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SUBTITLE: “I’M NOT SUPERMAN”
I sincerely believe that the wilderness journey of the Children of Israel is one of God’s greatest teachings on walking in the supernatural. This is what samurai sheep is all about, because, as a sheep, we wouldn’t last 5 seconds on this spiritual battlefield if we didn’t have something going for us. God says we are weak sheep!
So how do we overpower the mighty kingdom of Egypt, walk through parted waters, defeat Pharoah’s best army, survive a wilderness, cross Jordan River, cause the walls of Jericho to fall, and possess a land flowing with milk and honey? All this done by a bunch of helpless sheep? The world laughs at us but then has to take a second look when we seem to defy all odds!
The key is understanding God, and he lives in the supernatural.
God’s flock understands that the ARM OF FLESH fails!
Therefore, as weak sheep, we have learned to tap into a greater power.
The lady who wrote the Harry Potter stories became quite wealthy off of man’s desire to have supernatural power. Hollywood also made a great deal of money on that same character. What is it about this Harry Potter fantasy that draws people like a moth to a flame? God’s word tells us there are two forces in the supernatural, one is evil, and one is good. One is darkness, and one is light. One is satan, and one is God. Pharoah’s magicians threw down their rods and they became snakes, but God’s snake ate theirs for lunch!
If you are a child of God you have entered the supernatural whether you realize it or not, and you are selling yourself short if you do not make an effort to learn all you can about it. The world flocks to Harry Potter! If only they would see that greater things by far, are available to all those willing to enter the doorway of the bloody cross of Christ!
In the last article we learned that God was teaching them about coming to the END OF SELF. You see, God’s supernatural involves a cross for you to bear also, and your blood will be on that cross. Does Harry Potter have such a cross? Neither does he have any real power. But here are a couple reminder portions of scripture pertaining to last week:
“He did all this so you would never say to yourself, I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.” (Deut. 8:17 NLT)
Paul said: “In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead.” (I Cor. 1:9 NLT) (See last week for complete readings.)
I believe the subconscious of man has knowledge that is deeply ingrained and has a tendency to “leak out” in ways we do not notice. For instance, have you noticed that most Hollywood movies having anything to do with a sorcerer, shows them delving into ancient books of secret knowledge in order to learn things that are not subject to natural laws or sciences?
Here again I emphasize, in the wilderness the way up is down, and down is up, and what do you mean I cannot walk by sight? We should not ask ourselves if the laws of the supernatural make sense to us, because it is likely they will not, and if they did, they probably would not be very supernatural! We simply need to learn how to master them, or more accurately I should say, learn how to let them master us! The way up is down. Submission comes before the ability to resist!
God says the supernatural is tapped into by coming to the END OF SELF.
God’s word explains that the END OF SELF is only accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit in us. (But let us move on from last week’s article.)
Now lets take another step. We need to learn the “sound” of our invisible Shepherd. We need to recognize His presence, even though we cannot see Him. We need to recognize His voice even though He does not normally speak to us verbally out loud. We need to be able to follow Him as well as any sheep can follow a shepherd, even though He cannot be seen, and in that is our supernatural life. (Is that not a supernatural challenge?)
REMEMBER, the whole wilderness journey was a lesson in staying under the cloud, and with the pillar of fire! Do you think God was trying to teach them something? I mean, is there anything that stands out any more vividly in that journey? Day in and day out, they moved with the cloud. Night in and night out, they stayed with the pillar of fire. They lived in tents so they could move quickly, even as God moved. They would not put down roots, nor build houses of luxury until they possessed their land of blessings. When God moved, they moved. If God did not move, they did not move. They had to first learn how to stay with God, i.e. in His presence.
Okay, sheep do not have a lot going for them, but here is one thing they do have, and it is powerful in the realm of the supernatural! Finally! Something good about being a sheep! They can learn the sound of their shepherd’s voice! It has also been proven that with enough time, they can also learn facial recognition, and even learn to recognize facial expressions! What an incredible symbolic picture God has given us in the sheep! How smart do you have to be with gifts like that?
>So what does the wilderness teach us if we want to be Samurai for Christ?<
1.) Mortify the deeds of the flesh, the pride, lust, greed, etc., by the power of the Holy Spirit, we come more and more to the END OF SELF, and more and more into a PRESENCE OF HIM.
2.) In His presence is a powerful force called the Anointing.
This is the obvious lesson of the wilderness journey, and will likely require a wilderness crossing of our own in order to achieve it. So what are we made of? Do we have the mettle, the spiritual gumption to take on such a quest? God is willing and able anytime we are. Because we live in a world that flocks to the fantasy of a Harry Potter, how much greater there is a need for a people who do know their God, and because of that, they are strong and do exploits! Not because they are strong in themselves, but because they do know their God! Moses may have gotten credit for parting the waters, but he didn’t really do it! He got to be the one God flowed through. God is waiting in His “School of the Wilderness” to teach us, and in our graduation there will be a land of blessing waiting for us to possess. Amen!