So in 1/6,000,000,000th of a second God can raise 43,740,000,000 people from the dead but you don’t think he has the power to change you and keep you from sinning.
Then you need the eyes of your understanding enlightened so you know what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.
I was working out the number of people that have died since the beginning of the world. I used Bishop Ussher’s date for the beginning of the world and population numbers from Wikipedia: World Population.
4004BC 2 to 1BC 200m
Average 100m x 80gen = 8b
1AD 200mil to 1000AD 310mil
Average 255m x 20gen = 5.1b
1000AD 310m to 1900AD 1,650m
Average 980m x 15gen = 24.750b
1900AD 1,650m to 2010 6,811m
Average 3,485.5m x 1.69gen = 5.89b
So I came up with the total number of people that have died as 43,740,000,000.
I have been memorizing and mediating on Eph 1:17-20.
And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.
Here is what Adam Clarke has to say about verse 20.
Though they appear to be synonymous terms they may be thus understood: passive power is widely different from power in action; and power in action will be in its results according to the energy or momentum with which it is applied.
The resurrection of the dead is a stupendous work of God; it requires his might in sovereign action; and when we consider that all mankind are to be raised and changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, then the momentum, or velocity, with which the power is to be applied must be inconceivably great. All motion is in proportion to the quantity of matter in the mover, and the velocity with which it is applied.
–Adam Clarke 1Cor 1:19
So when Jesus comes back in a twinkle of an eye he is going to raise some 43.7 billion people from the dead.
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. — 1Cor 15:51-52
So how fast is a twinkle?
Assuming (for the of ease of calculation) that you are standing close to that person so the transmission time from eyeball-to-eyeball can be regarded as instantaneous, and that a person’s eyeball is 2.5 cm in diameter, the light would have to travel a distance of 5cm (or 1/20,000th or 2×10-4 of a kilometer).
Since the speed of light is 300,000 (or 3×105) km/sec, this means it would take or 1/6 x 10-9 seconds (ie 1/2 x1/3 x 10-4 x 10-5 seconds), or 1/6,000,000,000th of a second to make a person’s eyeball twinkle: pretty fast.
Anyway I don’t know about you but my God is a big God that can do anything.
Here are a few victory scriptures you can memorize while you are at it. Give these to the devil when he tells you that you have to give in and sin.
Rom 8:37 more than conquerors
1Cor 10:13 make a way of escape
1Cor 15:57 giveth us the victory
2Cor 2:14 always causeth us to triumph
2Cor 9:8 all grace abound toward you
2Cor 12:9-10 my grace is sufficient
Eph 1:3 blessed us with all spiritual blessings
Eph 1:19 exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward
Eph 6:13 that ye may be able to stand
Phil 2:13 to will and to do
Col 1:29 which worketh in me mightily
1Ti 1:14 grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant
2Thess 3:3 keep you from evil
Heb 4:16 find grace to help in time of need
2Pet 1:3 given unto us all things
2Pet 1:10 ye shall never fall
1Joh 4:4 greater is he that is in you
1Joh 5:4-5 whosoever is born of God overcometh
Jude 1:24 able to keep you from falling