Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
I know you’ve started counting your blessings already, & you’ll surely see that Jesus has been & is still being good to you!
This evening at KDCG in our Glory To Glory Word Hour, we started a series of teachings with the theme:
THE PURPOSES OF THE SUPERNATURAL!
Certainly, when the purpose of a thing is known, you’ll stick with it to maximise & optimise the advantages, without going to extremes & without going into satanic errors & manipulations.
Obviously, whatever our heavenly Father has put in place for our enjoyment & profit is certainly on purpose.
What then are the purposes of the SUPERNATURAL?
Today, we looked at two out of the eight we have for this month.
1. The supernatural brings glory to God: Malachi 2.1-2(KJV):
“And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you“.
“If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart“.
The New Testament Church is the Church of priests & kings: Revelation 1.6; 5.10
“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen“.
“And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth“.
If you carefully look at these two verses, two statements stand active: “…hath made us…”; “…hast made us…”.
We were MADE, implying a conferment.
Now, you don’t confer a title or divine appointment on yourself, it’s not by self acclamation but you’re conferred by someone higher than you in authority & ability, someone who has what you don’t have but is needful for you – Hebrews 5.4-5 (Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
4 “And no one takes this honourable office upon himself, but only accepts it when called to it by God, as Aaron was”.
5 “So Christ also did not claim for Himself the honour of being made High Priest, but was appointed to it by Him who said to Him, <“My Son art Thou: I have to-day become Thy Father”;>
It is our Father’s will for us as His children to be enthroned as kings, since He is the King of kings, & also to serve by His appointment as His priests, since also, He’s the Lord of lords.
Wisdom therefore demands that we honour Him who has bestowed such honour on us though we didn’t deserve it.
Ingratitude always leads to being grounded in life – Psalm 28.5(New Living Translation):
“They care nothing for what the LORD has done or for what His hands have made. So He will tear them down like old buildings and they will never be rebuilt”.
But for everyone of us His children who are always grateful to Him, our Lord Jesus declares in Matthew 16.18(Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
18 “…I will build my Church, and the might of Hades shall not triumph over it”.
Our Father made us for His GLORY & therefore, glory must we render Him, always! Isaiah 43.7(New Living Translation):
“All who claim me as their God will come, for I have MADE them for my GLORY.
It was I Who created them”.
In Luke 7.16(Weymouth’s New Testament translation), after our Lord Jesus raised up the dead son of that widow at Nain, it was recorded that, “All were awe-struck, and they gave GLORY to God–…”.
Also, in the same Luke’s gospel account, chapter 17.12-19, Scriptures recorded the encounters the ten lepers had with our Lord Jesus.
Our Lord Jesus remarked that out of ten people who were healed, only one returned to give glory to God.
We were informed that the man was PRAISING GOD WITH A LOUD VOICE!
You’ve been praying with a loud voice, now start PRAISING HIM WITH A LOUD VOICE, START GLORIFYING HIM WITH A LOUD VOICE!
15 “One of them, seeing that he was cured, CAME BACK, ADORING and PRAISING GOD IN A LOUD VOICE”,
16 “and he threw himself at the feet of Jesus, THANKING Him. He was a Samaritan”.
17 “Were not all ten made clean?” Jesus asked; “but where are the nine”?
18 “Have none been found TO COME BACK AND GIVE GLORY TO GOD except this foreigner?”
19 “And He said to him, “Rise and go: your faith has cured you“.
I decree that whatever is like leprosy in your life, making you to be avoided by your peers, family members & other people who should be favouring & associating with you, be removed from now, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
Beloved, by that word, our Father’s power has gone into operation in your life, so start praising & glorifying Him, now!
I read the testimony of a lady who had a goitre.
She heard of a man of God coming to her area & she went for the meeting, where
she was prayed for and she believed she was healed.
A year after, the same man of God was in that same place and this lady, though physically, the goitre was still there but in faith, she testified of her healing.
Getting home that night, she testified to her family members of her healing again, just as she had been doing for about a year.
That particular night, her mother reacted sharply against her & the testimony, pointing out that she is embarrassing the family by her “negative claims”, asking her to go see for herself in the mirror that the growth was enlarging.
The story has it that the lady wasn’t offended at all, rather she went to her room & prayed that God should help the faith of her family members just as He helped hers a year ago, to believe how she believed for her healing.
Lo, beloved, by the following morning, the goitre had disappeared!
I don’t care for how long that embarrassment has been in your life, by the authority & the ability of Him Who sent me to PREACH THE WORD OF FAITH THAT WORKS BY LOVE FOR THE TERMINATION OF THE SUFFERINGS OF HUMANITY ALL OVER THE WORLD, I declare the total end of that satanic harassment, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
2. The supernatural advances & expands our Father’s Kingdom on the earth, here – John 4.48
(Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
48 “Unless you and others see miracles and marvels,” said Jesus, “nothing will induce you to believe”.
Naturally, people tend to initially believe & be encouraged by what they see.
Acts 5.12,14(Weymouth’s New Testament translation):
12 “Many signs and marvels continued to be done among the people by the Apostles;…”
14 “and more and more believers in the Lord joined them, including great numbers both of men and women”.
Amplified version renders verse 14 like this:
14 “More and more there were being added to the Lord those who believed [those who acknowledged Jesus as their Savior and devoted themselves to Him joined and gathered with them], crowds both of men and of women”,
There are some people who won’t believe you until they witness the power of God at work.
As a child of God, you must know & understand that part of your primary assignment is to be used of God in the promotion & expansion of His Kingdom.
In Luke 11.2(Message version), our Lord Jesus taught us how to pray:
“So, He said, “When you pray, say, Father, reveal Who you are. SET THE WORLD RIGHT”.
The Amplified version puts it like this:
Luke11.2 “And He said to them, When you pray, say: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come. YOUR WILL BE DONE [held holy and revered] ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN”.
In Luke 9.2 & 10.9, when sending the disciples out on His behalf, our Lord instructed them to PREACH THE FATHER’S KINGDOM & DO MIRACLES.
”And HE SENT THEM TO PREACH THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND TO HEAL THE SICK“.
Luke 10.9(New Living Translation):
“and HEAL THE SICK. As you heal them, SAY, ‘THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS NEAR YOU, NOW'”.
As you uphold these purposes of the SUPERNATURAL in your heart & life, you won’t be miracles-barren, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
JESUS IS LORD!