Nov 29, 2015 – Sunday Inspiration: Unlocking The Supernatural By Bishop David Oyedepo
We recognize from scriptures that every redeemed child of God is ordained a sign and a wonder to his world; but it takes the understanding of who we are to be empowered to become what we have been redeemed to be. This is because destiny is essentially a product of identity.
Therefore, to actualize our glorious destiny, we must be able to answer the following questions: Who am I? Where am I from? and What am I worth? Interestingly, we can also discover God’s plan and purpose for us from His Word. This is because God’s Word is not just a book, but a spiritual mirror that reveals our actual worth in redemption (Isaiah 14:24). However, it takes accessing our true picture from the mirror of the Word to operate in the realm of signs and wonders (James 1:22-25).
What are our true pictures in redemption?
- We are redeemed as spirit beings in human flesh: Remember, when Adam’s spirit was alive, he was a supernatural being. After the fall of Adam, his spirit man died. However, when a man is born again, his spirit is re-born and he becomes a new creature. We must understand that the supernatural is domicile in the spirit realm; but, until we are born again, we cannot manifest in that realm (John 3:5-6).
- We are redeemed as spiritual lions to prevail where others travail: Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah and He said: As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world (John 17:18; See also Revelations 5:5). This means, we share the same DNA with Christ and as such, we possess the same Lion nature in Him. We need to recognize our picture as spiritual lions who have been redeemed to live above fear (Proverbs 30:29-30; Philippians 1:28; 2 Timothy 1:7). However, the freshness of the lion is in the freshness of the food it eats. Moreover, hunger is the greatest threat to the destiny of the lion. Thus, it takes fresh revelation from God’s Word to keep the lion in us alive (Psalms 34:10).
In addition, we understand from scriptures that the Word of God is likened to water that reflects our true identity in Christ as we study God’s Word. A story was told by Kenneth E. Hagin of a lion cub that was captured and made to grow among sheep. It lost its “lionic” identity by virtue of its environment until the day it saw its reflection on the surface of the water. That day, it regained its identity and confidence. As a result, when other sheep fled at the appearance of a lion, it didn’t. This illustration helps us to understand that when we look into (study) God’s Word and believe what it says, He confers us with dominion over every torment of the wicked (Ephesians 5:26; Proverbs 27:19).
- We are redeemed as spiritual eagles to soar where others struggle: According to scriptures, God is our Eagle Father, so we are His eagle children. Therefore, we are spiritual eagles, redeemed to soar where others sweat; remember, like begets like (Deuteronomy 32:9-13). No arrow can target an eagle successfully because it flies beyond where it can be reached. Likewise, no force of the wicked can truncate our glorious destiny in Christ (Ephesians 1:20-21).
- We have been redeemed to operate in the realm of unlimited possibilities: We are spirit beings redeemed to live above human limitations. Jesus said: 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; See also Philippians 4:13). We need an understanding of our redemptive rights in Christ; otherwise, we will become cheap preys to the devil. Remember, before the fall of Adam, his spirit man was alive and he flowed naturally in the supernatural. The Bible records that he named all the animals and they bowed to his authority. Hence, our spirit man is the platform for operating in the supernatural. It has to be kept alive, agile, active and buoyant for us to flow in the supernatural. Interestingly, we build capacity into our spirit man largely by the revelation of the Word. Just like we cannot live a healthy life without good nutrition, similarly, we cannot maintain a healthy spirit without the Word of God. The Word is our spiritual nutrition that builds our spirit man to flow in the supernatural (Genesis 1:26-28; Jeremiah 15:16: Acts 20:32).
However, to flow in the supernatural, you must first accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord. Are you born again? If you are yet to be, please say this prayer and you shall be born again: “Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the Living God. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
For further reading, please get my books: Walking In The Miraculous, Operation In The Supernatural, Releasing The Supernatural, Commanding The Supernatural and All You Need To Have All Your Needs Met.
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