TEXT: 1:1-28, 31
As we emerge from our series on ‘That God of Elijah’ we shall be exploring the Lord’s capabilities and making our applications from another perspective.
We shall (A) DEFINE OUR TOPIC, (B) SEE THE DETAILS (C) MAKE OUR DEDUCTION/APPLICATION:
The word ‘wonder’ was defined by the New Webster’s Dictionary of the English language as “a state of astonished admiration”, ‘a factor or circumstance causing surprise’.
A wonder is that thing that yields a state of astonished admiration or that thing that causes great surprise.
Therefore, God of wonders is that God that does things which yield a state of astonished admiration or cause great surprise; or marvels to those that behold.
(B) THE DETAILS
Our text is the summary of the creation. It is a revelation of God’s wisdom (cons. Prov.8:12,22-30) and appreciation of order and beauty (Gen.1:10,12,18,20,25,31; Eccl.3:11; 1Cor.14:33).
A consideration of the diversities of self replicating life (plants, animals) present on the planet earth is bewildering (Gen.1:11-12,21). And the thought of the expanse of the universe is astonishing (Ps.8:3-4). The innumerable stars in the outer space each of them having some distinctive features which are individually known by the Creator is something astounding (Ps.147:4). A delve into the realm of angels (ie their creation, spectacular power and activities), will reveal the incredible power of God (Rev.19:17; Heb.12:22; Isa.37:36; Job 4:18).
The one that created all these is indeed a God of marvels.
(C) THE DEDUCTION/APPLICATION
Once one has identified with the Creator through repentance from sin (dead works) and faith in the Son of God (Heb.6:1), such should regularly assess his/her circumstance and ensure that it is consistent or complies with the ways of the Creator (cons. Rev.4:11).
If anything in one’s life is conflicting with the display of God’s wisdom, or doesn’t express order or beauty, the thing should be resisted as not being the will of God (cons. Matt.15:13; 6:10).
The Question is: Does sickness exhibit any of these attributes? What about barrenness, poverty, failure, misfortunes, oppression, demonic persecution, dominion or rule of ungodly men, operation of robbers, kidnappers etc? (cons.3Jn.2, Lk.12:32; Ps.35:27).
If they are not in compliance with God’s will, then rise up to call upon the God of Wonders to reenact the wonders at Creation when everything was in chaos!