God Created the Earth (3 of 12) by John Barnett

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God Created the Earth (3 of 12)
Series: Paradise Lost
John Barnett
9-19-99

The more I read the Bible the more convinced I am that God is God.
The more I read God's Word the more assured I am of God's power and awesome plan.
In fact the Bible is the self revelation of the God of the Universe who has opened the door and invites us in to meet and worship Him.
This morning I would like to look at the last three words of the first verse of Genesis 1:1 "and the earth"

Three words that stagger the mind. God masterfully planned and produced an amazing reflection of His Creative Glory.

1ST WE LOOKED AT - "IN THE BEGINNING GOD "

God the Eternal, the Infinate and Sufficient One steps into the Universe that began at His command to exist. He states the origin, purpose and destiny of all the Cosmos and we humans who ever lived in 7 Hebrew words that translate into 10 English words.

What does that mean?

FIRST IT MEANS GOD IS OMNIPOTENT

One of the prevailing truths of the Holy Scriptures is the ALL POWERFUL nature of our God. Puritan Pastor Stephen Charnock put it this way:
The power of God is that ability and strength whereby He can bring to pass whatsoever He pleases, whatsoever His infinite wisdom may direct, and whatsoever the infinite purity of His will may resolve...As holiness is the beauty of all God's attributes, so power is that which gives life and action to all the perfections of the Divine nature. How vain would be the eternal counsels, if power did not step in to execute them. Without power His mercy would be but feeble pity, His promises an empty sound, His threatenings a mere scarecrow. God's power is like Himself: infinite, eternal, incomprehensible; it can neither be checked, restrained, nor frustrated by the creature.

The prince of the nineteenth century English pulpit was C. H. Spurgeon who said:
God's power is like Himself, self-existent, self-sustained. The mightiest of man cannot add so much as a shadow of increased power t ...


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