The All-Powerful God
Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? Exodus 15:11
There is a God who created the galaxies. The most straightforward estimate using today’s best technology would state that there are 170 billion galaxies in our universe, but some might say two trillion. Our galaxy probably contains between 100 to 400 billion stars and spans 100,000 light-years across, with one light-year being 5.88 trillion miles.
This same God, who formed man in His own image with creative abilities, is the One who not only created the universe but the earth for mankind to live, with all the trees, animals on land, in the sea, and the birds in the air. What a wonderful God! Just think about His power in creating the human body; even the eye, a small part of our bodies, can be considered a magnificent feat of biological engineering. It has over 100 million rod cells and over 2 million moving parts, yet it works better and much faster than that of a camera. When your eyes see objects at different distances, they autofocus at a speed that a camera cannot even come close to achieving. Therefore, we can agree with the Psalmist (Psalm 139:14), who says, “we are fearfully and wonderfully made”—made by the God who not only could create by His power a vast and complex universe but by His power create something so small yet with such abilities.
This God was the same God that Daniel and his friends knew. It was this God they trusted in, even in the face of death, to reveal the mysteries and secrets no one else knew or could ever discover. Daniel knew that his God was not only the God of creation, but he described his God in Daniel chapter 2 as “the God who changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.”
Daniel and his friends knew that this God was not just the God of creation who dwells in the heavens, but the One also involved in the affairs of the world and is the all-powerful God. So even when Nebuchadnezzar retorted to Daniel’s friends, “which God is able to deliver you from my hands,” (this was referring to deliverance also from the fiery furnace), they replied, “the God whom we serve is able to and He will.” According to their faith, they knew that He would work on their behalf in this situation. As a result, Nebuchadnezzar recognized that their God was the all-powerful God, as he saw firsthand the mighty deliverance that God brought about for His servants as they represented Him.
In Babylon, the most powerful empire at the time, God revealed to Daniel the change of rulers before it occurred. The God that Daniel served is the same all-powerful God that we serve today in the 21st century. He has not changed.
He is the same God who will answer our prayers and cause the secrets of leaders to be revealed for the sake of His purposes in the nations of the earth. He will quench the power of fire as we stand up for righteousness. We will see governments and leaders changed by the Word of the Lord. We will escape the mouths of lions, even as men plot against us, as we represent the Kingdom of God to the world’s authorities. This demonstration of His power will continue, for God still wants the authorities and the people of the world to know who He is and His eternal attributes. As in the past, God still uses those who serve Him continuously, as Daniel did, to demonstrate who He is and His will to the world.
May His sons and daughters, servants, and ambassadors, however we may see ourselves, represent God and His Kingdom, thereby turning upside down, according to His purpose, every African nation and the nations of the earth as we continue to declare to the world that it is heaven that rules. And heaven is ruled by the all-powerful God.