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December 26, 2012

DOCTRINE OF THE OMNIPOTENCE OF GOD

A. Definition and Description.
1. The Latin term omnipotence is taken from the Greek word PANTOKRATOR, and means all‑powerful or almighty. It refers specifically to the power or ability attribute of God. It has the connotation of “ruler of all things;” therefore, the eternal supreme power.
2. Omnipotence is the theological term to describe the unlimited, infinite and eternal power of the three persons of the Trinity.
3. God is infinite and eternal; His power is therefore infinite and eternal. His power has no beginning and no end.
4. God exists eternally in three persons who are coequal and co-infinite. Each person of the Godhead has exactly the same identical power or omnipotence.
5. God’s infinite and limitless power functions under the control of His divine volition or sovereignty, and it is accompanied by divine virtue or holiness. The sovereignty and holiness of God must always be related to the omnipotence of God. In other words, the omnipotence of God can never be divorced from divine virtue or holiness.
6. God is able, in His omnipotence, to do anything compatible with His divine essence, but He will never use His power to compromise with sin, human good, or evil.
7. God’s power is unlimited, except through self‑imposed limitation related to acting foolishly, doing silly things, or becoming irrational.
8. The greatest delegation of divine power in human history occurs between the resurrection of Christ and the resurrection of the Church. It is the omnipotence of God provided to execute the protocol plan of God.
9. Divine omnipotence is related to both God’s promises and God’s actions on our behalf, both of which we call grace. But you will never use this power unless you learn Bible doctrine; there is no substitute for learning doctrine!
10. Scriptural documentation of God’s power.
a. Isa 43:13, “Even from eternity past, I am He, and there is no one who can deliver out of My hand. I act, and who can reverse it?”
b. Mt 19:26, “Jesus said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Man has definite limitations. God has no limitations except those, which are self-imposed, for He will not use His power to compromise with sin, human good, or evil.
c. Mk 10:27, “Jesus said, ‘With men it is impossible, but not with God, for all things are possible with God.’”
d. In Lk 1:37, the Greek says, “For no word from God will be void of power.”
e. Lk 18:27, “But He said, ‘The things impossible with men are possible with God.’”
f. God’s power was a definite spiritual issue to Abraham when both Abraham and Sarah were sexually dead. Rom 4:16‑21 is the story of Abraham’s fantastic faith resulting in the use of omnipotence. Rom 4:20‑21, “Abraham staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God, being fully persuaded that what He had promised He was also able to perform.” Abraham understood the omnipotence of God, and claimed it in connection with the promise that God had given regarding Abraham’s seed.
g. Paul’s application of omnipotence is given in 2 Cor 4:6‑7, “For God [Holy Spirit], who said [Gen 1:3], ‘Light, shine out of darkness,’ is the One who made His light to shine in our right lobes to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ [epistemological rehabilitation]. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the surpassing greatness of the power may be from God and not from ourselves.” How could we ever get doctrine into our human bodies? By the omnipotence of God Holy Spirit; the delegated power of God for our perception, metabolization, and utilization of Bible doctrine inside the divine dynasphere. The treasure is Bible doctrine.

B. The Delegation of the Omnipotence of God to the Great Power Experiment of the Church Age.
1. The key to this delegation is the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ at the end of the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union. (See points 13-14, p.41ff) for extended amplification of this point.)
2. Eph 1:19‑20, “And what is the surpassing greatness of His power to us who have believed for the delegation of His superior power, which [power] He made operational by means of Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heavenly places.”
3. The surpassing greatness of His power is the Christian way of life. Protocol is how you put it into action; the procedures, the mechanics.
4. The system for utilization of divine power is protocol.
a. One of the three terms used to describe God’s plan for you is protocol, which emphasizes the utilization of divine power inside the divine dynasphere.
b. Because we are royal family, we must function under royal family procedures. As a member of any royal family, it isn’t your personality or appearance or any human genetic or acquired factor that is the issue. There is a system of protocol that merges different individualities within the royal family into a system of modus operandi, whereby authority is recognized.
c. Protocol is procedure for royalty. Protocol means that there is only one way of doing a thing; so there is only one way to use God’s power, and God has ordained the manner in which it is done.
d. Protocol is divine power or omnipotence delegated to Church Age believers so that each believer has the power and ability to fulfill God’s game plan for the Church Age; hence the power and dynamics of the ordinary life.
e. Protocol is the utilization of divine power for the greatest invisible impact in all of human history.
f. Protocol is a rigid, long‑established code and procedure, prescribing complete deference to superior rank and authority, followed by strict adherence to due order and precedence, coupled with precisely correct procedure. (See the Doctrine of the Protocol Plan of God for further amplification.)
5. Eph 1:19‑20 relates the divine power or omnipotence of God used in the resurrection of Christ to the divine power or omnipotence delegated to the Church Age believer. This passage tells us there is a very definite structural relationship between the power used in the resurrection of Christ and the power available to the Church Age believer today.
6. Before the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union and the resurrection of the humanity of Christ, divine power was delegated to very few Old Testament believers on a limited basis and on a contingency plan.
7. The divine power used to raise Jesus Christ from the dead is the same divine power, which is available to every believer today; an act of God, which is without precedent in all of human history. By utilization, divine power can actually be transferred into your life.
8. The power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is now available to every Church Age believer for the execution of the protocol plan in its two stages, the life beyond gnosis and the life beyond dreams.
9. Between the resurrection of Christ and the Rapture of the Church is the greatest power experiment in all history. The pattern for this power experiment began with the Incarnation, 33 years before the Church Age began.
10. The power experiment is divided into two parts.
a. The Incarnation and Hypostatic Union, a period of 33 years, terminating with the resurrection of Christ.
b. The Church Age, an indefinite period of time, terminating with the resurrection of the Church.
11. In this power experiment, God, for the first time, has made divine power available to every believer, patterned after the Incarnation. Between the resurrection of Christ and the resurrection of the Church, the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union overflows to the Church Age. Therefore, your life has the greatest significance in all of human history. We are the objects of the greatest power delegation of omnipotence in all human history!
12. Between the two resurrections is the dispensation of the royal family of God, which we classify as the Church Age. This is the dispensation of the intensified angelic conflict, the dispensation of the crossroads of human history, and the dispensation of God’s delegated power being made available to every Church Age believer.
13. Therefore, the resurrection of Christ is a dividing line between limited power to a few believers before the resurrection, and maximum power to all believers after the resurrection.
14. However, availability of divine power does not mean utilization of divine power. Utilization depends upon the believer’s self‑determination and epistemological rehabilitation. There is no substitute for cognition of Bible doctrine. Knowledge is power.
15. The great power experiment is therefore defined as maximum delegation of divine omnipotence, first to the humanity of Christ in the Hypostatic Union, and secondly to the Church Age believer during every generation of this dispensation.
16. Never before in all of human history has God delegated and made available so much divine power to the believer as in the Church Age. Every believer has the availability of this power, but it remains potential until you fulfill the principle of epistemological rehabilitation.
17. All precedence for the Church Age is taken from the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union, including this fantastic availability of divine power. However, availability does not imply utilization of that divine power. Between availability and utilization is post-salvation epistemological rehabilitation, i.e., perception, metabolization, and application of the mystery doctrine of the Church Age.
18. The utilization of divine omnipotence depends upon post-salvation epistemological rehabilitation plus the utilization of the problem-solving devices, resulting in advance to spiritual maturity and the manufacture of invisible heroes.
19. The invisible hero of the Church Age is manufactured out of divine omnipotence. The invisible hero has maximum use of divine power during any given generation of the Church Age. The invisible hero has maximum use of the ten problem-solving devices of the protocol plan. The invisible hero has the life beyond his fondest dreams.
20. The omnipotence of the Father in eternity past created a portfolio of invisible assets for every Church Age believer. The function of the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit has provided an unprecedented delegation and distribution of divine power inside your very own palace, the operational-type divine dynasphere, the place of equal opportunity for the fulfillment of the protocol plan and the glorification of God.
21. God’s superior power, omnipotence, is delegated and distributed in two areas of the Christian way of life.
a. In our portfolio of invisible assets from the omnipotence of God the Father.
b. In the divine dynasphere from the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit: “‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord.”

C. The Issue of Divine Power versus Human Power.
1. The power for the execution of the protocol plan of God is related to:
a. The power of the Word of God. Heb 4:12, “The word of God is alive and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and the spirit, and of joints and the marrow, and is a critic of thoughts and intents of the heart.”
b. The filling of the Spirit inside the divine dynasphere. Eph 3:16, “That He may give you on the basis of the riches of His glory to become strong by means of power through His Spirit in your inner being.”
(1) “The riches of His glory” emphasize the omnipotence of God the Father related to our portfolio of invisible assets, the omnipotence of God the Son holding the universe together, and in this passage the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit providing the necessary power for the execution of the protocol plan of God.
(2) “To become strong” is tantamount to the filling of the Holy Spirit, which is the status of being controlled by the Holy Spirit inside the divine dynasphere.
2. God is perfect; therefore, His plan is perfect. It is impossible for perfect God to design for us an imperfect plan. But we as believers are imperfect, and we do not have the power or the ability to execute the perfect protocol plan from God. A perfect plan can only be executed by a perfect power.
3. Therefore, the execution of the protocol plan of God demands the understanding and utilization of the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit, available only inside the operational-type divine dynasphere. In this way, we execute the protocol plan of God.
4. In the Old Testament dispensations, there was no divine dynasphere. After the Rapture of the Church in the Tribulation and the Millennium, there will not be a divine dynasphere. So the divine dynasphere is reserved for Christological dispensations only: the dispensation of the Hypostatic Union and the dispensation of the Church.
5. Life inside the divine dynasphere is a combination of the filling of the Holy Spirit (tantamount to the Holy Spirit controlling your soul or spirituality) and perception of Bible doctrine.
6. Spirituality is not emotional activity of any kind. It is God the Holy Spirit controlling your soul so that you can understand Bible doctrine and so that you can utilize divine power.
7. Divine power in the execution of God’s plan is related to the fulfillment of such mandates as Eph 5:18, “be filled with the Spirit,” and Gal 5:16, “keep walking by means of the Spirit.” Residence in the divine dynasphere is equivalent to being filled with the Spirit or walking by means of the Spirit.
8. Therefore, only inside the divine dynasphere is the Holy Spirit’s omnipotence available to us for the fulfillment of God’s plan, will, and purpose for your life. Remember that the filling of the Spirit includes His teaching ministry, as per Jn 14:26, 16:12-14; 1 Cor 2:9-16.
9. Outside of the divine dynasphere, the believer functions under human power and human ability. Divine power and human power are mutually exclusive.
10. Therefore, spirituality is an absolute. Either you are filled with the Spirit inside the divine dynasphere or you are in a state of carnality, grieving or quenching the Spirit, living inside the cosmic system.
11. Divine power is located in the divine dynasphere; human power is located in the cosmic system. In cosmic one we grieve the Spirit; in cosmic two we quench the Spirit. Yet Eph 4:30 commands us to “grieve not the Holy Spirit;” 1 Thes 5:19 commands us to “quench not the Spirit.”
12. No believer can ever execute the protocol plan of God while residing in Satan’s cosmic system. Therefore, no believer can execute God’s plan outside of the divine dynasphere, because no believer can ever execute God’s plan in his own power, in the energy of the flesh.
13. 2 Cor 4:7, “We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be from God and not from ourselves.” The power must be from God; not our power or ability or personality dynamics.
14. Invisible heroes are manufactured by divine power inside the divine dynasphere, the only place of the filling of the Spirit.
15. The Christian way of life is a supernatural way of life that demands a supernatural means of execution; not by emotion, but by the use of invisible divine power. The purpose of the filling of the Spirit is to provide the enabling power inside the divine dynasphere for the execution of God’s plan for His glorification in the Church Age.
16. The filling of the Spirit is therefore a temporary thing, depending upon whether the believer resides in the divine dynasphere or the cosmic system.
17. In sinning, the believer leaves the divine dynasphere. Through the use of the rebound technique of 1 Jn 1:9, the believer recovers his residence in the divine dynasphere.
18. It becomes obvious that the more time we log in the filling of the Spirit, the easier it is to learn doctrine and to grow in grace. The more time we log in the cosmic system, the closer we come to becoming losers.
19. Outside the divine dynasphere, the believer can only function on his human energy and his human power. Inside the divine dynasphere, the believer functions under the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, only inside the divine dynasphere is the omnipotence of the Spirit available for learning doctrine and for executing God’s plan for our lives.
20. Divine omnipotence and human power cannot coexist!
21. No believer can fulfill the protocol plan of God for the Church Age living outside the divine dynasphere, because he is under the energy of the flesh. But “‘It’s not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord.” No believer can execute the protocol plan of God through human power or human energy.
22. The execution of the protocol plan of God demands two factors.
a. Residence in the divine dynasphere under the enabling power (or omnipotence) of the Holy Spirit.
b. Consistent perception of the mystery doctrine while in residence in the divine dynasphere. The two must go together for the glorification of God, for the fulfillment of His plan, and for the manufacture of invisible heroes.
23. Invisible heroes are manufactured by two powers.
a. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit in the divine dynasphere.
b. The power of Bible doctrine in the right lobe. “The Word of God is alive and powerful.”
24. The delegation of God’s superior power (Eph 1:19) has two sources.
a. Our portfolio of invisible assets provided for us by the omnipotence of God the Father.
b. Our very own palace, the operational-type divine dynasphere, provided for us by the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit.
25. Protocol is the divine plan for the utilization of divine power for the purpose of fulfilling God’s plan, will, and purpose for your life, i.e., the glorification of Christ and of the Father. God’s plan calls for the use of God’s power. To use human power in trying to fulfill God’s plan is blasphemous and a terrible insult to God’s perfect plan. God can only be glorified by power equivalent to His own power. Therefore He cannot be glorified by human power, or angelic power.
26. Ignorance of pertinent doctrine means failure to utilize God’s power for the fulfillment of God’s will, purpose, and plan for your life.
27. Malfunction or neglect of the rebound technique means perpetual life inside the cosmic system where only human power or Satan’s power is available. In the cosmic system, it’s impossible to execute the protocol plan of God, and you suffer intensively from self‑induced misery under the law of volitional responsibility, and simultaneously suffer from the three stages of divine discipline until the day you die the sin unto death. As a result, you’re only overwhelmed with your own inadequacies, never overwhelmed with the power of God.
28. Failure to utilize divine power means accepting the cheap substitute of human power and human dynamics, such as human personality improvement, human works of legalism, human behavior patterns such as self-satisfaction and human self‑righteousness, human self‑sacrifice, crusader arrogance and spirituality by works. All these are energy of the flesh, called wood, hay, and stubble, and are burned at the Judgment Seat of Christ, though the person still remains saved.
29. There is no substitute for the utilization of divine power in the function of the protocol plan, in the mechanics of epistemological rehabilitation and cognition of doctrine, and in the modus operandi of the problem-solving devices related to divine power.
30. The divine plan demands the use of divine power for its execution. God cannot accept any form of human power for the fulfillment of His plan.
31. The unprecedented grace provision of divine power is the perfect complement to our Lord’s strategic victory of the angelic conflict.
32. The application is that the Christian way of life demands ability — not human ability, but God’s ability for its execution.
a. Anything the unbeliever can do is not part of the Christian life, because the unbeliever functions under human ability.
b. Human ability can function under the laws of divine establishment producing morality. But the Christian way of life is exceedingly greater than human morality.
c. We use the word “virtue” to describe what is produced by the Christian way of life. Virtue is higher than morality, because we as believers are given the divine power and divine ability to do something far greater than even the best of unbelievers can accomplish.
33. Power analogy.
a. The automobile engine transfers chemical energy from the mixture of air with fuel into mechanical energy to move the automobile. This is called the fuel-combustion engine, which usually runs on gasoline.
b. The human body has a system of energy or fuel related to metabolism of food. The energy of food comes from sugar. Food enters the mouth where it is chewed and swallowed. When the food travels down the esophagus to the stomach, it is broken down through metabolism into glucose, fructose, and dextrose, plus other energy derivatives. This provides the body the energy to print information on the neurons of the brain.
c. To run a car, you put gasoline in your gas tank. If you put sugar in your gas tank, the car won’t run. It wasn’t designed to run on sugar.
d. So you cannot mix divine power and human power and fulfill God’s plan. That’s like putting sugar in a gas tank, or like you drinking a quart of gasoline for energy.
e. So just like sugar in a gas tank or gasoline in the stomach is disastrous, so the attempt to substitute human power for divine omnipotence is disastrous in the spiritual life.
f. In the analogy, the automobile represents the momentum in your Christian life. The energy that runs the automobile is gas mixed with air in the carburetor. This represents the use of divine omnipotence. Sugar represents the energy of the flesh or human power. When you put sugar in the gas tank, you go nowhere. Sugar in the gas tank represents trying to live the Christian life by means of human talent, human power, and human ability.
g. You cannot substitute human power for divine power. The two are mutually exclusive. You operate on one or the other. In the cosmic system, you operate on human power. In the divine dynasphere you operate on divine omnipotence.
h. Therefore, divine power cannot exist with human power and human arrogance, which includes jealousy, bitterness, vindictiveness, implacability, hatred, guilt, anger, and self-pity. All these result from attempting to function on human power. Divine power and human power do not coexist.
34. Divine power can only be utilized when you reach gate #3 of the divine dynasphere, enforced and genuine humility, so that you are teachable and learn Bible doctrine.
35. The power of God is vested in the Word of God. Therefore, authority belongs to the Word of God, not even to the pastor. The pastor only has authority to teach the Word of God. Congregations are not benefited by human power; congregations are only benefited by divine power. “The Word of God is alive and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and the spirit, and of the joints and the marrow, and is a critic of the thoughts and motives of our right lobes.”

D. The Law of Equivalent Power.
1. Any system in life or execution of a plan requires power or authority equivalent to the execution of that plan and compliance with that system.
2. This can be illustrated from the military very simply, in that no general officer or admiral, no matter how capable, can succeed in battle unless he has the authority or power equivalent to the task. So the greatest of officers cannot succeed unless he has control over all his command.
3. No matter how great a person may be, he must have equivalent authority or power to accomplish a given task in life. This is true in business, in professions, in every walk of life. Every challenge in life demands an equivalent power or authority for meeting and overcoming that challenge.
4. Equivalent power may reside in:
a. Authority or rank, good or bad.
b. Personality, good or bad.
c. Intellect. Where one person is smarter than the rest, he develops from his intellect or wisdom the equivalent power to meet situations.
d. Leadership ability.
e. Influence, whether good or evil power. The power isn’t necessarily good; it may be evil or good power. But in order to accomplish the task, whether it is an evil or good task, there must be an equivalent power.
5. Certain things cannot be accomplished in life without the equivalent power for execution. Since the protocol plan of God or Christian way of life is a supernatural way of life, it demands equivalent power for fulfillment. God is the source of His perfect plan for your life; God is perfect and His plan is perfect. Therefore, you cannot execute His plan with human power, because human power is not the equivalent of divine power. The equivalent power for the fulfillment of God’s plan is God’s power, God’s omnipotence. The Christian way of life is a supernatural way of life, which demands a supernatural means of execution.
6. One of the great principles in the Christian life is the mechanics for the utilization of God’s power, equivalent to the task of fulfilling His plan, in any situation in life, whether it is prosperity or disaster. The only believers who can handle either extreme are those who have fulfilled epistemological rehabilitation and have actually learned the mechanics for the utilization of divine power. The fact that God’s omnipotence is available to you doesn’t mean a thing apart from its utilization. Therefore, the mechanics of utilization become the major issue.
7. The equivalent power of divine omnipotence is found in our portfolio of invisible assets, e.g., logistical grace. Only God has the power to keep you alive. Only God has the power to provide manna from heaven, to protect you from enemies, hidden and visible. Being a new spiritual species, Satan wants to wipe you out! And you do not have the ability to withstand the power of Satan. It’s a greater creature power than any power you might have. But God’s omnipotence is infinitely greater.
8. The power of God keeps you alive so that you can use the power of God to execute the protocol plan of God, i.e., you can use the power of the Holy Spirit to fulfill the plan only inside the divine dynasphere.
9. God has delegated equivalent power to systems of delegated authority.
a. The delegated authority of the communicator of doctrine is a spiritual delegation. The authority to communicate Bible doctrine resides in the authority of the spiritual gift of pastor‑teacher. The authority to communicate the Gospel to a number of unbelievers resides in the spiritual gift of evangelism.
b. The delegated authority of the Word of God in your right lobe, metabolized doctrine. “The Word of God is alive and powerful,” but it is only powerful when it’s metabolized in your right lobe. If you do not have metabolized doctrine in your soul, there is no way you are up to the task of executing God’s plan, will, and purpose for your life.
c. Jesus used this delegated authority to pass evidence testing. He quoted Deuteronomy three times in Mt 4:1‑10, “It is written.” He answered Satan in the first test with, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
d. The delegated authority in your personal life is your volition, your decisions, and your priorities. You must have the right motivation, the right priorities, and make right decisions constantly for Bible doctrine over anything else that might be a distraction.
e. Every person must take the responsibility for his own decisions under the law of volitional responsibility. This emphasizes the importance of your spiritual freedom as a royal priest inside the divine dynasphere. Spiritual freedom is the greatest of all, because it can exist in any circumstance, even under the worst tyranny in the world. God provides everything for that freedom and self-determination to exist to fulfill the plan of God.
10. God delegates power under certain functions in the laws of divine establishment, Rom 13:1‑10 (written when Nero ruled Rome).
a. The husband has authority over the wife. This is a delegated authority from God, and is the only way to keep anarchy out of the human race. Left to their own devices, the ladies would destroy themselves and each other.
b. The parents have authority over the children. Where parents do not use that authority in justice, integrity, and fairness, children are turned out into the world as immature people.
c. The teacher over the student, the professor over the class, the government over its citizens, management over labor, the law of the land over the residents of the land.
11. The law of equivalent power related to coercion versus self-determination.
a. Under the privacy of your royal priesthood, you have two equal rights with all other believers.
(1) The right of cognition of doctrine or the function of epistemological rehabilitation.
(2) The right of self‑determination with regard to that doctrine, i.e., the right to accept or reject Bible doctrine.
b. Cognition or perception of doctrine is always a matter of your own self‑determination. You are either positive or negative toward the doctrinal teaching of whomever is your right pastor. You may only be positive under certain circumstances of stress, when you come to find “instant” answers. Any instant answer is not going to be a good answer because it’s not within the context and the framework of Bible doctrine you should understand.
c. Coercion provides false motivation, and produces that category of sin known as the guilt complex. Guilt is a system by which the weak control the strong, neutralizing the provision of equivalent power from God.
d. Coercion occurs under the principle of the weak controlling the strong where self‑determination is set aside. The weak control the strong through sulking and nagging. The weak always function under arrogance, and they control the strong or the virtuous through manifestations of arrogance.
e. Self‑determination provides true motivation and results in both cognition and the utilization of divine power for the execution of the protocol plan.
f. One thing that destroys leadership is the lack of proper motivation by those under any leader in any situation. If you have to be threatened or pushed into something, your self‑determination and therefore your freedom is gone.
g. Self‑determination is most efficient where the facts of Bible doctrine are available from which you make a decision. Self‑determination always recognizes the privacy of the priesthood of other people, which means you don’t push or force yourself on other people.
h. Self‑determination cannot function properly in a state of ignorance. Therefore, knowledge of doctrine is power.
i. Facts must be assembled in the right lobe of the soul as metabolized doctrine for spiritual growth, and in order to utilize divine omnipotence. The execution of the protocol plan of God, the manufacture of invisible heroes, and the resultant glorification of God must occur through the teaching of doctrine. Therefore, you must enter the local church in a state of objectivity under the filling of the Spirit, and not be under any kind of pressure from people in that congregation.
j. The pastor can only teach doctrine. He cannot force anyone to accept that doctrine. Coercion is an infringement on spiritual freedom. The functions of the pastor are related to teaching doctrine and to protecting the privacy of the normal people in a congregation.
k. Self‑determination from the privacy of the royal priesthood is the true function of spiritual freedom. The utilization of divine power demands self‑determination with regard to cognition of doctrine. Divine power is available to you on the basis of self‑determination. You have to provide your own motivation and your own decisions. Eventually, once you learn that God’s very own power is available to you, then you will begin to utilize that power and your life will be changed. You will break free from all coercion while obeying all commands for subordination to authority; you never feel threatened by such subordination because of your spiritual self‑esteem plus the use of divine omnipotence.
l. The utilization of human power is always a matter of coercion or wrong influence of human viewpoint. Once a person gains authority or power beyond his capacity, he becomes a tyrant, a “coercer.” But the utilization of divine power not only provides fantastic motivation, but it demands right decisions from a position of strength in the function of self‑determination.
m. Availability of divine power demands the function of self-determination and spiritual privacy for the application and utilization of that power.
n. Whether Bible doctrine is accepted or rejected, whether the believer is in a state of ignorance or cognizance, the believer must take the responsibility for his own decisions; whether they are decisions made from ignorance, cognizance, arrogance, or virtue, or whether they are decisions made under pressure, under bullying, or under coercion.
o. Good decisions from a position of strength result in using the omnipotence of God, the Word of God, and the execution of the protocol plan of God and thereby becoming a winner. All good decisions from a position of strength are made on the basis of knowing omnipotence and how to use it; for the omnipotence of the Father and of the Holy Spirit are available to you as a believer.
p. Bad decisions from a position of ignorance or weakness result in failure to execute God’s will, plan, and purpose for your life. Such a believer becomes a loser. Losers suffer from self‑induced misery under the law of volitional responsibility. They suffer from black-out of the soul, reversionism, emotional revolt of the soul, scar tissue of the soul, and cosmic involvement; everything that produces self-induced misery, intensified misery, and the three stages of divine discipline.
q. The position of strength is defined as the believer learning Bible doctrine, while the position of weakness is defined as the believer in a state of ignorance regarding the mystery doctrine of the Church Age.
r. Whatever your status on the outside, that is no issue inside the local church.
s. Losers are those who fail to utilize the omnipotence of God because they are ignorant, arrogant, and preoccupied with people rather than with the Word of God.
12. Believers who fail to utilize delegated and available divine power are described in 2 Tim 3:3‑5. “Unloving [no virtue love], irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self‑control, brutal, haters of divine good, treacherous, reckless, arrogant, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness although they have denied its power. Avoid such persons as these!”
a. “Unloving”, i.e., having no personal love for God first and no subsequent impersonal love for all mankind, describes the believer who does not utilize divine power. He loves himself, which is arrogance.
b. To be “irreconcilable” means to be implacable. Negative people are only reconcilable when they are having their own way. It means you cannot be reconciled to God’s plan for your life in your relationships with people, or to God’s grace system for perception so that you can learn doctrine daily. The older you become, the more implacable you become. Old age is the disgusting display of implacability without any of the compensating factors of youth.
c. “Malice” does not improve with age; it gets worse, for it becomes undisguised by age. Gossip is the most destructive thing in a local church. It cannot be tolerated, for it is an intrusion upon the privacy of the priesthood. Notice that being a gossip means you are malicious; the two words go together. This is one of the worst manifestations of arrogance. Who set you up as a judge?
d. The motivation for “self‑control” is personal love for God, the only personal love with virtue. No self-control means failure to utilize the nine problem-solving devices.
e. “Brutality” always starts as a mental attitude and then becomes overt. Christians without doctrine are brutal. Arrogant people are brutal and cruel.
f. These believers are “haters of divine good” because they don’t understand it. Divine good is the direct result and reflex of the utilization of the omnipotence of God.
g. No one is more “treacherous” than a believer functioning under human power.
h. They are “reckless” in the sense of not caring about anyone or anything except self. This is lack of self-control or self-restraint.
i. “Arrogant” includes all of the mental attitude sins.
j. “Godliness” is a description of the Christian way of life or life inside the divine dynasphere. But these believers only have the “form of godliness.” This refers to moral degeneracy, which is the appearance of being very Christian and very spiritual, when in truth they are against God.
k. 2 Pet 1:3, “Seeing that His divine power has given to us everything pertaining to spiritual life and godliness [life in divine dynasphere] through epignosis knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and virtue.”
13. Losers are believers in a state of ignorance, according to Mt 22:29. “You are constantly being deceived, not knowing the Scriptures or the power of God.” If you don’t know the Scripture, you don’t know the power of God.
14. The believer who is a loser does not lose his salvation. However, he does lose his escrow blessings for time and eternity. Since his escrow blessings are irrevocable, they remain in escrow forever as a memorial to lost opportunity while living on earth.
15. The loser never understands or utilizes the power of God in this Church Age.

E. The Biblical Documentation for the Omnipotence of God in the Great Power Experiment in the Church Age.
1. Our Lord prophesied this power just before His resurrection in Acts 1:8. “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.”
2. Eph 1:19‑20, “And what is the surpassing greatness of His power to us who have believed for the delegation of His superior power, which [superior power] He put into operation by means of Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heavenly places.”
3. Eph 3:16 says that the blessings of our portfolio can only be administered by the omnipotence of God. “I pray that He may give you on the basis of the riches of His glory [portfolio of invisible assets] to become strong [enabling power of Holy Spirit and momentum from doctrine] by means of power [omnipotence of the Holy Spirit] through His Spirit [filling of the Holy Spirit] in your inner being.”
a. The action of becoming strong takes place inside your soul only when you are residing inside the divine dynasphere, filled with the Spirit. Residence in the divine dynasphere is tantamount to the Holy Spirit controlling your soul. The filling of the Spirit is the utilization of the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit in glorifying God by fulfilling the protocol plan of God.
b. The power of the Holy Spirit is available to every believer inside the divine dynasphere, but not every believer utilizes the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, because when you’re out of the divine dynasphere you are not under divine power.
4. Eph 3:20, “Now to Him who is able [omnipotence of God] to do infinitely more than all we could ever ask or even imagine on the basis of the power which has been delegated to us.”
5. Col 1:10‑12, “That you might walk in a manner worthy of the Lord for the purpose of pleasing Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good achievement [three stages of spiritual adulthood]; in fact, constantly growing by means of metabolized doctrine from God, because we have been endowed with all power [omnipotence of God the Father, Son, Holy Spirit] from that superior power of His glory resulting in all endurance and patience with happiness. Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us for a share of the endowment of the saints [royal family] in the light.”
a. To “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord” is the purpose for which the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit sustains and blesses us. The unusual phrase “worthy of the Lord” is used because you are royal family of God. To walk in such a manner demands the utilization of divine omnipotence, just as the humanity of Christ utilized the omnipotence of God the Father and Holy Spirit.
b. In ourselves, we have the ability to please a few people in life. But what is pleasing to people is not pleasing to God. You can please people by being very hypocritical, with a facade of sweetness and light and flattery, while inside thinking just the opposite. But God doesn’t look on the outer man; He’s not impressed with your looks, personality, and abilities. You can’t fool God, for God looks on the inner man.
c. So to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord begins on the inside with your mental attitude. The real you is what you think. You will one day realize that you have nothing with which to please God; you can’t impress God with anything. The only ones who can please the Father are the Son and Holy Spirit. Only God can please God. God has provided us with His omnipotence and with that of the Holy Spirit so that we can please God!
d. “To bear fruit in every good achievement” is:
(1) The advance through all three stages of spiritual adulthood.
(2) The attainment of spiritual self‑esteem, spiritual autonomy, and spiritual maturity.
(3) Spiritual maturity combined with evidence testing to glorify God to the maximum.
(4) This is explained by the next phrase: to be constantly growing by means of metabolized doctrine from God.
e. “Because we have been endowed with all power” we can please God, we can bear fruit in every good achievement, and we can grow by means of metabolized doctrine.
f. “Superior power” refers to omnipotence. “Glory” here refers to the entire essence of God (as it usually does).
g. “Resulting in all endurance and patience.” The Christian life demands patience. When through momentum from doctrine we conquer the hurdle of impatience and replace it with day-by-day patience, it becomes week-by-week, month-by-month, and finally year-by-year endurance. Endurance is the perpetuation of patience, which comes through momentum from metabolized doctrine. Patience day by day produces endurance. There is a lot of happiness in succeeding through the daily routine producing endurance and success.
h. Each of us has a share of the endowment of divine omnipotence. We in the Church Age have more power available to us than any great Old Testament believer. Every believer has available to him the omnipotence of God.
i. Your spiritual growth is the basis for true thanksgiving. God qualified us through the distribution of divine power to receive our share of the endowment of the saints, your very own portfolio of invisible assets. But God’s power has no significance or use unless you are “in the light” the divine dynasphere, 1 Jn 1:7. God’s power can only be utilized in the light.
6. 2 Thes 1:11, “For to this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of your election, and fulfill every desire for integrity and the work of doctrine with power.”
7. 1 Cor 2:4‑5, “And my doctrine and my preaching were not in the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” In every generation, there are some great public speakers, which comes from human ability. But Paul, the greatest genius of all time, did not approach his audiences in the dynamics of elocution, i.e., in the power of persuasive speaking. Instead, he stood before his congregations in the power of Bible doctrine. It is so important that our faith stand in the power of God; otherwise it won’t stand. The wisdom of man may be scintillating, brilliant, stimulating, and may have a tremendous emotional impact, but it is unstable and destroyed by the various functions in history. Yet the power of God goes on day by day, moment by moment, for the positive believer.
8. 1 Pet 1:5, “We are guarded by the power of God through faith for deliverance, ready to be revealed at the last time.” The power of God guards you even when you reject the power of God.
9. 2 Pet 1:3, “Seeing that His divine power [omnipotence of God the Father] has given to us everything pertaining to life [portfolio of invisible assets] and godliness [divine dynasphere] through the epignosis knowledge [metabolized doctrine] of Him who called us to His own glory.”
a. In our portfolio of invisible assets we actually possess everything we need for life. Yet our ignorance keeps us from enjoying what God has provided in our portfolio of invisible assets!
b. “Life” is our life in general. “Godliness” refers to life in the divine dynasphere. Godliness is the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit related to residence, function, and momentum inside the divine dynasphere.
c. Gate #4 of the divine dynasphere is epignosis knowledge of Him. Cognition of Bible doctrine is related to the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, Jn 14:26, 16:12‑14; 1 Cor 2:9‑16; 1 Jn 2:27. It is the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit that teaches us doctrine, not human I.Q. God did not call us to His glory until He had provided divine power for each one of us.
d. The glory and virtue of the Lord Jesus Christ in His humanity was provided through His function inside the prototype divine dynasphere. Having the operational-type divine dynasphere means you have the opportunity to have that same glory and that same virtue.
10. 2 Cor 4:7, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be from God and not from ourselves.”
11. Rom 15:13, “That you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” This refers to hope 2 and hope 3 as a problem-solving device. We abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit that is by consistent residence, function, and momentum inside the divine dynasphere. Our momentum from metabolized doctrine advances to the three stages of spiritual adulthood. Hope 2 functions from gates number four to number eight. It is impossible to abound in hope apart from the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit in the operational-type divine dynasphere.
12. 2 Tim 1:7, “For God has not given to us the lifestyle of fear, but a lifestyle of power, of virtue love, and of sound judgment [self-discipline, common sense].”
a. The lifestyle of power is the function of the omnipotence of God the Father related to our portfolio of invisible assets and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit related to our operational-type divine dynasphere.
b. Part of common sense is alertness to current events. The believer with doctrinal application has a superior common sense. In 2 Thes 1:11, Paul calls common sense “the work of doctrine with power.”
13. 2 Cor 13:4 speaks of Christ: “For indeed He was crucified because of weakness [ours], yet He lives because of the power of God. For we also are weak [helpless] in Him, yet we shall live with Him because of the power of God directed toward you.” The two phases of the great power experiment are both here; each terminates with resurrection from the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit. The omnipotence of God the Father who restored our Lord’s human spirit to His body in the grave will also provide resurrection bodies for the dead in Christ at the Rapture. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit who restored our Lord’s human soul to His body in the grave will also provide resurrection bodies for living believers at the Rapture.
14. Even the purpose of the ministry is related to the omnipotence of God. Eph 3:7‑8, “Through which [Gospel] I have become a minister according to the gift of the grace of God on the basis of the function of His [Holy Spirit] divine power. To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given to proclaim to the Gentiles the inexhaustible riches associated with Christ.” Wherever scripture mentions divine power, there is always in context some concept or implication of the grace of God. One of the greatest functions of the grace of God to us is the provision of divine power to execute the protocol plan of God. The sovereignty and omnipotence of the Holy Spirit is the source of spiritual gifts. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit is the enabling power for the function of spiritual gifts inside the divine dynasphere.

F. Omnipotence, the Superior Divine Power.
1. Omnipotence is not a Bible word. It’s a term used to designate the Biblical principle: “the surpassing greatness of His power.”
2. Omnipotence refers to the infinite, eternal, immutable power of God, an attribute that belongs equally and coextensively to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3. God is infinite and eternal. Therefore, God has unlimited ability, power, and authority. Therefore, His power is infinitely greater than any creature power of any kind, including the greatest power ever delegated to one creature, the power delegated to Satan before his fall. God’s authority includes the power of delegation to creatures.
4. If God appears limited in any way at any time, it is because of sovereign self‑limitation, which is always consistent with His holiness or virtue, His love, and His immutable, unchanging integrity.
5. God can do all He wills to do, but He may not will to do all He can. Therefore, the omnipotence of God must always be linked with His other attributes, e.g., His sovereignty, His holiness, and His love, His eternal purpose in the decrees.
6. This means God never makes right wrong. God never uses His power to promote sin, human good, or evil. God never acts foolishly, nor does He use His power to be abusive. Since God the Father is the author of the protocol plan, He is eternally and infinitely able to do all things, which are the objects of His power and within the range of His holy character. God never uses His power in an unjust or unfair manner. God never uses His power to coerce you or restrain you from making mistakes. He does use His power to warn you, but He does not stop your free will from functioning.
7. God’s power can only sponsor God’s glory. Therefore, God’s power is never used to glorify believers or anyone else in the human race. Yet today, because we’ve accepted something less than God’s power and plan, believers are being glorified all over the place. There’s no basis for calling certain believers “great spiritually,” or “wonderful believers.” This is glorifying people. People cannot be anything spiritually without the use of the power of God!
8. Some of the Scriptures dealing with God’s omnipotence include Isa 44:24; Rom 4:7; 2 Cor 4:6; Eph 1:11, 19‑21; and Heb 1:3.
a. Jer 32:17, “Ah, Lord Jehovah! Ah, sovereign Lord! Behold, You [Jesus Christ] have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You.” The last sentence is a definition of omnipotence. Nothing is too difficult for the power of God. It is easy for sovereignty and omnipotence to link up and produce a miracle. It is difficult for sovereignty to link with human free will and produce the will of God.
b. 1 Cor 2:5, “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of mankind, but in the power of God.”
c. Eph 3:20, “Now to Him who is able to do infinitely more than all we could ask for ourselves or be imagining on the basis of the power which is delegated to us.”
d. Col 1:11, “Because you have been endowed with all power from that superior power of His glory, resulting in all [mental] fortitude and steadfastness [stability under pressure] accompanied by happiness.”
e. 2 Thes 1:11, “For to this end we also pray for you always, that our God may make you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for integrity and the work of doctrine with power.” That describes omnipotence made available to the Christian life; it is the “work of doctrine with omnipotence.” Doctrine works with power. There is inevitably a relationship between cognition of Bible doctrine and the utilization of divine power. “The Word of God is alive and powerful . . .”
9. In application, this means that two categories of divine power are available to the believer for the fulfillment of God’s plan.
a. The omnipotence of the Father, reflected in the provision of the portfolio of invisible assets.
b. The omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit, located in the divine dynasphere, the only means of fulfilling God’s plan for the Church Age.

G. God’s Omnipotence Related to The Sovereignty of God.
1. The sovereignty of God is His immutable, eternal, and perfect divine volition. Consequently, the sovereignty of God is His eternal and infinite will expressed in the divine decrees, manifest in the comprehensive divine interpretation of history, called dispensations, and in the unique protocol plan of God for the Church.
2. The sovereignty of God is very closely related to the omnipotence of God; one cannot function without the other.
3. The sovereignty of God must be related to His personality, just as our volition is related to our personality.
4. Personality denotes self‑consciousness and self‑determination. God recognizes Himself to be a person. As such, He functions with perfect integrity and perfect rationality.
5. God is an infinite personality; and therefore the perfection and virtue of His self‑determination characterizes His purpose, His plan, His provision, and His omnipotence. Though God has infinite and eternal power, He never abuses it.
6. The sovereignty of God is related to His infinity. Infinity means all that God is without boundary or any limitation. He unites in Himself the perfections, which belong to His person or essence.
7. God is not and cannot be complicated by ignorance or absurdities. Therefore, every decision in the use of divine power and divine authority, and in the delegation of divine power, is perfect.
8. God cannot use His sovereignty to sin, to tempt, to sponsor sin, human good, or evil. Consequently, God’s power is incorruptible. Omnipotence is immutable, unchangeable, and incorruptible.
9. Infinity characterizes all that God does: His sovereign decisions, His policies, the function of His perfect virtue love, His omniscience, and His integrity or holiness.
10. Divine infinity cannot in any way be limited. Omnipotence is unlimited energy and power.
11. God is eternal wisdom and eternal virtue, with the complete impossibility of being wrong, doing wrong, or sponsoring wrong.
12. God’s eternal glory existed before creation. Therefore, the sovereignty of God recognizes His own glory and claims it in the interest of absolute truth.
13. Divine motivation in the function of God’s sovereignty in history is always for His glory, to which He has an eternal right. The sovereignty of God is never motivated by self‑praise.
a. However, the sovereignty of God is directly related to all the assets in your portfolio.
b. In your portfolio of invisible assets, you have the delegation of divine power. Hence, you are able to fulfill the protocol plan of God. God’s plan is supernatural, and so requires a supernatural means of execution. And He has delegated power to us for its execution.

H. The Policy of Omnipotence.
1. God is infinite, eternal, and immutable. Therefore, God’s power and authority is infinite, eternal, and immutable.
2. God is perfect virtue and integrity (or holiness: His justice and righteousness). Therefore, God’s power always functions in compatibility with His essence, i.e., within the boundaries of His infinite and perfect righteousness and justice, virtue and integrity. Although God has unlimited power, He can never be unfair because of His infinite, eternal, unchangeable virtue. The perfect integrity of God can only utilize power in a perfect way compatible with His integrity. God never goes outside of His virtue with His unlimited power.
3. God’s power and authority are always in a state of coordination with His sovereignty and His holiness.
4. Therefore, God is able to do everything His sovereignty wills in the manner or way in which His sovereign volition decides, in conformity with His holiness and virtue, and in compatibility with His love and grace policy. This is the policy of omnipotence.
5. Since God is eternal, infinite, and immutable, that means He cannot change His power, He cannot limit His power which is unlimited by His infinity. Because God is holy, His power always functions within the boundaries and in coordination with His holiness, never apart from His righteousness. It is impossible for God to use His great power erroneously.
a. This is why God doesn’t bless you or keep you alive on any other basis other than the fact that His righteousness indwells you. What righteousness demands, justice executes. The integrity of God plus the omnipotence of God provides your logistical grace.
b. God’s power is infinite, He cannot abuse it. Perfect virtue plus perfect power means that power cannot be abused. Therefore God isn’t going to heal you or create a miracle for you because you have been “good” or spiritual, or have given up something.
c. The application is that since God has provided a way for us to participate and share in His power, it follows that the Christian way of life never tries to make wrong right, and does not choose anything contrary to the system of virtue in the protocol plan.
6. God cannot and does not choose to do anything, which is contrary to His perfect essence.
7. God cannot deny Himself, any other member of the Trinity (the basis for divine self‑esteem), or believers in Christ as per the doctrine of Eternal Security. You cannot lose your salvation; that would be God denying Himself. God has the power, the will, the organization, and the determination to keep you saved forever, no matter how you fail.
a. 2 Tim 2:13, “If we are faithless [loser believers], He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.”
b. Eternal security of the believer is a part of the policy of omnipotence. 1 Pet 1:5, “We are guarded by the power of God through faith for deliverance, ready to be revealed in the last time.”
8. The policy of omnipotence is always related to the sovereignty of God. With regard to His omnipotence, God does not choose to do everything by His own immediate power. Therefore, there is a policy, which coordinates the sovereignty of God with His own omnipotence.
9. In this historical phase of the angelic conflict, the sovereignty of God delegates His power and His authority to intermediate agents. These intermediate agents include both angelic and human beings.
10. God determines some things to occur unconditionally, but many if not most things in history are planned conditionally in order to resolve the prehistoric angelic conflict.
a. Some things are planned conditionally through the obedience of certain people, such as through the few believers executing the protocol plan of God or through unbelievers functioning under the laws of divine establishment.
b. Some things are planned conditionally through the permitted disobedience of certain people, such as believers operating under the law of volitional responsibility, or who are carnal, or who live in the cosmic system; or through unbelievers in the cosmic system.
11. There is always divine blessing to the unbeliever who is obedient to the laws of divine establishment. There is fantastic blessing for the believer who executes the protocol plan of God. For the disobedient, the omnipotence of God is the power and the source that warns in discipline and judgment. Unbelievers and nations who violate the laws of divine establishment come under the omnipotent policy of God, sinking into the morass of history, many disappearing altogether.

I. The Application of the Policy of Omnipotence to Us.
1. Some obvious applications of the policy of divine omnipotence are noted historically in the rise and fall of nations. The five cycles of discipline are administered through the omnipotence of God to client nations who fail, either through God’s direct use of His omnipotence, or through the delegation of His power to another nation. This is the principle of evil one, the ungodly nation, destroying evil two, the client nation. The omnipotence of God applied to the rise and fall of nations is seen in every line of Psalm 2.
2. Ps 76:10, “For the wrath of man shall praise You, and the survivors of Your wrath shall be restrained.” The omnipotence of God can convert the wrath of man into great judgment of both individuals and nations. Those who survive such divine judgment are restrained, not by the grace of God, but by the omnipotence of God. In this way, God perpetuates the human race through His divine power. God uses the wrath of man to praise Him.
3. God’s will, purpose, and policy for human history is fulfilled in the policy of coordination between the sovereignty and omnipotence of God.
4. The omnipotence of God works in two ways toward us.
a. Directly from heaven, the omnipotence of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all available to us.
b. Through delegated power and authority to mankind, which includes several categories.
(1) Under the laws of divine establishment, power and authority is delegated to the police officer, judge, and government, which are all designed to protect your privacy, property, freedom, and life.
(2) Delegated omnipotence to the divine plan for the Church Age. God’s plan for your life requires that you understand omnipotence and that you utilize it under the divine plan.
5. God’s eternal purpose for history is never frustrated by creature failure or creature disobedience. The fact that we fail God does not mean that God fails in history. Although creatures are the agents of divine power, that does not in any way hinder the plan of God. God’s plan moves on with or without us.
6. God’s will, purpose, and policy for history is fulfilled in the manner He chooses to accomplish them. Eph 1:11‑12, “In whom also we have received an allotment [delegated omnipotence of God the Father and omnipotence of the Holy Spirit], having been predestined with reference to a predetermined plan from Him [Father] who works all things in conformity with the purpose of His will; in order that we [Church Age believers] who first hoped in Christ [salvation] should be for the praise of His glory.”
a. The sovereignty and the omnipotence of God combine to form a perfect pattern of provision and planning for us.
b. Our allotment refers to the delegated omnipotence of God the Father related to our portfolio of invisible assets and the delegated omnipotence of the Holy Spirit related to the divine dynasphere. God capitalized us in eternity past. This is why, with His power, God has the ability to bless you beyond anything you could ever imagine or think!
c. “Working all things in conformity with the purpose of His will” is the function of the omnipotence of God. The omnipotence of God the Father created our portfolio of invisible assets. The omnipotence of Jesus Christ holds the universe together so that history can continue to the end of the Millennium. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit is delegated to our divine dynasphere.

J. The Dynamics of Omnipotence.
1. God has the power, the omnipotence, to effect all His purposes in the way in which He purposes them.
2. No human failure of any kind can frustrate the omnipotence of God in the fulfillment of His will, His plan and His purpose. This power of God is so fantastic and so virtuous that there is no way that Satan will ever win, nor the unbeliever, nor the believer in the cosmic system. (Of the three, the one most dangerous and visible to us is the cosmic believer.)
3. Neither human failure nor human success are an issue; the issue is: whose power are you using? If you’re using God’s power, you’ll make it; if using human power, you’re a loser. No creature power or creature energy of any kind, angelic or human, will fulfill God’s plan.
4. No angelic power of any kind, including Satan’s, can frustrate the omnipotence of God in fulfilling His purpose for the historical extension of the prehistoric angelic conflict.
5. God has the power to carry out His purposes and His decrees regarding both angelic and human history.
a. God has chosen, in this dispensation, to carry out His decrees and His purpose through you! You are an intermediate agent. As such, He has delegated two categories of divine power to you. Since it’s delegated, that means it’s available.
b. But remember, God does not coerce you to use His divine power. The utilization of divine power demands cognizance of certain mechanics. Without understanding these mechanics, and without your own self-determination and proper motivation, you will never utilize divine power.
c. Lk 1:37 says literally, “For no word from God will be void of power.” In the King James Version it is translated, “For with God, nothing shall be impossible.” This includes the fact that God keeps you alive simply because you’re positive, or so that you can be used in people testing and system testing for those who have advanced to spiritual autonomy. God uses the wrath of cosmic believers to praise Him.
6. The omnipotence of God is of critical importance in the organization of God, for it is the power by which He executes His plan, His will, and His purpose.
7. The delegation of divine power or omnipotence is limited to the equal opportunity assets of predestination, life in the divine dynasphere. The omnipotence of God the Father is using His power to sustain us. God has delegated His power so that we can fulfill His perfect plan. No category of human power or dynamics can do so.
a. Equal privilege in predestination is the baptism of the Spirit, whereby we enter into union with the person of Jesus Christ.
b. Equal opportunity in predestination is your very own palace, the operational‑type divine dynasphere, where divine power is delegated. This is where the believer is said to be filled with the Spirit and walking in the Spirit. There is no operational power outside of the divine dynasphere, the place of the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.
8. The mandates to be filled with the Spirit and to walk by means of the Spirit are mandates to utilize divine power. The utilization of the divine power of the Holy Spirit is directly involved in the fulfillment of God’s plan for your life.
9. Residence in the divine dynasphere fulfills the mandate of Eph 5:18, “Be filled with the Spirit.” Function in the divine dynasphere at the various gates fulfills the mandate of Gal 5:16, “Keep walking by means of the Spirit.”
10. Divine power resides in the divine dynasphere; human power resides in Satan’s cosmic system.
11. In cosmic one, the believer is said to be grieving the Spirit because he’s functioning under his power rather than the power of the Spirit, Eph 4:30. In cosmic one, human dynamics is related to arrogance.
12. In cosmic two, the believer is said to be quenching the Spirit, 1 Thes 5:19, because he’s functioning under his own power, human viewpoint, and intellect rather than the power of God the Holy Spirit. In cosmic two, human dynamics is related to intellect.
13. Residence in the cosmic system can be classified as the life of incompetence, rather than the lifestyle of wisdom, the unique life, and the protocol plan of God. Cosmic believers are substituting human dynamics for the utilization of divine power; yet there is no substitute. The life of competence is the life of the utilization of divine omnipotence.
14. Therefore, life becomes very simple. Live in the divine dynasphere and utilize divine power. Live outside the divine dynasphere and you function under the energy of the flesh and fail.
15. This means God has a plan for your life! This plan is related to His power. This plan includes the manner in which we come into contact with God’s power and the manner in which we use His power, i.e., the rules, regulations, and concepts by which His power functions in our lives to fulfill His will.

K. The Great Power Experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
1. Jesus Christ Begins His Hypostatic Union.
a. Heb 10:5‑7, “Therefore, when He [Lord Jesus Christ] entered the world [Incarnation], He said [Ps 40:6‑8], ‘You [God the Father] do not desire sacrifice and offering, but You have prepared for Me a human body; You have not been propitiated by burnt offerings and sin offerings. At that time [cradle], I said [Ps 40:7], ‘Behold, I have arrived (in a scroll of a book it stands written about Me) to accomplish Your will O God.’”
b. Heb 10:9‑10, “At that time, He [Jesus Christ] said, ‘Behold, I have arrived to execute Your plan [purpose, will].’ He has abrogated the first [ritual plan for Israel] that He might establish the second [protocol plan of God for the Church]. By which will [purpose, plan], we [royal family of God] have been sanctified to God forever [baptism of the Holy Spirit] through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ, once and for all.”
c. There are four reasons why Jesus Christ had to become true humanity.
(1) To be our Savior and to receive the imputation of our sins. As God, He could not be judged for the sins of the world, could have nothing to do with sin, could not tempt, sin, or have any contact with sin. So He had to become true humanity, as taught in Phil 2:7‑8.
(2) To be the mediator between God and man. A mediator must be equal with both parties, according to Job 9. As God, Jesus Christ is equal with God. As true humanity, Jesus Christ is equal with man, 1 Tim 2:5‑6.
(3) To become the high priest of the Church after the order of Melchizedek, Heb 7. A priest is a human being who represents other human beings to God. There was no place for Jesus Christ in the Levitical priesthood, since He was born into the tribe of Judah. But He is the high priest (Heb 7) for our royal priesthood; He represents the Church before God the Father.
(4) To fulfill the unconditional covenant to David. God promised David in 2 Sam 7:8‑16 and in Ps 89:20‑37 that he would have a son who would rule forever. This promise from God had no strings attached; it was an unconditional promise. It did not depend upon David being good or bad, but simply upon the integrity of God. That means David’s son had to be true humanity from the line of David. Jesus Christ is in the direct lineage of David and Bathsheba on two counts: from His real mother (Mary is descended from Nathan) and His legal father (Joseph is descended from Solomon).
d. By His quotation of Ps 40, our Lord makes it very clear that He has abrogated the first, the ritual plan of God, in order that He might establish the second, the protocol plan of God.
2. Jesus Christ, the Unique Person of the Universe.
a. In the person of Christ, beginning with the First Advent, the virgin birth, and the Incarnation, there are two natures (divine and human) inseparably united, without mixture or loss of separate identity, without loss or transfer of properties or attributes, the union being personal and eternal.
b. Since the Incarnation, Jesus Christ is true humanity and undiminished deity in one unique person forever. He will always be that way, and therefore He is the unique person of the Universe.
c. Jesus Christ is the God‑man. He is different from God in that He is true humanity; He is different from true humanity in that He is God.
d. As God, He is infinitely superior to both angels and man. As true humanity, since His resurrection, ascension and session, He is now superior to all creatures, as taught in Heb 1‑2.
e. The deity of Christ continued to use His omnipotence throughout this power experiment to hold the universe together, the universe that Jesus Christ Himself created. However, His deity was not involved directly in the 33‑year experiment.
(1) Col 1:16‑17, “For by Him are all things created that are in heaven, that are in earth, visible or invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created by Him and for Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made. For by Him all things hold together.”
(2) Heb 1:3 describes Jesus Christ during the Incarnation, “upholding all things by the word of His power.”
3. The Trichotomy of the Humanity of Jesus Christ.
a. Heb 10:5 says, “You have prepared for Me a human body.” Two categories of omnipotence were involved in the preparation of that human body of Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union.
(1) The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit provided the twenty-three perfect male chromosomes for the virgin pregnancy of Mary, Mt 1:20, “conceived by the Holy Spirit.” This prevented our Lord from being born with an old sin nature.
(2) The omnipotence of the God the Father seated the human life, which He imputed to our Lord’s human soul. That’s the significance of Jn 3:16a, “For God so loved the world that He gave His uniquely‑born Son.”
b. Therefore, the great power experiment of history began with the virgin pregnancy and virgin birth, establishing the power pattern, using the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit was functioning at the virgin pregnancy; the omnipotence of God the Father at the virgin birth.
c. At physical birth, Jesus Christ did not have a genetically formed old sin nature because of parthenogenesis (virgin birth). Just as Adam was created perfect, our Lord was born perfect.
d. Dichotomy and Trichotomy.
(1) Dichotomy refers to a person having a soul and body. Trichotomy refers to a person having a soul, spirit, and body. The Greek SOMA means body, PSUCHE means soul, and PNEUMA means spirit.
(2) Adam was created trichotomous, having a body, soul, and spirit, Gen 2:7, “the breath of lives.” As a result of the Fall, both Adam and the woman became dichotomous, having body and soul. Spiritual death includes the destruction or death of the human spirit. As a result, their progeny, the human race, are always physically born dichotomous, having no human spirit. Therefore, we’re born physically alive and spiritually dead.
(3) 1 Cor 2:14 describes all the human race as PSUCHIKOS, meaning “soulish.” The verse says, “The soulish man cannot understand the things of the Spirit of God; they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are discerned by the [human] spirit.”
(4) Jude 19, “These [unbelievers] are the ones who cause divisions, soulish, not having a [human] spirit.”
(5) When anyone believes in Christ, the omnipotence of the Spirit restores the status quo of trichotomy (the state of Adam before the fall). In regeneration, the Holy Spirit creates a human spirit for the imputation of eternal life.
(6) 1 Thes 5:23, “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely, and may your spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Note the Greek order. The human spirit is most important; for that is what the Holy Spirit teaches so we can learn doctrine under grace perception. Next is the soul, the real you. The body is last.
(7) The human spirit in the believer is taught in:
(a) Job 32:8 where spiritual perception is the subject. “But it is the spirit in man [believer] and the Spirit of the Almighty that gives perception.” This distinguishes the human spirit from the Holy Spirit, cf Rom 8:16.
(b) Phile 25, “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit” teaches the existence of the human spirit.
(c) The human spirit of Titus is mentioned specifically in 2 Cor 7:13, “…we have rejoiced even much more for the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.”
(d) Heb 4:12, “The Word of God is alive and powerful, sharper than any two‑edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder between the soul and the spirit . . .”
(8) Dichotomy and trichotomy have coexisted in human history since the fall and regeneration of man. The unbeliever is dichotomous; the believer is trichotomous.
e. The pre‑incarnate person of Christ is infinite and eternal God. He is coequal and coeternal with the Father and the Spirit. He has the same omnipotence as the Father and the Spirit. Because of immutability, He can’t change His own omnipotence and become anything less.
f. The post‑incarnate person of Christ is that same undiminished deity and perfect, impeccable, trichotomous true humanity in one person forever. Jn 1:1‑3,14, “The Word [eternal God] became flesh.”
g. Through the virgin birth, the humanity of Christ was and is trichotomous, having a body, soul, and spirit. He was born with a human spirit and without an old sin nature, and so He was born as Adam was created.
h. Two categories of omnipotence were employed to bring about the Hypostatic Union.
(1) The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit provided twenty-three perfect male chromosomes for the virgin pregnancy of Mary.
(2) The omnipotence of God the Father provided human life imputed to the soul at the virgin birth.
i. Two categories of omnipotence were employed by Jesus Christ in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.
(1) The true humanity of Christ resided in the prototype divine dynasphere where He utilized the delegated omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.
(2) The true humanity of Christ functioned under the omnipotence of God the Father in obedience to the plan for the Incarnation (doctrine of kenosis.) After providing human life to the soul at the virgin birth, God the Father thereafter provided logistical grace to sustain the humanity of Christ during those thirty-three years while He was under constant attack and hostility from both angels and humans.
j. The omnipotence of the deity of Christ has been and always will be holding the universe together. During the Incarnation, the omnipotence of the deity of Christ (omnipotence of Jesus Christ) continued to hold the universe together, Col 1:16‑17.
4. The Pattern of Omnipotence for the Great Power Experiment.
a. The example of our Lord establishes the precedence for us. Precedence is the foundation for building a pattern in the great power experiment.
b. The pattern was first established at the virgin birth of Christ, when the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit provided the twenty-three perfect male chromosomes, and the omnipotence of God the Father imputed human life to our Lord’s human soul.
c. The pattern continued throughout the thirty-three years of the Incarnation. The omnipotence of God the Father invented the prototype divine dynasphere and provided logistical grace support for the humanity of Christ during the first Advent. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit occupied the prototype divine dynasphere to enable the humanity of Christ to fulfill the Father’s purpose in the Incarnation.
d. The pattern continues to the resurrection of Christ. The omnipotence of God the Father restored our Lord’s human spirit, located in heaven, to his body in the grave on earth, and thus the Father became an agent of the resurrection. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit restored our Lord’s human soul out of Hades to his body in the grave on earth, and thus the Spirit became an agent of the resurrection. This power that raised Christ from the dead, the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, is the same power made available to us for the execution of the Christian life.
e. The pattern continues in the protocol plan of God for the Church Age. The omnipotence of God the Father provided in eternity past a portfolio of invisible assets for every Church Age believer, making divine power available. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, available inside the operational‑type divine dynasphere, is the means of fulfilling the protocol plan of God. This is the Christian way of life, the combination of the portfolio of invisible assets and the divine dynasphere, the use of divine omnipotence of the Father and the Holy Spirit.
f. The pattern continues to the end of this power experiment, the resurrection of the Church. The omnipotence of God the Father resurrects the dead in Christ, resulting in corruption taking on incorruption, 1 Cor 15:53‑54. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit resurrects those who are alive on the earth at the Rapture, resulting in the mortal putting on immortality.
5. The Prototype Divine Dynasphere.
a. The omnipotence of God the Father invented the prototype divine dynasphere to sustain the humanity of Christ during the Incarnation. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit occupied the prototype divine dynasphere from the virgin birth of Christ up to His departure from earth.
b. This is called the prototype divine dynasphere, because our operational‑type divine dynasphere is based on this pattern. The prototype divine dynasphere has the same gates.
(1) Gate #1. The humanity of Christ was filled with the Spirit from birth all the way through His resurrection, ascension, and session. The Holy Spirit sustained and enabled our Lord throughout the Incarnation. Jn 3:34; the Holy Spirit is never given in part to our Lord or to any Church Age believer.
(2) In gate #2, our Lord began physically as a baby. He learned basic wisdom. “He grew in wisdom and in stature in favor with God and man.”
(3) In gate #3, Jesus Christ had genuine humility. Our Lord not only recognized the authority of God the Father, but also that of his parents and others. His enforced humility was manifest when He said in Gethsemane, “Father, if it be Thy will, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not My will but Thy will be done.” From genuine humility, He had objectivity and teachability.
(4) Therefore, He advanced very rapidly through perception of Bible doctrine at gate #4.
(5) He reached spiritual self‑esteem at gate #5.
(6) He reached spiritual autonomy at gate #6.
(7) He passed momentum testing at gate #7.
(8) He reached spiritual maturity, gate #8, at age thirty or before. However, at age thirty He faced evidence testing just before He started His ministry, as documented in Matthew 4. Our Lord’s passing of evidence testing and His work on the cross, both demonstrate His utilization of the omnipotence of the Father and the Holy Spirit and the fact that He did not use His own omnipotence.
c. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit occupied the prototype divine dynasphere beginning with the virgin birth as the basis of enablement. Isa 11:2, “The Spirit of the Lord [Holy Spirit] will rest on Him.” Jn 3:34, “For He whom the Father has sent speaks the doctrines from God, for He does not give the Spirit by measure.”
d. During the Incarnation and First Advent, the humanity of Christ utilized the delegated power of the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere, the greatest grace offer ever provided up to that point in history. Lk 4:14, “Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit.” Mt 4:1, “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tested by the devil.”
e. Our Lord’s residence, function, and momentum inside the prototype divine dynasphere was where He relied upon the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit for the fulfillment of the Father’s plan of the Incarnation.
f. The utilization of divine power by the humanity of Christ inside the prototype divine dynasphere becomes the pattern for the use of divine power for the Church Age believer to execute the protocol plan of God.
6. Kenosis and Omnipotence.
a. During the Incarnation, our Lord voluntarily restricted the independent use of His divine attributes, which includes His omnipotence. He did this in compliance with the Father’s plan for the strategic victory of the angelic conflict. For the plan for the Incarnation not only called for the judgment of our sins, the provision of eternal salvation for all members of the human race, but simultaneously for the strategic victory of the angelic conflict.
b. Therefore, the Lord Jesus Christ voluntarily took on Himself true humanity in order to redeem mankind from sin, in order to propitiate God the Father, and to reconcile mankind to God.
c. Therefore, during the Incarnation, Jesus Christ did not even once exercise the independent use of His own divine attributes either to benefit Himself, to provide for Himself, or to glorify Himself.
d. The true doctrine of kenosis is illustrated by the humanity of Christ in facing evidence testing, Mt 4:1‑10. In all three tests, He utilized the power of the Word provided by the omnipotence of the Father and the power of the Spirit provided in the prototype divine dynasphere. The first test illustrates the principle.
(1) In the first test, Mt 4:3‑4, Jesus had gone forty days without food and was extremely hungry. The humanity of Christ was tempted in relationship to the delegated power of omnipotence of the Holy Spirit. Our Lord used doctrine learned in the prototype divine dynasphere to solve the problem. He did not use His omnipotence to turn the stones into bread.
(2) In His state of extreme hunger, Satan said to Him, “If you are the Son of God [and you are], command these stones to be turned into bread.” Jesus Christ as God is infinite, eternal, immutable omnipotence and the Creator of the universe, which Satan recognized. Our Lord had the power to turn the entire universe into bread.
(3) But under the doctrine of kenosis, He did not use His omnipotence independently of the Father; He refused to function independently of the Father’s plan. He refused to rely upon His own omnipotence at any time during the Incarnation. The false doctrine says He surrendered His omnipotence; not at all! He had it all the time; He simply did not use it! He used only the omnipotence of the Father and the Spirit.
(4) Our Lord continued to be hungry, and met Satan’s temptation with the quotation from Dt 8:3, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” By this, our Lord established the fact that Bible doctrine had #1 priority in His life, and He used the power of Bible doctrine.
(5) The temptation of Satan was designed to lure the humanity of Christ away from reliance upon the omnipotence of God the Father for His logistical grace, and upon the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
(6) Had our Lord used His own omnipotence to turn the stones into food, He would have operated independently of the Father’s plan. His humanity would have received food, but He would never go to the cross.
(7) Our Lord used Bible doctrine to meet the test, the doctrine He had learned inside the prototype divine dynasphere. For according to Lk 2, our Lord “grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” That’s a reference to His humanity inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
e. Therefore, in kenosis, the humanity of Christ in Hypostatic Union voluntarily restricted the independent use of divine attributes, including omnipotence, in compliance with the Father’s plan for the Incarnation.
f. Instead, our Lord’s humanity depended upon two categories of divine omnipotence, which had never before been available on such a grand scale: the omnipotence of God the Father in logistical grace support, and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, only inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
g. This is why our Lord did not use His own omnipotence to turn stones into bread, but instead used Bible doctrine metabolized under the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
7. Impeccability and Omnipotence.
a. The doctrine of impeccability is that category of Christology, which contends that our Lord Jesus Christ, in Hypostatic Union, did not sin during the First Advent, although His humanity was temptable. His humanity was tempted far beyond anything we have ever known or experienced.
b. With reference to His deity, Jesus Christ is said to be NON POSSE PECARE, i.e., not able to sin. With reference to His humanity, Christ is said to be POSSE NON PECARE, i.e., able not to sin. Of course, deity cannot sin. And because His humanity relied upon the filling of the Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere, He was able not to sin.
c. There are two reasons for the perfection of the humanity of Christ.
(1) Union with deity in Hypostatic Union.
(2) The humanity of Christ resided continually in the prototype divine dynasphere, relying entirely upon the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.
d. Principle #1.
(1) While our Lord was tempted in all points as we are tempted and far beyond, He did not sin. Therefore, Christ as the last Adam remained in the status quo of perfect impeccability (i.e., non‑liability to sin). Heb 4:15, “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in all things as we have been, and yet without sin.”
(2) Impeccability is based upon the humanity of Christ utilizing divine omnipotence in two categories: 1) the sustaining omnipotence of God the Father in logistical grace, and 2) the delegated omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere. 1 Pet 2:22, “He who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth.”
(3) In Hypostatic Union, the deity of Christ is neither temptable and therefore not in any way sinful, i.e., impeccable.
(4) In Hypostatic Union, the humanity of Christ is temptable but impeccable because of His humanity’s residence, function, and momentum inside the prototype divine dynasphere, where He utilized the delegated omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.
(5) The person of Christ in Hypostatic Union was temptable but impeccable.
(6) The impeccability of Christ was the prerequisite for His saving work on the cross. Therefore, our Lord was qualified to go to the cross, to receive the imputation and judgment of all the sins of the entire human race, and to provide eternal salvation for all who believe in Him.
(a) 1 Jn 3:5, “Indeed, you know that He was revealed [First Advent] in order that He might carry our sins; in fact, sin is not in Him [impeccability].”
(b) 1 Pet 2:24, “He Himself carried our sins in His own body on the cross.”
(c) 2 Cor 5:21, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
e. Principle #2.
(1) Jesus Christ as God cannot sin, cannot solicit sin, cannot tempt, or have anything to do with sin except one thing: to judge it. Hence, our Lord’s deity rejected sin, human good, and evil. In Hypostatic Union, not once did our Lord sin, perform an act of human good, or become involved in evil.
(2) As true humanity inside the prototype divine dynasphere, our Lord was temptable but impeccable.
(3) Impeccability was the direct result of the utilization of divine omnipotence, i.e., inside the prototype divine dynasphere, with the omnipotence of God the Father who kept Him alive. Otherwise, Satan would have destroyed Him and made the Incarnation no contest. (Satan has the power of death.) So the omnipotence of God the Father sustained Him through logistical grace, and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit empowered the humanity of Christ to resist temptations far greater than anything we have ever known.
(a) By the end of our life we have faced maybe one-third of all possible temptations known to the human race. But our Lord resisted 100% of all possible temptations. Satan offered to our Lord every possible temptation that a human being can face. Yet, our Lord arrived at the cross totally free from sin.
(b) So our Lord was not only “tempted like we are,” but far beyond that! No one in all of human history will ever come close to enduring the temptations which our Lord endured during the first stage of the great power experiment, i.e., the Hypostatic Union. He never once succumbed to any temptation to sin, human good, or evil; for all are equally rejected by God.
(4) This same impeccability of Christ is the basis for His strategic victory in the angelic conflict, accomplished entirely through the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit. Heb 2:14, “Since therefore children [people] share blood and flesh, He Himself likewise partook of the same [humanity], that through death, He might render powerless the devil who had the power of death.”
(5) Our Lord’s humanity is described after resurrection at the right hand of God in Heb 7:26. There, at the right hand of the Father, His humanity is said to be “holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.”
(6) Our Lord had to be both true and impeccable humanity before He could go to the cross and be judged for our sins.
(7) Functioning under the sustaining omnipotence of God the Father and omnipotence of the Holy Spirit is the basis for the mental attitude described in Phil 2:5‑8. “Keep on thinking this within you, which was the mental attitude of Christ Jesus [His humanity], who though He eternally existed in the essence of God, He did not think equality with God a profit [gain] to be seized and held but He deprived Himself of the proper function of deity [kenosis] when He had received the form of a servant, when He was born in the likeness of mankind. In fact, although He was discovered in outward appearance as a man [true humanity], He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, that is, the death of the cross.”
(8) The power for this mental attitude of our Lord came from two sources: the omnipotence of God the Father who provided logistical grace, and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit who was the teacher of doctrine to the humanity of Christ. That same omnipotence of God the Father is provided for us through our portfolio of invisible assets, and that same omnipotence of the Holy Spirit is provided for us through the operational-type divine dynasphere.
(9) Because of the impeccability of His true humanity, our Lord was qualified to go to the cross and provide eternal salvation by receiving the imputation of our sins.
(10) While on the cross, Jesus Christ was ridiculed: “If you are the Son of God, come down and save yourself and us.” He could have done that by using His own power. But He chose to remain and to subordinate His own omnipotence to the plan for the Incarnation. Therefore, in the power of the Spirit, He was able to endure the cross and bear our sins.
(11) In fact, this entire doctrine leads to teaching us how Jesus Christ was able to endure the cross, and what power His humanity used during those last three hours on the cross. Therefore, the entire structure of the Christian way of life is based on the power principle and power structure used by our Lord, which kept Him on that cross during the three hours in which He was judged for our sins.
(12) Rom 1:3‑6, “Concerning His Son, who was born from the progeny of David according to the flesh [hypostatic union], who has been demonstrated [to be] the Son of God [deity] by means of the power belonging to the Holy Spirit, by means of the resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord, because of whom we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the doctrine among all the Gentiles on behalf of His name [King of kings, Lord of lords], among whom you also [Church] are the elect of Jesus Christ [as royal family of God].”
(a) “By means of the power belonging to the Holy Spirit” is the Greek preposition KATA plus the accusative of possession, a very rare use of the accusative, used only to express something unique. The reason for this construction is because the delegated omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the divine dynasphere was the means by which our Lord’s humanity fulfilled the Father’s plan for the Incarnation. In other words, He was not “demonstrated the Son of God” by His own power, but by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(b) “By means of the resurrection from the dead.” The resurrection also demonstrates that same power. For the Holy Spirit restored our Lord’s soul from Hades to His body in resurrection.
(c) There are two categories of omnipotence delegated.
(i) There is grace delegation of divine power, grace being the policy for the Church Age. The omnipotence of God the Father sustains you logistically; this is unconditional grace. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit empowers you conditionally, depending upon your use of rebound and resultant residence in the divine dynasphere.
(ii) There is grace delegation of authority for the communication of doctrine (apostleship). The gift of apostleship is mentioned here, because it was the greatest authority ever delegated to twelve men in the Church Age. Notice that “grace” comes before “apostleship.” A pastor is the recipient of grace like everyone else. But the pastor is ineffective unless he learns the mechanics as well as the principles of grace.

L. Omnipotence and The Spiritual Death of Christ.
1. Scriptural Evidence for the Spiritual Death of Christ.
a. Rom 5:7‑8, “For scarcely for a righteous man would one die, and yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commends His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” This substitutionary prepositional phrase refers to our Lord’s spiritual death when He became our substitute and was judged for all our sins.
b. This last phrase is explained in part in Rom 5:19. “For as through one man’s disobedience [Adam’s original sin] the many [human race] were appointed sinful, so through one person’s obedience the many shall be appointed to righteousness.”
c. Christ’s obedience is amplified in Phil 2:8. “He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”
d. 2 Cor 5:21, “He [Father] made Him [Son] who knew no sin [impeccable] to become sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Only God the Father is the subject.
e. 1 Pet 3:18, “Because Christ also died once with reference to sins, the Righteous on behalf of the unrighteous, in order that He might bring us to God.”
(1) To be impeccable humanity, even while bearing our sins, Jesus Christ had to rely upon the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere. Personal faith in Christ “brings us to God.” The greatest manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit was on the cross, not the day of Pentecost.
(2) Inside the prototype divine dynasphere, our Lord maintained His status of being righteous. The human race is unrighteous. Jesus Christ could not “bring us to God” and provide salvation apart from the sustaining power of the Father in logistical grace, and the fantastic operational power of God Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
f. 1 Pet 2:24, “He Himself carried our sins in His own body on the cross.” Every sin in the history of the human race was imputed to Christ during the darkness period from 12 noon until 3:00 p.m.
g. 1 Jn 3:5, “Indeed, He was revealed in order that He might carry our sins.”
h. In His spiritual death on the cross, our Lord’s humanity experienced two categories of divine omnipotence.
(1) The sustaining power of God the Father under logistical grace.
(2) The sustaining power of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere. Our Lord’s humanity was able to endure the spiritual death of the cross because the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere continued to empower His humanity to withstand the greatest suffering ever endured by a member of the human race. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit sustained our Lord, who remained inside the prototype divine dynasphere during that entire experience! Not once did our Lord ever get out of the prototype divine dynasphere. The strength to endure the most intense and most important three hours in history came from the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.
(3) The omnipotence of God the Father imputed our sins to Christ and the Father’s Justice judged our sins while Christ was carrying them on the cross.
i. Ps 22:1a is the prophecy with regard to our Lord’s unique spiritual death on the cross. “My God, My God, why have You forsaken [abandoned] Me?” The repetition of a noun in the Hebrew is an idiom for intensity. It also expresses exceptional and highest quality of the person being addressed: God the Father. “You” is a second person masculine singular suffix on the verb, referring to God the Father only. “Me” refers to Jesus Christ.
j. In Mt 27:46, this same phrase is found in Aramaic, the words our Lord actually uttered on the cross, and its Greek translation. So this phrase is given in all three languages of the Scripture: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. “And about the ninth hour [3:00 p.m.], Jesus shouted with a loud voice, ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me [Aramaic]?’ that is (which is translated in Greek), ‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?’”
(1) Jesus Christ could no longer address God as “Father,” because He (Father) was judging our sins in Him. In both the Greek and the Hebrew, whenever a noun is repeated (although there are seven different reasons for this), the most important reason is that it expresses not only the fantastic quality of the person involved, but it also emphasizes specific attributes of that person.
(2) The repetition of the vocative emphasizes the two categories of divine attributes involved in the judgment of our sins on the cross.
(a) The first vocative refers to the fantastic holiness or integrity of God the Father. The holiness of God is made up of the justice and righteousness of God. The justice of God was imputing the sins of the world to Christ on the cross and judging all of them.
(b) The second vocative refers to the omnipotence of God the Father. The authority and power for the judgment of Christ came from the omnipotence of God.
(3) The interrogative adverb HINANTI is used in a rhetorical question. Part of this word is the conjunction HINA, used for both purpose and result. God the Father’s purpose in judging our sins in Christ was to solve the sin problem and to establish the basis for the strategic victory of the angelic conflict. The result is our salvation. “TI” is the neuter singular of the interrogative pronoun meaning “why” or “what”, therefore “for what reason.”
(4) HINANTI introduces a rhetorical question, not directed toward God for an answer; for Jesus Christ, in both His humanity and His deity knew the answer and had always known the answer. God the Father did not have to give an answer, because the answer had been decided in the eternal decrees long before the existence of the universe.
(5) Therefore, the reason for the rhetorical question is so that we could understand what Jesus Christ was doing on the cross, how He was sustained, and how He endured the judgment for every sin in the history of the human race in the short period of three hours.
(6) “Have forsaken” is the aorist active indicative of EGKATALEIPO. It is the second masculine singular suffix, referring to God the Father only. Deity cannot forsake deity. This is why Christ had to become true humanity to go to the cross. He was forsaken because “He who knew no sin was made sin for us.” The culminative aorist regards the entire work on the cross from its existing results, of which there are at least seven:
(a) The provision of eternal salvation for the entire human race under the doctrine of unlimited atonement, 2 Cor 5:14‑19; 1 Tim 2:6, 4:10; Tit 2:11; Heb 2:9; 2 Pet 2:1; 1 Jn 2:2. Jesus Christ was judged for every sin in the history of the human race.
(b) The guarantee of eternal salvation to anyone who will believe in Christ. Jn 1:12, “But as many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become the Sons of God, even to those who believe on His name.” Jn 3:16, “Whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” Jn 6:47; Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.” Eph 2:8‑9, “For by grace you have been saved [in the past with the result that you are saved forever] by faith, not of works, lest any man should boast.”
(c) The strategic victory of the angelic conflict.
(d) The resurrection, ascension, and session of our Lord, at which time He received His third royal warrant: King of kings, Lord of lords, the Bright Morning Star.
(e) The interruption of the dispensation of Israel, and the insertion of the Church Age for the calling out of a royal family to accompany our Lord’s third royal warrant.
(f) The perpetuation of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union and Incarnation into the Church Age, causing this dispensation to be absolutely unique in history. Never before in history has so much power been available and delegated to the individual believer.
(g) The greatest availability of power in all of human history to every Church Age believer, causing the Church Age to become the crossroads of history, and the dispensation of the intensification of the angelic conflict.
(7) God the Father produces the action of this verb by abandoning and forsaking Jesus Christ Whom He was judging. While the deity of the Father cannot forsake the deity of the Son, Christ was carrying our sins in His humanity (body). The judgment of just one sin staggers the imagination! The judgment of just one sin is more than any human being could ever stand.
(8) Jesus Christ had to be perfect all of the time He was bearing our sins. His impeccability had to be perpetuated even while bearing the judgment for our sins. The ability to do this came from the enabling power of the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
(9) The interrogative indicative assumes there is an actual fact of Bible doctrine which can be stated in answer to the question. There is: the whole realm of soteriology, e.g., to provide unlimited atonement, to propitiate the Father, to redeem and to reconcile man.
2. The Omnipotence of God and the Spiritual Death of Christ.
a. In conjunction with His divine holiness, the omnipotence of God the Father judged the sins of the world as they were imputed to Christ on the cross.
(1) The source of the judgment was the holiness of God the Father, which includes both His justice and His righteousness. The answer to our Lord’s question in Ps 22:1a is given in Ps 22:3, “because You are holy.” This is why the Father forsook Him. Eternal and holy God, from the power of His omnipotence, was judging the sins of the world after He imputed them to Christ on the cross.
(2) The power and authority for the judgment of our sins on the cross came from the omnipotence of God the Father. The motivation behind it was the holiness of God. God had to judge every sin in the human race; no sin was omitted. If even one sin were omitted, that person would not be qualified for salvation. But we are all qualified on a non‑meritorious basis of faith.
b. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit sustained the humanity of Christ, and gave Him both the endurance and the enabling power to be judged for our sins on the cross, though the intensity of the suffering is beyond description.
c. Under the doctrine of kenosis, our Lord’s humanity did not use His own omnipotence independently of the Father’s plan, but He relied on the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere. This was the greatest act of humility in all of history. “He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”
(1) The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit sustained Jesus Christ in the greatest pressure situation in all of human history. Our Lord stayed on the cross to the end and was judged for every sin.
(2) During the Incarnation, our Lord voluntarily restricted the independent use of His own divine attributes in compliance with the Father’s plan for the Incarnation.
(3) During the Incarnation, our Lord did not use His own attributes to benefit, provide for, or to glorify Himself.
d. While the omnipotence of God the Father was judging our Lord on the cross, the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit was enabling our Lord’s humanity to endure the most intense suffering of all human history; the unique spiritual death of our Lord.
e. The omnipotence of God the Father was judging Christ as the sin offering; the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere was providing the enabling power of endurance, by which our Lord remained on the cross and received the judgment for every sin we have ever committed.
f. The endurance of our Lord is taught in Heb 12:1‑3, “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race [protocol plan of God] that is set before us. Be concentrating on Jesus [humanity only], the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy [happiness] set before Him endured the cross, despised the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself so that you do not become fatigued and faint in your souls.”
(1) In context, the cloud of witnesses refers to the Old Testament believers mentioned in Heb 11; the few who used the available omnipotence of God to become witnesses for the Prosecution in evidence testing.
(2) An “encumbrance” is anything that takes us out of the operational-type divine dynasphere, the whole system of arrogance in cosmic one, the substitution of human power for divine omnipotence, the greatest blasphemy the believer can commit.
(3) The “sin that so easily entangles us” is always rooted in the most basic sin: arrogance; for all sins go back to arrogance.
(4) Running with endurance is residence in the divine dynasphere, under the enabling power of the Holy Spirit and momentum from metabolized doctrine. To run with endurance, you have to rebound, learn doctrine, and keep going.
(a) You must persist in learning and applying Bible doctrine, in spiritual growth, which can only occur inside the operational-type divine dynasphere. When other things temporarily or permanently take priority over Bible doctrine, we have loss of endurance.
(b) Note that Jesus Christ didn’t quit on the cross when facing certain sins or your sins. So running with endurance includes your utilization of the two categories of divine power: the omnipotence of God the Father related to our portfolio of invisible assets and logistical grace support, and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit related to residence, function, and momentum inside the operational-type divine dynasphere. The endurance comes from the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the divine dynasphere, the same source of our Lord’s endurance on the cross.
(5) Verse 1 can be classified as the mandate for the utilization of divine power in the fulfillment of the protocol plan of God.
(6) Verse 2 is an illustration of that endurance, which is where the great power experiment began: with the Hypostatic Union.
(7) “Who for the joy/happiness set before Him . . .” To have perfect happiness in the greatest pressure situation of all human history indicates that the humanity of Christ had attained the ultimate in spiritual growth in the prototype divine dynasphere. Happiness is always a matter of priorities.
(8) “Endured the cross,” indicates Christ was able to receive the judgment of the sins of the entire human race and to stay in the prototype divine dynasphere. If He had left it at any time during those three hours through any bitterness or arrogance, there would be no salvation. But He endured the cross through the available omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere. In other words, the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the prototype divine dynasphere enabled the humanity of Christ to endure the judgment of the sins of the world.
(9) We can’t understand the “shame” of sin because we’re sinners. But our Lord despised the shame because He is impeccable humanity and perfect deity.
(10) “And sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Out of the judgment of the cross came the strategic victory of the angelic conflict.
(11) The phrase “who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself” doesn’t refer just to those present at the crucifixion who ridiculed Him, but to the hostility of the entire human race by their personal sins.
(12) “So that you do not become fatigued and faint in your souls.” Becoming “fatigued” is the result of failure to utilize the omnipotence of God to execute God’s will, plan, and purpose for your life. “Faint in your souls” is a Greek idiom for discouragement. There is inevitable discouragement from the function of human power and human dynamics in attempting to execute the will, plan, and purpose of God for your life. Whenever you revert to using human power (and you will when out of fellowship), you will become fatigued and faint in your soul.
3. A Fortiori and Omnipotence.
a. A Fortiori is a Latin prepositional phrase meaning “with stronger reason.” It has become a system of logic related to comparison or inference. Hence, it is a conclusion compared with some other conclusion, inferring that the second conclusion is inescapable or even more certain.
b. The principle: If the omnipotence of God has accomplished the most difficult at the cross, it follows that the omnipotence of God can accomplish the least difficult in providing for you in the Church Age.
c. For example, if the justice and omnipotence of God the Father did the most difficult thing in all of history in imputing our sins to Christ and judging them on the cross, it follows that He can do the least difficult thing, which is to deliver the believer from the Last Judgment.
d. An a fortiori in Scripture can generally be recognized by the phrase “much more then” or “much more therefore”.
(1) Rom 5:9, “Much more therefore, having been justified by His blood [efficacious sacrifice on the cross], we shall be delivered from the wrath of God through Him.”
(a) Once you believe in Christ, there’s no way you can be involved in the Last Judgment, the judgment that condemns unbelievers to the Lake of Fire.
(b) The a fortiori here is that it is easier for the omnipotence of God to deliver the believer from the Last Judgment than for the omnipotence of God to impute our sins to Christ on the cross and to judge every one of them. The most difficult thing the Father ever did was to use His power, His divine omnipotence, to judge our sins in Christ.
(2) Rom 5:10, “For if, while we were His enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of His son, much more, having been reconciled [most difficult] we shall be delivered by His life [least difficult].”
(a) The least difficult thing for the omnipotence of God is to provide the divine power for the execution of the protocol plan of God.
(b) It is easier for the omnipotence of the Father to deliver the believer from the Last Judgment than for the omnipotence of the Father to reconcile the world to Himself.
(c) The most difficult thing was for the omnipotence of the Father to reconcile the world to Himself. The barrier between man and God was the sins of the world. Since the work of Christ on the cross, the barrier has been removed. Man is reconciled to God because every sin of the world was judged. It was the omnipotence of the Father, which reconciled us by judging our sins on the cross. Christ reconciled us by receiving our sins on the cross. The Holy Spirit was involved in reconciliation because He empowered Jesus Christ to endure and receive the judgment of every sin.
e. It is much more difficult for the omnipotence of God the Father to judge our sins on the cross than for that same omnipotence to provide our portfolio of invisible assets.
f. It is much more difficult for the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit to sustain and empower the humanity of Christ on the cross than it is for the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit to sustain and empower the Church Age believer inside the divine dynasphere.
g. If the most difficult has been accomplished by the omnipotence of God, the least difficult is that much easier.
h. The key to the Christian way of life is not human dynamics, human power, human personality, but the utilization of divine power.
i. Hence, the inescapable conclusion of a fortiori: If the most difficult function of the omnipotence of God occurred in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, it follows, a fortiori, that the least difficult function of the omnipotence of God occurs in the great power experiment of the Church Age.
j. We are beneficiaries, as Church Age believers, of the greatest demonstration of divine power in all of human history. But without understanding, you will never be able to utilize divine power. Remember, to whom much is given, much is expected. You are expected to function inside the divine dynasphere under divine power, not human power!
k. The same omnipotence that sustained the humanity of Christ during the First Advent now sustains every believer during this Church Age.
l. Rom 8:32, “The God, who did not even spare His own Son, but delivered Him up [as a sacrifice] for us all; how shall He not also with Him freely give us all things?”
(1) If the omnipotence of God can accomplish the most difficult, it follows, a fortiori, that the omnipotence of God can accomplish the least difficult.
(2) “All things” includes the omnipotence of God the Father doing the easy thing of providing for every Church Age believer his very own portfolio of invisible assets. “All things” includes the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit providing the easy thing: the divine power for the fulfillment of the protocol plan of God for the Church Age.
(3) If the omnipotence of God provided the greater at salvation, it follows, a fortiori, that the omnipotence of God will provide the lesser in the great power experiment of the Church Age.
(4) The function of the omnipotence of God in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union was far more difficult than the function of the omnipotence of God in the great power experiment of the Church Age.
(5) If the omnipotence of God did the most in the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, it follows, a fortiori, that the omnipotence of God will do much more than the most in the great power experiment of the Church Age. Much more than the most is the easiest or the least difficult function of the omnipotence of God.
(6) In fact, the same omnipotence that sustained Jesus Christ during the Incarnation and during His saving work on the cross is exactly the same divine omnipotence made available to every Church Age believer for the purpose of fulfilling the Christian way of life.
m. The omnipotence of God is guaranteed, delegated, distributed, and made available to every Church Age believer as royal family of God. Never before in human history has so much divine power been made available to so many believers as in the great power experiment of the Church Age.
4. Divine omnipotence functioned during the first unique death on the cross, the spiritual death of our Lord.
a. The omnipotence of God the Father called for the printout of every sin in human history, imputed every sin to the perfect, impeccable humanity of Christ, and judged every one of them in three hours.
b. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit provided the staying power inside the prototype divine dynasphere and enabled the humanity of Christ to endure the judgment of the sins of the world, down to the last sin of the Millennium.
c. While being judged for our sins in His humanity, the deity of Christ was perpetuating human history by holding the universe together.
(1) Col 1:17, “He [deity of Christ] eternally existed before all things, and by means of Him [omnipotence of Jesus Christ] the all things of the universe are held together [continue to exist].”
(2) Heb 1:3, “upholding all things by the Word of His power.”
(3) All the time He was being judged for our sins, during the greatest pressure period of all of human history, His omnipotence was holding the universe together so that history could continue. This is compatible with the doctrine of kenosis, since this function of our Lord’s omnipotence has existed from eternity past and does not interfere with or conflict with the Father’s plan and purpose for the Incarnation.

M. Omnipotence and Our Lord’s Unique Physical Death and Resurrection.
1. Christ died twice on the cross that we might be born twice. He died spiritually to provide salvation. He died physically because His work was finished. His physical death on the cross indicated the completion of His mission for the Incarnation.
2. Jn 19:28, “After this [work/salvation], Jesus, knowing that all things had already been finished, in order that the Scripture [Ps 69:21] might be fulfilled, He said, ‘I am thirsty.’”
a. Thirst accompanies intense suffering. Jesus suffered, to maximum intensity, in bearing our sins in His own body on the cross.
b. This was the humanity of Christ speaking.
3. Jn 19:29, “Now a jar of [the Roman soldier’s] wine was standing there, so they dipped a sponge in it, put it on a branch of hyssop, and brought it to His mouth.”
a. Hyssop was used to sprinkle the blood of the animal sacrifices. In the account of the Passover, Ex 12:22 hyssop was first used to sprinkle blood on the sides and top of the door.
b. Hyssop was also used in the ceremony of purifying lepers, Lev 14. Hyssop was used in the ordinance of ceremonial purification of a person who had touched a dead body in Num 19.
c. Only a hyssop branch was there at the cross, indicating the fact that this was the efficacious and ultimate sacrifice.
4. Jn 19:30, “When Jesus therefore had received the [soldier’s] wine, He said, ‘TETELESTAI! [It has been finished in the past with the result that it stands finished forever.]’ And having pushed His head forward, He delivered [handed] over His [human] spirit.” The physical death of our Lord began with the departure of His human spirit from His body.
5. Jn 19:30 is amplified in Lk 23:46, “And having enunciated with a loud voice, Jesus said, ‘Father, into Your hands I deposit My spirit.’ Then having said this, He expired.”
6. The physical death of the humanity of Christ emphasizes the human spirit going to the presence of the Father in heaven.
7. The human soul of our Lord left His body simultaneously and went to Sheol or Hades in the heart of the earth. He said to the dying thief in Luke 23:43, “Today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise.” His soul went into Paradise, a compartment of Hades.
a. Ps 16:10 prophesied, “You will not leave My soul in Sheol neither will You permit Your holy one [body] to undergo decay.”
b. Acts 2:27, “His soul came out of Hades.” This was a resurrection message by Peter. He explained in Acts 2:31, “David [Ps 16] looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades nor did His body suffer decay.”
c. Explaining the expression of the death of Christ in terms of descending, Eph 4:9 says, “He descended into the lower parts of the earth.” This refers to Hades. The soul of our Lord’s humanity specifically went to Paradise, which was where all Old Testament believers were located, until they were transferred to the third heaven.
d. While He was in Hades, according to 1 Pet 3:18‑21, the Holy Spirit sustained and guarded the soul of our Lord. By means of the Spirit, the soul of our Lord went down to Tartarus, another compartment of Hades, where He made the victorious proclamation to certain fallen angels.
8. The human body of Jesus went into the grave of Joseph of Arimathea. Lk 23:50‑53, “And behold, a man named Joseph, who was a member of the Sanhedrin [Pharisee], a good and righteous man, had not consented to their plan of action. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, a person who was waiting for the kingdom of God. This one went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. And he took it [body of Jesus], wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid it in a tomb cut into the rock; no one had ever been placed there before.”
9. In His physical death on the cross, the humanity of our Lord had a trichotomous separation. His human spirit went into the presence of God the Father in the third heaven. His human body went into the tomb. His human soul went into the first compartment of Hades, Paradise, where all the Old Testament believers resided until the resurrection of Christ.
10. Christ died twice on the cross that we might be born twice.
a. The first birth is natural generation in which the omnipotence of God the Father creates a human life to be imputed to the soul at birth.
b. In the second birth, called regeneration, the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit creates a human spirit for the imputation of eternal life.

N. The Pattern of Omnipotence and Resurrection.
1. The spiritual death of our Lord was absolutely unique.
a. “He who knew no sin was made sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
b. 1 Pet 2:24, “He carried our sins in His own body on the cross.”
c. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes unto the Father but by Me.”
2. The physical death of our Lord was also unique because of His trichotomous separation.
3. Our Lord’s resurrection was unique. The omnipotence of God the Father restored our Lord’s human spirit in heaven to His body in the grave. Hence, God the Father is said to be the agent of the resurrection, Acts 2:24; Eph 1:20; Col 2:12; 1 Thes 1:10; Rom 6:4, and 1 Pet 1:21.
4. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit restored our Lord’s human soul in Hades to His body in the grave. So God the Holy Spirit is also an agent of the resurrection, as in Rom 1:4, Rom 8:11, and 1 Pet 3:18.
5. The omnipotence of God the Father sent our Lord’s human spirit through billions and billions of light years of space to His body in the tomb. Simultaneously, the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit returned His human soul from Hades to His body. Now rejoined in the resurrection body, our Lord walked through the stone. Later on, an angel rolled away the stone so that the world could see and verify the resurrection. The power that resurrected Christ was made possible to a human being from the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.
6. Scripture.
a. In Acts 2:31 Peter said, “He [David] looking ahead spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that He was neither abandoned in Hades nor did His flesh see decay.”
b. Eph 1:20, “which divine power He put into operation by means of Christ when He [F] raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in heavenly places.”
c. Rom 6:4, “Therefore, we have been buried with Him [Jesus Christ] through baptism into death [baptism of the Holy Spirit] in order that, as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.” The power that raised Christ from the dead makes it possible for us to walk in newness of life. For the omnipotence of God the Father provided our portfolio of invisible assets, and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit provides the power in divine dynasphere to execute the protocol plan of God.
d. 2 Cor 13:4, “For indeed He was crucified because of weakness [ours], yet He lives because of the power of God.”
7. Christ did not use His own divine power in His resurrection. During the Incarnation, our Lord voluntarily restricted the independent use of His own divine attributes, including His omnipotence, in compliance with the Father’s plan for the Incarnation and the strategic victory of the angelic conflict.
8. Christ could have used His own omnipotence at the cross; He could have delivered Himself. But instead, He depended upon the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit. This is taught in Jn 10:17‑18, “For this reason, the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life [soul] that I might receive it again. No one has taken it [My life] from Me; but I lay it down from the source of Myself. I have the power to lay it down; I have the power to receive it again. This mandate I have received from the Father.”
a. Jesus Christ surrendered His human spirit to the Father in heaven and His soul to the Holy Spirit in Hades that He might receive His soul and spirit again.
b. “I have the power to lay it down.” Christ could have used His own power. The word EXZOUSIA means authority and power. However, He did not use His own power and authority to raise Himself from the dead; instead He depended upon the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.
c. Although Jesus Christ had the power to raise Himself, He did not do so. Instead, in obedience to the mandate from the Father and in reliance upon the omnipotence of God the Father and Holy Spirit, our Lord in Hypostatic Union voluntarily restricted the use of His own omnipotence and established the pattern for the successful fulfillment of God’s plan for the Church Age.
9. However, during the Incarnation, the deity of Christ was still holding the universe together.
a. Col 1:17, “He existed before all things; and by Him all things hold together.”
b. Heb 1:3, “He holds together all things by the word of His power.”
10. The power of resurrection.
a. Our Lord had the power and authority to receive His life again. This authority or power came from the omnipotence of God the Father, who restored our Lord’s human spirit to His body, and from the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, who restored our Lord’s human soul to His body.
b. At that moment, the human spirit and soul of our Lord rejoined His body in the grave through the agency of the omnipotence of God, and the humanity of Christ was resurrected.
c. In His resurrection body, He walked through the solid stone of His tomb. The resurrection body is designed so that it can walk between the space of molecules!
11. During the period of His physical death, Christ did not exercise His omnipotence to benefit Himself, to provide for Himself, to raise Himself from the dead, or to glorify Himself in any way.
12. The same power, the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is the same power by which the Church Age believer fulfills the protocol plan of God. If we’re going to use this power, we have to know that it exists, we have to know that it’s available, and we have to know the mechanics of utilization.
13. The great power experiment emphasizes all three members of the Trinity, but only the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit pertain to modus operandi of the humanity of Christ, and then the modus operandi of every Church Age believer.
14. 1 Pet 1:3‑5, “Blessed be the God even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who, according to His great mercy, has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead; to an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled, and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you who are guarded by the power of God through faith for a deliverance ready to be revealed at the last time.”
a. What is this “living hope?” It is the fact that your power, abilities, and strengths will contribute nothing to Christianity. God has provided the power, the ability, and the strength through regeneration, made available in the protocol plan of God.
b. An inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled is an inheritance based on divine power rather than human power; on God’s grace rather than human accomplishment. It will not fade away because God’s power cannot fade.
c. The power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is the same power that guards you and provides eternal security for every believer, winner or loser.
d. The “deliverance” refers to the resurrection of the Church, effected by the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit. The power that raised Christ from the dead is the same power by which Church Age believers have eternal security and the means of fulfilling God’s plan for the Church Age.
e. God’s plan, will, and purpose can only be fulfilled by the omnipotence of God the Father related to our portfolio of invisible assets and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit related to the divine dynasphere.
15. Rom 1:4, “Who was demonstrated the Son of God by means of power belonging to the Holy Spirit, by means of the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
16. Rom 8:11, “Now if the Spirit [Holy Spirit] from Him [God the Father] who raised Jesus from the dead indwells you [and He does], He who raised Jesus Christ from the dead will also give spiritual life to your mortal bodies by means of His Spirit who indwells you.” There is no spiritual life apart from the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit; i.e., through residence, function, and momentum inside the divine dynasphere. No one reaches gate #8 apart from the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit; it cannot be accomplished in the energy of the flesh.
17. 1 Pet 3:18, “Because Christ also died once with reference to sins, the righteous on behalf of the unrighteous, in order that He might bring us to God; on the one hand, having died physically, but on the other hand, having been made alive by means of the Holy Spirit.” We were brought to God by grace. It was the work of the Father who judged our sins from His omnipotence. It was the work of the Son who endured the cross; it was the work of the Holy Spirit who sustained the humanity of Christ for the most intense and awful suffering the world has ever known.
18. That is why Paul said in Phil 3:10, “that I may come to know Him and the power of His resurrection.”
19. Hence, the importance of epistemological rehabilitation after salvation. Cognition of the resurrection includes understanding divine omnipotence as the mechanics. This same divine omnipotence becomes the mechanics for the two great events of history: the execution of the protocol plan of God, and the Rapture of the Church.
20. The same omnipotence of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit that raised Christ from the dead is the same power that has been provided for us in grace to execute the protocol plan of God. The power experiment of the Hypostatic Union turned history around, for now in the Church Age the same omnipotence of God the Father and omnipotence of the Holy Spirit is available to you in the mechanics of the protocol plan of God, and in the promises and guarantees in our portfolio of invisible assets.
21. Never before in history has so much divine omnipotence been available to so many believers for the glorification of God through the execution of His will, His plan, and His purpose. You have available to you the greatest power!
22. The dispensation of the Church is the greatest power experiment in human history, the greatest opportunity for the ordinary believer to make maximum use of divine power, to glorify God, to have a marvelous life on earth, and to receive the fantastic escrow blessings from the omnipotence of God the Father. This is the challenge of the omnipotence of God.

O. The Pattern for Omnipotence in the Protocol Plan of God.
1. The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union and the Incarnation overflows into the Church Age and provides the pattern for the protocol plan of God.
2. During the Incarnation, the humanity of Christ depended upon the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit. The omnipotence of God the Father provided life for the humanity of Christ, designed the plan for the First Advent, invented the prototype divine dynasphere, and used His divine power to administer logistical grace. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit provided power for the execution of the Incarnation plan inside the prototype divine dynasphere.
3. The pattern of omnipotence continued into the resurrection. The same pattern is now perpetuated into the Church Age, as the continuation of the great power experiment.
4. The great power experiment of the Church Age involves all three members of the Trinity.
a. The omnipotence of God the Father provided in eternity past for every Church Age believer a portfolio of invisible assets, having three categories.
(1) Primary assets: escrow blessings and computer assets.
(2) Secondary assets are dependent upon the believer’s utilization of divine power. They include: volitional assets, production assets, the assets of undeserved suffering, and the invisible impact assets.
(3) Personnel assets were designed by God the Father and are administered by God the Holy Spirit. These are spiritual gifts.
b. The omnipotence of the Son continues to provide the environment of human history during the Church Age by holding the universe together.
(1) So‑called scientific laws are really a demonstration of the faithfulness of the omnipotence of God; specifically the omnipotence of Jesus Christ, who is both the creator and the sustainer of the universe. Science did not originate any of these laws that hold the universe together; science cannot enforce them or perpetuate them.
(2) So‑called scientific laws are based upon the statistical assumption that the present universe, which operates according to a fixed norm, will continue to. While science can observe these laws through the function of empiricism, they cannot originate, guarantee or perpetuate them.
(3) So‑called scientific laws depend upon the faithfulness of our Lord Jesus Christ, who combines His omnipotence with His immutability and veracity by perpetuating these laws in human history.
(4) Col 1:17, “And He [Jesus Christ] existed eternally before all things, and by means of Him [omnipotence of Jesus Christ] the all things of the universe hold together [continue to exist].” Heb 1:3, “upholding all things of the universe by the Word of His power.”
(5) While Jesus Christ was being judged for our sins on the cross in His humanity, His deity was holding the universe together.
(6) During the Church Age, Jesus Christ continues to manifest His omnipotence by holding the universe together for the perpetuation of history, and He will continue to do so until the last moment of the Millennium. Then He will destroy the universe and create a new one for the eternal state.
c. In this dispensation, the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit provides seven things for every Church Age believer at salvation.
(1) Efficacious grace is the enabling power of the Spirit to the believer for eternal salvation.
(2) In regeneration, He creates a human spirit so that God the Father can impute eternal life to that human spirit.
(3) The baptism of the Spirit.
(4) The indwelling of the Spirit in the body of every believer to provide a temple for the indwelling of Christ as the Shekinah Glory.
(5) The initial filling of the Spirit, which is the enabling power of the Spirit inside the divine dynasphere.
(6) The sealing ministry of the Spirit, which is the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit providing a signature guarantee of your very own portfolio of invisible assets.
(7) The ministry of the sovereignty of the Spirit in the distribution of spiritual gifts, plus His omnipotence used for the execution and function of these gifts.
5. Two of the ministries of the Holy Spirit are the basis for equal privilege and equal opportunity in the fulfillment of the protocol plan of God. Equal privilege and equal opportunity in God’s plan for your life comes from the omnipotence of God the Holy Spirit.
a. Equal privilege comes from the baptism of the Spirit, by which the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit enters every Church Age believer into union with Christ. This is the basis for our becoming royal family of God and a new spiritual species. This is the doctrine of positional sanctification. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit creates the royal family of God, 1 Cor 12:13, and a new spiritual species, 2 Cor 5:17.
b. Equal opportunity comes from residence inside the operational-type divine dynasphere. Inside the divine dynasphere you are filled with the Spirit; functioning within its eight gates is walking by means of the Spirit. This provides equal opportunity for every believer to execute God’s plan for the Church Age.
6. Without the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, fulfillment of God’s plan, purpose, and will for your life would be impossible. This is noted in the application of the law of equivalent power.
7. For the fact that the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit creates the royal family of God, note 1 Cor 12:13, “For by means of one Spirit [Holy Spirit] we were all baptized into one body [formation of the royal family of God], whether Jews or Gentiles, whether slaves or free; all were made to drink of one Spirit.”
a. No racial distinctions, social, or economic distinctions exist in the royal family of God. The application of this is that you must regard yourself as neither superior nor inferior, but as a person, a person sustained by the power of God.
b. Drinking, like eating, emphasizes the non‑meritorious characteristic of faith, which is the means of salvation. Good, bad, moral, amoral, religious, non‑religious; all types of people can eat and drink because it is a non‑meritorious function.
c. Drinking is the fulfillment of our Lord’s invitation to salvation on the last day of the Feast of the Tabernacles. Jn 7:37‑39, “Now on the last day, the great day of the feast [Tabernacles], Jesus stood up and shouted saying, ‘If any person is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, streams of living water shall flow from within him.’ Now this He spoke concerning the Spirit whom those who believed in Him were about to receive. The Spirit was not yet given because Christ was not yet glorified.”
d. Thirst is equivalent to positive volition at God‑consciousness and Gospel hearing, while drinking is analogous to personal faith in Jesus Christ. Isaiah gave the same message: “Ho, everyone who thirsts, let him come and drink.”
(1) In the Old Testament, the Spirit’s ministry was called enduement. It was neither indwelling nor filling, but was a temporary function of the Holy Spirit in providing power for certain functions. This power was given to men such as Elijah, Elisha, and David; it was given to less than 1% of believers in the Old Testament. Now in the Church Age, the Holy Spirit is given to every believer under seven different ministries.
(2) At this time, the Holy Spirit was not yet given, for Christ had yet to suffer for our sins on the cross, be resurrected and seated. The great power experiment of the Church Age could not begin until our Lord was resurrected and seated at the right hand of the Father, where He received His third royal title.
8. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, by means of His baptism, also creates a new spiritual species. 2 Cor 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new spiritual species. Old things have lost their power; behold, new things have come.”
a. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit creates a royal family of God with equal privileges for the fulfillment of the protocol plan of God. At the same time, the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit creates something that has never existed in all of human history: a new spiritual species. There is only one spiritual species in history, the Church Age believer only. The purpose for the new spiritual species is for the delegation and distribution of divine omnipotence.
b. Israel became a new racial species for the function of client nation status. Abraham became a Jew at age ninety-nine, beginning a new racial species. But in the Church Age, every believer is a new spiritual species for the great power experiment.
c. Old things refer to the old sin nature; genetic, environmental, and volitional handicaps; position in Adam which is spiritual death; the function of human power in the cosmic system rather than divine power; and people emphasis having priority over God emphasis. Divine power makes it possible for relationship with God to take precedence over relationship with people.
d. New things come in the form of our portfolio of invisible assets, which the omnipotence of God the Father prepared for us in eternity past. New things have come in the form of the protocol plan of God, which emphasizes Christian life inside the divine dynasphere, where the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit is available for the glorification of God.
e. In contrast, Israel was under a ritual plan of God. The Mosaic Law was a combination of things for unbelievers to follow under the laws of divine establishment, and a system, which taught soteriology and Christology for believers. Jesus Christ came under a new plan, the incarnation plan of God. Once He was seated at the right hand of the Father, the protocol plan of God was begun.
f. New things have come in the form of the lifestyle of wisdom, epistemological rehabilitation through the ministry and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit inside the divine dynasphere. New things have come in the unique life, which is the indwelling of all three members of the Trinity.
g. Therefore, new things have come in the form of great power experience in the Church Age: the provision of the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit for the execution of the Christian way of life.
9. Omnipotence and equality in the Church Age.
a. Only divine attributes such as sovereignty, omniscience, and omnipotence could provide both equal privilege and equal opportunity for every believer in the Church Age to fulfill the protocol plan of God.
b. Equal privilege is related to two categories of divine omnipotence.
(1) The omnipotence of God the Father is related to our portfolio of invisible assets, the appointment of every believer to the royal priesthood, and the provision of an operational-type divine dynasphere.
(2) The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit is related to the baptism of the Spirit, which occurs at salvation and manufactures the new spiritual species.
c. Equal opportunity is also related to these two categories of divine omnipotence.
(1) The omnipotence of God the Father is related to our day‑by‑day logistical grace support for life.
(2) The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit is related to the enabling power to execute the protocol plan of God.
d. Therefore, equal privilege and equal opportunity in the protocol plan of God is related to divine power. The omnipotence of God is guaranteed, available, and delegated to every believer, but is utilized by only a few believers. Those few are the basis for the continuation of this client nation.

P. The Panorama of the Omnipotence of God in the Great Power Experiment.
1. There are two phases to the great power experiment.
a. The thirty-three years of the Hypostatic Union, terminated with the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the basis for the strategic victory of the angelic conflict.
b. The Church Age terminates with the resurrection of the Church. This is the basis for the tactical victory in the angelic conflict.
2. Each phase is terminated with resurrection, which is very fitting, for resurrection requires God’s omnipotence. Both the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit are involved in each resurrection.
3. This is the Church Age phase of the great power experiment. It occurs between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the rapture of the Church. It is the greatest concentration of divine power ever provided for believers.
4. The great power experiment occurs in six of the most important events in human history.
a. The virgin birth of Christ. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit created twenty-three perfect male chromosomes for the virgin pregnancy of Mary. The omnipotence of God the Father created the human life, which He imputed to the human soul of the humanity of Christ at the point of His physical birth. The result was the beginning of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, which is coterminous with the first advent of Christ.
b. The Incarnation of Christ. The omnipotence of God the Father invented the prototype divine dynasphere and sustained our Lord’s spiritual life. He provided logistical grace support and thereby kept the humanity of Christ alive during those thirty-three years of pressure. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit provided the divine power inside the prototype divine dynasphere through which our Lord executed the Father’s plan for the Incarnation. The result was that Jesus Christ fulfilled the Father’s plan for the First Advent and achieved the strategic victory in the angelic conflict. This is basically the subject of Hebrews 1.
c. The unique spiritual death of Christ on the cross. The omnipotence of God the Father, in conjunction with His divine holiness, judged the sins of the world while Christ was bearing them on the cross. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit sustained our Lord for those three hours on the cross, during which darkness covered Golgotha, and billions of sins were imputed to Christ and each one was judged. Our Lord’s humanity endured the most intense suffering in human history concentrated into three hours. The result was:
(1) Eternal salvation was provided for the entire human race and made available to all people now, in the past, and in the future through personal faith in Jesus Christ.
(2) Jesus Christ defeated Satan who had the power of death and thereby achieved the strategic victory of the angelic conflict. Heb 2:14, “Therefore, since children [of Adam] partake of blood and flesh, He Himself [Jesus Christ] likewise also partook of the same that through death [spiritual death] He might render powerless him [Satan] who had the power of death.”
(3) Our Lord’s third royal patent was given to Him at the right hand of the Father. This is the basis for the existence of the Church Age. The dispensation of Israel was interrupted for the insertion of the dispensation of the Church to call out a royal family. Heb 1:1‑4, “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets [Old Testament] in many portions and in many ways, at the end of these days [Old Testament], He has spoken to us by means of His Son whom He appointed heir of all things [strategic victory of the angelic conflict] through whom He manufactured the dispensations; who being the flashing forth of His glory and the exact image of His essence [deity of Jesus Christ], and He [omnipotence of Jesus Christ] upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made a purification of our sins, then He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high; having become so much better than angels [humanity of Christ] as He has inherited a more excellent title than they.”
d. The resurrection of Jesus Christ. The omnipotence of God the Father restored our Lord’s human spirit, which was in heaven, to His body in the grave. Thereby, God the Father became an agent of the resurrection, Acts 2:24; Eph 1:20; Col 2:12; 1 Thes 1:10; 1 Pet 1:21. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit restored our Lord’s human soul in Hades to His body in the grave and thereby became the agent of resurrection, Rom 1:4, 8:11; 1 Pet 3:18. The result was:
(1) The ascension and session of Jesus Christ, where He received His third royal warrant.
(2) The perpetuation of the great power experiment of the Church Age.
e. The great power experiment of the Church Age. The omnipotence of God the Father provides our portfolio of invisible assets. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit provides the power for the fulfillment of the protocol plan of God, but only inside the divine dynasphere. The result is the fulfillment of the protocol plan of God, the glorification of God, and for those who do it, the tactical victory of the angelic conflict.
f. The Rapture/resurrection of the Church. The omnipotence of God the Father resurrects the dead in Christ. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit provides a resurrection body for living believers at the rapture. The result is the ultimate sanctification of the Church. Both winners and losers receive their resurrection body from the omnipotence of God and enter the eternal state.
(1) 1 Thes 4:13‑18, “But we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, about those who are asleep [dead believers waiting for resurrection]. For if we believe that Jesus died [physical death] and rose again [and we do], even so God [Father] will bring with Him [Son] those who have fallen asleep through Jesus. For this doctrine we communicate to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God; in fact, the dead in Christ shall rise first [omnipotence of God the Father]. Then we who are living who remain shall be caught up together with them [omnipotence of the Holy Spirit] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort each other with these doctrines.”
(a) The omnipotence of God the Father resurrects the dead in Christ, causing the perishable body to put on the imperishable, 1 Cor 15:53‑54.
(b) The voice command assembles living believers, while the trumpet command assembles the dead believers.
(2) 1 Cor 6:14, “Now God has not only raised the Lord, but will also raise us through His power.” The same omnipotence that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is the omnipotence that will be used at the rapture. That same omnipotence is the power by which we fulfill the unique protocol plan of God.

Q. The Omnipotence of God and the Indwelling of the Trinity.
1. The indwelling of God the Father is documented in Jn 14:20,23; Eph 4:6; 2 Jn 9.
2. The indwelling of the Son is documented in Jn 14:20, 17:22, 23, 26; Rom 8:10; 2 Cor 13:5; Gal 2:20; Col 1:27; 1 Jn 2:24.
3. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is documented in Rom 8:11; 1 Cor 6:16, 6:19‑20; 2 Cor 6:16.
4. There are three important distinctions we must understand.
a. The difference between the indwelling of Jesus Christ in our bodies and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our bodies.
b. The distinction between the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in our bodies and the filling of the Holy Spirit in our souls, which is tantamount to residence, function, and momentum inside the divine dynasphere. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is status quo from salvation. Therefore, it is not an experience. The filling of the Holy Spirit is the experience we call spirituality, the result of living inside the divine dynasphere. Life inside the divine dynasphere is the only place for the utilization of the Spirit’s power for the execution of the protocol plan of God. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit occurs in the body of every believer. The filling of the Holy Spirit occurs in the believer’s soul only inside the divine dynasphere.
c. The distinction between the indwelling of Jesus Christ in our bodies and the glorification of Christ in our bodies. The indwelling of Jesus Christ is status quo from salvation and is therefore never experienced. The glorification of Christ in our bodies, however, is the ultimate experience of the Christian way of life, the experience of maturity. Each stage of spiritual adulthood is characterized by an experience related to Christ.
(1) The experience of spiritual self‑esteem is in Gal 4:19, “My little children, I am sweating you out until Christ is formed in your bodies.”
(2) The experience of spiritual autonomy is in Eph 3:17, “Christ being at home in our bodies.”
(3) The experience of spiritual maturity is in Phil 1:20, “Christ being glorified in our bodies.”
d. The significance of the indwelling of God the Father is:
(1) Related to the glorification of His protocol plan for the Church Age, as taught in Eph 1:3, 6, 12.
(2) A guarantee of His ministry to every Church Age believer which was prepared in eternity past and provided in time as the author of our portfolio of invisible assets, as grantor of our escrow blessings, as mastermind of the protocol plan of God, and as designer of the divine dynasphere.
e. The significance of the indwelling of Jesus Christ is:
(1) A badge or sign of the royal family.
(2) A guarantee of the availability and potential utilization of divine power by every Church Age believer who resides inside the divine dynasphere.
(3) A guarantee of life after death in the presence of God forever.
(4) That, as the depositary and escrow officer, He is the guarantee of distribution of our escrow blessings on the attainment of spiritual maturity.
(5) Motivation for momentum in spiritual adulthood when facing the three categories of suffering for blessing.
f. The significance of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is:
(1) The Holy Spirit provides a temple in the body of every believer for the indwelling of Jesus Christ as the Shekinah Glory. Because the old sin nature resides in every cell of our body, Jesus Christ could not indwell our bodies were it not for this temple.
(2) As a base of operations for the fulfillment of the protocol plan of God, which results in glorifying Christ in our bodies.
5. Each member of the Trinity has coequal, coinfinite, and coeternal omnipotence. Each one indwells every Church Age believer. Therefore, not only is divine power available through our portfolio of invisible assets and the divine dynasphere, but divine power is resident in our bodies through the indwelling of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
6. Therefore, divine power is guaranteed, available, delegated to all Church Age believers. It is utilized by those believers who, through the function of epistemological rehabilitation, learn pertinent doctrine.
7. Never has so much power been made available to every believer. Yet we accept the cheap substitutes of human power, such as personality changes, moral modus operandi, taboos (which at best reflect a culture, never the spiritual life), and emotionalism. There is no feeling or emotion that is directly related to utilizing the omnipotence of God. You cannot mix human experience with divine power.

R. Concluding Principles.
1. The superior power of God is omnipotence.
a. The omnipotence of God has been guaranteed, delegated, distributed, and made available to every Church Age believer. It is made available in such things as our portfolio of invisible assets, in the seven ministries of God the Holy Spirit at salvation, in equal privilege and equal opportunity of predestination, and in the omnipotence of Jesus Christ holding the universe together, which provides both the environment as well as the perpetuation of human history as an extension of the angelic conflict.
b. The grace provision for the believer is inevitably and always related to the omnipotence of God the Father, which is related to our portfolio of invisible assets.
c. The grace power for the execution of God’s plan is inevitably and always related to the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit.
d. The alternative for the believer is the utilization of God’s omnipotence rather than the function of human power. Human power and divine power are mutually exclusive; you function under one or the other. If you are in the divine dynasphere, you’re functioning under divine power.
e. Ignorance of pertinent doctrine is no excuse for failure, since the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit is the basis for epistemological rehabilitation after salvation.
2. Ignorance and/or rejection of Bible doctrine results in failure to understand the mechanics of delegated omnipotence, and therefore failure to use divine power for the execution of the protocol plan of God.
a. The Christian way of life is a supernatural way of life and demands a supernatural means of execution, which is the omnipotence of God the Father and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit. The only way to glorify God is to use divine power.
b. Neglect, rejection, ignorance of the basic problem solving device of rebound results in perpetual living in Satan’s cosmic system where no divine power is available and where the believer is deluded by functioning under human power and, in some cases, Satanic power.
c. Failure to utilize divine omnipotence made available in the divine dynasphere means accepting the cheap substitute of human power. This results in the complications of self‑induced misery followed by the three categories of divine discipline. This is why believers are the most miserable and obnoxious people in the world when functioning under human power. You were not designed to function under human power. A perfect plan can only function on perfect power. This is the only dispensation in which perfect power to execute God’s perfect plan has been made available to every believer.
d. The use of divine omnipotence in divine discipline is the alternative to using divine omnipotence inside the divine dynasphere. So you have a choice: you can see the use of divine power in divine discipline administered to you, or you can use divine power to help you inside the divine dynasphere. Inside the divine dynasphere, God’s power is working for you. Outside the divine dynasphere, God’s power is working against you. The choice is yours.
e. The divine plan for the Church Age is perfect. A perfect plan demands a perfect power. Therefore, being perfect, the divine plan can only be executed by divine power. Therefore, the omnipotence of God is guaranteed and delegated to you through your portfolio of invisible assets; it is made available to you through your divine dynasphere; and it can be utilized by you, which is the function of the Christian way of life.
f. God cannot and will not accept the function of human power in His plan. His plan cannot be fulfilled by any power generated by imperfect creatures. God’s plan can only be executed, and God can only be glorified, through the utilization of divine power made available to every believer.
g. Therefore, there is no substitute for epistemological rehabilitation and cognition of the mystery doctrine of the Church Age, which was not revealed to any believers in past dispensations, because the Church Age is a maximum power thrust never given in the past, and will never again be available after the resurrection of the Church.
h. In Mt 22:29, Jesus made a remarkable statement in anticipation of this power which would be given to us. “Jesus answered and said to them [disciples], “You are constantly being deceived, not knowing the Scriptures or the power of God.” There is no power in emotion or morality; both are human power systems.
3. There are two enemies to knowing the Scriptures and the power of God.
a. Ignorance or rejection of Bible doctrine means failure to understand the guarantee, delegation, availability, and mechanics for the utilization of divine power in the fulfillment of God’s plan, will, and purpose for your life.
b. The malfunction or neglect of the rebound technique means a perpetual life inside the cosmic system, where the only experience of divine power comes from divine discipline.
c. Failure to utilize divine power, which has been provided in equal shares for every believer means accepting inadequate and blasphemous substitutes. These substitutes include such things as:
(1) Personality improvements. Christianity has many personalities but only one power.
(2) Behavior improvement, which can be done magnificently in the energy of the flesh.
(3) Self‑satisfaction and self‑righteousness. That is human self‑esteem when you are satisfied with your behavior improvement, with your morality, with what you do for God. These are related to legalism.
d. There is no substitute for the utilization of divine power for the execution of the protocol plan of God.
e. The divine plan demands the use of divine power made available through God’s policy of grace.
f. God cannot and does not accept human power in the function of His plan. For divine and human power are mutually exclusive.
g. Therefore, there is no substitute for epistemological rehabilitation and the function of the rebound technique by which God’s power is transferred and utilized as the modus operandi of your life.
4. The Great Power Experiment of the Church Age.
a. The power that raised Christ from the dead is the same power now available to the Church Age believer for the execution of God’s plan.
b. Never before in human history has God guaranteed, delegated, and made available so much divine power to each believer as He has now distributed in the Church Age. More divine power is available to you than was available to anyone but the prophets who wrote the Old Testament.
c. The omnipotence of God the Father has provided for every believer his very own portfolio of invisible assets, and in that portfolio, equal shares of divine power to all believers. There are no exceptions, no discrimination; God has provided equal shares for all.
d. The omnipotence of Jesus Christ provides the historical environment for the fulfillment of the great power experiment of the Church Age. It is the omnipotence of Jesus Christ that holds the universe together.
e. The omnipotence of the Holy Spirit has provided unprecedented delegation and distribution of divine power inside your very own palace, the operational-type divine dynasphere. Inside the divine dynasphere you have an equal share of divine power for equal opportunity in the execution of the protocol plan of God.
f. The great power experiment was first tested during the First Advent of Christ, as demonstrated by kenosis, impeccability, and the unique spiritual and physical deaths of Christ, as well as His resurrection, ascension, and session.
g. The great power experiment is continued and concluded between the resurrections of Christ and the Church, the period of the Church Age.
h. The perfect plan for the Church Age is the protocol plan of God, which demands perfect power and perfect ability to execute that perfect plan. The only perfect power is divine omnipotence administered under the divine policy of grace. This includes the omnipotence of God the Father related to our portfolio of invisible assets; the omnipotence of the Son perpetuating human history; and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit providing the power, the energy, the cognition, and the ability to fulfill the protocol plan of God for the Church Age inside the operational-type divine dynasphere only.
i. In contrast to previous dispensations, this divine power is available to every Church Age believer without exception.
j. Under the law of equivalent power, the perfect plan of God can only be executed by the perfect omnipotence of God. That omnipotence is available to you.
k. In nearly 2000 years of Church history, Bible doctrine has rarely been the criterion for the modus vivendi of Christianity, and yet it is the only criterion. Instead, in every generation, there is a tremendous amount of apostasy, which is related to tradition, culture, philosophical speculation (scholasticism, existentialism); all which have ignored the grace provision of divine power.
l. Tradition is prone to substitute human power for divine dynamics. In one Christian group, tradition demands asceticism, some form of self‑sacrifice. In another Christian group, it demands that emotional and ecstatic experiences have priority. In another, it is crusader arrogance involving Christianity in social engineering, Christian activism, civil disobedience, the use of force and violence to superimpose Christian standards on a non‑Christian population.
m. Moral degeneracy is the direct result of substituting human power for divine omnipotence. The so‑called “changed life,” the personality overhaul, the standardization of behavior through non‑Biblical taboos demonstrates the believer’s failure to establish his norms on the basis of the mystery doctrine of the Church Age.
n. Constant dedication, rededication, reaffirmation in some overt manifestation of frustration results in failure to utilize divine power. People are walking aisles, seeking new experiences, trying this thing and that, going from church to church, looking for something that is satisfying to the human life. As a result, they are missing what God has provided.
o. Ignorance of what constitutes Christianity has resulted in an assortment of human power functions which supersede the use of divine power in this dispensation of the great power experiment, the Church Age.
5. Four Great Benedictions in the New Testament. Four great benedictions specifically mention the power of God. What is found in a benediction is always significant with regard to Christian experience.
a. Eph 3:20‑21, “Now to Him [Father] who is able to do infinitely more than all we could ever ask or think on the basis of the power which is working for us; to Him be the glory by means of the Church and by Christ Jesus with reference to all generations of this unique age of the ages. Amen.”
(1) Far beyond our imagination or thinking, God has provided for us through His power the most fantastic things.
(2) The “power working for us” is the omnipotence of God the Father in providing our portfolio of invisible assets, the omnipotence of Jesus Christ in holding the universe together and perpetuating history, and the omnipotence of the Holy Spirit in providing the functional, operational power in the divine dynasphere. The power of all three is working for us!
(3) Verse 21 means that the great power experiment of the Church is designed to glorify God under the tactical victory of the angelic conflict. The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union resulted in the strategical victory of the angelic conflict, won by the humanity of Christ utilizing the power of the Father and Holy Spirit.
(4) In every generation, positive believers, through cognition of Bible doctrine, through the utilization of divine power fulfill the protocol plan of God, receive their escrow blessings, and thereby glorify God.
(5) “Age” is a reference to this unique Church Age. “Of the ages” is a reference to other dispensations, both past and future, which are distinguished from the Church Age.
b. Rom 16:25‑27, “Now to Him [Father] who is able to establish [strengthen] you according to my Gospel [good news], and the proclamation of Jesus Christ according to the revelation [unveiling, disclosure] of the mystery doctrine, which has been concealed with reference to past dispensations but now is revealed through the prophetic Scriptures [Jn 14‑17, Rev 2‑3] by decree of the eternal God, having been made known to all the Gentiles for the purpose of obedience to the doctrine; to the only wise God through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
(1) God’s power is not available until one believes in Christ. Equal shares of divine omnipotence applies to believers only.
(2) The mystery doctrine is unique to the Church Age. It is so great that miracles are set aside, being secondary to mystery doctrine. Eschatological dynamics [prophecy] has been set aside for personnel dynamics [spiritual gifts]; something so unusual and different that it is classified as “mystery doctrine.”
(3) Israel has not only been set aside as a client nation, but it has been completely set aside as a spiritual factor. This is the times of the Gentiles, when only Gentile nations can be client nations. Now the Jew must come to the Gentile for the Gospel, for the message of God’s plan.
c. Heb 13:20‑21, “Now the God of prosperity [Father] who brought up from the dead Jesus our Lord, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant equip you with every good thing of intrinsic value [portfolio of invisible assets] for doing His will, doing in us [omnipotence of the Holy Spirit] that which is pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Note that we are not to do “His will” in the energy of the flesh. We are equipped by the omnipotence of God the Father, who provided “every good thing of intrinsic value” in our portfolio of invisible assets.
d. Jude 24‑25, “Now to Him who is able [omnipotence of God the Father] to keep you from falling [guard you from stumbling], and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great happiness. To the only God our Savior [Deliverer] through Jesus Christ our Lord be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all the ages [eternity past] and now [in Church Age] and forever [future].”
(1) The omnipotence of God, which provided our eternal salvation, is the same omnipotence that maintains our eternal security. We cannot effect our eternal security in any way by anything we do or fail to do. Since your salvation is the “power of God,” you do not have the human power to cancel it.
(2) How can we possibly stand before God blameless? The same omnipotence of God that resurrected Jesus Christ provides resurrection bodies for all Church Age believers. In a resurrection body we are blameless, as taught by the doctrine of ultimate sanctification.