and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might (Ephesians 1:19 ESV).
My eldest daughter Ali seems of late to be doing more math in science class then in actual math. She is learning about energy, mass, and total force applied to objects. Ali can now measure the force of power and energy.
God’s power is said to be immeasurable. There does not seem to be a formula for calculating the total power or great force that he applies toward us who believe. The power he applies toward us seems to be in the realm of the spirit where there might not be any atoms, or matter, or gravitational pull to make such calculations possible. Nevertheless, the Bible informs us that his power toward us is great and unable to be measured.
The Bible as a whole informs us of the doctrine of the omnipotence of God. He has all power; which means that he holds and applies all power both in the spiritual and physical realm. There is battery power that’s supplied to my wireless keyboard right now which enables the letters to appear on my iPad screen when I press down each character. This power was gathered from the land of AA, and from the city of Duracell. Yet the power that came from Duracell did not come from no where; it came ultimately from God. He supplies the power everywhere under the heavens.
God also supplies the power to move his creation whichever direction he desires. He measures the energy to keep turmoil, suffering, or calamity at bay or close at hand. He withholds the power of the rivers and says to them thus far and no further. He stops the mouth of the lion, directs the beasts in the ocean, and says to the devil of old, “behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life” (Job 2:6). God’s great and immeasurable power is working toward us who believe. This force may be supplying the energy to the car that runs over the unsuspecting child on the street, or the volts to shock the heart back to life.
The Lord kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up (1 Samuel 2:6).
This is our God. He is omnipotent. He is also all good, righteous, and loving at the same time. The Bible supplies our instruction, faith ascends to it’s truth.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).