Supernatural - December for 2022
Supernatural - only under pressure, out of necessity
Not unless we are forced to
Sopra naturale - ABOVE the natural
Fight to keep you in the natural.
Only some people can be/do supernatural things
Spiritual / Spiro. - delegated to an interesting group of people
Highly functioning bodies - Motivated with characteristics of competition - sports
2 Timothy 3:5…having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (NKJV)
2 Timothy 3:5…having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”
2 Timothy 3:5…they will look like they are religious but deny God’s power. Avoid people like this.
You are a child of God
A citizen of the kingdom of God
2. “ I’m only human “
Only natural (nothing super or above)
Rom. 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their minds set on the things of the Spirit.
Rom. 8:6 Now the mindset of the flesh is death, but the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace.
Rom. 8:7 The mindset of the flesh is hostile to God because it does not submit to God’s law. Indeed, it is unable to do so.
Rom. 8:8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (ESV)
Totally involved, engrossed, obsessed with the Natural
Flesh is death, hostile to God, doesn’t submit to God’s law, can’t please God
Like everyone else
“For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”
Romans 8:2 ESV
Recipients of things from God - heavenly Amazon
Participant - to take or have a part or share in; partake in; share
3. Getting trapped in the natural
1 Cor. 3:3 For you are still [unspiritual, having the nature] of the flesh [under the control of ordinary impulses]. For as long as [there are] envying and jealousy and wrangling and factions among you, are you not unspiritual and of the flesh, behaving yourselves after a human standard and like mere (unchanged) men? (AMPC)
people of the world?”
1 Corinthians 3:3 NLT
How do you get above the natural ?
2 Peter 1:4 And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. (NLT)
2. Follow the miracle recipe
John 2:5 But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you. (NLT)
Not just bad. But the natural was of good.
Natural - Finances - save, debt, work double, worries concerning bills and lose job, must depend on government
Above natural finances - give and it’s given,
Natural health - healing process
Jesus came from above
Birth from above
Set our affections on things above
wisdom, knowledge, understanding - Eph 1, Phil 1, Col 1
insight for knowing God, - Eph 1 Col 1
revelation to understand, inheritance, power,
inner strength Eph 3 v, Col 1. For endurance and patience Co 4
Christ to be at home in you
roots to go into God’s love
know and experience that love
Increase in love Phil 1 v
Filled with fruit of righteousness Phil 1, Col 1
Knowledge of His will Col 1 v, 4
Full of joy
To see you again to fill the gaps of your faith