Summary: The power of God is available to those who will allow faith to work in their lives.
Human beings are always impressed with power.
A. At an Air Force base....... when there is an air
show...no matter what one feels about the military
and warfare...you can’t help but be impressed with
the awesome power of these air machines.
1. When I was in the Navy, it was impressive to
watch a jet take off from the short runway
provided for it on the carrier.
B. There are some films that one can see which are
records of the nuclear tests that were done on the
1. A person can see gigantic ships being sucked
up this column of water.
a. Scientists were a little nervous duringthis
1.) They wondered at what they had
unleashed...they wondered if it was
under control or if it would start a
chain of events which would end
2. I am sure that the ones who survived the
explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki were
more than impressed.
a. The Japanese high command were so
impressed, that they surrendered.
C. There is tremendous power which one can witness
in the “Saturn” rockets.
1. A flame which is almost blinding if it is seen
2. A noise which could deafen a person if they
did not have their ears plugged in some way.
3. Vibrations so intense that a person’s body
starts to vibrate in sympathetic resonance.
D. Then there is the awesomness of God’s great
1. Waterfalls around the world.
a. Angel falls.
1.) The tallest.
b. Niagara falls.
2.) The widest.
** In my personal experience with Niagara Falls...I felt the
ground vibrate beneath my feet and the air was filled
with mist (even in the parking lot...far away from the
1. We are impressed because our senses can register
the awesome power....be it from man’s creations,
a. We can see it...feel it....hear it.........In short,
we experience the power and we can’t help
but be impressed.
2. They tell me that the power potential found in
a hurricane can add up to hundreds of
thousands of megatons of TNT.
a. Many of you are believers in the
awesome power of God being revealed
Even though there is a MUCH MORE awesome power in
existence...so often we are not really very impressed,
because we cannot always experience this power in
physically measured terms.
A. This is the power of God.
1. Far greater than a hurricane...more impressive
than a nuclear explosion...a power which is
able to create and destroy the universe.
a. This is a power that can create from
b. This is a power that is able to change
anything and anybody.
c. It is a power which can over-ride or
suspend all of the physical laws which
we are familiar with (and possibly some
that we don’t even know of, yet).
As impressive as this can be if one would take the time to
contemplate and understand it...we need to understand
this...........Every Christian HAS ACCESS TO ALL OF
A. We have access to it, but it is not utilized because
we so often will not take advantage of anything
which cannot be understood.
1. This is so silly, when one thinks about it.
a. In physical realms, we will take
advantage of things which we don’t
understand....things which have been
brought into being by mankind.
EXAMPLE: Computer...cell phone...radio...automobiles
(complete with things that no mechanic over 50 years of
age understands unless he went to school to learn it).
A. We need to know...we need to believe in...we need
to utilize.......the great power that God wants to
place at our disposal.
1. Let us start by recognizing the power that is
available to each and every Christian.
a. Individually and collectively.
I. The power that God has available to those who will
allow faith to work in their lives.
II Thess. 1:9-10 - 9Yes, we had the sentence of death in
ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God
who raises the dead, 10who delivered us from so great a
death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will
still deliver us.
I Peter 1:3-5 - 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has
begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4to an inheritance
incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away,
reserved in heaven for you, 5who are kept by the power of
God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the
Luke 17:6 - 5And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase
our faith.” 6So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a
mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled