NATURAL LAWS ARE FIXED! THEY ARE DECLARED IN ADVANCE.
They are foreseeable, calculable and certain. They are constant and consistent. The only force or Person who can alter, reconstruct or overrule those immutable, permanent laws is some cosmic force way out there in the somewhere, OR … we know Him as The Supernatural, Almighty, Ontological, Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omnicient Creator GOD! He is supernatural. He is the miracle-producing God. He is here and everywhere. He is out there and in here. His power cannot be calculated and His love is beyond intellectual understanding. When God overrules natural law we know it as … supernatural!
When you believed by faith in the saving mercy of God through Christ Jesus, when you gave your heart to God, you entered the world of the supernatural. You were brought from death to eternal life. There is physical death and there is spiritual death. Only by the supernatural can physical death defy the law of nature. Only by the supernatural can a spiritually dead human being be snatched from the jaws of eternal death.
Most of us are natural skeptics. The Bible is filled with illustrations of skeptics. In the Gospel of John chapter 11,
(1) Lazarus died in the town of Bethany while Jesus was beyond the Jordan River.
(2) Mary and Martha, sisters of Lazarus sent a message to Jesus notifying him that Lazarus was near death.
(3) Jesus didn’t answer.
(4) After two days, he told his disciples that they should go back to Bethany.
(5) His disciples warned him that he could be killed there by the bad guys in Jerusalem.
(6) He went anyway.
(7) He was met by Martha, the skeptic, saying: “You’re late and its your fault. Lazarus is dead!”
Jesus answered Martha’s skepticism assuring her that Lazarus would live again, but her anger kept her from believing. In the two verses (vv. 25-26) following this skeptical exchange, Jesus uses the word believe three times. Then, Mary showed up with a bunch of wailing people, probably blowing their noses and shouting their anger. Jesus was deeply hurt; indignant and deeply troubled. In the only time in recorded history it says that “Jesus wept,” the shortest verse in the Bible.
The religious leaders stood on the side expressing their skepticism. “He healed that blind guy, why couldn’t he keep Lazarus from dying?”
Then Jesus said, “You do something first and then I’ll do something. Roll the stone away; the one right there in front of the cave!” Martha, holding her nose, shrieked, “Eew, its gonna stink!” Jesus answered, “But didn’t I tell you that you will see a wonderful miracle from God IF YOU BELIEVE?” Holding her nose, Martha directed a bunch of guys to roll the stone away.
Almighty God in the flesh, Jesus of Nazareth, defied nature and called for Lazarus to come forth, and sure enough, out comes this guy wrapped in white stuff (I think) and Jesus ordered the people to unwrap him.
Guess what? It was Lazarus. It was a supernatural act of God, a miracle. I’ve never seen that happen, but I believe it. And, I believe him. When I believed, it was a miracle, supernatural!
“Once I was bound by sin’s galling fetters;
Chained like a slave, I struggled in vain.
But I received a glorious freedom
When Jesus broke by fetters in twain.
No more in chains of sin I repine!
Jesus, the glorious Emancipator!
Now and forever He shall be mine”
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Thank you. God bless you and your wife.
What a joy to belong to the Family of God and to know that He is in control Supernaturally! Tanks again for being “spot on”.