Knowing Christ by Name (part 4)


When we pray, it helps to know who we are praying to. Jesus took the time to tell John some of his names in Revelation 1:8. Each of His names reveal something about him.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. -Revelation 1:8 KJV

The last name he lists here is The Almighty. This is the Greek word pantokrator, which means: Ruler Over All, All Powerful.

In our culture, we are used to athletes and celebrities announcing that they are The Greatest. It is easy to become immune to the truth of Almighty when we are immersed in human hyperbole.

Let’s play an imagination game. Imagine that each of the greatest athletes in the world are pebbles (makes them rock stars, huh?). Imagine that the greatest rock stars are pebbles, too. Imagine the greatest political leader alive is a pebble. Now, line them up. You can have your favorites be twice as big as their peers- but they are still pebbles. Now, imagine God the Son, Jesus- He’s Mt. Everest… or more probably, the entire Milky Way Galaxy.

His power is omnipotent (power without end or bounds).  His power is full of justice, love, grace,and holiness. Another imagination game: imagine a hurricane made up of love, holiness, and justice. Kind of weird, I know, but He is omnipotent, almighty in these ways. When He chooses to exert his Almighty Rule over man and nature, amazing, miraculous things happen- like Calvary, for instance.

Think about The Almighty Christ. Spend some time meditating on this name. How does it affect how you pray?

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