Today, I Will Be Transformed, By The Word Of God. I Will Be Changed, From Complacency, To Excellence, From Failure To Success, From Lack To Abundance, From Sickness To Divine Health. I Am Destined, For Greatness, Because I Am, A Person Of Excellence!
The top five New Year’s resolutions that are common among the majority are...
§ Take up a new hobby
§ Make more money
§ To improve on relationships
§ Stop smoking
§ Lose weight
The wife walked into the bathroom and found her husband standing on the bathroom scale weighing himself and trying very hard to suck in his huge belly. She thought to herself, if he thinks that sucking in that belly is going to make a difference to the numbers on the scale, then he is dumber than I thought. So very sarcastically she said, honey bunny, sucking in that belly is not going to make a difference. And he responded, oh yes it does... That's the only way that I can read the numbers.
My number one goal this year is to get us all to tap into the supernatural. I want every one of you to operate at a level that will not only ignite the dreams within you but that you will be so charged up with God’s supernatural power that you will ignite the dreams in others as well! Look at someone and say... I am so fired up, with the supernatural, and I have, more than enough, to fire you up as well.
Supernatural = exceeding the powers or laws of nature. It's when the natural events of mankind are interrupted by a divine intervention.
During the past seven days we have been on a fast for a minimum of seven hours per day. The reason why Ps. Charmaine and I have been led to direct you as a church into this seven day seven hour fast is because our desire for you this year is that we all walk in God’s supernatural power.
(Isaiah 58:8-12 KJV) Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward. Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
We don't want you to live from one miracle to the next; we want you to live in the supernatural. When you live in the supernatural then miracles become your lifestyle. Jesus walked in the supernatural. Miracles happened where ever he went. However those who received their miracle didn't walk in the supernatural as they lived from one miracle to the other. In Acts 3 we find - Peter and John at the gate of the Temple called Beautiful where a lame man lay daily asking for alms... Peter says...silver and gold have I none but such as I have give I thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
(Acts 3:1-7KJV) Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
· There is a positive supernatural and there is also a negative supernatural.
· The positive supernatural responds to your faith! The negative supernatural responds to your fear!
Let me take it a little deeper with a thought provoking principle...
Fear Is An Open Invitation For The Negative Supernatural! (Dr.Vivian Rodgers)
Fear is the magnetic force that attracts the negative supernatural. If you are living in fear then you are drawing the negative supernatural into your life.
(2 Timothy 1:7 KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
If God didn't give us a spirit of fear and you find that you do have a spirit of fear then where does that spirit of fear come from? The devil!
Fear Is The Magnifying Glass Through Which Problems Are Seen! (Dr.Vivian Rodgers)
In Numbers Chapter 13 and 14 we find…
· 12 spies with a grasshopper mentality who magnify their challenges.
· 2 spies with a champion mentality who magnify their God.
What do we see?
· Fear magnifies the smallest problem and makes it look like a giant.
· Fear produces a grasshopper mentality.
Your Faith In The Holy Spirit Is The Launching Pad Into The Positive Supernatural! (Dr.Vivian Rodgers)
(1 Corinthians 2:9-10 KJV) But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
Remember…The positive supernatural is the result of a direct instruction from God for heaven to intervene based on the demand made on earth by the children of God. In other words it's the level of expectancy of the saints of God that connects heaven to earth in such a way that heaven has no choice but to obey the demand made by you because of your faith.
My faith, in the Holy Spirit, connects me, to God’s, supernatural power! (Dr.Vivian Rodgers)
(Isaiah 60:1 KJV) Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.