By Bishop David Oyedepo
Last week, I showed you who you are in Christ. I told you that you are a spirit being. Redemption makes you a spirit being, which makes you a living sign among men.
This week, as we continue exploring your root in the supernatural, we will be studying one of the things you carry that distinguishes you from others:
You carry divine presence: Your root in the supernatural also guarantees you Godâ€™s presence always. Divine presence is one of the great virtues of redemption. Jesus said to His disciples: “â€¦All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth…and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:18-20). That means God is with you always! Your relationship with Him has been re-established by virtue of new birth.
Divine presence is a principal factor in the school of the miraculous. The Bible says: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” (Acts 10-38). Jesus went about doing good and healing all them that were oppressed of the devil, because God was with Him. So, the new birth qualifies you to have God as your companion. If God is with you, the miraculous becomes the order of the day in your life.
The Bible makes us to know that the Israelites enjoyed divine presence throughout their journey in the wilderness. No wonder, no obstacle could stand before them (Psalm 114:1-8). Obstacles will always disappear at Godâ€™s presence. In the case of the apostles, God was working with them, confirming the words they spoke with signs following. (Mark 16:20). God was there!
When you are born again, you qualify to carry divine presence, which grants you the access to operate in the supernatural. Where God is present, things happen on their own accord. If God be for you, who or what can be against you? (Romans 8:31) Instead, everything must bow to you. The consciousness of Godâ€™s abiding presence with you entitles you to operate in the supernatural naturally.
You have your root in Christ as the chief cornerstone. When any branch disconnects from its root, it withers. Likewise, when a person disconnects from the reality of the supernatural, he withers away like a dead branch. You canâ€™t disconnect from your root and still bear fruits; you canâ€™t disconnect from your root and still produce proofs.
Everyone in the Body of Christ is born into a supernatural world. So, letâ€™s stop thinking natural thoughts. When you think natural thoughts, you suffer natural limitations. You disconnect from your roots and thatâ€™s why you stop producing proofs. You canâ€™t produce proofs when you disconnect from your roots.
As a spirit being, you have nothing to do with sickness, frustration and failure. You have nothing to do with every molestation and harassments. Every question in a manâ€™s life answers naturally to the supernatural. For instance, Martha said to Jesus concerning Lazarus in John 11:39-44, â€œOh heâ€™s been dead four days, and heâ€™s already smelling.â€ But Jesus said; â€œBelieve me, and your brother shall live again.â€ He then turned and declared; â€œLazarus, come forthâ€, and he that was dead came forth! Again, you remember how as they were carrying the only son of the widow of Nain out to be buried, Jesus stopped them, touched the coffin, and the dead man came back to life. (Luke 7:11-15)!
Every challenge that will ever face any man answers to the authority of the supernatural. As a child of God, you are a supernatural personality on the earth. As a spirit being, carrying divine presence, you are simply a sign to your world. The Bible says: “I and the children whom God has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel.” (Isaiah 8:18). So, you are for signs and wonders. From henceforth, what men will wonder at, will begin to happen in your life!
Friend, the carrying of Godâ€™s presence is the privilege of those who are saved. You become saved if you confess your sins and accept Jesus as Lord of your life and your family. This is what being born again is all about.
The questions now are: Are you saved? Are you a child of God? Are you born again? You can be born again now, if you are set, as you say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Today, Lord Jesus, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
Bro. Ojiegbe Ndulo from Kebbi State testified that after reading my message titled Re-positioning yourself for manifestations, he started enjoying manifestations in his business and family. He said he did all I said in that message, hence his testimony broke forth! If you do what I said here, you will have your own testimony as well!
I will continue this teaching next week.
The Winnersâ€™ Family is getting set for SHILOH 2009 which will hold at Faith Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Idiroko Road, Ota, from December 8-12. The event tagged, Hour of restoration, shall be a mountain of wonders. Come for an encounter with destiny! Jesus is Lord!
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:firstname.lastname@example.org