Power in the Bible

OF CHRIST

As the Son of God, is the power of God

  • John 5:17-19 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. 18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
  • Also John 10:28-30.

Bible Encyclopedia for POWER.

As man, is from the Father

  • Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Definition of power

Described as supreme

  • Ephesians 1:20-21 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
  • Also 1 Peter 3:22.

See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Power.

Unlimited

  • Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Over all flesh

  • John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

Over all things

  • John 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
  • Also Ephesians 1:22.

Glorious

  • 2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;

Everlasting

  • 1 Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Is able to subdue all things

  • Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Exemplified in creation

  • John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
  • Also John 1:10; Colossians 1:16.

Upholding all things

  • Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
  • Also Hebrews 1:3.

Salvation

  • Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
  • Also Hebrews 7:25.

His teaching

  • Matthew 7:28-29 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
  • Also Luke 4:32.

Performing miracles

  • Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
  • Also Luke 5:17.

Enabling others to work miracles

  • Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
  • Also Mark 16:17-18; Luke 10:17.

Forgiving sins

  • Matthew 9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
  • Also Acts 5:31.

Giving spiritual life

  • John 5:21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
  • Also John 5:25-26.

Giving eternal life

  • John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

Raising the dead

  • John 5:28-29 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Rising from the dead

  • John 2:19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
  • Also John 10:18.

Overcoming the world

  • John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Overcoming Satan

  • Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
  • Also Hebrews 2:14.

Destroying the works of Satan

  • 1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Ministers should make known

  • 2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Saints made willing by

  • Psalms 110:3 Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

Helped by

  • Hebrews 2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Strengthened by

  • Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
  • Also 2 Timothy 4:17.

Preserved by

  • 2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
  • Also 2 Timothy 4:18.

Bodies of, will be changed by

  • Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Rests upon saints

  • 2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Present in the assembly of saints

  • 1 Corinthians 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Will be specially manifested at his second coming

  • Mark 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
  • Also 2 Peter 1:16.

Will subdue all power

  • 1 Corinthians 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

The wicked will be destroyed by

  • Psalms 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
  • Also Isaiah 11:4; 63:3; 2 Thessalonians 1:9.

See JESUS

OF GOD

One of his attributes

  • Psalms 62:11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.

Expressed by

The voice of God

  • Psalms 29:3 The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.
  • Also Psalms 29:5; 68:33.

The finger of God

  • Exodus 8:19 Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
  • Also Psalms 8:3.

The hand of God

  • Exodus 9:3 Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
  • Also Exodus 9:15; Isaiah 48:13.

The arm of God

  • Job 40:9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
  • Also Isaiah 52:10.

The thunder of his power

  • Job 26:14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Described as

Great

  • Psalms 79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
  • Also Nahum 1:3.

Strong

  • Psalms 89:13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
  • Also Psalms 136:12.

Glorious

  • Exodus 15:6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
  • Also Isaiah 63:12.

Mighty

  • Job 9:4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
  • Also Psalms 89:13.

Everlasting

  • Isaiah 26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
  • Also Romans 1:20.

Sovereign

  • Romans 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

Effectual

  • Isaiah 43:13 Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
  • Also Ephesians 3:7.

Irresistable

  • Deuteronomy 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
  • Also Daniel 4:35.

Incomparable

  • Exodus 15:11-12 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? 12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the earth swallowed them.
  • Also Deuteronomy 3:24; Job 40:9; Psalms 89:8.

Unsearchable

  • Job 5:9 Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
  • Also Job 9:10.

Incomprehensible

  • Job 26:14 Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
  • Also Ecclesiastes 3:11.

All things possible to

  • Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Nothing too difficult for

  • Genesis 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
  • Also Jeremiah 32:27.

Can save by many or by few

  • 1 Samuel 14:6 And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the LORD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the LORD to save by many or by few.

Is the source of all strength

  • 1 Chronicles 29:12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
  • Also Psalms 68:35.

Exemplified

In the creation

  • Psalms 102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
  • Also Jeremiah 10:12.

In establishing and governing all things

  • Psalms 65:6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
  • Also Psalms 66:7.

In the miracles of Christ

  • Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

In the resurrection of Christ

  • 2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
  • Also Colossians 2:12.

In the resurrection of saints

  • 1 Corinthians 6:14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

In making the gospel effectual

  • Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
  • Also 1 Corinthians 1:18,24.

In delivering his people

  • Psalms 106:8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

In the destruction of the wicked

  • Exodus 9:16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
  • Also Romans 9:22.

Saints long for exhibitions of

  • Psalms 63:1-2 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; 2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

Have confidence in

  • Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

Receive increase of grace by

  • 2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

Strengthened by

  • Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
  • Also Colossians 1:11.

Upheld by

  • Psalms 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
  • Also Isaiah 41:10.

Supported in affliction by

  • 2 Corinthians 6:7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
  • Also 2 Timothy 1:8.

Delivered by

  • Nehemiah 1:10 Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.
  • Also Daniel 3:17.

Exalted by

  • Job 36:22 Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?

Kept by, unto salvation

  • 1 Peter 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Exerted in behalf of saints

  • 1 Chronicles 16:9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Works in and for saints

  • 2 Corinthians 13:4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
  • Also Ephesians 1:19; 3:20.

The faith that saints rely on

  • 1 Corinthians 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Should be acknowledged

  • 1 Chronicles 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
  • Also Isaiah 33:13.

Pleaded in prayer

  • Psalms 79:11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
  • Also Matthew 6:13.

Feared

  • Jeremiah 5:22 Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
  • Also Matthew 10:28.

Magnified

  • Psalms 21:13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.
  • Also Jude 1:25.

Efficiency of ministers is through

  • 1 Corinthians 3:6-8 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
  • Also Galatians 2:8; Ephesians 3:7.

Is a ground of trust

  • Isaiah 26:4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
  • Also Romans 4:21.

Wicked people

Do not know

  • Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Have against them

  • Ezra 8:22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.

Will be destroyed by

  • Luke 12:5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

The heavenly host magnified

  • Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
  • Also Revelation 5:13; 11:17.

See GOD, OMNIPOTENT

See GOD, POWER OF

OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Is the power of God

  • Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
  • Also Luke 11:20.

Christ commenced his ministry in

  • Luke 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

Christ worked his miracles by

  • Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

Exemplified in

The creation

  • Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
  • Also Job 26:13; Psalms 104:30.

The conception of Christ

  • Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Raising Christ from the dead

  • 1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

Giving spiritual life

  • Ezekiel 37:11-14 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
  • Also Romans 8:11.

Performing miracles

  • Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

Making the gospel effective

  • 1 Corinthians 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
  • Also 1 Thessalonians 1:5.

Overcoming all difficulties

  • Zechariah 4:6-7 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. 7 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

Promised by the Father

  • Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Promised by Christ

  • Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Saints

Upheld by

  • Psalms 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Strengthened by

  • Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

Enabled to speak the truth boldly by

  • Micah 3:8 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.
  • Also Acts 6:5,10; 2 Timothy 1:7-8.

Helped in prayer by

  • Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Abound in hope by

  • Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Qualifies ministers

  • Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
  • Also Acts 1:8-9.

God's word the instrument of

  • Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

See HOLY SPIRIT

SPIRITUAL

  • Genesis 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
  • Also Isaiah 40:29-31; Mark 9:29; Luke 1:17; 4:32; 24:49; John 7:38-39; Acts 1:8; 2:2-4; 6:8; Ephesians 1:19-20; 1 Corinthians 1:24-28; 4:19-20; 2 Corinthians 12:9; 1 Thessalonians 1:5; 2 Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 6:5.

See HOLY SPIRIT

 
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