By Bishop David Oyedepo
Miracles are no accidents. They are the responses of God to the desperate faith of men and women. We donâ€™t wait for miracles, we work at them. I want you to know that every need answers to a miracle! Every challenge bows to a wonder, and every desire surrenders to a sign. When you take your place in God, every devil will no doubt give way to you on earth. I believe that before you get to the end of my teaching this month, you would have been initiated into a world of signs and wonders.
Understanding your root in the supernatural: We are going to be considering the questions: Who am I? Where am I from? What am I worth? These are very vital questions that must first be answered, for you to operate in the supernatural. I believe if you truly understand who you are, where you are from, and your worth in Christ, then you will cheaply command the supernatural.
The supernatural is what validates Christianity; nothing defines Christianity as the supernatural. The future of every child of God is, therefore, defined by his understanding of his root. He must know who he is, where heâ€™s from, and what heâ€™s worth, otherwise he may never have a worth on earth. Many donâ€™t know who they are, what they are worth, or what they carry. Thatâ€™s why itâ€™s so easy for them to fail. I want to show you your root in Christ and if you can see it, it will change your perspective, giving you your place in destiny.
You are a spirit being: At new birth, you are not born again as a spiritual being; you are born again as a spirit being. New birth makes you a spirit being in human flesh. Adam was a supernatural personality in the garden. He operated in the class of God. Adam single-handedly named all the animals in the garden, all the fowls in the air, and all the fishes in the waters. God brought everything He created before Adam to name, and whatever name Adam called them, that was the name by which they were called.
He was in the class of God, so he thought like Him. Adam was a supernatural being!
What made him supernatural was the spirit that was alive in him. But at the fall, his spirit-man died, and Adam was reduced to a natural being. However, when Jesus came, what died in Adam was restored to man through salvation. So, every redeemed child of God carries in his body today, whatever virtues Adam carried in the garden before the fall. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit, not spiritual (John 3:6).
The Word of God says: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24). That means new birth enables you to share divinity with God. That which is born of the Spirit is spirit, and God is a Spirit! Adam was in the class of God when his spirit-man was yet alive. He shared divinity with God. God always came down in the cool of the day to have fellowship with him; they were in council together.
You need to understand that new birth is not merely an adjustment of lifestyle. New birth is a miracle of recreation. New birth is a regeneration and restoration of your human dignity under God. It is restoring dominion back to mankind. If you understand this, you will throw sickness, disease and frustrations away. You will shake them all off you, casting them into the fire.
Who are you? If you are born again, then you are a spirit being inhabiting a human body. What then does this imply? When you are born again, you become a sign among men. Redemption makes you a spirit being, which makes you a living sign among men. Who are you? You are a spirit operating in human flesh. But if you donâ€™t know this and walk in its reality, or when you disregard the supernatural, you become vulnerable to every wicked act of the devil. Jesus knew who He was, so much so that He became the greatest headache of the enemy. He said to the Pharisees: “â€¦Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.” (John 8:23). When you are born of the Spirit you become a sign among men. People canâ€™t tell where you are coming from, but they canâ€™t deny your effect (John 3:8). Thatâ€™s going to be your experience from now.
Friend, you canâ€™t operate in the supernatural if you are not born again. You become born again by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. You can be born again right now, if you have not been, as you say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Deliver me from sin, to serve the living God. Today, Lord Jesus, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
Mrs. Favour Sogo, testified that after reading my message titled, Changing levels in the new year, her levels changed positively! She said she keyed into all I said in that message, hence her testimony arrived! If you key into all I said here, you will have your own testimony! I will continue this teaching next week. May God bless you!
Our ministry is getting set for SHILOH 2009, which will hold at Faith Tabernacle Canaan Land, Idiroko Road, Ota, from December 8-12. SHILOH is an annual convocation of the winnersâ€™ family worldwide. The event entitled, ‘Hour of restoration’, shall be a time of strange visitations for you! Donâ€™t miss it!
Every exploit in life is a product of knowledge. For further reading, please get my booksâ€”Operating in the supernatural, Releasing the supernatural and Walking in the miraculous.
I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through Faith Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos; or call 7747546-8; or E-mail:email@example.com