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divine omnipotence is truly reassuring   his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
        to all believers; our blessed Savior was   unto good works, which God hath before
        in complete control upon the cross, and   ordained that we should walk in them”
        it was in all His omnipotence that He   (v10 KJV).
        then bowed His head in a place of rest,   This elevated place of present spiritual
        committed His Spirit into the hands of   blessing, indissolubly united to the risen
        His Father, and willingly went into death.  glorified Man who is exalted at God’s
          As we think of this divine attribute   right hand, is true of every believer in the
        of omnipotence as a truth to anchor all   Lord Jesus positionally. In the mind and
        believers, we remember the teaching   purpose of our God, we are already there
        of the apostle Paul in Ephesians. Paul’s   in heaven with His Son, as the Father
        prayer is that we might know “what is   views us as being “in Christ,” eternally
        the exceeding greatness of his power to   united to Him. The blessed truth is that we
        us-ward who believe, according to the   can never be relegated from this place of
        working of his mighty power” (1:19 KJV).   exalted blessing, for as believers we “are
        That mighty power was wrought in Christ,   kept by the power of God through faith
        in His glorious resurrection out from the   unto salvation ready to be revealed in the
        dead, and His place of glorified exaltation,   last time” (1Pe 1:5 KJV). The truth that God
        enthroned at God’s right hand, far above   is omnipotent is a divine attribute that
        all, with all things under His feet (vv20-  anchors us eternally to Christ.
        22). The exceeding greatness of God’s   But while we are still physically living
        power took our Savior from the tomb to   in this world, waiting for our bodily
        the highest place in heaven, the throne of   redemption at the coming again of our
        God, according to divine righteousness,   Savior, believers face many challenges.
        for He is worthy to be “exalted and   The truth that God is omnipotent means
        extolled, and be very high” (Isa 52:13).  He is able to meet our needs: “Now
          In Ephesians 2, that same exceeding   unto him that is able to do exceeding
        great power of God has operated toward   abundantly above all that we ask or think,
        believers in our salvation, in accord with   according  to  the  power  that  worketh
        divine grace. Being spiritually “dead in   in us” (Eph 3:20 KJV). We say with the
        trespasses and sins” (v1), we needed to be   prophet, “Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou
        spiritually made alive, “quickened … with   hast made the heaven and the earth by
        Christ” (v5), and then He “hath raised   thy great power and stretched out arm,
        us up together, and made us sit together   and there is nothing too hard for thee” (Jer
        in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (v6).   32:17 KJV). We must not fall into Israel’s
        God’s  power  has  spiritually  exalted   sin of unbelief, questioning the ability
        believers to a place of supreme heavenly   of our God to help us, for “with God all
        blessing, united to Christ, where we enjoy   things are possible” (Matt 19:26). We say
        “all spiritual blessings in heavenly places   with the psalmist: “He that dwelleth in the
        in Christ” (Eph 1:3). Satanic workmanship   secret place of the most High shall abide
        tries to oppose – “the spirit that now   under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psa
        worketh in the children of disobedience”   91:1 KJV). We sing with the multitudes of
        (v2), but God’s power will always prevail   heavenly hosts, “Alleluia: for the Lord God
        in every believer’s salvation, “for we are   omnipotent reigneth” (Rev 19:6).

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