This morning we continue our new series entitled, “Faith and Patience VOL III – Never Give Up!” I love talking about how big our God is. When we remember that He is the only true God and that there are no limits to His ability, it helps renew our faith and keep our hope alive. We need these reminders because we do face a formidable foe. However, no matter how big and bad satan is, he is not match for Jehovah! To realize how limited satan is, all we need do is study God’s incommunicable qualities.
God is Omnipresent: God is everywhere at the same time. Our God literally fills the universe, in all its parts, and He is present everywhere at once. Now, when I say He is present, I don’t mean in part. He is fully present in every place at every moment. This is a truly awesome reality. That means God is with you right now as you read this email, He is also still residing where you just left, and He is at home waiting on you before you get there.
God is Omniscient: God knows everything; and I when I say everything that is exactly what I mean. God knows your thoughts before you think them, your desires before you have them, your emotions before you feel them, and your passions before you develop them. Furthermore, He perfectly and eternally knows all things which can be known: past, present, and future. Simply put, our God knows the end from the beginning. There is nothing that He does not know now, nor will there ever be anything that He does not know… ever!
God is Omnipotent: God has all power. Yes, literally ALL power. There is nothing that God cannot do. He has the ability to do anything and everything He chooses. However, He is a God of integrity and He is committed to His Word, so there are some things that God chooses not to do – like sin Himself, ignore sin, lie, or fail to fulfill His Word. But other than the things that we can rationally deduce that God will not do, we must be clear that there is nothing that He does not have the ability to do. We serve a God of NO LIMITS! Jehovah is not limited in any way and that my friend is awesome news!
So what does this mean to you today? The answer to this question may be unclear by this point. You may be thinking, “Wait a minute Rick. You said you were going to tell me about satan’s limitations and all you did was talk about God’s limitless ability.” But wait. There was a method to the madness. I started off by telling you that I was going to share God’s incommunicable qualities. The three “Omni’s” of God I discussed are truly incommunicable; meaning that they belong to God and God alone. This means that satan does NOT possess these qualities.
Satan is NOT omnipresent – he is not everywhere at the same time. If satan is in Spain today, performing one of his devilish acts, then he cannot be where you are (if you are not in Spain). Satan is NOT omniscient – he does to know everything. And guess what? He cannot read your mind! I assume that he wishes he could, but he can’t so don’t help him know what you are thinking by foolishly babbling thoughts of fear, doubt and unbelief. Keep those to yourself. Lastly, satan is NOT omnipotent – he does not have all power. He knows that he is powerless against God and he too has read the end of the book. Satan knows good and well that he is doomed, and he knows that he really does not have that much power over us (especially believers), but he does have the power of suggestion. Like he did with Eve in the garden, he can tempt you to go astray, and he can tempt you to give up, but he cannot force you. At the end of the day, you have the power to resist this limited enemy! So remember, God is LIMITLESS, satan is not!
Closing Confession: Father, thank You for exposing this to me. This is an awesome reminder of your LIMITLESS ability and also of satan’s LIMITS. You alone are everywhere at the same time, with all knowledge, and all power. You are my God and I worship You. You are the only true God and You have incommunicable qualities that set You apart from everyone else. I acknowledge You afresh as my Lord and I realize that satan must be horrified about me learning of his limits. I used to give satan more credit than he deserves. While he is a formidable foe, I know he is limited and I will not allow my limited enemy to run roughshod over me. I serve the God of NO LIMITS and I experience NO LIMIT LIVING today and every day! This reminder helps me to HOLD ON and to NEVER GIVE UP! In Jesus’ name. Amen!
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