evangelism‘Supernatural’ refers to something that cannot be explained by natural means.

When we are living a supernatural Christian lifestyle, Jesus is the only explanation for what others see occurring in and through us.

In our relationship with God, He is the ‘super’ and we are the ‘natural.’ Supernatural Christianity is a life lived in partnership with God and His Spirit.

The good news is that we don’t have to change ourselves or try and be someone different to have God’s power displayed in our lives. Just as grace (undeserved favour from God) is the basis for our faith in Jesus, it is also the foundation of our lives as supernatural Christians.

Unlikely Bearers of Good News

I love the story of the four lepers who were living outside the city gates in Samaria (you can read the full story in 2 Kings 7).

In those days, lepers were considered unclean, and had to live apart from society. Israel’s powerful enemies had set up a siege against the city, and as a result the city’s population was starving.

The lepers finally became so desperately hungry that they approached the enemy army’s camp in a final bid to obtain food or to die trying.

In the meantime, the Lord had caused the enemy army to hear the supernatural sound of a greater army coming their way. They fled in panic, leaving their camp intact, and their bounty, clothes, food and provisions behind.

The unlikely four tucked into the bountiful feast and helped themselves to the clothes and food. Gradually the enormity of what had happened as well as their sense of personal responsibility dawned on them. There was a whole city of starving people—and they were keeping the good news of God’s salvation to themselves!

Chosen By Grace

Like the lepers, we may have flunked the system, failed to measure up, be alienated or feel disowned by people. And yet God has chosen us; firstly to discover the wealth of all Jesus has purchased for us on the cross, and secondly, to share this Good News with others.

When it comes to being bearers of God’s power and His Gospel of grace, God doesn’t look for those who are qualified or successful in human terms. One of the first evangelists in the New Testament was a Samaritan woman, who was also an outsider (see John chapter 4). But she brought an entire city to Jesus!

The journey of supernatural Christianity and prophetic evangelism is a voyage of grace-discovery. It is on the basis of grace that we receive God’s transforming power and that He uses us to share His love and power with others.

The story of the unlikely four lepers is a reminder that we don’t have to be anyone special in the world’s standards, and certainly not by religious standards, for God to use us. Jesus can use us the way that we are. Paul explains this in 1 Cor 1:26-30:

‘Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.’

Are you interested in Prophetic Evangelism?

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‘How To Be a Supernatural Christian In Your Everyday World’

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© Helen Calder   Enliven Blog

5 thoughts on “How to be a Supernatural Christian: The Good News”

  1. I read this and it did so encourage and inspire me. The Lepers got totally desperate with nothing left to lose. Out of this desperation they took the only action left to them. Do or die or do and die. God set up the answer…Yey God!!!
    Thanks for the wisdom!!

  2. Wow! Someone very wise told me to read this, and now I see why!
    Grace is such an incomprehensible concept,whenever I think we have a grasp on it, somehow like sand through my fingers it slips through.Again I find myself on my knees, scrambling around, crying out, just trying to make sense of this thing that covers me, envelops me, equips me, empowers me, saturates me and upholds me.
    What I am without it, is not worth mentioning, but what I am with it is unmeasurably more than what I ever could have dreamed for myself. But God dreamed it for me in the beginning of time when He and He alone was.
    I am not special, but He in me is. I am not good, but He in me is. I am not wise, but He in me is. When I burnout, I realise somewhere along the line, I’ve let the sand dwindle through my fingers and begun striving for the things of God – things that are hurting, are painless when I remember grace.
    How glad I am that God uses the foolish to shame the wise and the weak to shame the strong… because of this, I still have hope.

  3. Hi ya Helen, I am excited because God is in the midst of building His Church, which is not found in the four walls of institutionalised religious systems which many call churches.

  4. Steve Richardson

    I get the concept of the HE that lives in us appearing supernatural but I keep getting mixed messages from preaching when I hear that WE cannot live a supernatural life because we are not supernatural, we are simply natural and that is all, in fact I heard one preacher preach that even those things that we do that appear as though they are supernatural are in fact not supernatural.

    It is a confusing concept to grasp for a baby Christian.

    1. I agree Steve, it can be very confusing to comprehend, plus the talk of being ‘naturally spiritual’ or ‘spiritually natural!’ I think at the end of the day it comes down to our own journey of discovery and faith with God. Small steps first, He loves doing the journey with us.

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