The word omnipotent comes from “omni” meaning “all” and “potent” meaning “power.” God is the only being who possesses omnipotence.
If you have been a Christian a while and have read the Bible, you have heard and seen countless examples of God’s mighty / unlimited power. So I know you know of God’s power. The real question isn’t whether you know God is omnipotent, but do your children know and believe?
God reveals to us in His Word that He is the ultimate power in the universe and beyond. He has unlimited power and He can do what He wants, when He wants, and how He wants. He created time, space, matter and everything else. There is nothing he can’t do, and everything is easy for Him. All He has to do is just speak and things happen.
I believe the greatest example of God’s omnipotence is His creation. God spoke and creation came to being (the Cosmos, Earth, light, sky, water, animals, humans, and everything else). He didn’t need anything to create, only His spoken Word. He didn’t need the pre-existence of matter, but rather spoke matter into existence.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 NLT
For He spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command. Psalm 33:9 NLT
Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:3 NLT
“O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and the earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you! Jeremiah 32:17 NLT
God is all powerful even over the spiritual realm. While Jesus was on Earth, be healed the sick, forgave sin, and cast out demons.
That evening many demon possessed people were brought to Jesus. He cast out the evil spirits with a simple command, and he healed all the sick. Matthew 8:16 NLT
When they left, a demon possessed man who couldn’t speak was brought to Jesus. So Jesus cast out the demon, and then the man began to speak. Matthew 9:32-33 NLT
The a demon-possessed man, who was blind and couldn’t speak, was brought to Jesus. He healed the man so that he could both speak and see. Matthew 12:22 NLT
James lets us know that the demons believe in God’s omnipotence and that is why they tremble.
You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. James 2:19 NLT
The demons kept begging Jesus not to send them into the bottomless pit. Luke 8:31 NLT
God can even raise the dead. Jesus brought back Lazarus from the dead after he died 4 days earlier.
Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” John 11:43 NLT
God has complete power over men. He rises up rulers and nations, and makes them fall. He uses nations to fulfill His purpose.
He builds up nations, and he destroys them. He expands nations, and he abandons them. Job 12:23 NLT
“What sorrow awaits Assyria, the rod of my anger. I use it as a club to express my anger.” Isaiah 10:5 NLT
I will gather together all the armies of the north under King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, whom I have appointed as my deputy. I will bring them all against this land and its people and against the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy you and make you an object of horror and contempt and a ruin forever. Jeremiah 25:9 NLT
God created Satan. God limits Satan keeping him from directly inhabiting people or causing physical pain. Satan had to ask God’s permission to harm Job. Satan is not omnipotent, even though he has powers us humans do not have. And in the end, God will defeat Satan.
“All right, you may test him,” the Lord said to Satan. “Do whatever you want with everything he possesses, but don’t hard him physically.” Job 1:12 NLT
For through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see – such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. Colossians 1:16-17 NLT
“Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” Genesis 18:14 NLT
The devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Revelation 20:10 NLT
It is clear to see that God is all powerful. He is omnipotent!
So how do we get our kids to understand that there is nothing impossible for God? I believe that you have to have conversations with your children about the characteristics of God. They have to have a good grasp of who God is, and who he is not. They have to see examples in scripture of God’s power. This includes understand that God created everything, and there is nothing He cannot do.
Our children should see us live a life that exhumes our faith and confidence that God is who He says He is; which includes being all powerful. They should see us resting in His knowledge, wisdom, provision and power; even through the bad times. We need to share with them how God has come through for us in the past, and how God is currently working in our lives. If our children can’t tell us what God has done recently in their lives, that is a red flag, because God is always working together for our good. We just need to open our eyes, look for the ways He is working, and acknowledge what He has done through His power and might.
Here are some of the many scripture verses which show God’s Omnipotence.
“I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:27 NLT
Come see what the our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people! He made a dry path through the Rea Sea, and his people went across on foot. There we rejoice in him. For by his great power he rules forever. He watches every movement of the nations; let no rebel rise in defiance. Psalm 66:5-7 NLT
“I know you can do anything, and no one can stop you.” Job 42:2 NLT
All the people of the earth are nothing compared to him. He does as he pleases amoung the angels of heaven and amoung the people of the earth. No one can stop him or say to him, ‘What do you mean by doing these things?’ Daniel 4:35 NLT
Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. Isaiah 40:28 NLT
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Matthew 19:26 NLT
And God will raise us from the dead by his power, just as he raised our Lord from the dead. 1 Corinthians 6:14 NLT
The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven. Hebrews 1:3 NLT
For God has put a plan into their minds, a plan that will carry out his purposes. They will agree to give their authority to the scarlet beast, and so the words of God will be fulfilled. Revelation 17:17 NLT