Summary: Yes, God is an omnipotent, all powerful Lord. However, there are four things that He cannot do!
“4 Things God Cannot Do!”
TEXT: Nahum 1:3-6 (NKJV)
“The LORD is slow to anger and great in POWER, and will not at all acquit the wicked. The LORD has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet. He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, and the flower of Lebanon wilts. The mountains quake before Him, the hills melt, and the earth heaves at His presence, yes, the world and all who dwell in it. Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by Him. The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble. And He knows those who trust in Him.”
“Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great POWER and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.”
The Holy Scriptures are replete with instances in which the POWER OF GOD is mentioned:
God is absolute!
He possesses total POWER!
He possesses total WISDOM!
He possesses total LIBERTY & total DOMINION!
The Angel Gabriel announces to Mary, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
“Whatever the LORD pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deep places.”
God is able to stop the Earth from rotating on it’s axis… (Joshua 10:13)
The Red Sea felt the breath of Almighty God as a strong, east wind; and the waters rolled back…
The rough, rugged terrain of Mt. Sinai became HOLY GROUND when God appeared in a burning bush that was not consumed…
God has POWER over men and angels, nature and nations, Satan and death!
God’s POWER has been known to LEVEL MOUNTAINS!
1. Hold back the STORM!
2. He COMMANDS devils and angel!
3. He hurls WORLDS into existence!
4. He owns the CATTLE on a thousands hills!
“Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,
says the LORD.”
“Who can impose LIMITS on an omnipotent God?”
HOWEVER, THERE ARE 4 THINGS THAT GOD CANNOT DO!
I. GOD CANNOT LIE!
John 14:17 says that He is “...the Spirit of Truth…”
1 Samuel 15:29 says “He who is the glory of Israel [God] does not lie or change his mind; for He is not a man, that He should change His mind.”
Since God cannot lie...
Proverb 30:5 “EVERY word of God is flawless.”
EVERY PROMISE IS TRUE!
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.”
GOD CANNOT LIE!
“Behold, I send the PROMISE of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with POWER from on high.”
GOD CANNOT LIE!
Jesus said, “I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”