columnBy Pastor Takura Rukwati
God is a supernatural being and a first cause of all things. He is the uncaused causer. He is naturally invisible, but He is the most powerful and the creator of both the natural and the spiritual. Without
Him there is nothing in existence. It is out of the supernatural that we get the natural. Our platform is a natural one. We are a product of the supernatural world of God. For our survival and our existence we need God every second of our life. It is Him who is sustaining us day and night.
Without Him we cease to exist. Serving God is a spiritual exercise and when God reciprocates His love we see Him doing so in the natural, but sometimes He may choose to reveal Himself spiritually. John 4:24 says, God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. From the passage of this scripture we see Jesus telling the woman by the well that worshipping God must never be that canal.
The woman even denied that Jesus, whom she was talking to, is the Messiah (John 4:25). From verse 26, Jesus had to tell the woman that He is the Messiah.
Her being confined to the natural ensured that she couldn't grasp the supernatural when it was presented to her. Which is even the same problem we have today, Prophets have to introduce themselves because the world is too canal as the word world itself.
May I take you a bit deep into the world of God, the world of wonders and the supernatural. Jesus had to deal with this mental problem of carnality, issue before he gave one folk a tour into the kingdom of His father( John 3). He told Nicodemus that for him to have a sight of what is in the Kingdom of God he has to be born again. Unless one is born of water and the Spirit, one cannot enter the Kingdom of God (John 3:3-7).
Here Jesus is talking to a blind guide in authority. The man is educated, probably the man could be rich. He could have some followers yet he doesnt have knowledge of what Jesus and His kingdom looks like. The leader is blind and dead to the things that pertaineth to the kingdom of God yet he has followers. Jesus is telling him that he has to be born again for him to be able to participate in the things of God.
His spiritual geographical location has to be changed from the natural to the supernatural.
How can a citizen of one nation be able to know and understand whatever is going on in another nation where he has never been? We have people today who need to be converted first for them to be able to see what is happening in the neighbouring locations with accuracy and preciscion.
A none-believer in Jesus Christ must never say anything to the things that pertaineth to the Kingdom of Christ. A none believer is never a source of information and must never be the Lord's mouthpiece for His kingdom. There must be mental circumciscion first for the heathens to be able to understand the things of our God. Natural education and placement in the natural systems of authority doesn't make one wise in the things of God. These are totally two different worlds.
Nicodemus was a religious leader and he wasn't part of what Jesus was doing. Nicodemus represents those natural systems that are not willing to submit to the current ways of God doing things unless they go through mental and spiritual circumciscion.
On John 3:6 Jesus said that which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. I think its clear to all of us from this scripture that both the spiritual and the natural can give birth.
If it is so then what kind of material are you? Which of the two gave birth to you? Debates are going on out there, the natural trying to comprehend the spiritual in its natural faculties.
In the book of Mark 16:16 and 17, we see Jesus enlightening His body by telling them that once a person believes and is baptised, the miraculous will follow the person. Miracles, signs and wonders would follow believers once they recieved Jesus Christ.
Miracles are different from wonders and wonders are different from miracles, is the natural man aware of this? Jesus walking on water its a wonder, Jesus healing the blind man is a miracle and Jesus causing people to speak in tongues its a sign. Miracles are performed because God is meeting a need, signs are there to show the presence of God and wonders are there to showcase the power and the prowess of God! No natural man can understand all this unless he is born again.
The World of God is a world of signs, miracles and wonders. Even some so-called churches or pastors doesnt understand this.
They, like Nicodemus, have to be born again. I hear demon-possesed pastors attacking the supernatural. These are even worse that the unbelievers. What makes a supernatural act to be spiritual, it is the fact that it surprises the natural.
My Papa Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa always says, ukaona wadzidza Mwari zvokumupedza, He is no longer God its something else. God doesn't have to be reduced to fit in a small natural head for Him to be God. It is always for the creation to be continuously surprised by the Creator. Mwari wenyu mudiki anomanejwa neconstitution.
I hear folks saying our constitution doesn't believe this and that and yet what they don't believe in is exactly what should make them to be spiritually sound and relavant in the world of God.
The time has come for the world to benefit from the miracles, signs and wonders of Jesus Christ for all these are for our benefit. We are born of the miraculous therefore we should be sustained by the miraculous.
The word of God itself is a miracle. Hearing the word is a greater miracle. Evidence of hearing the word of God well is when you begin to see the word turning into flesh. If the word begins to materialise then you know you have heard it very well. God wants you to be blessed. God wants you to be well. God wants you to be happy. God wants you to have a foretest of what it will be in the world to come!
Its time not to preach about or against prophet Makandiwa, preach about Jesus then you will see the miraculous happening in your churches. I have never heard my Prophet preaching about any other name which is not the name of Jesus and miracles are following him 365 days all round.
The world of God is real, UFIC welcomes you to this world of signs, wonders and miracles!
Pastor Takura Rukwati is a pastor with United family International Church.