Sharables Lesson 13 – Strongest Ever
Dr. Randy T. Johnson | Growth Pastor
I have a friend who is debating on being a professional golf long drive competitor. His job would be to hit a golf ball as far as he can. He would travel all over the country and possibly into other parts of the world. His swing speed is about 150 mph and he can drive the ball over 400 yards. He is always breaking golf shafts and collapsing golf club heads. Fortunately, he has several sponsors. He has hundreds of clubs. Companies want him to use their brand. The goal is to find the strongest material, while yet light, in the world. Presently, there is a magnesium alloy. Companies are constantly looking for the best. We have gone from Steel to Titanium to Tungsten. It is a constant search. Strength is impressive.
Revelation 1:8 says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’” Jesus is the Almighty. He is all-powerful. Nothing is beyond His reach or impossible for Him. He always has been and always will be. What He starts, He finishes.
Isaiah 9:6 describes baby Jesus and His characteristics, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” It is interesting that Isaiah combines Jesus being “mighty” and still be peaceful. It is power under control. It is power with a purpose.
When life gets us done and we feel like we are being defeated, we need to praise God through Psalm 24:8, “Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle!” He is the undisputed champion of the world. He will go into battle with us and for us. He wins!
Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Timothy 6:15). He is both the power of God and the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24).
I remember the silly argument between two elementary boys as they push each other, “My dad can beat up your dad.” “No, he cannot. My dad is bigger than your dad.” Eventually, they both run off to find their dads and prove their case. Fortunately, both parents just stayed home. However, our Dad is the strongest ever. He is the Almighty.
Nahum 1:3 paints a beautiful picture, “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” Picture Him standing on the clouds. He is majestic. He is the Almighty.
No challenge is too big for Him. No relationship is too broken for Him. No addiction is too consuming for Him. At the same time, no request is too small for Him.
He is the Lord Almighty.