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(Rom. 1: 4, 16). The same power that saves us, keeps us; and we are directed to the
right hand of God where Christ sitteth, for the source of all power at the present time
(Eph. 1: 19; II Cor. 13: 4; Phil. 3: 10).
When at last the time comes for the Lord to return, His return will be with power:--
"The Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory"
(Matt. 24: 30).
"The power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ" (II Pet. 1: 16).
"We give Thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast; because Thou
hast taken to Thee Thy great power, and hast reigned" (Rev. 11: 17).
"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many
waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: FOR THE LORD GOD
OMNIPOTENT REIGNETH" (Rev. 19: 6).
"This God is our God."
The immensity of God.
pp. 183 - 186
It is of the utmost importance when we study the Scriptures and their teaching
concerning the being and attributes of God, that we keep constantly before the mind, that
unless God stoops down to our low estate, no explanation or description of Himself is
possible. Let us never forget the graciousness of the Lord, Whose immensity baffles
human speech to describe and the human mind to conceive, that He has condescended to
speak of Himself after the manner of men. To us time and space are fundamental
conceptions. Without them we should be dumb, unable to make a single proposition.
Yet what has been revealed to us of God, although couched in human terms, makes it
very clear that so far as God is concerned, time and space do not exist. In our own days
the theory of relativity has revolutionized much that was held as true regarding time and
space. While it is true that, so far as we are concerned, time and space must be
postulated, we must remember that when dealing with the Absolute, such conceptions do
not inhere. It is not our intention here to attempt an outline of philosophy or even to
speak of the theory of relativity; we just throw out these reminders, so that the language
of Scripture shall not be made misleading through faulty application:--
"He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? He that formed the eye, shall He not see?"
(Psa. 94: 9).
It is thus that the Lord reasons with us, and the argument is irresistible. Following
upon this comes the statement that not only must we believe that the Lord "sees" but also
that He is not limited by distance or by the presence of light:--