The Nicene Creed states that we serve an almighty God. What does almighty mean? Almighty can be defined as complete power, unlimited power, and importance. God, the Almighty, has unlimited power—and through this power He created all things. God is mightier than anything or anyone. When we consider the divine attributes of God, we realize that not only is He all-powerful but He is also all present and all knowing.
The All-Powerful God
What does it mean that God is all-powerful? In the beginning of Scripture, in the book of Genesis, we see God’s power as God simply speaks creation into existence. Out of nothingness, God brings forth life. Omnipotent is another term for our all-powerful God. Scripture reveals God’s power over all of heaven and earth. The psalmist asks in Psalm 113, “Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high?” (v. 5). God rules over it all, exercising His power in love for the good of His creation. And through the death and resurrection of Jesus, God defeated our enemies evil and darkness, overcoming the power of sin and death. For even the power of the grave is no match for the power of God.
The All-Present God
God, the Almighty, is also ever present. He is everywhere. Omnipresent is another term for our all-present God.
In Psalm 139, the psalmist reflects, Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. (NIV)
Wherever we find ourselves, whatever the state of our hearts might be, we can speak these words in every corner of creation, even in the midst of hardship and suffering: “God is here.” It is the bold proclamation of the people of God. God is here.
The All-Knowing God
In an exchange with Job, the Lord said, “Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?” (Job 38:18 NIV). It is a rhetorical question, for clearly Job has not; and neither have we. But while our understanding and knowledge is limited, we worship the all-knowing God. Omniscient is another term for our all-knowing God. Scripture reveals to us that God’s knowledge is not simply vast, but a loving, intimate knowing of us. God knows the words we will speak before they are even on our tongues; God knows our deepest hurts, dreams, and desires. Look again at Psalm 139:1: “You have searched me, LORD, and you know me” (NIV). Consider that for a moment; perhaps even saying these words out loud: “God, you know me.” The God of all power and strength is here, calling you by name.