The Lord is Omnipotent (all powerful) according to the Scriptures.


November 2, 2018

Grace Bible Church
Pastor-Teacher
Robert R.
McLaughlin
Friday,
November 2, 2018

Point 2. The Deity of Christ and how it relates to the doctrine of the Hypostatic Union.

 

Question: Who is omnipotent (all powerful)?
The answer according to the Scriptures; God, 1CH 29:11.

 

Who is omniscient (all knowing)? 1JO 3:20  God knows all things.

 

Who is Lord of Sabbath? Gen 2:3, God is!
MAT 12:8 “For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

 

Who is the great “I am”” Exo 3:14, God is!
Joh 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”

 

Who is the only creator?  ISA 44:24  Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the Lord, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, And spreading out the earth all alone,”

 

Who is the only Savior?  TLJC is says ISA 43:11 “I, even I, am the Lord; And there is no savior besides Me.”

 

Who will judge mankind?  Jehovah will says ISA 3:13  The Lord arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.

 

Who will judge between the sheep and goats?  EZE 34:17;
Mat 25:31-34, TLJC will judge between the sheep and goats.

 

Who is omniscient (all knowing)? 1JO 3:20  God knows all things.

 

In Col 2:2-3, Jesus Christ has all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

 

Who is Lord of Sabbath? Gen 2:3, God is!
In MAT 12:8, our Lord is the  “For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”

 

Who is the great “I am”” Exo 3:14, God is! Joh 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”

 

Who is the only creator?  ISA 44:24  Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the Lord, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, And spreading out the earth all alone,”

 

Who is the only Savior?  ISA 43:11 “I, even I, am the Lord; And there is no savior besides Me.”

 

ACT 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”

 

Who will judge mankind?  Jehovah! ISA 3:13  The Lord arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.

 

Who sent the prophets? Our Lord claims His authority; JER 7:25 “Since the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all My servants the prophets, daily rising early and sending {them.}

 

Who resurrected Jesus? ACT 4:10  let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead‑‑

 

From His deity our Lord also could use it to represent His authority in the plan of God.

 

Who is “coming in glory?” ISA 40:5 Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, And all flesh will see {it} together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

 

Who is our Father? ISA 63:16  For Thou art our Father, though Abraham does not know us, And Israel does not recognize us. Thou, O Lord, art our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is Thy name.

ISA 9:6  For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father,

 

Who is the “first and last?” ISA 44:6 “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.

 

The rock, He is our rock and really the rock,  our Lord is the Rock of our salvation? 2SA 22:32 “For who is God, besides the Lord? And who is a rock, besides our God?”

 

Our Lord is called “The Rock,” 1CO 10:4  and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ.

 

Who is the stone of stumbling? In Isa 8:13-15, Jehovah is!

 

1PE 2:8 “A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed.”

 

“Who is the one crying in the wilderness and comes to prepare a way for whom? ISA 40:3  A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.

 

Who is the Eternal One? God is according to GEN 21:33  And Abraham called on the name of the Lord, the Eternal God.

 

Who is the fountain of living waters? JER 17:13  O Lord, the hope of Israel, All who forsake Thee will be put to shame. Those who turn away on earth will be written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the Lord.

 

Who resurrects the dead?  God does! ACT 26:8 “Why is it considered incredible among you {people} if God does raise the dead?

 

Who gives rewards to man? ISA 40:10  Behold, the Lord God will come with might, With His arm ruling for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, And His recompense before Him.

 

MAT 16:27 “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds.”

 

Who has all authority and power? 1CH 29:11 “Thine, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth;”

 

MAT 28:18  And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”

 

Who gives power and authority to man?  PSA 68:35  O God, {Thou art} awesome from Thy sanctuary. The God of Israel Himself gives strength and power to the people. Blessed be God!

 

LUK 9:1 And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons, and to heal diseases.

 

Who forgives sin? 2CH 7:14  and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

 

MAT 9:6 “But in order that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”‑‑ then He said to the paralytic‑‑ “Rise, take up your bed, and go home.”

 

Who sent the Holy Spirit? JOH 14:16 “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;”

 

Who has the greatest name?  NEH 9:5  “Arise, bless the Lord your God forever and ever! O may Thy glorious name be blessed And exalted above all blessing and praise!

 

Whom are we to worship? EXO 34:14  for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God‑‑

 

Who is the good Shepherd? GEN 48:15  And he blessed Joseph, and said, “The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, The God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,

 

JOH 10:14 “I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me,”

 

Who searches for the lost sheep of Israel? EZE 34:11  For thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. = We are the Lord’s and He prepares us for the battles.

 

Mat 15:24  But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

 

Who is “Lord of Lords?” DEU 10:17 “For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality, nor take a bribe.”

 

REV 17:14 “These will wage war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him are the called and chosen and faithful.”

 

To whom shall every knee bow? ISA 45:22 “Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.”

 

ISA 45:23 “I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear {allegiance.}

 

PHI 2:9  Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,

 

Whom are we to worship? EXO 34:14  for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God‑‑

 

 Who alone is Holy? 1SA 2:2 “There is no one holy like the Lord, Indeed, there is no one besides Thee, Nor is there any rock like our God.”

 

Act 3:14  “But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,”

 

Whose blood cleanses us? ACT 20:28 “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.”

 

1JO 1:7  but if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

 

The world was created for whom?  PRO 16:4 The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.

 

COL 1:16  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities‑‑ all things have been created by Him and for Him.

 

Who is above all? NEH 9:6 “Thou alone art the Lord. Thou hast made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. Thou dost give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before Thee.

 

ROM 9:5  whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.

 

Who is forever the same? Psa 102:24-27, God is!
In Heb 1:8-12, this passage is quoted about our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Who is our light? PSA 27:1 (A Psalm of David.) The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?

 

JOH 8:12  Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.”

Who is the way or path?  PSA 16:11  Thou wilt make known to me the path of life; In Thy presence is fulness of joy; In Thy right hand there are pleasures forever.

 

JOH 14:6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.

 

Who is in charge of the angels? PSA 103:20  Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word!

 

2TH 1:7  and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well Who gives us rest?

 

EXO 33:14  And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”

 

Who gives eternal life?  ROM 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

JOH 10:28 and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand.

 

MAT 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”

 

In 2CO 4:4  in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

 

PHI 2:6  who, although He preexisted in the essence of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

 

 COL 2:9  For in Him all the fulness of Deity dwells in bodily form,

 

1Ti 3:16  And by common confession great is the mystery of godliness: God was revealed in the flesh,

 

We are to have the same thinking that our Lord had during the dispensation of the hypostatic union.
 
 

Under the doctrine of kenosis, our Lord did not use His deity in connection with the Father’s plan for the incarnation.
 

Note the secret of our Lord’s greatness in His humanity:  “He humbled Himself.”
 

It is found in the first part of the verse, in 1Ti 3:16, which is translated “godliness” and it really means to live the spiritual life.

 

First of all, what does the word eusebeia which is translated godly refer to.

 

Most of the time the word eusebeia means to be godly or holy.

 

Godliness is derived from the Greek word eusebeia which connotes the duty or the responsibility of the royal priesthood to God under operation grace.

 

Godliness has some very interesting definitions such as the fact that   godliness is related to our Lord’s residence in the PPOG for His spiritual life; 2Ti 3:16-17.

 

Godliness or living the spiritual life is found in 2TI 3:16  All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

 

2TI 3:17  that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

 

Godliness also refers to residence, function, and momentum inside your own palace and the PPOG for your life.

 

In the analogy of 1Ti 4:7-8, teaches that eusebeia or godliness is compared to physical exercise.

 

Verse 8 presents the analogy that physical exercise profits for a short time.  If you have a priority slot for exercise, you’re motivated to exercise.