Stepping out of natural into supernatural
It is impossible to experience the supernatural unless you are willing to come out of the natural, as the two are contrary to one another. They will always conflict and contradict one another. “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things ye would.” Galatians 5:17.
We find that all those who are living a natural, carnal life will always attack and oppose anything that is of the spiritual and supernatural order. The two can never be of the same mind or be in harmony. “But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. “Galatians 4:29.
In the clash for ascension between the natural and the supernatural powers, it is certain that natural power must give way to the supernatural every time. It is a spiritual law that when a greater power battles with a lesser power, the lesser power must bow, submit and give way to the higher power. “He that cometh from above is above all, he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.” – John 3:31
When we speak here of supernatural power, I am referring to the power of Almighty God. Likewise, when we speak of natural power, I am referring to the efforts, wisdom, understanding and learning of man. All the studying, labour, and arguments of man done by human reasoning put alongside the glorious supernatural power and wisdom of God is mere foolishness and nonsense in comparison. “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.” 1 Corinthians 1:25. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9.
With this in mind, if there is anything one should labour and seek, it is the supernatural power of God. It is not going to come to anyone by mere wishful thinking. It is a matter of choice, determination and commitment. I am convinced that there are many who will make this their choice in the final hour and move of God. You must CHOOSE to be either one or the other of them, natural or supernatural?
In the Book of Matthew, chapter 14, three different types of people are represented.
• First was the one who operated in the realm of the supernatural all the time, namely, Jesus Christ the Master.
• Then those who chose to remain and cleave to the realms of the natural, the other disciples. “And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, it is a spirit, and they cried out for fear” Matthew 14:25-26.
• Last is the one who chose to leave the natural realm and step into the realm of the supernatural, namely Peter, Christ’s disciple.
“But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, be of good cheer, it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus” Matthew 14:27-29.
Firstly – Jesus Who Operated Purely From The Supernatural
Jesus is the Son of the living God, the only One Who operated from another realm entirely. Walking on water? Think about it for a while… It’s impossible! Yet He did it and such a remarkable feat cannot be manufactured, faked or counterfeited. If you think otherwise, go and try it. It is supernatural, either you have it, or you don’t have it. And when you have it, everybody knows you have it, and when you don’t have it, everybody also knows, including you. And in that same realm of the supernatural, when you read down further to verses 35-36, you see that as many sick people that touched the hem of His garment were made perfectly whole. This too, cannot be faked. Either you have it, or you don’t have it. Jesus had it.
Rev. Theodore Effiong, Assemblies of God Church, Calabar or Prayer To All Nations (PTAN), Prayer City, Calabar. CRS
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