HOW TO OPERATE IN THE SUPERNATURAL
EZEKIEL 37: 1-10; MATTHEW 14: 22-33; GENESIS 1:2-3
When all you are counting on in the natural has failed you, what do you do? When there is doom and gloom, what do you do? In the midst of storms and turmoil, what do you see? Do you see the storm or do you see God? In the midst of boisterous storm, Jesus walked on the water. That is dominion. In the beginning, God looked at the formlessness, void and darkness on the earth and said, “Let there be light” and there was light. That is the supernatural at work. The bible says, “Ye are gods” (Psalm 82:6; John 10:34). That means we can function like God but if we don’t rise up to walk in the supernatural, we will function as mere men.
What does it mean to walk in the supernatural? Walking in the supernatural means to plug into the realm of God and function from there. God has made us supernatural beings but because we live and walk on the earth functioning within the scope of our five senses, we tend to be limited by what we see, hear or how we feel. We must learn to rise above our natural senses into the supernatural because the supernatural realm is superior to and controls the natural realm. Isaiah 8: 11; Job 22: 29.
How do you function in the supernatural?
1. Ascend to and operate from your exalted position (Eph. 2:6) – From there you can cancel unfavorable laws, terminate demonic appointments and command the elements to line up in your favor. You transport yourself to the realm of the supernatural through prayer, fasting and through worship.
2. Operate by the word of God (Isaiah 55:11) – God’s word is supernatural, it carries power, it defends itself and brings itself to pass. We must learn to function by the word of God’s power. When everything in the natural fails, the word of God can never fail (Matt. 24: 35; Mark 13: 31; Luke 21:33).
3. Acknowledging God as your source – Be sensitive to differentiate between channels and The Source, between skill and grace, etc (Eccl. 9: 11). No matter what you have, make God your source. Grace is not about what you know but who you know. When you lose things, don’t lose your source.
4. Giving – you must learn to operate the supernatural law of seed time and harvest (Gen. 8: 22). There is no better time to give than in the time of harvest. In the natural, when you give, you decrease, in the supernatural, when you give, you increase (Prov.11:24). The economy can decide your income but let your seed decide your harvest.
5. Deploying Angels (Heb. 1:14) – As men we are limited but angels are limitless in their function and we have the authority to deploy them. Angels also bring divine ideas, opportunities and connections our way. When you are in a fix and you do not know what to do, release your angels. And remember not to counter their work with your contrary words.
6. Point of contact – a point of contact is anything God instructs us to do in the natural to help us release our faith to connect to the supernatural. Things like communion (1 Cor. 11: 24-16), anointing oil (James 5: 14), mantle (Acts 19:11-12). When you act on God’s instructions, you can plug into the supernatural.
7. Sacrifice – A sacrifice has the power to rearrange the natural cause of events (2 Kings 3: 26-27). Anytime God asks you for something, it is because he wants to give you something in exchange. Let sacrifice be a lifestyle to you (1 Peter 2:5). One of the sacrifices we offer is a sacrifice of praise (Heb. 13: 15). When you have done all you can and it seems like there is no headway, switch on to praise.
Every pilot understands that there is a law of gravity but they are not afraid of it because they have learnt to operate a higher law of aerodynamics that counters gravity to cause planes to fly. In the same way, as believers, we must learn to operate the higher law of the supernatural to counter natural limitations and rise above them