Living the supernatural life
“There is a man in your kingdom in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God…” (Dan.5: 11, 12).
In our last edition, we tried to establish the existence of the supernatural realm. We said that the supernatural realm is the realm above and beyond the ordinary. Though we live here on earth, God wants us to operate in the realm of the supernatural. The Holy Spirit is key to living a supernatural life. The supernatural life is a Holy Spirit empowered life. It is a life that depends on God for wisdom and strength.
The Spirit alone gives life and He alone can enable the Christian to keep to God’s command. The Spirit is himself life and, therefore, life-giving, and the life He gives enable us to live in accordance with God’s Word. The supernatural life is united by faith to Christ in His death and resurrection. It is a life that is dead to the old life, but alive in Christ. Paul says, “… I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:19,20; Rom.7: 6).
Living The Supernatural Life
Some examples will help us to understand how the supernatural life works. Jesus lived a supernatural life while on the earth. While on earth, He was constantly in touch with His Father. He lived in total obedience to His Father’s will. He never did anything outside of the Father’s will; what He saw the Father do, that He did. That way, He lived a Spirit-controlled life. Thus, the supernatural life is a life that is lived in complete obedience to the will of God.
Jesus’ interaction with Peter and the disciples is another example of the supernatural life. Once Jesus asked His disciples questions concerning His identity. He asked them: “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” They then told Him the different opinion people held about Him. He then asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven” (John 16:13-17). Peter got the revelation about the true identity of Jesus not from human wisdom, but from the wisdom that comes from the above.
Daniel’s story is another example of the supernatural life. Daniel was full of the Spirit of wisdom and excellence, which enabled him to live a supernatural life in Babylon. When Nebuchadnezzar threatened to eliminate all his spiritual advisers unless they told him the dream he had and the interpretation, Daniel and the three Hebrew children sought the face of God for His intervention. God intervened by revealing Nebuchadnezzar’s dream to them and the interpretation. Daniel was then able to tell Nebuchadnezzar what his dream was and the interpretation. That was an evidence of a supernatural life. Daniel’s wisdom and insight were God-given. Daniel’s survival in the lion’s den was another evidence of the supernatural life he lived.
The supernatural life is the everyday life the Christian lives under the influence and leading of the Holy Spirit. It is the ability to live victoriously by the power of the Holy Spirit and assailing challenges of life. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org.