In your Christian life, experiencing the supernatural isn’t just an optional event; it’s essential. They form the foundation, making our beliefs unique. Without the supernatural, Christianity would be stripped of its divine glory, reduced to a mere collection of rituals and moral principles. It is in the supernatural that we find the awe-inspiring, miraculous power that sets our faith apart, distinguishing it from a mere religion.
God’s intention, from the dawn of creation, has been that every Christian should not only understand but also experience the supernatural and, in turn, become instruments of its manifestation. This plan of God becomes clear as we read the Bible. In the Bible, the supernatural isn’t something strange; it’s a common theme, like a colorful pattern of extraordinary events woven into the regular story of human history.
God’s Intention: Experience and Produce the Supernatural
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12 (NIV)
In this verse, Jesus Himself conveys His intention for the believer. He not only assures us that those who believe in Him will perform the same miraculous works He did but also states that they will do even greater things. This underscores God’s desire for every Christian to experience and produce the supernatural, demonstrating the continuity of supernatural acts through the believer. This serves as an empowering reminder that the supernatural is not reserved for a select few but is a promise and potential for all who believe in Jesus Christ.
What is the Meaning of the Supernatural?
The supernatural can be understood through three key facets:
- Beyond Human Comprehension: At its core, the supernatural encompasses acts or events that defy human understanding. This concept finds resonance in Isaiah 55:8-9: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Here, we are reminded that God’s thoughts and ways are vastly superior to ours. The supernatural, by its very nature, extends beyond our finite comprehension, revealing the divine wisdom and intelligence that surpass human capacity. The supernatural is exemplified in the miraculous parting of the Red Sea, a phenomenon that goes beyond human understanding, much like the restoration of sight to the blind.
- Suspension of Natural Laws: Another facet of the supernatural is its ability to suspend or transcend natural laws to bring about remarkable outcomes. In the Old Testament, we witness an example of this in Joshua 10:13, where the sun and moon stood still, an event that defied the laws of nature. Such interventions serve as reminders of God’s sovereign authority over creation, and how we can experience it.
- Exclusive to God: Psalm 136:4 emphasizes that the supernatural is what only God can do: “To him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever.” This verse reveals the uniqueness of God’s power and His exclusive role in manifesting the supernatural. It sets the supernatural apart from human endeavors and establishes it as a divine attribute. “With God all things are possible”
These key facets gives us a clearer understanding of the supernatural—a realm where the limitations of human understanding are surpassed, natural laws are transcended, and the Almighty God displays His unparalleled power. It is in embracing this supernatural dimension that we are invited to witness and experience the miraculous in our Christian journey.
Supernatural: A Product of God’s Movement
The supernatural is a product of God’s movement, as we see in numerous instances throughout the Bible. One of the most profound examples is found in the Book of Exodus, where God displayed His supernatural power by parting the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to escape from Pharaoh’s army. This event, recorded in Exodus 14:21-22, illustrates the supernatural as the suspension of natural laws for a divine purpose.
Supernatural occurrences are the result of miraculous acts of God. Take, for instance, the story of Lazarus in John 11:43-44, where Jesus raised him from the dead. This is a clear demonstration of the supernatural in action. It is God’s movement that releases the supernatural into our situations, and gives us outstanding results.
The Wonders of God: His Signature on Life’s Events
The wonders of God are His signature on life’s events, as we are reminded in Exodus 15:11: “Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” God is renowned for performing wonders, and these wonders are not limited to the past but continue to manifest in the lives of believers today. What sets a Christian apart from unbelievers should be the experience of the supernatural. Every Christian should bear the signature of God’s wonders in their lives, just as the early disciples did when they performed miraculous acts through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus: Our Model of a Supernatural Life
Jesus lived a supernatural life, and His entire journey from birth to the cross carries a supernatural appearance. His birth, as foretold in Isaiah 7:14, was a miraculous event, and throughout His ministry, He performed countless miracles, healing the sick, raising the dead, and even walking on water. He was a marvel to everyone around Him, and His supernatural life serves as a model for us to follow.
A Call to Action
Every Christian must value the role of the supernatural if they want to succeed in life. You cannot live with a natural mindset and achieve extraordinary feats. Let the Scriptures be the mirror you look into to determine what you should be and experience. As 2 Timothy 3:16-17 reminds us, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” By grounding ourselves in the Word of God, we open ourselves to the supernatural power and guidance of the Holy Spirit, enabling us to live a life that reflects the supernatural nature of our faith.
May you experience the supernatural in your life in Jesus’ name. May you come to understand, experience, and live out the supernatural in your life, to the glory of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In closing, remember that the supernatural is not a distant realm but an integral part of your Christian journey. Embrace it, believe in it, and watch as the hand of God moves supernaturally in your life and through your life for His glory.