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Are You Living a Supernatural Life?

What does “supernatural” mean? Well, the dictionary defines it as “being above or beyond what is natural; unexplainable by natural law or phenomena; abnormal.” But an important thing to note about this definition is that when it talks about “what is natural,” it means what we humans have decided is natural. God’s idea of what is natural is very different from what we call “natural” or “normal.”

What we call “supernatural” is actually the kind of natural life God meant for us to have. What we call our “natural” life is not what God intended; in fact, our “natural” life is much less than God meant for us to experience.

How do I know that what we call “natural” isn’t what God intended?

But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised (1 Corinthians 2:14 NASB).

Our version of what’s “natural” can’t accept the things of God’s Spirit. Surely God’s version of “natural” would be able to accept the things of His Spirit, right?

Our version of a “natural” life includes going to church, work and school, praying and reading our Bibles, studying and spending time with family and friends, etc. Those are all good things, but I have to ask, when was the last time you laid hands on someone who was ill and prayed for them with faith, and they became well that day?

Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and it he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him (James 5:14-15 NASB).

Don’t be distracted by the word “elders” in verse 14–it can refer to both someone advanced in years as well as one advanced in the faith.

There are two other reasons that cause me to know for certain that we are meant to live supernatural lives. First, Jesus said so:

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father (John 14:12 NASB).

Do you know what Jesus was doing just three chapters before He told the disciples this? He was raising Lazarus from the dead. So Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, then just three chapters later, He tells the disciples that they will do the same things they’ve seen Him do and even greater things!

Think about some of the things Jesus did by the Holy Spirit: Prophesying, raising the dead, healing the sick, casting out demons, commanding nature (when He calmed the sea) and more.

The last way that I know God wants us to live supernatural lives is because the Bible doesn’t teach us how to perform funerals. A friend of mine told this true story in a sermon he preached recently:

“There were believers in a village in China. Their pastor was a young girl, about 11 or 12 years old. One day, a member of their church died, and the people came to their pastor and asked what they should do. The girl said she wasn’t sure, but she was going to pray and ask the Lord what to do. She went off to pray and read her Bible alone for a while and when she came back to the people she said, ‘We are going to pray for the Lord to raise the dead person to life because the Bible doesn’t teach me how to do funerals, it teaches me to raise the dead.’”

I’ll admit, I didn’t get a chance to ask where he got that story from, but the main point holds true. Jesus didn’t perform funerals. He raised the dead, and He said that His followers would do what He did and even greater things.

Girls, our lives weren’t meant to be these cycles where we live the same basic life day after day. Our lives are meant to be one extraordinary experience after another.

Are you living a supernatural life?

Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not drive it [the demon] out?” And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you (Matthew 17:19-20).

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8 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by on July 29, 2013 at 07:44

    Thank you so much for posting this! Some missionary came to our church once and tried to heal a women who is sick. They were not able to do it, but during the whole process a woman there claimed to have had a weird vision. There was definitely something going on there! These missionary had healed people before.

  2. jesslt

    Posted by jesslt on July 29, 2013 at 05:50

    I watch the show “It’s Supernatural” with Sid Roth, he talks about Christians ability to live above and beyond through our faith in Jesus, and he has quest testimonies that back up the fact that we as Christians can live Supernatural lives. Yes I believe with enough faith this is all possible for Christians, as long as we realize that it comes from Jesus. 🙂

    • jedai

      Posted by jedai on November 7, 2013 at 11:41

      I watch Sid Roth too with my family and whenever our tv station plays him. all those testimonies and life stories are such a blessing and an encouragement to not be afraid to stand out as a supernatural person in the midst of all that’s going on in the world.

    • jesslt

      Posted by jesslt on July 29, 2013 at 05:54

      I meant he has guest testimonies, not quest testimonies

  3. Chica

    Posted by Chica on July 28, 2013 at 18:23

    Our prayers are more powerful than we often realize but we aren’t Jesus. Our prayers in faith can move mountains but God doesn’t say that as Christians we can raise people from the dead.

    Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father (John 14:12 NASB).

    just because Jesus raised Lazarus right before saying this does not mean that is what this is saying. Miracles were not the main point of Jesus’ time on earth, his main goal was to save sinners and draw them to him. Miracles were part of the way he did that

    • Posted by JennArman on July 28, 2013 at 23:19

      Yes, miracles were one way that Jesus drew sinners to Himself. I believe that through the Holy Spirit, Jesus has given us the power to perform miracles as well, for the same purpose – to draw sinners to Him.

      The reason I used the verse from John is because Jesus did not qualify His statement. He did not say, “you’ll do some of the things I’ve done” and He didn’t say “you will cast out demons and preach the gospel, but that’s all”. He said that anyone who believes in Him would do the works He did and even greater works.

      I prefer to take Jesus at His word because if we “over-interpret” everything in the Bible, then we can lose sight of the power of the Bible’s message. You are welcome to your interpretation, but I choose to believe that when Jesus says, that I’m going to do the same stuff He did, He means it.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by allietrieshard52891 on July 28, 2013 at 16:28

    wow a pastor that young…me as a leader- i can respect that!

  5. worship

    Posted by worship on July 28, 2013 at 15:23

    Wow. That really makes me think about my life. Thanks for posting this! 🙂

    God bless!