Summary: God is awesome, magnificent, undiscribable. THe words we use can only describe a fraction of what God is and even that is unbelievable.
Man has always been fascinated by power. The roar of an engine underneath hood of a powerful car is music to the ears of most men;
People are fascinated by the damage the winds in a hurricane can do. After the hurricane they come out with their cameras to take pictures of the damage done by the winds. They stare in wonder at cars on top of houses and wonder at the great force which would have had to be used to accomplish that.
Nature though the years have demonstrated to man how powerful in can be in a destructive way, tornadoes and earthquakes and in wonderful ways such the Niagara falls which is the widest waterfall in the world or the Angel falls the tallest waterfall in the world.
We astounded by feats which normal human being cannot perform or by objects which makes us look puny in comparison. If there is one thing that we respect it is power. Today we want to talk about the Awesome Power of God.
The word ‘awesome’ is define by the New Webster Dictionary as inspiring awe or causing a feeling of deep wonder and respect for overpowering grandeur.
Imagine total blackness.
Then Out of the stillness, the darkness and the silence a voice is heard commanding light to appear and light appears enveloping a spherical object suspended in the darkness with no apparent mean of support. This spherical blob is covered in a liquid we now know as water and the blob itself is called earth.
Over and over again the voice shatters the silence and as it does so commensurate changes occurs on the earth. Eventually there is no more quiet but the sound of the waves breaking on the sea shore and wind whistling through the trees. There are the sounds chirping of birds, and the buzzing of bees and all different kinds of sounds produced by the living creatures which came into existence at the command of the voice.
At the end of it all, we can only say WOW, awesome. What a God!! No wonder the Psalmist declares in Ps.33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake and it was done, he commanded and it stood fast
Ps. 148:5 echoes the same sentiments when it says;
Let them praise the name of the LORD for he commanded and they were created.
God declares in Is. 55:11
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
God’s spoken word is not like ours. It brings about change. God does not waste words.
Our God is awesome.
SO often we watch movies like the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and Heroes and we are hooked and amazed by the feats these men can accomplished but I tell you today that these are fictitious characters but my God is real. He only has to utter the WORD and matter responds.
What a powerful being to have as a friend. Yet many neglect to spend time with him, to talk to him and to obey him. His word alone, spoken into your life can bring about a transformation that you could not dream of.
His awesomeness is displayed in his creation every day. He has put laws in place that ensures that the sun rises every morning and sets in the evening. We get up every day and plan our lives on this cycle never doubting that it will work. He provided gravity to keep us on the earth which rotates on its axis at 1670 km/hr or 1070 mi/hr ,as it orbits around the sun at 29.78 km/s or 18.50 mi/s which amounts to 111,000 mi/hr
His universe expands beyond the strongest telescope and contains over 200 million galaxies each with billions of stars, no correct me, hundreds of billions of stars and solar systems.
When we speak about Jehovah we have to know who we are speaking about!!
He made the laws of nature and he overrides them when it suits his purpose. On Mount Carmel there was a competition between Baal and Jehovah(1kgs 18). The prophets of Baal were asked to call fire from heaven since Baal was supposed to be the god of rain, thunder and lightning and Elijah would do the same. The prophets of Baal went first and were unable to accomplish the task then it was Elijah‘s turn. He poured twelve barrels of water over the stone and the fire wood and made sure to fill the trench with water, and then he prayed. 1 Kings 18: 36-38