With some 252 blog entries now posted, I believe that the entries in this series The Ten Commandments of the Supernatural have been some of the most important thoughts that I’ve shared. I trust that they’ve been a blessing both to you personally and those who work alongside of you in the children’s ministry.
Let’s look at the final commandment in this teaching.
Commandment #10 Thou Shalt be a Dunamis Person/Ministry
Just before Jesus’ ascension to heaven, He commanded His followers to go to Jerusalem and await the promise of the Father. (Acts 1:4) At the fulfillment of the promise, the followers would be endued with power from on High (Acts 1:8), a power that would enable them to “be” or do their heavenly assignment.
We all know that word power used in Acts 1:8 is the Greek word dunamis. This is the Greek word from which we get our English words dynamite, dynamic, and dynamo. The New Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew and Greek Words teaches us about this Greek word “1411.du/namis dunamis, doo´-nam-is; from 1410; force (lit.* or fig.*); spec.* miraculous power (usually by impl.* a miracle itself):— ability, abundance, meaning, might (-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle (-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work.”
Because of the restraints imposed by wanting to be concise and to the point, allow me to briefly summarize how this dunamis applies to those who flow in the supernatural. Being a dunamis person will give you:
1. Supernatural Ability. We see dunamis in action in Acts 2 when Peter stood up to preach and about 3,000 people were brought into the Kingdom. Though the Jewish high priest assessed Peter as an “unlearned and ignorant” person in Acts 4:13, the Holy Spirit enabled Peter to go beyond his natural ability and powerfully convey the Gospel on the day of Pentecost.
2. Supernatural Authority. Not only does the enduement of power bring supernatural ability, we see in Acts 3 that the dunamis gives an authority that transcends anything that you and I can create. Without reservation, Peter grabbed ahold of the hand of the lame man and commanded him in Jesus’ name to rise up and walk. This supernatural authority will cause the dunamis person to demand that situations and circumstances change!
3. Supernatural Strength. We’ve seen two different results of being a dunamis person in Acts 2 and Acts 3. Let’s see what happened in Acts 4. When standing before Annas the high priest and other Jewish authorities, Peter and John were commanded to cease the preaching of the Gospel and the demonstration of supernatural ministry. Look at how the dunamis kicked in. Upon hearing their demands, the former cowardly Peter (his cowardness was repeatedly seen as Jesus was being tried), boldly stood before the leadership and with the strength of heaven declared that they must obey God and would continue to unwaveringly preach of what they’ve seen and heard.
Can you see the significance of this commandment? Those who flow in the supernatural MUST be dunamis people filled with heaven’s supernatural ability, authority, and strength. Will you be that person?