The wonderful book of Revelation in the Bible describes God as, ’the Almighty [all powerful, omnipotent]’, 9 times. In the New Testament the word, ‘Almighty’ is used ten times – once in 2 Corinthians 6:18 and 9 times in Revelation.
# Different descriptions of ‘Almighty’ in Revelation
- Seven times it is, ‘The Lord God Almighty.’ 1
- Twice it is, ‘God Almighty.’ 2
- The uses of ‘Almighty’ describe ‘the majesty, splendour, power and greatness of the God who is actively working to bring all things to His intended end’ 3
# Why the emphasis on God’s omnipotence is important.
The Almighty God and His Son, Jesus, will totally annihilate and sweep away every vestige of the devil’s rule on earth. They will send Satan and his demons to eternal punishment. Then the new heavens and earth will appear. That can only happen because God and Jesus are omnipotent (the Holy Spirit is also there, but still with the Church). Thus this fitting verse, ‘We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is, and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.’ 4
# The link between Genesis 1 and Revelation 21
Genesis describes the beginning of God’s plan and Revelation the successful completion of the ‘project.’ This is basically what our hope is about – new life with Jesus. So the enemy of God continuously tries to teach the followers of Jesus otherwise.
- There is a continual effort to convince the followers of Jesus that God created the heavens and the earth through an evolutionary process (no omnipotent God needed).
- There is no evidence from Scripture that the Lord God Almighty needed more than six days to create.
- Either God is omnipotent, or He is not. If God did not create the heavens and earth in six days as per Genesis 1, then obviously He cannot create a new heaven and earth.
- Only the God described in the Bible, the Lord God Almighty can guarantee an eternal Kingdom of Peace.
- The Holy Spirit mentions the ‘imitation,’ so-called evolutionary god among others, “Tell them this: These gods, who did not make the heavens and the earth, will perish from the earth and from under the heavens.’” 5
Our hope of an eternal dwelling with the Trinity rests on the firm foundation of an omnipotent powerful Creator God. He will deliver what He promises.
- Revelation 1:8; 4:8; 11:17; 15:3; 16:7; 19:6 and 21:22
- Revelation 16:14 and 19:15
- Experiencing the Word, New Testament, Holman Christian Bible (with notes by Henry Blackaby, Holman Bible Publishers, 2001, page 551
- Revelation 11:17
- Jeremiah 10:11