Larry Roques

Larry Roques

The Pastor's Journal of House of Joy Church

POSITIONING FOR A SUPERNATURAL LIFE

         Positioning for a Supernatural Life

                                 August 24, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

II Kings 6:8-17 NKJV

 

Now the king of Syria was making war against Israel; and he consulted with his servants, saying, “My camp will  be in such and such a place.” And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are coming down there.” Then the king of Israel sent someone to the place of which the man of God had told him. Thus he warned him, and he was watchful there, not just once or twice. Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, “Will you not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?” And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.” So he said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him.” And it was told him, saying, “Surely he  is in Dothan.” Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “ Lord , I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord  opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

 

One of my favorite stories of faith and power, Elisha learned many lessons from his mentor regarding trusting God. Walking in the double portion mantle is not a job for everyone, but God’s purpose for it is to speak into others’ lives that may have trouble seeing past circumstances.

 

Never allow yourself to be locked down into a normal life. Normal is just another word for insanity.  Once you typecast your life according to presupposed definitions, you become committed to live according to those rules. If you want to see a great picture of how God orchestrates things, look at the lives of Moses, Abraham, Nehemiah, Paul the Apostle, John the Apostle, Peter, and any number of others that God used for his greatness.

 

The minute you accept a definition of normal, you limit how far God can go in your life. Greatness dwells at the throne of God. The only way you will live a supernatural life here on earth is to tap into that greatness...and the only way to tap into that greatness is to position yourself to receive it.

 

 

 

You need a prophet in your life

 

 

Exodus 7:1-2 NKJV

 

So the Lord said to Moses: “See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet. You shall speak all that I command you. And Aaron your brother shall tell Pharaoh to send the children of Israel out of his land.

 

 

Bill Johnson always says, if you don’t have a prophet in your church, get one in your life. Simply defined, a prophet is simply a “seer”. God uses these men and women to exercise this gift for the purpose of the Body of Christ. A prophet helps you see what no one else can see, including yourself sometimes.

 

God places prophets in our lives to confirm words we have been given...provide direction that we need at a crucial time. Or, as in the case of Elisha’s servant...open our eyes to the presence of God that we may not see if we are too consumed with circumstances.

 

Prophets speak into your lives. They chart the course God is laying in your life. Sometimes, they even put new shine on a vision that has grown dim in our lives. Over time, we will have something that God set for us to do and through struggles, we become lost, disillusioned, lackluster, and disoriented. Prophets of God speak new fire into old vision that they see fruition.

 

 

 

 

Quit living underwhelmed

 

 

Psalms 46:1-3 NKJV

 

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

Most people run around saying that they are “overwhelmed”. Nothing could be further from the truth. The facts are that they are not overwhelmed with life. They are underwhelmed with their belief in God’s ability. The battle didn’t take the fire out of you...doubt, discouragement, and unbelief has misled you into believing in a God that is just too small.

 

Giving ourselves permission to believe God is a necessity to overcome underwhelming feelings. Once we reapply our faith in God,  we are able to release the effects of negativity and begin to walk in belief knowing that God is more than able to take on even the things that we think are unattainable.

 

Most of the time, we have more faith in our public utilities than in our God.  We are more ready to believe that our cellular provider is more dependable than the king of kings and the Lord of Lords. The power company may light the lights...but it is God who lights the power company. If we place the supernatural nature of God in right perspective, we cease to struggle with being underwhelmed by our God.

 

 

 

Don't be afraid of seeing through God's eyes

 

II Corinthians 4:3-6 NKJV

 

But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

 

The greatest fear it is said is the fear of the unknown. Commonly, the fear of the unknown is the most easy to disarm and overcome. Some of us do not want to possess the knowledge about us that God has. If we can see ourselves as God sees us. If we can receive knowledge about ourselves as God processes it...there really is nothing to be afraid of. Deuteronomy 29 even tells us that God’s desire is to do good for us and not evil...to give us a future and a hope. A good God would not have that heart’s desire.

 

Seeing through God’s eyes allows us a point of view not available anywhere else. This characteristic of positioning for a supernatural life was seen in the life of Jesus himself. The woman at the well came face to face with herself through the eyes of the Lord. As a result, she left the well changed that day. There are New Testament examples all over the Gospels and letters that support this statement.

 

 

Understanding that through the eyes of God is the next chapters of our journey here should be all the more reason to just sit before Jesus and wait to see his perspective. He not only knows why your life is going the way it is....he is also privy to the answer of how to fix it or make it right.

 

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