Does God want us to have anything to do with supernatural powers?
This is something that not many people have knowledge of. Even some Christians are unaware of God’s desires in this area. People are seeking and that is why they are looking for these forms of help and some are just interested. I certainly wasn’t aware of what God has said about this subject, for many years.
The powers I am referring to are fortune-telling, omens, psychic mediums, necromancers, ouija boards, witchcraft and astrological zodiac signs.We are to be interested in supernatural power and even have some forms of them working through our lives but let’s look at what the Bible says about all of this.
Leviticus 19:31 “Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.
Some could say, “That is Old Testament.” But here is what the New Testament says.
Galatians 5:19-21 ESV Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Another Old Testament verse says these forms of supernatural behaviours are not from God.
Isaiah 8:19 ESV “And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?”.
The penalty for sorcery in the Old Testament was death. It must have been a serious offence as were a lot of things. Exodus 22:18 Leviticus 20:27
Leviticus 20:6 ESV “If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.
You could search out the verses at the end of this page to learn more about how God feels about these things.
What type of supernatural power does God want us to experience?
2 Peter 1:4 (NKJV) 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
What is this divine nature that God wants us to partake in? Divine, this looks to me like I should be partaking in something that in more than I can humanly do. (Look below)
1. of, from, or like God or a god.
"heroes with divine powers"
godly, angelic, seraphic, saintly, beatific; More
"that succulent clementine tasted divine"
How is this possible?
Romans 8:11New King James Version (NKJV)
11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
We have the same power in us that raised Jesus from the dead dwelling in us.
John 14:12New King James Version (NKJV)
The Answered Prayer
12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
We are to be able to do the same things and more that He did and God knew things supernaturally and was able to speak to people about those things as well as do miracles.
1 Corinthians 12:8-10 (NKJV) 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same[a] Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
In this verse, we see that some people are given a word of wisdom which is wisdom given to be shared with a person, that will help that person right now or in the future.
A word of knowledge is something that has happened in someone’s past or right now that when said to them will help them be comforted or to understand the situation so that they are helped with it.
The gift of faith is when you believe something that you couldn’t believe naturally, whatever the faith is for it will then come to pass.
Working of miracles is when God gives people the ability to work a miracle. Where something changes in the natural which otherwise wouldn’t.
Prophecy is a word that is given to someone else to edify, comfort, or exhort them and therefore help them into God’s plan for their life and with life’s issues as well.
Discerning of spirits is when a person will know what spirit is behind another person’s character or actions.
Tongues is speaking in another language that they don’t know or haven’t learned.
Interpretation of tongues is understanding what was said in that not understood tongue.
Those are some of the supernatural gifts that Christians have been given, there are others. We can also have a personal relationship with God, where you can hear Him for yourself in different ways including dreams and visions, which will guide, encourage, and protect, and He can also guide you into His plan for your life.
All things are possible with God and all things are possible to those who believe. Matthew 19:26 and Mark 9:23.
The truth of it is that God does want us to be interested in the supernatural but He wants us to be safe, happy and with Him as we are experiencing the powers that He and authority He has ordained for us to us. He is the head and we are the body, nothing can be done without Him or without it being His will first.
Divination is not from God because it is an unknown supernatural means and we are to put God first and have nothing before Him.
2 Thessalonians 2:9 ESV 1 Chronicles 10:13, Daniel 2:27 ESV, Zechariah 10:2 ESV, 2 Kings 21:6 ESV, Isaiah 19:3, Micah 5:12. Deuteronomy 18:11 ESV, Ezekiel 13:6-9, 1 Samuel 15:23, Revelation 18:23, Acts 16:16, Ezekiel 12:24, Isaiah 47:9-13, 2 Chronicles 33:6, Acts 8:9,