THE SUPERNATURAL

1 Corinthians 2:4-5  (NKJ)

4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.One day, I was reading a Bible commentary written by a theologian who had decided to explain away every passage of scripture that contained any reference to the anointing or the supernatural power of God.  He said that it was asinine to think that in this day and age the anointing can actually be transferred by the laying on of hands.He had chosen to overlook the supernatural aspect of God’s Word.  He said that the supernatural occurred by the laying on of hands under the Old Covenant, but under the New Covenant it was merely symbolic.  He was confused. The Old Covenant is symbolic (types and shadows), while the New Covenant is the substance.  The Old Covenant made promises, but the New Covenant delivers them! The laying on of hands for impartation is New Testament.  It is one of the basic doctrines of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-6).

 

In many church circles they deny the power of God its rightful place.  Why?  Because they deny that the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the Apostle Paul moves now like He did in Bible days.  Many also believe what is called the “passed away” theology – that everything in the Gospels and the book of Acts passed away with the last Apostles.  I DON’T BELIEVE THAT – NEVER HAVE AND NEVER WILL.

I BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER (Hebrews 13:8).

It is no wonder that many people, especially our youngsters, are turning to rock, heavy metal music, grunge music, drugs, alcohol, free sex, and alternate lifestyles.  The yuppie generation is turning to the cults, the psychics and the New Age movement.  This happens because they have a hunger in their hearts for the supernatural.  They want something that is real.  The Church is not meeting or fulfilling the need of the heart of man for the touch of God.

The church has become a referral system.  Alcohol and drug addicts are sent first to other places for rehabilitation, instead of being set free by the power of the Holy Ghost.  God is so awesome and so powerful that if the world could see Him as He really is – they would be changed!

One of the things I have a hard time understanding is that people would want to have a church meeting without God and without His presence.  Is it because, maybe they are afraid that if God manifested His presence then He might offend someone?  Or is it because they might have to change?  Why is it that some people pray for revival, but they don’t welcome or accept it when it comes?  Is it because it is not packaged the way they want it packaged?

They want something that is dignified and something that is acceptable to man.  However the move of God must not become acceptable to man, but man must become acceptable to the move of God.  If you are going to have a church meeting involving Almighty God then something is going to happen.  It is impossible for God’s presence to be made manifest and then nothing happens.

Don’t tell me that the anointing of the Lord was present in a meeting, but nothing happened!  You might have a large church, thousands of people, a beautiful robed choir, beautiful chandeliers, clarinet solos, celebrity speakers, and a large television ministry, but without the anointing and the touch of God – you have nothing at all.

BY ONE MAN’S SIN DEATH REIGNED

Foundational Scripture: Romans 5:12-19

 

V12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for all that all have sinned.

V13 (For until the law sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

V14  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

V15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift.  For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

V16  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

V17  For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

V18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

V19  For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. As born-again believers, it is very important that we understand exactly what transpired at

Calvary’s Cross.  Jesus was paying the price for the sins of the world.  He was the second Adam and He came to get back what the first Adam lost.  When Adam sinned and committed high treason, he bowed his knee to the devil and death reigned.  For this reason Jesus had to pay the price, being obedient to die on the cross.  Even as by Adam’s disobedience death reigned, so by Jesus’ obedience, life came.  He didn’t do it for Himself, but for us.  He went to the cross as 100% Man and 100% God.

 Phillipians 2:5-8V5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

V6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.

V7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

V8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  He was despised for us – He bore our grief – He carried our sorrows – He was wounded for ourtransgressions.  He was bruised for our iniquities – He was chastised in order to obtain peace for us – Hebore stripes so that we could be healed.  He bore the iniquity for us all – He was oppressed – He was afflicted – He was cut off from the land of the living.  He was stricken for the transgression of His people – He made His grave with the wicked and the rich man in His death.  He was bruised and put to grief by God’s pleasure for us – He was made an offering for sin. Isaiah 53:1-10

V1 Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

V2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground; he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

V3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from him: he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

V4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

V5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

V6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

V7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

V8 He was taken from prison and from judgment; and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

V9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

V10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief; when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

Adam, by His disobedience, went to the tree of knowledge of good and evil and brought death upon mankind.  Jesus, by His obedience, went to the cross and died, resulting in eternal life for us.  Jesus took your and my place.  By His obedience we have life.  Adam’s disobedience was a selfish act, motivated by sin, resulting in death.  Jesus’ obedience was an unselfish act, motivated by a love that knows no limits.  Jesus’ act of unselfish love resulted in our eternal life.

 

GOD, HIS LIFE GIVING WORD

Foundation Scripture: Proverbs 4: 20-22 (Amplified)“My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh.”   God’s word is life to those who find it and healing and health to their flesh. Psalm 107:20 (Amplified)“He sends forth His word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction.”God sent forth His word to heal us. The Hebrew translated “health” in Proverbs is “marpe” and “heal” in Psalms is “raphah.”  However, they mean the same thing: heal, cure and make whole.

In Proverbs, the word “raphah” also means to mend and repair. We can see from the meanings of the Hebrew words that these passages are not referring to spiritual healing, but to physical healing. 

So many people go through life accepting second best or, in some cases, “hell on earth,”  because they have no idea that there is an answer, a remedy and a cure for their affliction. It does no good to say, “If it is God’s will He will heal me/deliver me.” Because then you could also say, “ If it is God’s will, He can save me.” No! No! No! If you are a Christian, then you should know, by now, that it is God’s will to save you – He sent Jesus long before you were born. In fact, the Bible says that He had planned to send Jesus from the foundation of the world (I Peter 1:20 and Rev. 13:8). Your salvation was planned for you from the foundation of the world and so was your healing and your deliverance. 

It is God’s will to save us and it is God’s will to heal us. How do we know this? We know it because He has told us. How did He tell us? He tells us through His word. Hebrews 4:3 “For we who have  believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world. 

God has provided everything we need. All He is waiting for is someone who will believe and in doing so, receive. You see, God’s word is life, health, and healing to us when it be comes  real to us – when we believe it! Psalm 103:5“Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle’s [strong, over coming, soaring]!”come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” God’s will is His Word! Stay in God’s Word.  Make it part of your life every hour, every day. We must change to agree with God’s word – not change God’s word to suit our opinions and carnal thinking. 

Forgiveness, healing, redemption and provision are all part of the same package as far as God is concerned. Isaiah 55:10-11“ For as the rain and snow

The Holy Spirit is your teacher. Allow Him to make God’s word and will clear to you. Allow the word to change you and soon you will begin to see your circumstances change all around you. God will be bringing you into His life and His health.  His word will work in you and heal you.

GAT Tennessee/Virginia

I MADE RESERVASTIONS ASAP BY FATH DUE TO HAVING VERY LOW FUNDS, SO I WAITED UNTIL YOU CAME TO BRISTOL TN WHICH IS APROX 100. MILES FROM PRINCETON WV. I WANTED TO COME HERE FOR EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR SCRIPT AND TO WIN SOULS FOR CHRIST. AT THIS TIME MY SPIRIT IS COMPELLED TO GO INTO THE NURSING HOMES AND SO I DID WITH A VERY NICE LADAY NAMED LINDA. THIS BEING MY FIRST TIME, MY GOAL WAS TO WIN 20 SOULS FOR JESUS AND 23 SAID THE PRAYER OF SALVATION. PRAISE GOD. I AM 48, A NEWLY REDIDCATED CHRISTIAN AND HAVE NEVER ALLOWED THE LORD TO USE ME LIKE THIS EVER. HE IS BLESSING ME TREMENDOUSLY! THANKS PASTOR RODNEY!  

Nancy M.

GAT TRI-CITIES VA

Great Awakening TourTRI-CITIES TENNESSEE / VIRGINIA
May 20, 2008 DAY 1
 

Several thousand people gathered for the night meetings

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Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne preached a strong message on returning to your First Love and on fulfilling the Great Commission.

   

People, moved by Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne’s message, came forward during the altar call to receive Christ as their personal savior.

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The crowds worshipping. Rodney and Adonica Howard-Browne sharing the vision to reach the lost.
   
247 people converged on the streets each day witnessing to passers by, businesses, retirement homes and wherever else God led them. There have been over 6,300 decisions for Christ so far.
   

Service with Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne

Testimony #1 this testimony occurred during a nursing home visit on the Sanford Crusade. I walked into a nursing home and heard a woman screaming in gut wrenching agony as if she was being tortured. I laid hands on her and prayed for salvation and deliverance. As soon as I laid hands on her she stopped screaming; peace came upon her and she nodded her head as I prayed for deliverance and salvation. It was an awesome privilege to watch God deliver her and set her free. Testimony #2 during the past few months God has opened doors for us to minister in the hospitals. I have asked God to open doors for us to reach law enforcement with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our hospital teams have been blessed to pray with over 100 correctional guards/police officers and their prisoners. While it is wonderful to share the gospel with everyone on the highways and by-ways, this has really blessed me. It touched my heart to watch men and women of law enforcement and the prisoners they had handcuffed to the hospital beds both simultaneous bow their heads and receive Jesus into their hearts. God is sure wonderful! Elizabeth H.

Apr 9 2008 with Pastor Rodney Howard Browne

Testimony:


We were about to leave our last nursing home and were sitting in the front lobby gathering our group when a lady walked through and went outside. The Holy Spirit said “go” and I knew I was to talk to her. So outside I approached her and began to go through the script and she told me she was Muslim. I persisted in the script and she said again: “I am Muslim, but my husband is in the nursing home and he is still and you can pray for him”. I called to Cynthia and Jean and we went in together and she prayed and as she was praying they both were saved.
  Kevin M.

Spiritual encounters with the living God

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