Yearning for the Supernatural

Yearning for the Supernatural

Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence, (Isaiah. 64:1(KJV))
The above bible verse captures the yearning of a man for God, he wanted God so much that he requested God to “rend” the heavens to come down. He was simply desperate for God, he yearned for Him.

Why was he so desperate for God?
1. He found himself in a desperate situation.
2. He understood and was convinced of what God can do. He said “……that the mountains might flow down at your presence”

Of importance is that we need to understand he was hungry for God but not just the supernatural. There is a thin line between what is supernatural and what is “God-spiritual”. Not all things that are supernatural are “God-spiritual”, but all things that are “God-spiritual” are supernatural. We need to know that the realm of the supernatural is governed by three different representations: The Spirit of God, Man and the demonic. So when yearning for the supernatural we need to agree that what we are yearning for his God and nothing else. Why is it essential that we are able to reach this agreement and decipher this very subtle line of distinction? (But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Hebrews5:14)). Because to seek any other thing except God could lead us subtlety away from the place of the “God-spiritual” but just to the place of the supernatural.

The prophet Isaiah where we read sought the “…that the mountains may flow at your presence” as an effect not as the cause and primary object of his yearning, he said “…oh that that wouldest come down…..” Who did he want to come down? God. So, God was the primary object of his yearning, every other thing he wanted was to be the effect.

Also of note is that the ability to draw this distinction does not rest with knowledge, neither does it rest with Anointing, the bible says in Heb. 5:14, quoted above that strong meat belongs to those who are full of age, those who by reason of use have their senses (spiritual senses) exercised to discern (identify the distinction) both good (God-Spiritual) and evil (Spiritism as practiced with the human spirit and the influence of demonic spirit); so the ability to draw this distinction rest with discernment and spiritual maturity(full of age)

So in our yearning, we need to be sure that what we are really and only yearning for is God, it is then and I repeat only then, that we can say we are balanced and safe in the school of the supernatural. May we be satisfied with God and God alone, may nothing else truly satisfy us. May our yearning be for God, and not just the effect of what is presence can do. Remember! As in the case of Elijah, God was not in the wind, neither was he in the earthquake, He was just in a still small voice. May the Lord help our understanding in this matter and help us in our pursuit to live lives that are BEYOND THE NORM.

Written by Enoch Alimi
Assistant Pastor (RCCG, Messiah’s Praise Sanctuary (Youth Church)

 

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