The word translated “incomparably great” carries the idea of something thrown into another sphere. Imagine a baseball player who times his swing perfectly and hits the ball out of the park. Now imagine that he not only hit it out of the park but out of the galaxy. That’s the idea! The power of God is so great, it isn’t just out of the park, but is completely of another realm.
When the Apostle Paul set out to describe the greatness of God’s power under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he used nearly every synonym he could lay his hands on. The passage is Ephesians 1:19. Four different Greek words appear in that verse to help us understand the exceeding greatness of God’s power. They are –
· Dunamis – miraculous power, inherent ability
· Energeia – endless energy, operative power
· Kratos – boundless strength, dominion
· Ischus – supernatural force, capable power
Paul finally ran out of words trying to describe the indescribable! How can a finite mind comprehend infinite power? It cannot. But by faith we can believe in it, and trust our lives and eternal souls to it.
The same power that raised Christ from the dead and exalted Him to the right hand of the Majesty on high is at work in the lives of those who believe. It is immeasurable and indefinable power from another world. It’s the power of God at work in us and on our behalf.
Think your problems are great? The power of God is so much greater. Thank God for the exceedingly greatness of His power!
Pastor Todd Weston