We cannot fathom the power of God and his strength is limitless and beyond our comprehension. He is the Almighty. His capabilities are absolute and invincible, unimaginable is His might.
With His words alone the heavens were birthed. He is the Star Breather! But stars are not His only heavenly creation; there are also planets, galaxies, commits, moons, and so much more. He is truly the God of wonders!
“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.” Psalm 33:6 (NIV)
“God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God.” Psalm 62:11 (NKJV)
God’s love for us is equal to His might. Pause and think on that sentence. He loves us with a tenderness that is balanced by a powerful and fierce jealousy. In us, jealousy is sin. But since God is without sin, His jealousy is righteous and holy. He is jealous for you! He wants to hear of your love and longs for your attention and praise.
God loved us so much that He sent His only son, Jesus, to earth in order to redeem and save us. He became the Son of man and died an awful death on a cross. Upon this cross, He nailed all of our iniquities so that we might live eternally with Him in heaven.
Therefore, to the entire world God announced the birth of His son. Through signs, wonders, and miracles He communicated to His people, from His heavenly throne, that Jesus was born of a virgin named Mary. He set a sign in the heavens, the star of Bethlehem, for the magi to follow. There were angels, heavenly hosts, appearing to shepherds in the night sky announcing His birth.
We face many trials in this world, but with the power of God and the love of Christ, “we can do all things through Him who gives us strength.” Philippians 4:13
Nothing can interfere with the plans of God. The enemy relentlessly attempts to interrupt them, but always fails. No powers of darkness, no principalities or created thing can or ever will hinder God’s will. With this knowledge, we ought to be confident in our spiritual race. He has enabled us to cross the finish line, so long as we maintain our faith.
By serving an all-powerful God, we must hold fast to the truths and promises found in the Word of God. There will come a time, a time nobody knows except for the Father, when the church will be raptured and Jesus will return to earth. Scriptures tell us to watch and look for heavenly signs and wonders.
In addition to looking for heavenly signs and wonders from God, we need to pray for discernment. We are warned that the evil one will send “False christs and false prophets (who) will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand.” Matthew 24:24-25 (NKJV)
Like the story of the wise and foolish virgins (Matthew 25), we must keep watch and be prepared for His return. We will face many more hardships before His coming so we must persevere in our faith. Hold on to His mighty love and power for they will enable you to do all things. Be wise. Watch and wait for His return. But as you live your life, look for signs and wonders in the sky, pray for discernment, ask for His strength to endure, and keep the faith.
Please take time to meditate and think about the following scriptures.
“Immediately after the distress of those days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.” Matthew 24:29 (NIV)
“Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew 24:30-31 (NKJV)
“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” Romans 8:38-39 (NKJV)
The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins
“Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
“And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
“Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” Matthew 25:1-13 (NKJV)
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.” Joel 2:31 (NKJV)
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” Matthew 24:29 (NKJV)