The Spirit Is All-Powerful
“The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.”
Have you ever stopped to consider the phrase “the power of the Most High”?
Traditionally the emphasis of this verse focuses on the fact that the Holy Spirit “overshadowed” Mary, which of course speaks to the Virgin Birth. But today, let’s consider God’s Power.
Theologically, God’s power is referred to as “omnipotent” which means, “having all power”. The word derives from Latin, is often translated as “almighty” in our Bible, and is never used with anyone but God. God alone is Almighty.
A.W. Tozer wrote, “Sovereignty and omnipotence must go together. One cannot exist without the other. To reign, God must have power, and to reign sovereignly, He must have all power… Since God is also infinite, whatever He has must be without limit; therefore God has limitless power, He is omnipotent.”1
Stop and consider this amazing fact: the One with unlimited power dwells in you! That fact alone should make it easier for us to want to surrender to His leadership daily. Realizing how weak we are in our own selves should encourage us to let His power to take control.
Thank the Father for His unlimited power that resides in you in the form of His Holy Spirit. Ask Him to help you be a clear channel through which His power may flow to positively influence and minister to those around you.
Dive Deeper: Study Luke 1.
1 A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy, Harper and Row Publishers, copyright 1961.