussaid to her, “I am the resurrectionand the life. He who believes in Me,though he may die, he shall live.”Now when He had said these things,He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus,come forth!” And he who had diedcame out bound hand and foot withgraveclothes, and his face waswrapped with a cloth. Jesus said tothem, “Loose him, and let him go.”—John 11:23-25 and 43, 44While He was still speaking, some-one came from the ruler of the syna-gogue’s house, saying to him, “Yourdaughter is dead. Do not trouble theTeacher.” But He put them all out,took her by the hand and called, say-ing, “Little girl, arise.” Then herspirit returned, and she arose imme-diately. —Luke 8:49 and 54, 55aGOD’S RESURRECTION PROMISES 25“Most assuredly, I say to you, thehour is coming, and now is, when thedead will hear the voice of the Son ofGod; and those who hear will live.Do not marvel at this; for the hour iscoming in which all who are in thegraves will hear His voice and comeforth.” —John 5:25, 28, 29a“And this is the will of Him whosent Me, that everyone who sees theSon and believes in Him may haveeverlasting life; and I will raise himup at the last day.” —John 6:40“I have hope in God, which theythemselves also accept, that therewill be a resurrection of the dead,both of the just and the unjust.”—Acts 24:15Knowing that He who raised upthe Lord Jesus will also raise us upwith Jesus, and will present us withyou. —2 Corinthians 4:14For the Lord Himself will descendfrom heaven with a shout, with thevoice of an archangel, and with thetrumpet of God. And the dead inChrist will rise first.—1 Thessalonians 4:16But now Christ is risen from thedead, and has become the firstfruitsof those who have fallen asleep. Foras in Adam all die, even so in Christall shall be made alive.—1 Corinthians 15:20, 22THE UNLIMITED POWER OF CHRIST 27To Know All Things“Nevertheless, lest we offendthem, go to the sea, cast in a hook,and take the fish that comes up first.And when you have opened itsmouth, you will find a piece ofmoney; take that and give it to themfor Me and you.” —Matthew 17:27And [Jesus] had no need that any-one should testify of man, for Heknew what was in man. —John 2:25In the day when God will judgethe secrets of men by Jesus Christ,according to my gospel.—Romans 2:16To Miraculously Feed 5000And they said to Him, “We havehere only five loaves and two fish.”He said, “Bring them here to Me.”Then He commanded the multitudesto sit down on the grass. And He tookthe five loaves and the two fish, andlooking up to heaven, He blessed andbroke and gave the loaves to the dis-ciples; and the disciples gave to themultitudes. So they all ate and werefilled, and they took up twelve bas-kets full of the fragments thatremained. Now those who had eatenwere about five thousand men;besides women and children.—Matthew 14:17-2126 THE UNLIMITED POWER OF CHRISTThen Jesus came and spoke tothem, saying, “All authority hasbeen given to Me in heaven and onearth.” —Matthew 28:18For since the creation of the worldHis invisible attributes are clearlyseen, being understood by the thingsthat are made, even His eternalpower and Godhead, so that they arewithout excuse. —Romans 1:20Who has gone into heaven and isat the right hand of God, angels andauthorities and powers having beenmade subject to Him. —1 Peter 3:22“He who comes from above isabove all; he who is of the earth isearthly and speaks of the earth. Hewho comes from heaven is aboveall.” —John 3:31‘These things says He who is holy,He who is true, “He who has the keyof David, He who opens and no oneshuts, and shuts and no one opens.” ’—Revelation 3:7bHis divine power has given to usall things that pertain to life and god-liness, through the knowledge ofHim who called us by glory andvirtue, by which have been given tous exceedingly great and preciouspromises, that through these youmay be partakers of the divinenature. —2 Peter 1:3b, 4a
  6. 6. 28 THE UNLIMITED POWER OF CHRISTTo Walk on WaterNow in the fourth watch of thenight Jesus went to them, walking onthe sea. —Matthew 14:25To Stop All RainThese have power to shut heaven,so that no rain falls in the days oftheir prophecy; and they have powerover waters to turn them to blood,and to strike the earth with allplagues, as often as they desire.—Revelation 11:6To Calm the Storm and SeaBut He said to them, “Why areyou fearful, O you of little faith?”Then He arose and rebuked thewinds and the sea. And there was agreat calm. —Matthew 8:26To Walk Through a WallAnd after eight days His discipleswere again inside, and Thomas withthem. Jesus came, the doors beingshut, and stood in the midst, andsaid, “Peace to you!” —John 20:26To Hold the Earth TogetherFor by Him all things were createdthat are in heaven and that are onearth, visible and invisible, whetherthrones or dominions or principali-ties or powers. All things were creat-ed through Him and for Him. AndHe is before all things, and in Him allthings consist. —Colossians 1:16, 17THE UNLIMITED POWER OF CHRIST 29Knowing that Christ, having beenraised from the dead, dies no more.Death no longer has dominion overHim. —Romans 6:9But if the Spirit of Him who raisedJesus from the dead dwells in you,He who raised Christ from the deadwill also give life to your mortal bod-ies through His Spirit who dwells inyou. —Romans 8:11“I am He who lives, and wasdead...I am alive forevermore.”—Revelation 1:18aMake a joyful shout to God, all theearth! Sing out the honor of Hisname; make His praise glorious. Sayto God, “How awesome are Yourworks! Through the greatness ofYour power Your enemies shall sub-mit themselves to You. All the earthshall worship You and sing praises toYou; they shall sing praises to Yourname.” —Psalm 66:1-4Power in His KingdomFor the kingdom of God is not inword but in power.—1 Corinthians 4:20“These will make war with theLamb, and the Lamb will overcomethem, for He is Lord of lords andKing of kings.” —Revelation 17:14a30 THE UNLIMITED POWER OF CHRISTOver All Life“...You have given Him authorityover all flesh, that He should giveeternal life to as many as You havegiven Him.” —John 17:2Earth Quaked When He DiedJesus, when He had cried outagain with a loud voice, yielded upHis spirit. And the earth quaked.—Matthew 27:50 and 51bTo Raise His Own Life Again“Therefore My Father loves Me,because I lay down My life that Imay take it again. No one takes itfrom Me, but I lay it down of Myself.I have power to lay it down, and Ihave power to take it again. Thiscommand I have received from MyFather.” —John 10:17, 18To Radiate Heavenly GloryAnd [Jesus] was transfiguredbefore them. His face shone like thesun, and His clothes became as whiteas the light. —Matthew 17:2To Return in Power and GloryJesus said to him, “It is as yousaid. Nevertheless, I say to you, here-after you will see the Son of Man sit-ting at the right hand of the Power,and coming on the clouds of heaven.”—Matthew 26:64THE UNLIMITED POWER OF CHRIST 31To Forgive Sins“But that you may know that theSon of Man has power on earth toforgive sins” —then He said to theparalytic, “Arise, take up your bed,and go to your house.”—Matthew 9:6To Give Eternal Life“My sheep hear My voice, and Iknow them, and they follow Me. AndI give them eternal life, and theyshall never perish.”—John 10:27, 28aTo Redeem Anyone“...repentance and remission ofsins should be preached in His nameto all nations, beginning atJerusalem.” —Luke 24:47To Purify SoulsTherefore Jesus also, that Hemight sanctify the people with Hisown blood, suffered outside the gate.—Hebrews 13:12To Make One an OvercomerAnd the Lord will deliver me fromevery evil work and preserve me forHis heavenly kingdom.—2 Timothy 4:18aTo Keep One in the FaithThat your faith should not be inthe wisdom of men but in the powerof God. —1 Corinthians 2:5THE POWER OF CHRIST’S DIVINE BLOOD 33In Him we have redemptionthrough His blood, the forgiveness ofsins, according to the riches of Hisgrace. —Ephesians 1:7“This cup is the new covenant inMy blood, which is shed for you.”—Luke 22:20b“And they overcame him [Satan]by the blood of the Lamb and by theword of their testimony.”—Revelation 12:11aNow may the God of peace whobrought up our Lord Jesus from thedead, that great Shepherd of thesheep, through the blood of the ever-lasting covenant, make you completein every good work to do His will,working in you what is well pleasingin His sight, through Jesus Christ, towhom be glory forever and ever.Amen. —Hebrews 13:20, 21“These are the ones who come outof the great tribulation, and washedtheir robes and made them white inthe blood of the Lamb.”—Revelation 7:14bBut if we walk in the light as He isin the light, we have fellowship withone another, and the blood of JesusChrist His Son cleanses us from allsin. —1 John 1:732 THE POWER OF CHRIST’S NAMETherefore God also has highlyexalted Him and given Him the namewhich is above every name, that atthe name of Jesus every knee shouldbow, of those in heaven, and of thoseon earth. —Philippians 2:9, 10aBut these are written that you maybelieve that Jesus is the Christ, theSon of God, and that believing youmay have life in His name.—John 20:31“Teacher, we saw someone whodoes not follow us casting outdemons in Your name, and we for-bade him because he does not followus.” But Jesus said, “Do not forbidhim, for no one who works a miraclein My name can soon afterwardspeak evil of Me.” —Mark 9:38b, 39“And whatever you ask in Myname, that I will do.” —John 14:13aThen Peter said, “Silver and gold Ido not have, but what I do have Igive you: In the name of Jesus Christof Nazareth, rise up and walk.” Andhe took him by the right hand andlifted him up, and immediately hisfeet and ankle bones receivedstrength. —Acts 3:6,7
  7. 7. 34 PRAISE GOD FOR HIS POWER!Saying with a loud voice: “Worthyis the Lamb who was slain to receivepower and riches and wisdom, andstrength and honor and glory andblessing!” —Revelation 5:12So the nations shall fear the nameof the LORD, and all the kings of theearth Your glory. This will be writtenfor the generation to come, that apeople yet to be created may praisethe LORD. —Psalm 102:15 and 18But you are a chosen generation, aroyal priesthood, a holy nation, Hisown special people, that you mayproclaim the praises of Him whocalled you out of darkness into Hismarvelous light. —1 Peter 2:9Sing praises to the LORD, whodwells in Zion! Declare His deedsamong the people. —Psalm 9:11You who fear the LORD, praiseHim! —Psalm 22:23aLet the peoples praise You, OGod; Let all the peoples praise You.Then the earth shall yield herincrease; God, our own God, shallbless us. God shall bless us, and allthe ends of the earth shall fear Him.—Psalm 67:5-7WHAT SHALL I DO TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE? 35“Good Teacher, what good thingshall I do that I may have eternallife?” So He said to him, “... If youwant to enter into life, keep the com-mandments.” He said to Him,“Which ones?” Jesus said, “ ‘Youshall not murder,’ ‘You shall notcommit adultery,’ ‘You shall notsteal,’ ‘You shall not bear false wit-ness,’ ‘Honor your father and yourmother,’ and, ‘You shall love yourneighbor as yourself.’ ” The youngman said to Him, “All these things Ihave kept from my youth. What do Istill lack?” Jesus said to him, “If youwant to be perfect, go, sell what youhave and give to the poor, and youwill have treasure in heaven; andcome, follow Me.”—Matthew 19:16b, 17a and 17c-21Repent, Believe, ReceiveJesus came... saying, “The time isfulfilled, and the kingdom of God isat hand. Repent, and believe in thegospel.” —Mark 1:14b, 15He was in the world, and theworld was made through Him, andthe world did not know Him. But asmany as received Him, to them Hegave the right to become children ofGod, even to those who believe in Hisname. —John 1:10 and 1236 CHRIST IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, THE LIFEFor the law was given throughMoses, but grace and truth camethrough Jesus Christ. —John 1:17Jesus said to him, “I am the way,the truth, and the life. No one comesto the Father except through Me.”—John 14:6Who is a liar but he who deniesthat Jesus is the Christ? He isantichrist who denies the Father andthe Son. —1 John 2:22In Him [Jesus] was life, and thelife was the light of men. —John 1:4“Enter by the narrow gate; forwide is the gate and broad is the waythat leads to destruction, and thereare many who go in by it. Becausenarrow is the gate and difficult is theway which leads to life, and there arefew who find it.” —Matthew 7:13, 14“For as the Father has life inHimself, so He has granted the Sonto have life in Himself.” —John 5:26“I am the living bread which camedown from heaven. If anyone eats ofthis bread, he will live forever.”—John 6:51aJesus stood and cried out, saying,“If anyone thirsts, let him come toMe and drink. He who believes inMe, as the Scripture has said, out ofhis heart will flow rivers of livingwater.” —John 7:37b, 38CHRIST, THE ONLY POWER FOR SALVATION 37For Christ has not entered theholy places made with hands... butinto heaven itself, now to appear inthe presence of God for us; not thatHe should offer Himself often, as thehigh priest enters the Most HolyPlace every year with blood ofanother—He then would have had tosuffer often since the foundation ofthe world; but now, once at the endof the ages, He has appeared to putaway sin by the sacrifice of Himself.And as it is appointed for men to dieonce, but after this the judgment, soChrist was offered once to bear thesins of many. To those who eagerlywait for Him He will appear a secondtime, apart from sin, for salvation.—Hebrews 9:24-28His Power to Take to Heaven“Nor is there salvation in anyother, for there is no other nameunder heaven given among men bywhich we must be saved.”—Acts 4:12His Power to Cast Into Hell“And do not fear those who killthe body but cannot kill the soul. Butrather fear Him who is able todestroy both soul and body in hell.”—Matthew 10:28SALVATION WAS COSTLY, BUT IT IS FREE 39Could Not Have Cost God More!“For God so loved the world thatHe gave His only begotten Son, thatwhoever believes in Him should notperish but have everlasting life.”—John 3:16Oh, the grace that broughtsalvation to Man! The Lord of allcreation died for us all.Then Jesus said, “Father, forgivethem, for they do not know whatthey do.” And when Jesus had criedout with a loud voice, He said,“Father, ‘into Your hands I com-mend My spirit.’ ” And having saidthis, He breathed His last.—Luke 23:34a and 46Free to Us for the TakingAnd the Spirit and the bride say,“Come!” And let him who hears say,“Come” And let him who thirstscome. And whoever desires, let himtake the water of life freely.—Revelation 22:17The Father loves the redeemedBride the same as He loves HisSon—no greater love.“I in them, and You in Me; thatthey may be made perfect in one,and that the world may know thatYou have sent Me, and have lovedthem as You have loved Me.”—John 17:2338 CHRIST’S POWER TO SAVE TO THE UTTERMOSTThis is a faithful saying and wor-thy of all acceptance, that ChristJesus came into the world to savesinners, of whom I am chief.—1 Timothy 1:15For I am not ashamed of thegospel of Christ, for it is the power ofGod to salvation for everyone whobelieves. —Romans 1:16a“But whoever drinks of the waterthat I shall give him will never thirst.But the water that I shall give himwill become in him a fountain ofwater springing up into everlastinglife.” —John 4:14Being justified freely by His gracethrough the redemption that is inChrist Jesus, whom God set forth tobe a propitiation by His blood,through faith, to demonstrate Hisrighteousness, because in His for-bearance God had passed over thesins that were previously committed.—Romans 3:24, 25aTherefore, brethren, be even morediligent to make your calling andelection sure, for if you do thesethings you will never stumble.—2 Peter 1:10“Behold, I give you the authori-ty. . . over all the power of theenemy....” —Luke 10:19
  8. 8. 40 YIELD FULLY NOW TO JESUS CHRIST, THE LORDConfess Your Sins and RepentIf we confess our sins, He is faith-ful and just to forgive us our sins andto cleanse us from all unrighteous-ness. —1 John 1:9“Repent therefore and be convert-ed, that your sins may be blottedout.” —Acts 3:19aBelieve on the Son of GodAnd this is the testimony: thatGod has given us eternal life, andthis life is in His Son. He who has theSon has life; he who does not havethe Son of God does not have life.—1 John 5:11, 12“He who believes in the Son haseverlasting life; and he who does notbelieve the Son shall not see life, butthe wrath of God abides on him.”—John 3:36Do you not know that to whomyou present yourselves slaves toobey, you are that one’s slaves whomyou obey, whether of sin to death, orof obedience to righteousness?—Romans 6:16And do not present your membersas instruments of unrighteousness tosin, but present yourselves to God.—Romans 6:13a“Behold, I stand at the door andknock. If anyone hears My voice andopens the door, I will come in to himand dine with him, and he with Me.”—Revelation 3:20GOD’S POWER IN TRUE BELIEVERS 41Love Instead of FearFor God has not given us a spiritof fear, but of power and of love andof a sound mind. —2 Timothy 1:7There is no fear in love; but per-fect love casts out fear, because fearinvolves torment. But he who fearshas not been made perfect in love.—1 John 4:18Love Instead of HateIf someone says, “I love God,” andhates his brother, he is a liar; for hewho does not love his brother whomhe has seen, how can he love Godwhom he has not seen? And thiscommandment we have from Him:that he who loves God must love hisbrother also. —1 John 4:20, 21But the fruit of the Spirit is love,joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,self-control. Against such there is nolaw. —Galatians 5:22, 23Faith Instead of DoubtWho shall separate us from thelove of Christ? Shall tribulation, ordistress, or persecution, or famine,or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Yetin all these things we are more thanconquerors through Him who lovedus. —Romans 8:35 and 3742 GOD’S POWER IN TRUE BELIEVERSLoving Care, No LonelinessLet your conduct be without cov-etousness, and be content with suchthings as you have. For He Himselfhas said, “I will never leave you norforsake you.” —Hebrews 13:5For it is God who works in youboth to will and to do for His goodpleasure. —Philippians 2:13Peace Instead of TormentFor to be carnally minded isdeath, but to be spiritually minded islife and peace. —Romans 8:6“Peace I leave with you, My peaceI give to you; not as the world givesdo I give to you. Let not your heartbe troubled, neither let it be afraid.”—John 14:27Therefore, having been justifiedby faith, we have peace with Godthrough our Lord Jesus Christ.—Romans 5:1True Riches, No GreedinessAnd He said to them, “Take heedand beware of covetousness, for oneslife does not consist in the abundanceof the things he possesses.”—Luke 12:15Listen, my beloved brethren: HasGod not chosen the poor of thisworld to be rich in faith and heirs ofthe kingdom which He promised tothose who love Him? —James 2:5GOD’S POWER IN TRUE BELIEVERS 43Assurance, Not UncertaintyThese things I have written to youwho believe in the name of the Son ofGod, that you may know that youhave eternal life, and that you maycontinue to believe in the name of theSon of God. —1 John 5:13Purity Instead of PerversionSince you have purified your soulsin obeying the truth through theSpirit in sincere love of the brethren,love one another fervently with apure heart. —1 Peter 1:22Now the purpose of the command-ment is love from a pure heart, froma good conscience, and from sincerefaith. —1 Timothy 1:5Divine Joy Instead of SadnessNow may the God of hope fill youwith all joy and peace in believing.—Romans 15:13a“These things I have spoken toyou, that My joy may remain in you,and that your joy may be full.”—John 15:11“Therefore you now have sorrow;but I will see you again and yourheart will rejoice, and your joy noone will take from you.”—John 16:22GOD’S POWER IN TRUE BELIEVERS 45Victory Instead of DefeatFor whatever is born of God over-comes the world. And this is the vic-tory that has overcome the world—our faith. —1 John 5:4And I saw. . . those who have thevictory over the beast, over his imageand over his mark and over the num-ber of his name, standing on the seaof glass, having harps of God.—Revelation 15:2Growth Instead of InfancyAs newborn babes, desire the puremilk of the word, that you may growthereby. —1 Peter 2:2Therefore, leaving the discussionof the elementary principles ofChrist, let us go on to perfection, notlaying again the foundation of repen-tance from dead works and of faithtoward God. —Hebrews 6:1But, speaking the truth in love,may grow up in all things into Himwho is the head—Christ.—Ephesians 4:15As you have therefore receivedChrist Jesus the Lord, so walk inHim, rooted and built up in Him andestablished in the faith, as you havebeen taught. —Colossians 2:6, 7aProduces ChristlikenessHe who says he abides in Himought himself also to walk just as Hewalked. —1 John 2:644 GOD’S POWER IN TRUE BELIEVERSStrength Instead of WeaknessFinally, my brethren, be strong inthe Lord and in the power of Hismight. —Ephesians 6:10He gives power to the weak, and tothose who have no might He increas-es strength. —Isaiah 40:29Hope Instead of PessimismLooking for the blessed hope andglorious appearing of our great Godand Savior Jesus Christ.—Titus 2:13That by two immutable things, inwhich it is impossible for God to lie,we might have strong consolation,who have fled for refuge to lay holdof the hope set before us. This hopewe have as an anchor of the soul,both sure and steadfast, and whichenters the Presence behind the veil.—Hebrews 6:18, 19Honesty Instead of CheatingHaving your conduct honorableamong the Gentiles, that when theyspeak against you as evildoers, theymay, by your good works which theyobserve, glorify God in the day ofvisitation. —1 Peter 2:12Truth Instead of Lying“And you shall know the truth,and the truth shall make you free.”—John 8:32
  9. 9. 46 GOD’S POWER IN TRUE BELIEVERSStrength in the Inner ManThat He would grant you, accord-ing to the riches of His glory, to bestrengthened with might through HisSpirit in the inner man.—Ephesians 3:16I can do all things through Christwho strengthens me.—Philippians 4:13Does Not Depend on Man’sWisdomAnd my speech and my preachingwere not with persuasive words ofhuman wisdom, but in demonstra-tion of the Spirit and of power.—1 Corinthians 2:4Power to Witness“But you shall receive power whenthe Holy Spirit has come upon you;and you shall be witnesses to Me inJerusalem... and to the end of theearth.” —Acts 1:8“And we are His witnesses to thesethings, and so also is the Holy Spiritwhom God has given to those whoobey Him.” —Acts 5:32And with great power the apostlesgave witness to the resurrection ofthe Lord Jesus. And great grace wasupon them all. —Acts 4:33GOD’S POWER TO PRESERVE BELIEVERS 47“I do not pray that You shouldtake them out of the world, but thatYou should keep them from the evilone.” —John 17:15And the peace of God, which sur-passes all understanding, will guardyour hearts and minds throughChrist Jesus. —Philippians 4:7And He said to them, “I saw Satanfall like lightning from heaven.Behold, I give you the authority totrample on serpents and scorpions,and over all the power of the enemy,and nothing shall by any means hurtyou.” —Luke 10:18, 19“Because you have kept My com-mand to persevere, I also will keepyou from the hour of trial whichshall come upon the whole world, totest those who dwell on the earth.”—Revelation 3:10“And he who overcomes, andkeeps My works until the end, to himI will give power over the nations.”—Revelation 2:26Be strong in the Lord and in thepower of His might. Put on the wholearmor of God, that you may be ableto stand against the wiles of the devil.—Ephesians 6:10b, 11... the Lord knows how to deliverthe godly out of temptations.—2 Peter 2:9a48 GOD’S “BLANKET” PROMISESOurs through faith; only ourlimitless God could fulfill them.“And all things, whatever you askin prayer, believing, you willreceive.” —Matthew 21:22“If you abide in Me, and Mywords abide in you, you will askwhat you desire, and it shall be donefor you. By this My Father is glori-fied, that you bear much fruit; soyou will be My disciples.”—John 15:7, 8Now this is the confidence that wehave in Him, that if we ask anythingaccording to His will, He hears us.And if we know that He hears us,whatever we ask, we know that wehave the petitions that we have askedof Him. —1 John 5:14, 15“Ask, and it will be given to you;seek, and you will find; knock, and itwill be opened to you.”—Matthew 7:7“Most assuredly, I say to you, hewho believes in Me, the works that Ido he will do also; and greater worksthan these he will do, because I go toMy Father. And whatever you ask inMy name, that I will do, that theFather may be glorified in the Son. Ifyou ask anything in My name, I willdo it.” —John 14:12-14“Therefore I say to you, whateverthings you ask when you pray,believe that you receive them, andyou will have them.” —Mark 11:24Delight yourself also in the LORD,and He shall give you the desires ofyour heart. Commit your way to theLORD, trust also in Him, and Heshall bring it to pass. —Psalm 37:4, 5So the Lord said, “If you havefaith as a mustard seed, you can sayto this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled upby the roots and be planted in thesea,’ and it would obey you.”—Luke 17:6And my God shall supply all yourneed according to His riches in gloryby Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:19Beloved, if our heart does not con-demn us, we have confidence towardGod. And whatever we ask wereceive from Him, because we keepHis commandments and do thosethings that are pleasing in His sight.—1 John 3:21, 22Jesus said to him, “If you canbelieve, all things are possible to himwho believes.” —Mark 9:23For all the promises of God in Himare Yes, and in Him Amen, to theglory of God through us.—2 Corinthians 1:20Published in numerous languages by World Missionary Press as Godsupplies funds in answer to prayer. Other booklets are also available.If you would like more copies for careful distribution, please write inEnglish, if possible. Specify which language or languages you needfor your area, and what quantity of each you can prayerfully use.Please tell us clearly how you plan to distribute the booklets.World Missionary Press, Inc.Box 120New Paris, Indiana 46553 U.S.A.735 NKJV English