Romans 1:4

And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:  Romans 1:4

Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.  John 2:18-19


The entertainment world has a fascination with “super heroes.” Movies come out over and over every few years about Spiderman, Superman, and most recently the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Green Lantern, and Thor.

As powerful as these super heroes are in their fictional settings with modern technologies super intense movie effects, they don’t have anything on the power of Jesus Christ!

Jesus spoke the world into existence! He said the word, and the sun moon and stars came into existence. He said the word and the land appeared, and every living creature came into being.

The power of just ONE Angel!

And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.  2 Kings 19:35

The Bible tells great stories of men like Samson that “slew” 1000 men. As incredible as that is, this Angel “smote” 185,000 men in one night!

Among the super heroes I mentioned a few moments ago, not one of them would stand a chance against just ONE Angel!

As mighty as Angels are, they are lower than Jesus Christ! Angels were created by Christ! Jesus is Jehovah, the Son of God, the Creator of the Heavens and the earth.

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.  Hebrews 11:3

This verse, for those of faith controverts the teachings of evolution beyond all doubt, leaving no question that evolution and the Bible are at complete odds against one another. Evolution teaches that the universe used to be so compact that it all fit into the size of the head of a pen, then one day BANG! Well the Bible says, that all that exists did NOT come into existence from previous atoms or molecules or what ever you want to call it whether it be black matter or what not!

When Jesus Christ spoke the sun moon stars earth and all that is came into existence out of nothingness. Atoms themselves did not exist until Jesus spoke them into existence.

Superman is able to leap a building in a single bound! SO WHAT! Jesus can create the entire universe into existence out of nothing at all except for the power of His own word!

The Book of Revelation describes ALL the wicked of ALL ages outside the New Jerusalem all together. That includes the greatest generals, and inventors, and geniuses of all time that rejected the gospel. They look upon our Eternal home with envy, and desire to siege upon it and possess its riches and streets of gold.

For the sake of today’s post since we have mentioned super heroes, lets IMAGINE that all of the super heroes that man has ever imagined and made fictional stories were all there too, outside the city along with the billions of lost souls, all working together to try to take over the New Jerusalem.

All their power is as NOTHING against the word of the Lord!

Revelation 20:9-11  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.  10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.  11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

POOF! They are gone! “There was found no place for them.” They are not relocated to an underworld, or another place in the universe, There was found no place for them.” “From whose face the earth and the heaven fled away!

God was able to speak the tiniest atoms into existence, and He is just as capable of making the tiniest of atoms vanish into nothingness. “There was found no place for them.” What could Iron Man or the Incredible Hulk do against that kind of power?


Nothing in all the universe can stop the power of the Word of God! Nothing!

Romans 8:37-39  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.  38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,  39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God said He loves you! His word said that, and nothing, not poverty, not sickness, not suffering, not massive failure on grand scales, not disappointments, NOTHING can change the fact that God loves you!

Of all the really cool and extremely powerful things that God has ever done, the MOST powerful act of them all, was the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Jesus passed through the gates of the grave and death, and came out conqueror over them both!

He lived, suffered, died and was resurrected for you and I!

When we have faith in the POWER of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we receive the promise of the resurrection from the grave and eternal life in the New Jerusalem to live and reign with Christ forever as priests and kings!

NOTHING is more powerful than the word of God! Nothing!

What gave Jesus power over the grave? It was His own word!

Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

The religious leaders, the Romans, and the devil all tried all that they could to keep Christ in the grave, but on that fateful Sunday morning the stone was rolled back and Christ was Resurrected with Power, so that the earth shook.

And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.  Matthew 28:2

This week as you go through the daily motions of life try to remember that:

And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:  Romans 1:4