Is God Almighty?


By BibleAsk Team

God is certainly Almighty. In Hebrew, the title “God Almighty” is El Shaddai, which means “God, the All-powerful One” (Genesis 49:24; Psalm 132:2, 5). ’El–Shaddai, is found only in the books of Genesis and Job.

God is Almighty because: He is the Creator (Genesis 14:19), the Builder of all that is (Hebrews 3:4), the King of heaven (Daniel 4:37), the only God (Jude 1:25), the Eternal God (Genesis 21:33), the Everlasting God (Isaiah 40:28), and the Maker of all things (Ecclesiastes 11:5).

God is the supernatural Creator and Overseer of the universe. Theologians have ascribed a variety of attributes to the many different conceptions of God. The most common among these include omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), and omnibenevolence (perfect goodness).

There are 58 references to the word “Almighty” in the Bible. The first mention of this name is found in Genesis 17:1, when God spoke to Abram saying, “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless.” This name “Almighty” was well chosen in view of the new promise God was about to make to Abram. Twenty-four years had passed since his entry into the land of Canaan (Genesis 12:4). During the first ten years, God had repeatedly promised Abram a child. Ready now to renew His promise to Abram, God found him somewhat skeptical. For this reason God introduced Himself as “the Almighty God,” for whom nothing, however difficult it might appear to men, would be impossible.

The Almighty Redeemer

Humans are very blessed to have God Almighty as their Heavenly Father. What an infinite honor that the Creator of all would love us to the point of redemption. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). There is no greater love than that (John 15:13).

There are none to whom He denies the benefits of His grace. There is but one condition—belief in, and willing cooperation with, Christ (John 1:12). To believe on the name of a person is not equal to believing him. The latter may simply mean that agrees with to the words of another.

The devils agree to the fact that there is one God (James 2:19), but this is not the same as believing “on the name of God.” The former is a mental act; the latter is a spiritual act. To believe on the name of Christ is to claim the grace of God for forgiveness and the power for victory over sin.  Thus, Faith lays hold on the merit of Christ and appropriate His promises for justification and sanctification (2 Peter 1:4).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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