All the universes of space know that “the Lord God omnipotent reigns.” The affairs of this world and all other worlds are divinely supervised. “He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth.” It is eternally true, “there is no power but of God.”
Within the bounds of that which is constant with His divine nature, it is literally true that “with God all things are possible.” The long-drawn-out evolutionary process of peoples, planets, and universes are under the perfect control of the universe creators and administrators and unfold in accordance with the eternal purpose of our Universal Father; proceeding in harmony and order and in keeping with the all wise plan of God. There is only one law giver. He upholds the worlds of space and swings the universes around the endless circle of the eternal circuit.
Of all the divine attributes, His omnipotence, especially as it prevails in the material universe, is the best understood. Viewed as an unspiritual phenomenon, God is energy. The declaration of physical fact is predicated on the incomprehensible truth that God is the primal cause of the universal physical phenomena of all space. From this divine activity, all physical energy and all other material manifestations are derived. Light, that is, light without heat, is another of the nonspiritual manifestations of our Father. And there is still another form of nonspiritual energy which is virtually unknown on our planet, which is (as yet) unrecognized.
God controls all power; He has made “a way for the lightning.” He has ordained the circuits of all energy. He has decreed the time and manner of the manifestation of all forms of energy-matter. And all these things are held forever in His everlasting grasp. The light and energy of our Father thus swing on forever around His majestic circuit-the endless but orderly procession of the starry host composing the heaven of heavens-the Eternal Central Universe. All creation circles eternally around His Paradise Personality center of all things and beings.
The omnipotence of our Father pertains to the everywhere dominance of His absolute, perfect level, whereon the three energies-material, mindal, and spiritual-are indistinguishable in close proximity to Him – being the Source of all things. Our creature mind is material, and thus is not directly responsive to our perfectly spiritual Heavenly Father. God therefore adjusts with our mind of imperfection through our indwelling Spirit Being Thought Adjuster.
Our Universal Father is not a transient force, a shifting power, or a fluctuating energy. The power and wisdom of our Father are wholly adequate to cope with any and all universe exigencies. The emergencies of our human experience as they arise, He has foreseen them all, and therefore He does not react to our affairs, or even the affairs of all creation, in a detached way, but rather in accordance with the dictates of eternal wisdom and in consonance with the mandates of infinite judgment. Regardless of appearances, the power of God is not functioning in the universe as a blind force.
Situations do arise in our lives in which it appears that emergency rulings have been made, that natural laws have been suspended, that misadaptations have been recognized, and that an effort is being made to rectify the situation, but such is not the case. Such concepts of God have their origin in the limited range of our viewpoint, in the finiteness of our comprehension, and in the circumscribed scope of our survey; such misunderstanding of God is due to the profound ignorance we enjoy regarding the magnitude of existence of the higher laws of the realm, our Father’s character, the infinity of His attributes, and the fact of His free-wiliness.
The planetary creatures of God’s spirit indwelling, scattered hither and yon throughout the universes of time and space (to include ours), are so nearly infinite in number and order, our intellects are so diverse, our minds are so limited and sometimes so gross, our vision is so curtailed and localized, that it is almost impossible to formulate generalizations of law adequately expressive of our Father’s infinite attributes, and at the same time be to any degree comprehensible to us or any of the other created intelligences. Therefore, to us lowly creatures of time, many of the acts of our all-powerful Eternal Creator seem to be arbitrary, detached, and not frequently heartless and cruel. But it is assured that this is not true. God’s doings are all purposeful, intelligent, wise, kind, and eternally considerate of our best good; not always of an individual being, an individual race, an individual planet, or even an individual universe, but they are for the welfare and best good of all concerned-from the lowest to the highest. In the epochs of time, the welfare of the part may sometimes appear to differ from the welfare of the whole; in the circle of eternity, such apparent differences are nonexistent.
We are all a part of the family of God, and we must therefore sometimes share in the family discipline. Many of the acts of God which so disturb and confuse us are the result of the decisions and final rulings of His all-wisdom to enforce the decisions of His all-knowing personality of perfection whose survey, vision, and solicitude embrace the highest and eternal welfare of all His vast and far-flung creation.
Thus, it is our detached, sectional, finite, gross, and highly materialistic viewpoint, as well as the limitations inherent in the nature of our very being, that constitute such a handicap that we are unable to see, comprehend, or know the wisdom and kindness of many of our Father’s divine acts–which to us may seem fraught with such crushing cruelty; which seem to be characterized by such utter indifference to our comfort and welfare, to our planetary happiness, and to the personal prosperity of our fellow creatures. But it is because of our limits of human vision, our circumscribed understanding, and our finite comprehension that we misunderstand the motives, and pervert the purposes, of our Universal Father.
God is unlimited in power, divine in nature, final in will, infinite in attributes, eternal in wisdom, and absolute in reality. We are limited in power, human in nature, incomplete in will, finite in attributes, relative in wisdom, and potentially absolute in reality. We operate on a finite level in time and space, God IS infinite and eternal. Therefore many of the things that occur on our evolutionary world are not the personal doings of our Creator Father in Paradise; they are the doings of some rebellious and/or wrong thinking created being of His creation. Our Father’s divine omnipotence is always perfectly coordinated with all other attributes of His perfect personality; therefore, are His actions always perfect.
The power of our Father is (ordinarily) only limited in its universe (spiritual) manifestations by the following three conditions or situations:
- By the nature of God – by mindal truth, harmonious beauty, and spiritual goodness; especially His Infinite Love!
- By the will of God-by His mercy ministry and Fatherly relationship, with all
- By the law of God-by His righteousness and His righteousness and His justice.