Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Why Satan’s power is limited by Divine Omnipotence.
Wednesday, January 2, 2002
Scientific laws are simply the faithfulness of Jesus Christ holding the universe together and at the same time holding back eternity, so that the human race will have the opportunity to appropriate the grace of God, and so that ultimately God will be glorified forever.
The restraining hand of God limiting Satan from taking over the earth.
Satan’s power is limited by divine omnipotence.
Mankind is naturally corrupt and God restrains the natural corruption of men.
EZE 22:14 Can your heart endure, or can your hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with you? I, the Lord, have spoken and shall act.
GEN 7:17 – He opened the windows of heaven and poured fountains upon the world so only those inside of the ark were safe from his omnipotence, which was bringing judgment upon the entire world.
Pharaoh and his entire army, the greatest military in the world, ran into divine omnipotence at the Red Sea, and were destroyed in an instant.
God is going to display His mighty power not merely by incarcerating them in Gehenna, (hell) but by supernaturally preserving their bodies and souls in the eternal lake of fire.
What kind of attitude should the believer have about the authority and omnipotence of God?
Your worship and respect toward God is revealed by your confidence as a believer.
PSA 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
God has allowed angels and mankind to possess a free-will or volition, and angels and mankind have used that volition in a negative way.
JER 32:17 Ah Lord God! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for Thee,
MAT 19:26 And looking upon them Jesus said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
JOB 42:1-2 Then Job answered the Lord, and said, I know that Thou canst do all things, And that no purpose of Thine can be thwarted.
Sovereignty means that God is supreme in rule and has authority over all things.
1TI 2:4 He desires all men to be saved and to come unto the epignosis knowledge of the truth.
Only the will of God can solve your problems.
God’s timing must be related to God’s will.
Hagar’s return to Sarai, her mistress, is tantamount to adjusting to the justice of God.