Man is limited by a physical body, and can be only in one place at any one time. God, however, is spirit and can be everywhere in the universe at the same time. This attribute, is also related to His unlimited power to act and to know. God is present everywhere in the sense that everything everywhere is in His presence - He can see, know, and act in all places at once.
Psalm 139:7-10 (NKJV)7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.9 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,10 Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.
God Is Omniscient
If God has the power to do whatever He chooses to do, it makes sense that He also has unlimited knowledge and wisdom.
Psalm 147:4-5 (NKJV)4 He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.5 Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
God Is Omnipotent
Man and other created beings have limited power over other created things. Only God has unlimited power over all creation. Absolutely nothing is impossible for Him.
Job 42:1-2 (NKJV) Then Job answered the LORD and said:2 "I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.
God Is Sovereign
God is in control of all things, including human decisions.
Psalms 135:6 (NKJV) Whatever the Lord pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, In the seas and in all deep places.
Ephesians 1:11-12 (NKJV) In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
But There Are Some Things That God Can't Do
These attributes of God show us that He is Almighty God and can do anything that He wants to do, anywhere and anytime. God is also, good, holy, faithful, loving, just, patient, and righteous, and since these things make up God’s character there are some things He can’t do. What????
Maisie Sparks believes in the omnipotence of God, yet she has come up with a list of 101 things God cannot do, including lie, forsake his own, despise a contrite heart, allow anything to separate us from his love, or let our prayers go unanswered.
Here are 20 of those things from her book 101 Things God Can’t Do.
It is because God is unable to do these things, that we can do all things through Christ.
“That by two immutable things in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.” – Hebrews 6:18
Can’t Leave You
“And, behold I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.” – Genesis 28:15
Can’t Forsake You
“I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” – Hebrews 13:5
Can’t Despise a Broken Heart
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and contrite hear, O God thou wilt not despise” – Psalm 51:17
“Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” – Psalm 121:4
Can’t Stop Loving You
“I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” – Jeremiah 31:3
Can’t Go Unnoticed
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” – Psalm 19:1
Can’t Bear Sin
“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” – Isaiah 59:2
Can’t Leave Work Unfinished
“Being confident of this very thing, that He which begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” – Philippians 1:6
Can’t Forget You
“Can a woman forget her suckling child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.”- Isaiah 49:15
Can’t Get Tired
“The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary…” – Isaiah 40:28
Can’t Make Losers
“Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ.- 2 Corinthians 2:14
Can’t Be Silenced
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” – Matthew 24:35
Can’t Be Imperfect
“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” – Matthew 5:48
Can’t Be Second
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” – Exodus 20:3
Can’t Be Divided
“I and my Father are one.” – John 10:30
" I am the Lord. I do not change." - Malachi 3:6
Can't Be Destroyed
“Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.” – Psalm 145:13
Can’t Break a Promise
“My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips” – Psalm 89:34
Can’t Be Selfish
“He that spareth not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” – Romans 8:32