Within God's own realm He is omnipotent, but there are certain spheres in which He does not and cannot operate; and there are certain things He cannot do. We must therefore be sensible when we consider omnipotence--unlimited and universal power and authority within a certain sphere, or of a certain kind. God is Almighty and omnipotent in His own right creation and redemption, and in His plan for man and all creations; but He has limited Himself in His dealings with free moral agents. He respects their will power and He gives them absolute right to act of their own free choice to conform to His will and consecrate themselves to the highest good of being and of the universe. He has laid down laws whereby they should live and conduct themselves, and has made penalties for all sin and rewards for all acts of obedience. In these matters God is omnipotent, but there are certain things He cannot do.