God, in all three persons, is omnipotent: that means all-powerful. What the Father thinks is spoken by the Son and the Holy Spirit makes it happen. Look at how this works in God’s creation (Gen 1:1-3; Psalm 33:6)
- God exists by Himself without needing anything else.
- The Spirit of God moved over the deep waters
- God said: “Let there be Light”, His word made the heavens and God’s breath made the stars exist
- And just like that, there was Light! Something that didn’t exist before suddenly appeared out of nowhere!
The Bible says that everything is held together by Christ’s powerful word (Hebrews 1:3). Jesus only used His power when the Father wanted Him to, but He always had those powers because He is divine (Phil 2:4; John 14:31).
But that doesn’t mean God can do absolutely anything. For example, God, with all His power, can’t change who He is (James 1:17). He can’t make Himself lie or make Jesus lie (Hebrews 6:18). He also can’t stop being God (Psalm 90:2). So, God is all-powerful, but He can only do things that make sense with His nature. That means He can’t create rocks that are too heavy for Him to lift or make shapes that don’t exist like square circles.
We worship an all-powerful triune God who is eternally true to Himself!