Supernaturally Engaged

“You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about Me, yet you refuse to come to Me to have life.” (Jn 5:39-40)

Have you ever felt something was in your way? Maybe you were driving some gravel road and had to get out of the car to move a branch or a garbage can? The Bible passage above shows us that even good things can become obstructions in our journey to finding the invisible God. The lesson here is that if you cannot get past the obstacle, you will not discover the joy on the other side.

God is calling us to engage our hearts beyond the natural, beyond our sensory perception… seeing, hearing and touching.

To be engaged in something is to become bound or obligated to it. These folks were so engaged in the Scripture, that they couldn’t imagine the very person standing right in front of them, could be their Messiah. This was an amazing moment; the same person they had longed for and communicated about, for hundreds of years, now stood before them and they stumbled over Him. There were lots of reasons, but the main ones were pride, jealousy and fear. If they really wanted to embrace the Messiah and engage the promises of God, they could have humbled themselves as Nickodemus had earlier. They could have recognized how well Jesus fit into the prophetic teachings of their Torah. But, they were engage in their natural position before men. They felt that if they opened themselves up to consider this Jesus, as the Messiah, they would lose their important role as those who judged for God.

“the just shall live by faith” (Hab 2:4).

Living by faith means letting go and trusting in an invisible God. We can find ourselves so tied to the natural realities that seeking purpose and value from the God you cannot see, feels overwhelming and spooky. Perhaps that is why engaging the supernatural realms of God, begins with forgiveness and the lifting of sin’s burden. We must let go of perceived reality and allow God to define the rules of engagement for us. He wants to be discovered, but He also wants the discovery to be authentic and real. God is spirit, therefore; we who look for Him are in great need of direction. Jesus said, “Come to Me!” and I will show you the Father, His heartbeat and His supernatural life!

  • “Come all who are weary” (Mt 11:28) …for rest and refreshing!
  • “Come all who thirst” (Jn 7:37) …for the drink of revival!
  • “Come and dine” (Jn 21:12) …for fellowship that restores strength!

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