We are living in a day that if we are to convince people about a God who is alive, powerful and loving, we will need to learn how to release the supernatural.Jesus, when He was on earth, was an expression of the character, nature, love and will of the Father.He released the Kingdom of God on earth.God is spirit, and we must relate to Him in spirit.
God is a supernatural God.It is important to develop a heart for the supernatural because to be ignorant of it, is to be ignorant of Jesus.To the degree we believe in Him will be the degree that we will receive from Him!I believe the supernatural is not released in a dimension that God desires, because we simply do not seek the supernatural power of God.Whenever we refuse to believe in all that God is, we create our own Jesus and Gospel.We should never diminish God and His Word to fit our lack of expectation.Often I find that people can miss God because what He is attempting to do, does not fit their intellect. This is not new.This problem has existed since the birth of Jesus.
People had a problem with Jesus at His birth.Who could believe that the Savior of the World was an illegitimate child.
People had a problem with the way Jesus acted and lived.A carpenter’s son?Why not a palace instead of a carpenter’s shop?They had a problem with the people that followed Him and those He chose to minister to.How could a King be so approachable, sociable and touchable?They asked the question, “Who are you?”
People had a problem with His ministry.They questioned who He claimed to be and what He did to help people.He forgave sinners, healed the sick, comforted the oppressed and raised the dead!The religious system of Jesus’ day had a problem with Him.
People had a problem with His replacement.When Jesus was about to leave the earth to go and be with the Father, He spoke of the Holy Spirit, who would now be our helper, guide and power.The Holy Spirit would lead us to do the things that Jesus did and even greater things!If they had a problem embracing Jesus, how would they ever embrace His Holy Spirit?That problem still exists today.It is one of the reasons that the supernatural is not released in this earthly realm in a dimension that God desires.
Until you believe in the Jesus of the Gospels and what He said, you will not believe that the supernatural power of God is available today.You will not be able to walk in this supernatural realm.
The key to releasing the supernatural power of God is found in Mark 16:17, “And these signs shall follow those who believe…”The supernatural power of God will be released through those who believe it, embrace it and walk in it.We need to be like Peter when he was in the boat and Jesus bid him to come.He believed what Jesus said and he acted on it.When Peter embraced Jesus’ word, the supernatural power of God was released! If we are willing to believe Jesus, and we want the supernatural power of God released in our life, we must live by these principles…
1. We must seek and ask Him. “Ask and it will be given, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open.”
Today, God is looking for willing vessels that He can release His power and promises through.The early Church came out of Pentecost empowered by the Holy Spirit to be a representative of God on earth.They were to do the works that Jesus did.That is the reason for the Holy Spirit coming to the Church.The Church could become supernatural and would be able to release the will of God on earth!The early Church perfectly represented a supernatural Church, filled with the power of God, releasing it into society and bringing change!
2. We must be persistent in prayer.
Jesus always took time to be alone with His Father in prayer.We cannot do anything less.We must hear the plan and purpose of God in prayer, and then we can act accordingly.
Prayer releases the promises and will of God on earth.
Prayer is dialog, communion and intimacy with God.It is where we get in touch with God’s divine plan and purpose.We must never cease praying, because prayer changes things!As a result of prayer, we will be able to release the will of God on earth.When we do, we release the supernatural!
3.We must participate with God and not react to Him.
Often we miss out on the supernatural manifestations of God’s power, because
when He begins to move, we react to Him, rather than participate with Him.
How do we react to God?a. finding fault in what He is doing… b. analyze what He is doing… c. fear of what He is doing… d. doubt that it is Him…
When God wants to release the supernatural in the natural realm, He is not looking for our opinion.He is looking for us to participate with Him not against Him.Pharisees and Scribes always reacted against Jesus, but those who were willing to participate always received.The woman with the issue of blood was bowed over 18 years with an infirmity; the leper, the blind man and the man at the pool of Bethesda were all faced with a common choice.Will they react or participate?Each one of them received and released the supernatural into their lives because they believed God and they were willing to participate with Him.Naaman, the Syrian General, had leprosy and came to a place in His life where he had to make a choice of either dipping in the Jordan, or not.He chose to participate with God, and when he did, the supernatural was released into his life and he was healed!The world was aware of this early Church because the supernatural power of God was evident in their lives.
Today, you can tap into the supernatural power of God in your life, because God has never desired it to end. God did not stop releasing the supernatural.I believe that many people have stopped participating with Him.Find out what God wants to do; believe, and then in faith, participate with Him! If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at BishopTom@sccministries.org.
I look forward to celebrating with you this Easter Sunday!