The Bible has been preparing elect Christians (those born of the seed of God) for End-Time, Jack discovered. Only a supernatural person can live and walk according to the Holy Spirit: by faith and by the word of God.
When you walk by faith, you cannot walk by sight and other senses at the same time. If you can see or sense with any of your senses you do not need faith. A natural person is directed by feeling, smelling, tasting, hearing and seeing. A supernatural person is directed by the word of God and faith, activated by the power of the Holy Spirit.
A supernatural person needs faith and obedience (to the word of God) to live. There are conflicts faced by a natural man who professes to be a Christian. For example:
The word of God says that it is God’s will to heal you. Indeed, the Bible declares that Jesus has healed you by the stripes He bore on His back 2000 years ago to fulfill the prophesy of Prophet Isaiah. But you still see and feel symptoms on your body and in your mind. In the nature, mankind is conditioned to take physical evidence as conclusive and final. A supernatural Christian knows and believes in a higher court of appeal, the word of God and revelation faith.
In practice this means you need to practice not taking the physical symptoms as final. No doubt the symptoms are warning signals from your body or your mind. What you do with them will depend on what you believe. When you believe in a God who declared to 3 million people that He is the healer, and that all the 3 million who believed were all well and healthy and strong, you will choose to follow the word of God to get your healing. However, if you believe in a man-made system to deal with the symptoms you will do so accordingly. The crunch comes when the man-made system reaches its limitation and pronounces in finality that there are no more man’s ways to heal your condition. A desperate natural man will then seek supernatural means.
But a supernatural Christian needs not go through such costly trauma. He can opt for God’s way in the beginning and not let the condition gets worse (even after having depleted all his natural resources). If God is real, why do not Christians go to God first? It does not make sense for Bible believing Christians to seek man’s way first and put God last!
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. (Heb. 11:1-2) Those who had this faith received a good report from God!
Read God’s word. Feed on His word. Read Hebrews Chapter eleven on the ancient hall of faith. “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s word, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” (11:3). By faith all those mentioned had lived supernaturally. They admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. (11:13) They were looking forward to a better country (which God has prepared for them). By faith, they lived out miracles: the Red Sea parted, the walls of Jericho fell, Abraham received the promise of God ( including Isaac back from death figuratively speaking), conquered kingdoms, administered justice, shut the lions’ mouths, quenched the fury of the flames, escaped the edge of the sword, dead raised to life again, the weak became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
What has been recorded in the past in the Bible serves as an important prediction of what is to come. The Lord God Almighty thus declared in the Book of Prophet Isaiah, “Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.'” (Isaiah 46:9-10)
For Christians who want to live supernaturally, there is no other guide book except the Bible.
Jack has a sense of urgency in his spirit. He must read and understand the word of God as much as the Spirit leads him. He has stopped watching TV for years and stopped reading other stuff (including his management books and daily newspapers) too. Even his cupboard full of Bible commentaries has become redundant. He has stopped attending social gatherings except for fellowship with the brethren in Christ after worship service. He now lives with the End-Time on his mind constantly.
Is he practicing divine living (without painkillers)? Oh, yes. Physically painful at times…
Be a supernatural Christian! This is all he now says to every one (especially himself and his household) who believes in the Lord Jesus Christ.