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We are called to the Supernatural

Updated: Mar 18, 2020


“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)

When our Lord turned water into wine, He was calling us from the ordinary to the extraordinary. When He walked on water, He was beckoning on us to break from the natural to the supernatural. When He fed the five thousand beside women and children, He was shifting us from the limited to the unlimited. The purpose of Jesus’ miraculous life was to show us the perfect-picture example of our lives. Jesus is God’s template for the supernatural.

According to Francois Boucher, “The concept of the supernatural is the concept of a realm or domain that transcends...”

In scriptural perspective, the purpose of the supernatural is to show us how the Son of God became the Son of man so that the sons of men may become sons of God. It is to demonstrate to us how God came down to our level to take us up to His level.

Just as Jesus did everything the Father did, so we must do everything that Christ did and more. “Verily , verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” (John 14:12).

Christ was no ordinary man. “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:” (Acts 2:22).

Christ was a man approved of God proven by His supernatural life. God was in Him and working through Him to manifest His glory to humankind. “To wit, that God was in Christ...” (2 Corinthians 5:19). His purpose in life and ministry was to display the supernatural to the natural in order to reconcile the latter to the former. Christ’s sole purpose was to glorify the Heavenly Father. That’s the purpose of supernatural existence.

We cannot live in this world ordinarily. As Christ is now in heaven so are we on the earth (1John 4:17). We are like Jesus to our generation. We are His visible representation on earth. Just as God inhabited Him, so He is supposed to inhabit us. “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory...” (Hebrews 2:10). Through Christ, God invests the glory of sonship in us “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.” (Romans 8:19).

The Church is proof we belong to Christ— “Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” (1 Corinthians 12:27)

The Message Bible says; “You are Christ's body—that's who you are! You must never forget this. Only as you accept your part of that body does your "part" mean anything.”

If Christ who is the Head of the Body is supernatural His Body must also be supernatural, for Christ and His Body are one. The world is waiting for this glorious display. The Gospel is proof of the supernatural. It is the power of God that leads to salvation (Romans 1:16).

~ Tony Osuobeni

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