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The energy contained in the earth is absolutely nothing in comparison to the sun. We receive energy from the Sun. The sun is 866,000 times the diameter of the earth and has more than 1,200,000 times the volume of the earth. The sun radiates 330 trillion horsepower of energy to the earth’s surface daily. The earth’s surface is constantly being bombarded by radiated energy from the sun. The sun radiates 1.5 horsepower of energy per square yard of the earth’s surface. That is 4,600,000 horsepower per square mile. When you count the whole earth’s surface, it equals 330 trillion horsepower of energy. The total energy the Sun emits in a single second is greater than the whole amount of energy the human race has consumed throughout its entire history. The earth intercepts at any given time about one two-billionth of the energy being generated by the sun. That one two-billion is the equivalent to 330 trillion horsepower.

It only took a pea-sized fraction of uranium in an atomic bomb to destroy Hiroshima. The sun converts about 4 million tons of its mass into energy every second. The sun is just one medium-sized star in our galaxy of some 100 billion other stars. Our galaxy is just one of an estimated 250 billion other galaxies, each having perhaps 100 billion stars. And each is converting matter into energy at the rate of millions of tons every second.

Just how much power is out there? Where did it come from?

Romans 1:20 Romans 1:20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
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proclaims the following: “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead…” We should be able to look at what is made (the universe) and see God’s eternal power and know about His divine nature. We should be able to see design and planning and understand the great power it took to create the universe. We ought to be able to look up at the heavens and look under our feet and see the tremendous energy that is locked up in the universe. This ought to tell us that God is almighty and that He controls it.

Psalms 19:1-3 Psalms 19:1-3 [1] The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork. [2] Day to day utters speech, and night to night shows knowledge. [3] There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
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proclaim that the heavens declare God’s glory. God speaks of His great power to all nations and peoples of the earth. It does not matter what language a people may speak, they all can clearly see the same thing. Why did God create such a large universe? There may be many reasons, but one of the most obvious is to leave mankind without excuse. How can we doubt his power and ability when we observe the heavens?

God created all things and sustains the whole universe. Therefore He is more powerful than all of His creation, both on the physical and spirit level. The great truth the Bible reveals is that God wants to share that power with us. Jesus Christ explained to His disciples in Acts 1:8 Acts 1:8But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on you: and you shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.
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that they would receive power when the Holy Spirit came upon them. God gives us the power of the Holy Spirit in this life to overcome the world, the devil, our own nature and to do His work. In the resurrection we will be given a powerful spirit body; we will be elevated to the God family.

The Day of Pentecost pictures the pouring out of that Spirit of power upon the Church and the beginning of that transformation process. Remember, the power of God is on our side. Use the power from God to help change from the human level to the divine level.  

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