What Do You See?

By Brother Deji Oyawoye

Bible Passage: Numbers 13:25-33

 “And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.” – Numbers 13:30-31

Supernatural is the occurrence of an event which is beyond mathematical, logical or scientific understanding. An example of supernatural is having rivers in the desert; deserts are natural places where you find it difficult to find water, not to talk of river (Isaiah 43:19). 

There’s a strong correlation between what you see and the kind of supernatural that you will experience. When God spoke to Isaiah, he said “behold” meaning look, then he said “do you not know it” or “can you not see it?”; the supernatural has to be seen first in the eyes of the mind/spirit to believe it so much for God to act.

Biblical Examples of God doing the Supernatural

  1. Joseph: He was destined for the palace, but he had to pass through a lot of things. How can you believe that an Israelite who was sold as a slave will become the Prime Minister in a place like Egypt where they are so much educated and so powerful? It’s supernatural. God first shows to us, giving us imprints many times but not all the time, of what He’s going to do and what the supernatural is going to be. This was the example Joseph saw as a child when he had a dream and he saw people bowing to it.
  2.  Ezekiel: “And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.”- Ezekiel 37:3
  3.  Peter: God gave him a sneak peek into what was awaiting him in heaven and the kind of glory that’s there (Luke 9:32).
  4.  The Children of Israel: God had already promised Abraham 400 years before the day Moses sent the people to spy on the land that he would take his children to the land he had promised them. You will note that God was clear about what he was doing but perhaps he was testing their faith just like He does with us today. (Numbers 13:1-2).
Three things that keep us from seeing what we need to see and getting the supernatural God has promised for us. 
  1. How we see situations: The children of Israel saw that the place was a good place, but there were people already living in it, these people were strong (Numbers 13:33). To think that the spies had been in that land for 40 days, did the land eat them up?  There were people living in that land, were they eaten up? No! So, you wonder where that came from? It’s was their own perception and view of the land and situation. The same way with us, let’s look at situations from the perspective of God. If God has said it, He is able to do it. One of the situations we see as Christians today is asking “is it actually possible to live holy?”, “is it actually possible to live a righteous life?” When God says, walk before me and be ye perfect; He already seen your frame before He said it, and He’s is able to achieve it. 
  2.  How we see ourselves: The children of Israel said “we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” (Numbers 13:33).  How do you see yourself? What do you think of yourself? You are fearfully and wonderfully made, therefore you can have the confidence to face situations and the supernatural can happen towards you as well (Psalms 139:14). For the Israelites, God had taken the land already, what was remaining was for the people to align to the will of God and act according to the word but that’s what they failed to do. As Christians, many times we fail to align ourselves with the will of God in doing what He expects us to do. The instruction of Christ to the disciples was to tarry in Jerusalem, they obeyed and on the day of Pentecost, what happened? Power came down, the supernatural happened. But if the disciples had not listened, they wouldn’t have received the power.
  3.  How do you see your God?: All you need is for God to delight in you, once this is in place you will  have the ability to do the supernatural (Numbers 14:6-8).There are many attributes of God:

Our God is a loving father, if God had not loved the children of Israel He would not have promised to take them to the promise land. The same thing you can be sure of that God loves you. (Mathew 7:9-11)

Our God is powerful and His works are wonderful. God only requires that we believe. (John 11:40, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Psalms 119:129)

Our God doesn’t change. If God could take the promise land for the children of Israel thousands of years ago, He is still the same God today who can do the supernatural. (Malachi 3:6, James 1:17)

Our God is a holy God. The one thing that can separate us from the love of God is sin, disobedience. Disobedience will hinder us from enjoying the supernatural. God’s wrath comes upon those who disobey. (Psalms 99:9, Numbers 14:11-12, Deuteronomy 28:15)

Our God is merciful. (Ephesians 2:4, Hebrews 14:16)

How we see God counts for how God is able to work in our lives, so it is important for us to see God clearly. Luke 19:18 Desire not to be a spectator but a disciple of God; that way you will constantly live in the supernatural and enjoy His glory upon your life (Mark 8:22-25).

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