“…what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power” (Ephesians 1:19).
God’s mighty power is energetic and immeasurable by human instruments. A common mistake made by mortals is to think of God’s strength and power solely in miraculous ways.
Every law of nature is a forceful demonstration of God’s mighty power. Natural laws such as gravity, procreation, and motion are immutable because of His inexhaustible might and power. Not only were the heavens and earth created out of nothing by the might and power of God and His word (Hebrews 11:3), these same heavens and earth are preserved by that same might and power (2 Peter 3:5-7).
Just as God governs the physical world by exercising His might and power via laws of nature, He also governs the spiritual world by exercising His might and power via immutable laws of righteousness.
The new birth, for example, occurs when the word of God is received and engrafted into an honest and good heart. Conversion—an unmistakable demonstration of God’s mighty power—is not miraculous. It is not a suspension of God’s spiritual laws; it is clear evidence of them.
Spiritual growth occurs when a child of God’s hunger and thirst for righteousness is met by ingesting and assimilating the milk and meat of God’s word. To be sure, spiritual growth is an unmistakable demonstration of God’s mighty power, but it is not miraculous. It is not a suspension of God’s spiritual laws; it is clear evidence of them.
Everlasting life results from a lifetime of sowing spiritual things, instead of pursuing carnal passions (Galatians 6:8). Because salvation is humanly impossible (Matthew 19:25-26), eternal life is unquestionably a clear demonstration of God’s mighty power, but it is not miraculous. It is not a suspension of God’s spiritual law of sowing and reaping; it is clear evidence of it.
Because of God’s mighty power, “let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9).