Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Naturally Supernatural

As we continue with our series Naturally Supernatural, I believe we are all seeing how this Christian experience is a supernatural one. We serve a supernatural God who operates in the supernatural.

Today’s message is dealing with supernatural provision which is a major part of how God works. My thoughts to-day as I write, which I believe is also a major part of how the supernatural is natural for us as believers, deals with healing. “And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Then He put out his hand and touched him, saying “I am willing; be cleansed.”” (Luke 5:12,13).

Here is one of the most asked questions: ‘If I’m ill or dis-eased, is it God’s will to heal me?’ First, you have to believe that it is God’s will to heal YOU. Believing that God heals is not enough. You can believe that a bank has money in it, but still not have access to it. You can walk around it saying that I believe there is a millions dollars in there but not have any means to withdraw a penny. Believing that God heals others is not enough. Even if your sister was healed from cancer, that’s not you. You have to believe that it is God’s will to heal you! Once you answer, it is his will to heal you, then the confidence to demand the healing becomes easy! Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

In the text the person asking the question was a leper. Leprosy was a death sentence. People kept their distance from them, they wore bells to alert people they were near. He asked Jesus if he was willing, then Jesus put forth His hand and touched him saying, “I am willing; be cleansed”. Immediately the leprosy left him. Is God’s mind on the issue? Jesus put forth His hand before he spoke. His willingness came from the act. Jesus was willing to take it from him and get it on Himself. Then He touched him, “I will carry it”. The germs on Jesus were burned up and replaced with brand new spirit filled cells. If you doubt willingness, you lack confidence, so the source of confidence is the knowledge of willingness. James says, if you waver do not think that you will receive anything. If you doubt even a fraction. Once you know it is in his will to heal YOU the confidence to command the healing is easy. Jesus is willing to carry it! “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was one Him, and by His stripes we are healed!” (Isaiah 53:5). 

Yes we serve a supernatural God, and our supernatural God is capable of anything naturally! That is who He is and what He does. Unto God be the glory!