“The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” Let the one who hears say, “Come!” And let the one who is thirsty come, and the one who desires the water of life drink freely.” ( ► Revelation 22:17)
Congratulations and welcome to July the 7th month of the year 2021.
Used 735 times (54 times in the book of Revelation alone), the number 7 is especially prominent in Scripture and is the foundation of God’s word.
From the seven days of Creation to the many “sevens” in Revelation, the number seven connotes concepts such as completion and perfection, exoneration and healing; and the fulfillment of promises and oaths. This is why I know without a shadow of doubt that this month, God will perfect everything that concerns you and I in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
As a Commission, the month of July has been declared the month of the Supernatural. The Supernatural is the realm beyond the reach of science, and beyond human explanation. It is the realm where God operates; the realm where heaven and the earth intermingle. The Supernatural realm cannot be manipulated or controlled but best of all: God wants His children to live and operate from this realm.
As believers, we are empowered to go about our Father’s business – reaching out to the lost with demonstrations of power in the Holy Ghost (2 Tim. 2:4). He (God) also longs to engage us (His children) at ALL levels if we will tune into His channel and learn to discern His voice (and promptings) amidst the noise around us; seeking to tune us out to a contrary channel. That is why He left us an open invitation to the realm of the supernatural in Rev. 4: 1. Against this backdrop, this month, I would like us to explore a series titled: Holy Spirit: Catalyst for Supernatural Breakthrough.
The Bible is filled with testimonies and experiences of the intermingling of the heavenly and earthly realms. For instance, the Apostle Peter experienced the realm of the supernatural at various times in his ministry, one of which was at the Mount of Transfiguration, as they watched Jesus transform while He prayed (Lk.9: 28-36/Matthew 14:22-33). Peter again experienced this realm, when he saw Jesus walking on water and as he bid him come, the Bible testifies that Peter walked on water, though for a while. Jacob equally experienced the realm of the supernatural in Gen.28:11-19. The Apostle Paul lived in the realm of the supernatural (2 Cor.12: 2-4). When he got caught up into the third heavens, the Bible says that he “heard inexpressible words.” The realm of the supernatural is where you hear things, which others don’t hear.
As I sign off this week, it is my prayer that by the end of this series, you will be hungry enough for God to overcome doubts, unanswered prayer, and testing because when you do, you will increasingly live with something better: the life-changing presence and power of God.
The Spirit and the Bride say, Come! (Rev. 22:17)