The supernatural. People the world over desire to experience the miraculous—to see and experience those things that are over and above, beyond, higher, surpassing and outside the natural realm. But for most, particularly nonbelievers, life is limited to the earthly realm, conforming to the ordinary course of nature and those things that can be deduced by human reasoning alone.
As born-again believers, that is not where we are meant to reside! We are created to walk and live in the supernatural and to experience supernatural healing, provision, favor, deliverance and protection. We are living in a time right now when we need to know how to live in the supernatural—to experience signs, wonder and miracles. If you need a miracle in your life—your victory is waiting for you in the supernatural. Here is how you can experience signs, wonders and miracles where you need them most.
1. Believe the Love of God
“We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us.” –1 John 4:16 (NASB)
Do you need a miracle? Love is the answer. You may be thinking money is the answer, healing is the answer, or deliverance is the answer. But those are just the manifestations of the real power behind every miracle—the love of God. You see, you will never walk in the realm of the miraculous until you understand the love of God for you and for all people. We’re not just talking about any love, but THE LOVE. Because God IS LOVE. He doesn’t have love. HE IS LOVE!
First John 4:16 says, “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him” (NKJV). Notice in this verse it says, “We have known and believed the love.” To believe is to have faith in His love. Most Christians don’t have faith in His love. If you were to ask them if God loves them, most would say yes, but they don’t really believe it. They just mentally agree with John 3:16.
Consider Mark 4:37-38: “And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” (NKJV). Love Himself was asleep in that boat—the same One who was moved with compassion and healed their sick. Compassion is not a feeling; it’s a Person. Jesus said, “The Father who dwells in me does the work” (John 14:10, NKJV).It’s the Father, who is LOVE, who does the work.
People today often think and say the same thing Jesus’ disciples said in that boat: “How come You let this come on me, Lord? Don’t You care?” What is that? It’s unbelief! In what? THE LOVE—WHO IS GOD—WHO IS LOVE. To have faith in God is to have faith in love itself. Faith works by love. Without believing in the love of God for YOU, you will not be able to fuel the kind of faith it takes to experience signs, wonders and miracles in your life.
To develop your faith in God’s love, or in anything else from God, you have to learn what the Word says about it. “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17, NKJV). For instance, Psalm 23:6, NKJV, says, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Put that verse from the Word first place. Don’t ever go by how you feel about the love of God. Don’t confess anything else. Be confident in the fact that God’s mercy and goodness will follow you all the days of your life.
If you have the idea today that God is not willing to get in your deal with you—you aren’t believing the love of God. Maybe you’re saying, “Well, I just don’t know what to do.” Well, it’s praising time when you don’t know what to do. Start by praising. Then, fill up on the Word! Ask yourself this: Are you spending enough time with God? Which are you spending the most time on? The television or Him? You’re going to have to ask yourself that question, because if you’re not spending any time with Him, sickness is coming; trouble is coming.
Start by reading 1 John every day for two weeks. Meditate on the scriptures concerning God’s love—it will develop your capacity for faith. As your faith grows, your understanding of God’s love will expand until Satan’s tactics begin to shrink and lose their grip over your life. Then, you’ll become a prime candidate for experiencing signs, wonders and miracles.
Settle this forever—healing belongs to you, deliverance belongs to you, victory is your inheritance. However, the ball is in your court. You don’t have to try to get God to manifest a miracle in your life. Love already provided everything for you. But it starts with believing. Say this: “I believe the love is in me now. I believe it never fails. I believe God is Love.”
2. Receive the Love of God
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” –Ephesians 3:17-19 (NIV)
Believing is the foundation, but so many people stop short of receiving the love of God. They don’t feel worthy, they fear He won’t come through for them, or they fear He is able but maybe not willing—at least not for them. They camp out on past failures and they put themselves in the position of judge and jury—rather than God who declared them innocent with the blood of Jesus.
Unworthiness, guilt and shame all stem from fear, and the enemy is lingering, waiting to use your fear as a back door to steal the inventory outlined in the Word of God that belongs to you. That’s why healing, prosperity and deliverance always come, but they aren’t always received. But there’s one way to keep what God has given to you—and it’s to receive the love of God without fear.
Fear is a thief. Fear will block the miraculous in your life. In the Gospel of Luke, we get an up-close view of how Jesus dealt with fear when a man was facing a serious trial: Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his housebecause his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying…. While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher anymore.” Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed” (Luke 8:41-42, 49-50, NIV).
Why was Jesus so quick to tell Jairus not to fear? Because He knew fear would hinder Jairus from receiving. Fear tolerated is faith contaminated—that’s a spiritual fact. Fear will prevent your miracle from taking place. And if you couldn’t do something about fear, Jesus wouldn’t have told Jairus to stop it.
What gets rid of fear? Love-filled faith will cast it out.
Focusing on receiving the love of God will stop fear in its tracks. Believing and receiving the love of God will put your focus in the right place to experience signs, wonders and miracles.
Kenneth Copeland experienced this when he twisted his ankle and nearly broken it. It was swollen and painful. He was attending a Kenneth E. Hagin meeting, and he wondered how he was going to make it through. Gloria laid hands on him before the meeting started. Then, as Kenneth locked in on the Word of God being preached by Brother Hagin, his focus shifted from his problem to the love of God.
By the end of the meeting, he was completely healed! He had received his healing without knowing when or how—he had just been completely focused on the Word instead of his problem. The love of God had driven out fear about his situation. If you’re believing for healing today, one thing is true—God has done all He’s going to do about healing you. Maybe you’re thinking, Well, then how come I’m not healed if I’m healed? Because you keep saying you’re not, and you have what you say. If you want to experience signs, wonders and miracles, you have to receive the love of God with your words. Change your words, change your outcome.
Make it official today—receive the love of God—gather the scriptures you’re standing on to receive the miracle you need. If it is healing, for example, gather those scriptures, and speak them over your situation by faith. Then, rejoice as you receive! When you get to that point, where you’re rejoicing before you receive, there’s no going back. It doesn’t matter what pain or what demon comes at you. You have received love and faith will boil over. You just stay in the Word, and it’ll boil because faith is coming. Faith is coming. You can’t feel it, but it’s coming. You keep the water on the heat, and it’ll boil. Amen. That’s believing in and receiving the love of God.
3. Release the Love of God
“Love never fails.” –1 Corinthians 13:5 (NKJV)
If you aren’t experiencing signs, wonders and miracles—it’s time to check your love walk to be sure you are releasing the love of God that you have believed and received. When you walk in love, you release a force to work on your behalf—a force that has all the appearance of weakness, but is stronger than any force in existence.
A critical part of experiencing signs, wonders and miracles is acting on the Word concerning the love of God. To walk in love is to step aside and allow the power of the love of God to come between you and the situation with which you are dealing. First John 4:11-12 says, “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us” (NKJV).
The Word perfected means “allowed to run its full course.” By practicing this love on one another, the love of God is perfected, or allowed to run its full course, in us. By acting on the Word of God and allowing the love of God, which is perfect, to run its full course in our lives, we keep the gates open for signs, miracles and wonders.
There are two ways to perfect the love of God in your life:
- By keeping the Word of God in your eyes, heart and mouth.
- By practicing love on others.
Love takes practice, and we can practice on each other. You won’t operate perfectly in love at the very beginning; but as you persist, you will get increasingly better at it. If you fail, simply confess it as sin, receive your forgiveness and go on. Keep loving. Keep overlooking the shortcomings of other people. Look for Jesus in them. Forgive immediately and stay out of offense.
Decide to live the love life. Make the quality decision to live by love, and you’ll keep the door open to the miracle you need. In conclusion, believing, receiving and releasing the love of God is the ticket to signs, wonders and miracles—there’s no way around it. No amount of prayer, serving, pleading or Scripture memorization can take its place. Love has always been the answer. If you’ve been believing for healing, financial breakthrough or deliverance for a long time, put your focus on love. It NEVER fails.