Biblical Concept: The Pantokrator God
1) Vocabulary: “Almighty” is a typical translation of the Koine Greek word pantokrator (pantokra,twr). Pantokrator is formed by combining pas (pa/j) = all and kratos (kra,toj) = might, strength, power, dominion. Pantokrator = all-might, all-strength, all-power, all-dominion. Pantokrator is one of the vocabulary words which demonstrate the omnipotence of the God of the Bible.
2) Biblical Examples:
NAS 2 Corinthians 6:18 "And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.
Application: It is indeed a happy thought to know that Christian’s have an all-powerful God to watch over them.
NAS Revelation 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
Principle: Jesus Christ = a Creator (“Alpha and the Omega”), Owner (“Lord”) God, Resurrected (“who is”), Eternal (“who was”), King (“who is to come”), All-powerful.
NAS Revelation 4:8 And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME."
Principle: Jesus Christ = The Holy, Owner (“Lord”) God, All-powerful, Eternal (“who was”), Resurrected (“who is”), King (“is to come”).
NAS Revelation 11:17 saying, "We give Thee thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who art and who wast, because Thou hast taken Thy great power and hast begun to reign.
Application: It is a happy thought to know that the God of the Bible will one day have an all-powerful visible earthly reign. Amen.
NAS Revelation 15:3 And they *sang the song of Moses the bond-servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and marvelous are Thy works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Thy ways, Thou King of the nations.
Application: It is great to have an all-powerful God King who is righteous and true.
NAS Revelation 16:7 And I heard the altar saying, "Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Thy judgments."
Principle: The all-powerful God of the Bible is a true and righteous judge.
NAS Revelation 16:14 for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty.
Application: I am glad the Almighty God of the Bible will one day war against and defeat the kings of the world.
NAS Revelation 19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude and as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
Application: It will be great to be part of a great multitude of voices in heaven shouting, “Hallelujah!”, because the Owner (“Lord”) God all-powerful has come to rule on earth!
NAS Revelation 19:15 And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.
Application: It is soothing to know that, one day, the all-powerful Jesus Christ will have charge over planet earth. Let sanity reign!
NAS Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple.
Principle: In eternity future, all in heaven will have intimate spiritual relationships (“temple”) with the Almighty God of the Bible.