Thursday, May 3, 2012

The unending power of God

Isaiah 26:4 “Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock"

Special Video Link to Venus.  After reading today's blog, go to this link to see a video depicting the atmosphere of the planet Venus being affected by the Solar wind blowing from the sun through the Solar system.  You can click on the supplied link, then click a scond time, and you will be directed to NASA's website, with the video playing automatically.  The video is only 24 seconds in length.

In the above verse, we see reference to the Lord God Eternal.  Elsewhere in the scripture the name "God Eternal" is the translation of the Hebrew name revealed by God "El-Olam" (God Eternal). 

The power of the sun seen in its effects
If you did not get a chance, check out yesterday's blog, wherein was included a High Resolution Video of the Sun from the Solar Dynamics Observatory mission.  Today's featured video depicts the so-called "solar wind", the stream of magnetic particles that comes off of the sun and makes their way through the solar system.  Just the smallest amount of effort from the sun is needed to affect the entirety of a planet like Venus.

Just think about it for just a moment.  Venus, a planet slightly smaller than our Earth, is over 60 million miles from the sun (and roughly 35 million miles from us).  It is shrouded in a thick cloud of Carbon Dioxide whose Green House effect makes the surface temperature of Venus to be about 900 degrees F.  That seemingly unmoveable cloud is affected by the power of the sun (as seen in the video link above)

The power of the Eternal God, El Olam, is seen in His effects
The Eternal nature of God is seen in this name "El Olam".  No doubt about it, the Eternal God is the One who made the sun which moves and affects our planets.  In Genesis 21:33 we see the first mention of the name "God Eternal" or "El-Olam" - "Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God."

Abraham was acknowledging the power of "El-Olam".  God had protected Him, sustained Him and guided Him.  It is also significant that the power of El-Olam moved and promised Abraham that from Him would come a "seed" - that is - God in human flesh.  God alone could back up His promises.  He alone has the power to direct the course of prophecy and history through what is termed His "Providence". (Romans 11:36). 

As powerful as the affects of the sun are in our solar system, it pails in comparison to the power of the Eternal God - "El Olam". 

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