“As it is written . . . . I have made thee a father of many nations, before Him Whom he (Abraham) believed . . . . even God (Elohim – the Mighty One), Who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not, as though they already were . . . !” Romans 4:17
This is the power which is brought to view in Romans 4:17. Now let us read on, that we may see the force of this language in this connection. Still speaking of Abraham, the apostle says: Who against hope believed in hope (with expectation, anticipation and confidence), that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be !