The kingdom of God is not a matter of just using pretty words and inspirational quotes – the kingdom of God needs to go hand in hand with signs, wonders and miracles.
As mentioned in a previous post God does not change. His miracle working, awe-inspiring character of the old testament is still exactly the same today. He still wants to do glorious miracles in our midst – from healing a cold to raising the dead. It is the same ministry Jesus had when He walked the earth – and didn’t He come to show us the Father? His teachings consisted of ministering grace, healing the sick, opposing dead religion and raising the dead.
This is the reality of Christianity, it is supposed to be 100% supernatural. We try to contain it within the limits of our own minds and what we can understand – but God does superabundantly, far over and above all we can think or imagine (Eph. 3:20).
In most churches today Chrisitianity has been turned into a watered down, powerless theology or self-help course instead of the incredible powerful life-changing blessing it actually is. This is not how God intended it to be – His plan is for us to have and experience so much more.
Let’s not box God into a framework that makes sense to us. He is the God of the supernatural. He is the God of miracles and life and healing and power. Let’s look for more than the natural realm that is in front of us – there is so much more. Whatever you are facing today, remember: Chrisitianity is 100% supernatural.
As Christians we don’t walk and operate within the natural realm anymore. We have been translated from a kingdom of darkness to a kingdom of light (Col 1:13), and with this comes supernatural protection. This was already partly discussed in a previous post – but tonight I want to refer to some other examples.
In Luke 10:19 we are told about this special protection:
“Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.”
Paul became a physical testimony to this, when he was bitten by a snake:
“Now Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and he was laying them on the fire when a viper crawled out because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand…Then [Paul simply] shook off the small creature into the fire and suffered no evil effects. However, they were waiting, expecting him to swell up or suddenly drop dead; but when they had watched him a long time and saw nothing fatal or harmful come to him, they changed their minds and kept saying over and over that he was a god.” Acts 28:3, 5-6
We don’t have to walk around fearing the next natural disaster or evil attack to befall us. We can walk around in confidence, knowing Who it is that protects us.
“You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.” Ps 91:13
Over the course of the last few weeks quite a few amazing benefits of salvation have been mentioned. Complete liberty, freedom from anxieties and fears, blessings, divine protection and healing to name just a few. God delights in people who love Him out of free will. That’s why He does not force salvation on us. We are given a choice. Just like we are given the choice to believe in Jesus, we are given a choice to progress to the supernatural life of blessings and miracles.
“I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live…” Deut 30:19
This renewed mindset of blessing, healing and freedom does not always come naturally. Because it goes against what we have come to know in the natural realm we need to CHOOSE life (the supernatural). We need to choose the better portion, the gift that is wrapped up for us to freely enjoy.
“Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].” Rom 12:2
Let your mind be renewed in order to see the wealth of blessings that is set before you. Choose the better part – choose Jesus and the life that He has given us.