When is the season of the Supernatural? The word “supernatural” means something that is beyond the natural and beyond science, it is something that is divine and purely the work of God. A season of the supernatural is a special season when God decides to work so as to bring glory to Himself. To benefit or take advantage of this supernatural season we must respond to God in obedience, by prayer, by worship, or in faith. The impact of what happens during this season results in a turnaround situation.
A UNIQUE TIME AND OPPORTUNITY
A season of the supernatural is a unique time when God chooses to move like never before. It is a time when God decides to step into the arena of man’s most complex and intractable problems in a miraculous way. When God steps into the human arena we can then expect a turnaround in our situation. Shiloh was a unique time for Hannah, it would have been different if she missed Shiloh in that particular year.
IT IS A SPECIAL SEASON, A TIME OF GOD’S FAVOUR AND VISITATION
The season of the supernatural is a time of God’s favour when God visits his people to give them victory. Our ability to connect with God at such a time is very critical.
God works in times and seasons (Psalm 102:13; Judges 4:14,15,24). When the time for God’s visitation comes, He moves supernaturally into action to do the impossible and extraordinary. A season of the supernatural may differ from person to person, nonetheless, it is a season when the hand of God is manifested. A good example is the man by the pool of Bethsaida. Sensing the timing of God, the season of the supernatural, Deborah urged Barak to move against Sisera, the commander of the army of Cannon in battle. Barack’s obedience brought victory to Israel.
A KAIROS MOMENT
The season of the supernatural is a kairos moment (the right, critical or opportune time). In 1 Chronicles 14:8-17 we see an example of a supernatural moment and a kairos moment. David was told not to attack the Philistines until he hears the sound of marching on top of the mulberry tree. That is when the supernatural army begins to march, that will be the sign for David to move. God has his own time and season very different from our timing, and he expects us to connect to his timing and programme. When David keyed into God’s season, he got victory over the Philistines.
A PROPHETIC SEASON
The season of the supernatural is a prophetic season. Those who act in faith during this season experience a turnaround. In 2 Kings 6 and 7, we find the story of a supernatural moment. This happened when Samaria was under a siege by Benhadad, king of Syria. Living conditions deteriorated greatly in Samaria during this siege. There was severe famine so people resorted to cannibalism for survival. The king was helpless he could not help those who ran to him for help.
Under this tense situation, the prophet Elisha gave a prophetic word of hope that God would do an extraordinary thing to break the siege over Samaria. He predicted that by tomorrow food would be in abundance and that the cost of food items would become so cheap. His prediction looked so incredible. An officer in the palace who was close to the king doubted what the prophet said. How would God do it he reasoned, even if he were to open the windows of heaven, would he rain down food? For his unbelief, Elisha declared that he would not live to see the miracle God was about to do let alone eat of the bounties. As Elisha predicted, the following day God made the Syrian army to hear a false rumour of an invading army, out of fear they retreated suddenly abandoning their camp. In a very dramatic way, the siege over Samaria ended suddenly, and as predicted, food became so abundant in the city. This brought about a turnaround situation.
CONNECTING BY FAITH
One thing is certain during a season of the supernatural, we must connect or key in to take advantage of the season, otherwise, we shall lose out. Faith is necessary to connect during a season of the supernatural. Two lepers who sat at the gate of Samaria were instrumental in breaking the siege over Samaria. When they could not withstand the hunger in the city, they decided to go to the Syrian camp at the risk of their lives in search of food. When they got to the camp, to their surprise, the Syrian camp had been deserted. They quickly gathered enough food for themselves and later brought back word to the king that the Syrians had retreated from their camp. In disbelief, the king thought it was a deliberate ploy by the Syrians to deceive them, he sent emissaries to check out the camp. To their surprise they found the story of the lepers to be true. Thus, deliverance and relief came to the city through the courage of the lepers. The courage of the lepers to venture out to the camp of the Syrians became the saving grace for those in the city of Samaria. Therefore, faith is key to connecting to the supernatural moment as the example of the leper’s shows.
Peter’s ability to key into the supernatural moment when Jesus met him ended the drought in his career (Luke 5: 1-11). If Peter had missed that moment when he met with Jesus, it is doubtful if he would have experienced a turn around like he did. Once Peter seized on the opportunity Jesus gave to him to follow him, his life took a different turn from then. The Bible records that Peter forsook all and followed Jesus. A supernatural opportunity is a time of turnaround in our lives, but we must respond to God by faith, by prayer, in obedience and through worship.
Peter seized another supernatural moment when he saw the Lord Jesus walking on the water. He said to the Lord to bid him to come if he was the one on the sea of Galilee. Again, because he obeyed Jesus when he said to him “Come”, he thus became the first and only man to have walked on water. Often, we are quick to point out that Peter did not walk on water for long before he began to sink, but we fail to appreciate the initial courage he showed and the lessons he learnt from the whole experience.
THE WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD
The woman with the issue of blood keyed into a supernatural moment when Jesus came to the city where she was and by faith, she got her healing. For she said to herself, “If only I may touch his garment, I shall be made well.” Out of the multitude who thronged around Jesus, she alone took advantage of the supernatural moment that the presence of Jesus offered. Jesus is the Lord of the supernatural, his presence creates the unique season of the supernatural.
Pentecost and the book of Acts was a season of the supernatural characterized by signs, wonders, miracles, healings, deliverance, blessings, and extraordinary happenings. Those who seized the moment received instant miracles and healings.
Lastly, it is important to emphasize that we can key into this season of the supernatural through exceptional worship. Spirit-filled and Christ-centered Worship opens the door to the supernatural. Like Peter, we can prepare for the season of the supernatural through obedience. Again we position our selves to take advantage of this season of the supernatural through prayer and fasting and by the leading of the Holy Spirit.