History makers are risk takers and radical obedience is the key to supernatural fruit.Lance, SeaJay, and I had an anointing residing within us to heal the sick, but as long as we stayed in our boat of safety and refused to take the risk of stepping out that anointing remained in the boat with us. I’ve seen this again and again— the anointing is released when you take a risk. The reason is that the anointing is released through faith, and faith always involves risk.
As John Wimber said, “Faith is spelled R-I-S-K.” Peter learned this through firsthand experience:
Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus . But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God” (Matthew 14: 22 – 33).
Jesus wasn’t just inviting Peter to walk on the water. He was inviting Peter into the realm Jesus lived in all the time— the realm of the supernatural. And He welcomes us to live there as well. Jesus is looking at us just like He looked at Peter and He is saying, “Come.” He is inviting us to live a supernatural life. Can you hear Him calling you? John G. Lake said, “Christianity is all supernatural, every bit of it.” We were born to live in the realm of the supernatural— the realm of healings, the prophetic, angelic encounters, and the gifts of the Spirit. It is the most natural thing for a Christian to live a supernatural lifestyle. Too many people are dissatisfied with their Christian walk because they are missing the element of the supernatural in and through their life.
This new breed of revivalist who is emerging in the earth will be a generation that has embraced the realm of the supernatural.
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