Job had everything in life: a fervent faith, a beautiful family, and riches. In Job 1, he was called the greatest and richest man in the East. Satan argued with God that Job would turn away from God if all of Job’s blessings were taken away. The Lord permitted Satan to test Job’s faith but said that Job’s life would be spared (verse 12).
Job’s ten children died, and his entire wealth was wiped out. He also contracted boils. Despite the severe brokenness and grief, Job did not curse God. He even exalted Him.
God is able to do exceedingly well, as He “restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before” (Job 42:10). Job also lived for one hundred and forty years. God exceedingly blessed Job beyond his expectations. If we remain faithful, the same God can do abundant things and miracles in our lives.
- 1 What Does It Mean That God Is Able To Do Exceedingly?
- 2 How Is God Able To Do Exceedingly?
- 3 Examples Of God Doing Exceedingly More Than We Can Imagine
- 4 What Does “God Is Able To Do Exceedingly More” Teach Us?
- 5 Conclusion
What Does It Mean That God Is Able To Do Exceedingly?
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us—Ephesians 3:20
The Omnipotence Of God
He does not need anyone or anything to exist. He created time, the universe, and everything in it. God also has power over life and death. Through His divine healing attribute, He can heal all diseases and pains. Jesus cured the lepers, made the blind see, and resurrected Lazarus from the dead.
The Omnibenevolence Of God
God first manifested His exceeding love and concern for us in the Garden of Eden. He gave our first parents the perfect abode and provided everything they needed. The magnificence of all creation—the bounties of the earth and the sustaining expanse of the universe—attests that God exceedingly abundantly cares for us. Even the distant stars were made by Him to sustain life and balance on Earth.
The word omnibenevolence means all-loving, and God loves us unconditionally. When we call on Him, He provides us with our needs, heals our pains and diseases, and gives us victory over trials and troubles. God is perfectly good and loving in all of His attributes.
Co-Laborer With Christ
The revelation of God’s exceeding grace to us manifests in our spiritual partnership with Him and by seeing the number 555 around us. The degree of this abounding power is “according to the power that worketh in us” (Ephesians 3:20, King James Version). This means that miracles and other answers to our prayers result when we possess and nurture a corresponding faith in God Almighty.
We also believe that through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we can do mighty things in His Name which sometimes exceed our great expectations. In church, we are co-workers of Christ forever in all generations.
How Is God Able To Do Exceedingly?
Through His Power
For with God nothing will be impossible.—Luke 1:37
God is able to display His immense power on His own. He is omnipotent and omniscient. His power, strength, and authority know no bounds. Jesus turned five loaves of bread and two fishes to feed 5,000 people (Matthew 14, verse numbers 13-21). He even raised His beloved friend Lazarus back to life (John 11:43-44).
Through God’s Mighty Power That Resides In Us
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.—Philippians 4:13
Because we are made in His likeness, we possess the inherent power and goodness of God. Also, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, God manifests in our lives. Miracles, grace, forgiveness, and healing are exceeding abundantly because of God. His authority and work are accomplished by the power of the Holy Spirit, not by our limited human strength.
When we invoke the name of Jesus, we can perform miracles and heal people through initiative and faith. Our wondrous works also give now all glory to His Name.
Examples Of God Doing Exceedingly More Than We Can Imagine
Deliverance Of The Israelites
God delivered the stubborn Israelites from the yoke of slavery in Egypt. As His anointed and beloved children, God did not let them out of His sight, despite all the pitfalls and disobedience they committed.
God parted the Red Sea and provided all their needs on their trek to the Promised Land. In spite of the discipline and trials that God had to unleash, God loved them.
Wisdom And Riches Of Solomon
When Solomon rose to the throne, God asked him whatever he desired. Solomon meekly knew his lack of ability to govern well over God’s people. He requested God for the wisdom he would require to rule the Israelites under God’s precepts and righteous ways.
God granted Solomon wisdom and more. God’s graces were exceeding abundantly in Solomon. The Lord also gave him great wealth. 1 Kings 10:23 (King James Version) reads: So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and wisdom.
Miracles And Wonders Of The Apostles
After Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, He empowered His disciples with the power and authority in the pursuit of the Great Commission. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the disciples performed many miracles and wonders and gave glory to the church.
The Book of Acts records numerous instances of their supernatural works. Peter healed a lame beggar at the Temple (3:7-11). The apostles healed the sick, and those tormented by evil spirits (5:16). God also did extraordinary miracles through Paul (19:11).
What Does “God Is Able To Do Exceedingly More” Teach Us?
Nothing Is Impossible With God’s Word
If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.—Matthew 17:20
God is our all-powerful and almighty God who created the heavens and the earth. His authority and good attributes are infinite and without bounds for generations forever and ever. He gave the aged Abraham and Sarah a child and let the apostle Peter walk on water.
When we read our daily bible verses, we learn all the fullness of Jesus Christ, His exceeding greatness, and God’s plan in our lives. His infinite might teaches us He is with us in whatever situation we are in if we call His Name.
When we utter our greatest prayers and plead to God to deliver us from the worst diseases and crippling troubles in life, we have access to His power that works.
His Abounding Love For Us
Abba, Father, he said, everything is possible for you.—Mark 14:36
When Jesus cried out to God as Abba Father in Gethsemane, He declared the sovereign might of our Creator whose will shall prevail over all the earth in all times.
God’s love for us is beyond comprehension and all our highest prayers. He sent His only begotten son to take away the sins of the world. In our mundane lives, we exclaim the goodness of God because of His unceasing care and blessings. He also hears our prayers and answers with more than we have asked for.
He Equips Us For Good Works
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.—2 Corinthians 9:8, New King James Version
God blesses us plentifully so that we can also bless others. If we are recipients of His grace, we give money to the poor, help others in need, and give glory in the church by Christ Jesus. We are to share our gifts and resources with others so that God will be magnified and His purposes on earth through us will be realized. God’s grace can enable us to accomplish infinitely His will on earth according to the power that works in us.
When Jesus asked the blind men, “Do you believe that I am ABLE to do this?” (Matthew 9:28), they unequivocally said yes. Like the sightless man, we sometimes doubt the infinite capabilities of our Creator. Moreover, we also believe that we don’t have the ability to overcome the problems and brokenness we face in our time. Our disbelief and uncertainty about God’s power working in us dampen liberation and victory.
We are mistaken! God is able, and we are able! The God who created life, the heavens, and the earth is the same God who is with us today. As children of God, we affirm now all the glory of God and His power working in our lives.