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40-Day Devotional Guide & Study of
The Wonderful Names of Jesus
by Richard W. LaFountain

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The Almighty(am-ane)
07706 ydv Shadday (shad-dah'-ee)
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"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." -- Revelation 1:8

We seem to be fixated on superheroes these days. Have you noticed? Can you name them or even keep up with them? (Superman, Batman, Hulk, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Spiderman, etc.) This is nothing new. The ancient Greeks had a myriad of gods and goddesses that took on the form of superheroes to accomplish super human feats that mortal men can only dream about.

I suppose I will never forget the first Superman movie, "Superman, the Movie," in which Lois Lane dies in an earthquake and Superman arrives a minute too late. He explodes in anger and jumps into hyper space to encircle the earth spinning around it counterclockwise to turn back time. He finally succeeds in turning back the clock and arriving in time to save Lois. What a superhero!

We all seem to need superheroes. They don't exist except in our minds. But ONE exists who exceeds all expectation of every superhero ever invented by man. He has given us all the Superhero we will every need. Nothing is too hard for him. He can do immeasurably more than we ask or even imagine. His name is THE ALMIGHTY. His name is JESUS!

What's your impossibility today? The Almighty God invites you to take His hand and allow Him to show Himself strong on your behalf.

Oldtime Chorus: "He's Able"
written by Paul E. Paino in 1958.

He's able, He's able, I know He's able;
I know my Lord is able to carry me through.
He's able, He's able, I know He's able;
I know my Lord is able to carry me through.

He healed the broken-hearted
and set the captive free;
He made the lame to walk again
and caused the blind to see.

He's able, He's able, I know He's able;
I know my Lord is able to carry me through.

See it on YouTube:
He Is Able, More Than Able

Look into the Book:

  • -- Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! Behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for you:
  • -- Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
  • -- Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
  • -- Matthew 28:18 "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
  • -- Ephesians 1:17-22 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
  • -- Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Have you ever seen God do the impossible? A miracle? An answer to prayer? Share that story.
  • Are there things in your life that your heart believes to be impossible, even for God? Share that fear.
  • Can you bring to mind some precious promises God has given us in His word concerning his ability and willingness to help in times of trouble? Share those promises.

Dr. A.B. Simpson, founder of the Christian and missionary Alliance has a wonderful message on EL SHADDAI http://hopefaithprayer.com/faith/el-shaddai-a-b-simpson/

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