By Pastor Jason Johnson
One most common obsession in entertainment today is in the supernatural. Have you noticed how many movies and shows center around some hero or villain with super-human powers or some phenomena of the spirit-world? Supernatural is a word we use to describe anything that defies reason and we say, “how can that possibly be!?”
I have entitled our current series in Colossians, Living Supernaturally. That is, to the follower of Jesus Christ, we entered into a life that relies on, lives in, and is empowered by that which is beyond human capacity. As a new pastor, a seasoned colleague advised me, “Jason, if the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, then nothing is secular.” In fact, 1 Corinthians 2:14-15 makes a distinction between those who follow Christ and those who don’t as the difference between the natural and the spiritual. Everything a follower of Christ does is supernatural. You say, “well I don’t want to be supernatural, I just want to keep my head down and be normal”. According to John 3, in Him, you are now born naturally and now supernaturally. In other words, with Christ the supernatural is your new normal.
1. Your challenges become supernatural.
Ephesians 6:12: “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”
2. Your purpose becomes supernatural.
Ephesians 3:10: “God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.”
3. Your strength becomes supernatural.
Isaiah 40:31: “Those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles.”
4. Your faith becomes supernatural.
Matthew 17:20: “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible. ”
5. Your destiny becomes supernatural.
1 Peter 2:9” “You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.”
I invite you to consider what it means to take every aspect of your life, your money, your relationships, family, possessions, hopes and dreams… as opportunities to impact an eternity that will outlive you. Colossians covers a variety of these things and the main point is this; in Christ, you have victory in all areas beyond human capacity. This is good news… In the words of Mother Theresa, “a follower of Jesus isn’t someone who does great things, rather small things with great purposes”.
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