Thursday, June 27, 2013

Which Nature?

Supernatural?  Natural?  Unnatural?

Pick one. I choose to live in the supernatural. Far too many choose the alternative, particularly just staying in the natural.

1 Corinthians 2:14 (AMP) - "But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated."

This is the importance of being born-again. Until that happens man in his natural state cannot receive the teachings and counsel of God. The Word of God says that it is actually all mumbo-jumbo to those who cannot discern it.

Makes perfect sense to me. I remember being on the other side of supernatural. Both the natural and the unnatural.

The unnatural is even farther away. It is a perversion of even the things of the natural.

Look at it this way. In our natural state from birth, and being born not with a propensity to do good, but actually evil (in other words, we will eventually commit sin), we are still designed to follow a natural order. For instance, it is God's plan that mankind procreate and multiply, so God's natural order of things is for a man to marry a woman. In the unnatural, extreme sin causes things to go haywire. Mankind will then try to change God's universal law by enacting laws for men to marry men, and women to women. It's unnatural even for unredeemed mankind.

Another example is that God has designed within the confines of the natural joining of a man and a woman, for the woman to become pregnant and carry that child through to birth. In the unnatural, mankind has now enacted laws to intervene and abort that process and kill the already formed child in the womb before birth.

Man even in his natural state will often make poor choices and slip into the unnatural.

The only cure for this is to live in the supernatural. I know it might sound space age or like science fiction, but it perfectly describes natural man becoming united with a supernatural God. When that happens we become supernatural as well.

It just means that we are now empowered to live above the natural state. We have a heightened awareness now due to the Holy Spirit regenerating our natural spirit.

Let's face it, the entire process is completely supernatural, so why would we shy away from understanding that it effects every part of us?

"Spiritually discerned and estimated". I have seen some real blunders committed even by alleged Spirit filled believers that has had disastrous results just because they abandoned their supernatural estate and reverted to operating in the natural.

Some have even slipped away further into the unnatural. It's the carnal flesh in all its perverted, anti-Christlike attraction. Shiny objects lead astray.

Living under the open heaven. Understanding our relationship and function in the King's Dominion. Receiving with glory this unsurpassable and limitless joy that comes with the supernatural release from obsessive religious "doing", and simply resting in the peace that is not discerned in the natural state.


How wonderful to allow God to just have His way!

Do you know what happens when you ask God for more?

He gives it to you!

Have Your way Lord, have Your way.

More of You Lord, less of me (LESS of YOU? How many can walk down that path with me this morning?)!

We want more. Pour it out today.

Keepin' it Real,

Pastor Kevin <><

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