13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.
Often, I hear Christians say, “I wish we could see the supernatural in our lives, like they did in the days of the apostles.” In the Acts of the Apostles, we read of awesome miracles and manifestations of God’s power occurring on a regular basis and we say, “The power of God then was more than it is now. Now, it has been diluted.” I beg to disagree. It is the same Holy Spirit and the same power of God that is available to us today.
I believe that the underlying key and the underlying factor beneath the supernatural way of life, that was manifest in the Acts of the Apostles was the fact that the apostles had just witnessed the first and greatest display of the manifestation of love that the world had ever seen. It was not so much how much “tongues” they spoke. It is not even so much how much of the Word they read. It is not even how many days they fasted. They had just seen love like never before.
Remember, agape never existed until Jesus Christ. The early disciples knew their inadequacies and shortcomings, yet they had seen Jesus die on the cross for them and rise again and it was just too much love to comprehend! They remembered some of the things that Jesus had told them and began to understand that what they had just witnessed was a manifestation of unconditional love. In other words, their “oil” level was very high and they could believe God for anything. Their faith vehicles were racing to their destinations of victory. They could see many things happen in their lives. Men who doubted just a few weeks before and even denied Jesus, turned around, and could do great and mighty things for God because they had just seen love in action.
If we spend a little bit more time meditating, on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and that the underlying motive for His sacrifice was His love for us, we shall see the supernatural in our lives in dimensions that we have never imagined. You may not have witnessed Christ’s sacrifice firsthand like the apostles did, but if you can just see the picture of love; I believe that you will see the supernatural manifest in your life in ways that will totally astound you.
Confession: The eyes of my heart are enlightened and I see the greatest demonstration of love. This revelation brings a steady manifestation of the supernatural into my life.