Restoring the Supernatural in the Church


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Who is God? What does it mean to restore the Supernatural? What does “Supernatural” mean? Who is a Supernaturalist?

The legacy of Jesus on Earth is a Supernatural church. When did we begin to get away from it and why? How do we deal with the spirit of the Antichrist? What are the substitutes of the Supernatural? How can we return to the Supernatural?

Who is God?

God cannot be defined. He is an eternal, spiritual being who is immutable with Supernatural strengths, attributes and abilities and lives in eternity. By nature, He is Supernatural; He cannot be defined another way. The doctrine of the church was founded on the Supernatural.

The definition of God in the dictionary is, “the Supernatural governor of the universe with power and authority.” How can we say we believe in God, the Bible and the four gospels if we do not believe the Supernatural? How can we believe in the birth of Jesus and His resurrection? If you do not believe in the Supernatural, you cannot believe in Jesus. Jesus was Supernatural and the church was founded on miracles, not on social work. Though it is good to do social work, it is not the church’s foundation.

Approaching God must be done with understanding of what the Supernatural is. It is an insult to God to treat him like a natural being. To get close to Him, we need to recognize that He is Supernatural. If you take away that aspect, you are saying He does not exist. Christ came to demonstrate that God is Supernatural.

What Makes God Supernatural?

  • God is self-existing. He doesn’t need the natural dimension to exist. What makes Him Supernatural is that He lives by His own will. He depends on no one. He is God.

And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” – Exodus 3:14

  • God is Almighty, El Shaddai; the omnipotent.
  • God is a Spirit. All who worship Him need to worship in Spirit and in truth.
  • All of Scripture is filled with Supernatural acts.

So the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” And he showed him the place. So he cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float. – 2 Kings 6:6

How Do We Define Supernatural?

Supernatural means above, on top of, something that surpasses the natural state. It is a realm that has an order of existence above the universe. It is eternal, permanent, never changing and has dominion over the natural realm: the law of time, space and matter.

The supernatural has the ability to transcend the spiritual world and manifest of tangible form and visible on earth, with signs, miracles and wonders.

The Supernatural was designed by God to be captured first, and then taught.

To whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. – Acts 1:3

The Supernatural is for doing and teaching. If you want to catch it, you need to associate with people who are walking in the Supernatural. If you walk with dogs, you are going to get fleas. When you walk with giant killers, you are going to become a Giant Killer too! God called the Apostle to bring the Supernatural power of God to this generation but the challenge is that everywhere he goes, he finds that people have not yet been exposed to the Supernatural so they do not know what he is talking about when he tries to teach them on the Supernatural. They have never seen miracles. God has brought you to this place to activate you and impart into you so that you can walk in signs, wonders and miracles. It has been a challenge because the church has failed to demonstrate it.

Naturalist vs. Supernaturalist 

A naturalist is someone who studies nature – plants, medicine and all that is natural. The opposite is a Supernaturalist – someone who operates beyond reason. The Bible calls these people visionaries. If you are a Christian, born-again, you are a Supernaturalist. Look beyond that which you currently have. Open your eyes! God wants to activate you to see beyond reason. He has never called you to reason; He called you to come out of the boat. He is our God – our Supernatural God. There is something greater than where you have been. Stretch forward! You are a Supernaturalist! People criticize and look at you strange because they want to explain why God used you and not them. It is because they try to reason everything out. Get ready to go into a new dimension!

There are some people who reject everything having to do with the Supernatural. They persecute and even attack it. There are others who believe it and preach it in theory; that is called being religious. The Pharisees believed in them but did not practice them.

Supernatural: Theory or Truth?

Religion cannot change your circumstance. It can speak about your past and future, but never your presence. The power of glory is for the now. Take the power of God to the sick, depressed and oppressed. It is there where His kingdom needs to manifest.

One day, a vacuum cleaner salesman showed up to Apostle Guillermo Maldonado’s house and started to talk about how powerful the vacuum is. He spoke of it in such a way that he really built up an expectation in the Apostle that the Apostle was eager to see the demonstration of it. When he requested for a demonstration, however, he was given a pamphlet and was told once he bought it, he would see its greatness. There are many pastors and ministers who give such a great presentation that they raise up in you an expectation and hunger to see God. Instead, at the end of their preaching, they say, “Thank you very much.” Where are the power and the Supernatural, the miracles, signs and wonders?

The Supernatural is founded on truth not on emotions or intellectualism. People are tired of the old, of religion! People are dying; they want a living God! They want something different, something fresh! You are the answer! Can we demonstrate the Kingdom now? Can we pray for the sick here and now? Yes, we can! At any present moment, you can bring down the Kingdom of God.

The Supernatural is the natural accelerated. The natural is the Supernatural decelerated.

How do you know if the Supernatural is absent in your life? You know when you stay stuck in one state. You do not see any spiritual growth, church growth, leadership growth, or growth in your business. You know the Supernatural is not there because, when it is, acceleration takes place.

The Supernatural establishes the rhythm, order and flow of God in our lives. Order produces life. When there is no order, the flow of life is interrupted and sickness and oppression in the mind comes to you. For this reason, the devil will always try to interrupt the flow of the Supernatural in your life.

Anything that is real and true is in the realm of the Supernatural. God created man with an appetite for the Supernatural. Without the Supernatural, you cannot overcome impossibilities. You were given the appetite for the impossible by God.

Faith is the legal entrance to the Supernatural and invisible realm. God has given you faith. Jesus came to earth to demonstrate the Supernatural through his power and faith in His identity. When He left, He delegated that demonstration to the church and, thus, birthed it in the river of the Supernatural.

There are 28 chapters in the book of Acts, all of which contain a Supernatural event. How  did the church start to get away from the Supernatural?

  1. Greek Philosophies. The first step away from the Supernatural was due to the influence of Greek philosophies. This is when the church exchanged their faith for reason. What does Aristotle or Plato have to do with the faith of Christ? In the 13th century, this invasion of Greek teachings entered the education system and infiltrated the church. The University of Berlin separated theology, history and sociology and, in the 19th century, the liberals recommended removing the Supernatural from the Bible.

It is time for you to break away from your reasoning and believe with God-faith. The current problem in church is not just a lack of experiencing God but rather experiencing His absence. The church practices how to live without the Supernatural.

The Apostle taught at a conference of approximately 10,000 ministerial leaders. When he asked how many had not received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, half of them lifted up their hands. Many of them were apostles. This is evidence that the church has been practicing the absence of God’s power. It has conformed to the natural; but God is raising the church up again to have an experience with His presence. It does not matter how many people you have in your church. You need a fresh experience with the power of God.

People go to work because they expect to get paid. We go to restaurants expecting to eat. We go to the gas station and expect to put gas in our cars. When we go to church, we should expect the Supernatural but we don’t because we have conformed to living without God’s presence. It is time to break religion and take the power of God. The deaf will hear, the blind will see, the glory of God will shine upon you so rise up and shake off that religion!

Greek thoughts have filled the church. People criticize and judge what they cannot produce. If you are a believer, born again, start moving in miracles, signs and wonders. Break religion off and bring the Almighty God.

  • We have preached a historical Christ, not a resurrected One.
  • The church has removed apostles and prophets. Apostles and prophets are the breakthrough ministries that bring the Supernatural into the church. If we remove them, we remove the Supernatural.
  • There is no focus on the Supernatural. When we come to church, we don’t come looking for it; we come looking for a teaching that feeds our misery, sin and bad lifestyle; but when the Spirit of God comes, you will see people – young and old – surrender themselves to God.
  • The church has not valued the principles of prayer and fasting. These principles are seen as an old school principle for others. How can we have the power of church without fasting and prayer?
  • The church has stopped seeking communion with God. Ministers tell God how much time He has to move in their services instead of submitting to the move of His Spirit.
  • Independence. The desire of man to live independently of the Supernatural, which is the original sin.

Why do we need the Supernatural if we have nice churches where we know and all are good people? Without the Supernatural, you will have a form of godliness but no power. Your character cannot change without the Supernatural. Try to change yourself in your own strength with all the discipline you have, and you won’t be able to. How can you overcome the devil and sin without the Supernatural? The church now laughs saying we do not need it and many say it is for the crazy, radical ones; however, those people are practicing the absence of the power of God.

Without the Supernatural, the church is reduced to a social club. How can we speak of faith in a place empty and void of revelation? There is nothing fresh; you have the same sermon for all of the holidays – there is nothing new. How can God move in a church like that? The more the church gets away from the Supernatural, the more we will make Christ into a myth or a legend.

 O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified? This only I want to learn from you: Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Have you suffered so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?Galatians 3:1-5

The Galatians began to see miracles, signs and wonders but then legalism and carnality came in. It is not just the fact that we are living without the Supernatural but when we remove the Supernatural, the devil brings in the Antichrists.

Christ means Messiah, Anointed One. “Anti” means to be against or to substitute. The spirit of the Antichrist is against the anointing. An Antichrist is someone who is anti-power, anti-Supernatural.

Antichrists of Today’s Church

  • Apostles and prophets were replaced by good administrators.
  • Reason substituted faith.
  • Entertainment replaced power and worship.
  • Counseling took the place of deliverance.
  • Information substituted revelation.
  • Entertainment replaced worship.
  • The church substituted Israel. The church is the church, Israel is Israel.

The Supernatural in the modern day church is causing concern in the church; people are worried about the Supernatural taking place in the church because of the existence of these Antichrists.

How Do We Restore the Supernatural?

Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. – Acts 3:19-21 

We need to recognize that God is a Supernatural God and cry out for Him to restore the Supernatural in us.

When combined with another word, the prefix “re-” means to return to the original state. Renew, reconcile and restore mean to go back to the original state. The church needs to return to its original state. We need to begin to see miracles as a normal thing. We need to see the restoration of the Supernatural.

Steps to Restoring the Supernatural

  1. Repent – Go back to thinking the way God created you. He created you as a Supernaturalist. He created you to have dominion over this dimension, to heal the sick, to do miracles and wonders. If you recognize that you have certain substitutes in your life and you want more desire for the Supernatural, you need to repent.
  2. Reestablish the Fear of God in your life – If you don’t fear Him, you do not want more of Him. If you fear Him, you want everything He has for you. The fact that you have not made changes in your life is a sign that you do not fear the Lord. Regardless of the price you need to pay, fear Him.
  3. Restoration of the fivefold ministry – We don’t have problems with the pastor, teacher or evangelist, but we have problems with the apostles and the prophets. We need to receive them once again and welcome revelation into the church of Christ.
  4. Be baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking new tongues.

Pray this prayer of repentance and restoration:

“Lord, I repent of the substitutes. Forgive me. I have conformed to them. I renounce to the spirit of the Antichrist in my life, in my ministry and in my church. I want more of you! I want your power! Jesus, you are the Anointed One. I want more of your power! Lord, forgive me! I repent on this day. I don’t care who my anointing offends; I want your Spirit in my life. Now, come over me! I want to manifest your kingdom on earth. I am activated! My dreams will become alive again. I will dream again!”

God wants to give you more! Stop analyzing and reasoning God! Tell Jesus you want Him and not the substitutes. Renounce to all of those Antichrists. Tell them to go NOW! What God has placed on the mantle of this ministry for the Supernatural, is released over you right now to break every substitute from your minds and spirits. You are activated! By faith, you have legal entry to the Supernatural. You are activated to see beyond the natural!

 


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