Of God, Outstretched Arms and Power

In Jeremiah 32:17, Prophet Jeremiah, while praying for understanding said‘’Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You’’.

This is a very popular biblical passage which has even been incorporated into melodious songs.  It essentially gives a clear insight into God’s limitless ability to perform wonders by his great power and outstretched arms. 

Before proceeding any further, let us look at what an outstretched arm means.  Simply put, it is an arm that is extended or stretched out.  And the procedure is expected to be done sensibly at all times.  For example, most people will refrain from outstretching their arms without cause while walking or running because of the fear of losing their balance, falling down and injuring themselves and others.  They may also damage valuable possessions and get themselves enmeshed in needless financial/legal imbroglio.  However, certain situations demand that we must outstretch our arms.  For instance, we have to do so to pick things up from the ground, to embrace people, to defend ourselves etc.  In short, we outstretch our arms mainly to achieve certain positive results.  The same reality is applicable to God.  Immense power and dazzling results occur whenever he outstretches his arms.  Let us consider a few of such results at this point.

1.  Creative powerJeremiah 32:17 clearly indicates that God created the heavens and the earth by his great power and outstretched arm.  In the same vein, I am trusting Him to create whatever is lacking in your life and in the lives of your loved ones, in your business, ministry, education, career, etc by his great power and outstretched arms as from this moment in Jesus name.  Amen.  Please be expectant!

2.  Healing.  Healing is another dazzling result that ensues whenever God outstretches his arms.  The same result is typical of Jesus Christ (John 5:19).  For example, in Luke 5:12-13, a man full of leprosy approached Jesus Christ for healing and without delay, He put out His hands (He must have outstretched his arms first), touched the man and healed him.  Do you have any health ordeal at the moment? If you do then, cheer up because help is around the corner.  Pray to God to heal you by his great power and outstretched arms today and he will in Jesus name.  Amen.

3.  Salvation.  Above all things, we need salvation to make it to heaven.  That is, we must be born again (John 3:3).  Friend, have you given your life to Christ previously and is he still your personal Lord and savior? If he is then, I say a big congratulation to you.  Without doubt you are on your way to heaven.  But if he is not, then this is a good opportunity for you to hand over your life to him and the good news is that Jesus, with great power and outstretched arms, is knocking at your door waiting for you to invite him in (Revelation 3:20).  Please do so promptly and I believe you will not be disappointed in Jesus name.  Amen.

Finally, remember that ‘’whatsoever you lay your hands upon shall prosper’’ (Psalm 1:3).  But you have to outstretch your arms first before you can lay your hands on anything or anybody.  And having done so; please don’t hesitate to lay your hands on any part of your body that is functioning sub optimally.  Repeat the same procedure on your child that is behaving badly or on your spouse that is not living up to expectation or on your business that is crumbling or on your ministry that is struggling, etc.  Then command them to prosper in Jesus name and they will.  A trial will convince you!

Jesus is Lord!