The Key To the Supernatural
The Key To The Supernatural — By Kenneth W. Hagin
The Lord Has shown me that the key to the last day move of the supernatural power of God will be found in two words: unity and accord.
According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, the word unity means “the state of being one or united; oneness; singleness.” Another definition is “the quality of being one in spirit and purpose.” Accord means almost the same thing: “mutual agreement; harmony.”
Unity In The Early Church
If you have ever studied Bible history, you know that unity (or accord) is a theme in the Book of Acts. The word accord, for instance, is found 11 times in this book. Here are some examples.
In Acts 1:14, we see believers continuing “with one accord” in prayer and supplication.
In Acts 2:46 we find them worshipping daily “with one accord” in the Temple and eating their meals with gladness and “singleness of heart.”
Then in Acts chapter 3 we see Peter and John healing a crippled man at the Temple. The people rejoiced, but the religious leaders got upset and called the two apostles before the Jewish rulers and elders.
When these rulers of the people and elders of Israel heard Peter and John, they saw their boldness and perceived that they were uneducated, common men. They marveled, and they recognized that they had been with Jesus (Acts 4:1–13). Because all of the people were for Peter and John, the leaders were afraid to do anything to them. So they threatened them and told them not to speak or teach in the Name of Jesus.
After that warning, Acts 4:23–31 records the mighty prayer meeting the believers held.
ACTS 4:23–24, 29–31
23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord. . . .
29 And now, lord, behold their threatening: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Grasp the concepts of unity and accord expressed here. There could have been more than 3,000 people at that prayer meeting. It wasn’t just the two apostles praying; it was the whole company of believers in Jerusalem.
UNITY: The Key To The Supernatural
I like verse 31. It says, “The place was shaken where they were assembled together.” When we in the Body of Christ begin to unite ourselves in the power of the Word of God, we’re going to see some places shaken as they never have been shaken before.
Where there is unity, every gift of the Spirit and every fruit of the spirit will be in operation. Then and only then can the supernatural power of God move.
Do you know why most Christians are not in unity and harmony? Because they don’t have enough of the Word of God— enough power—in them. How can the gifts of the Spirit or the fruit of the spirit operate in them?
Galatians 5:22–23 is very important to the Christian walk. The fruit of the spirit is listed: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. All of these need to be in demonstration. And for that to happen, we must learn to discipline ourselves based on the Word of God.
We must learn to endure the teaching of sound doctrine—the truth of God’s Word (see 2 Tim. 4:3–4).
When we are working together in love and unity, we will prefer one another. We will be interested only in building the Kingdom of God.
Unity In Worship
If we are to have the power to do the greater works Jesus promised, we also must unite ourselves in worship. One reason the supernatural power of God has been hampered is that there has been strife in worship. The devil is subtle and cunning. Remember, the Bible says that it’s “the little foxes [little things] that spoil the vines” (Song of Sol. 2:15).
Churches, fellowships, and other Christian groups are too quick to criticize fellow believers. Groups that jump and holler criticize groups that quietly raise their hands, and vice versa. Each group thinks the other should be just like them. That’s strife, not unity. How can the power of God operate at its fullest in these conditions?
Maybe one church does something another doesn’t approve of. Or one church that is strong in faith criticizes another who is weaker in faith. There is no unity or harmony where the strong in faith are criticizing the weak in faith.
Those strong in faith should be willing to fellowship with the others. They should worship with them, even if it goes across their grain sometimes. Then they will see the supernatural power of God in demonstration.
Hastening The Lord’s Return
You and I have the greatest opportunity of any generation that has ever lived. If we really want to hasten the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, we will forget the divisions of the past, unite together around the Word of God, and deliver the world from the chains that bind it. To save and deliver this world, we must all bind together in unity, letting the mind of Christ dwell in us. Jesus was not double-minded. He had one purpose: to set the world free. That is our purpose. That is our aim.
GOD DWELLS IN US
The whole Church collectively is God’s temple (Heb 3:6). First Corinthians 3:16 says, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” In the Old Testament, Solomon’s Temple was called the house of God three times. But now we are the house of God. The Church of the Living God is the house of God (1 Tim 3:15).
There is the individual anointing within us because the Holy Spirit is in us. But then there’s also the corporate anointing. There’s something about the corporate body praising God that brings forth the manifestation of His glory. There is something about united prayer; there’s something about united praise; there’s something about worshipping god in unity. When we do that, we ought to expect Him to come into manifestation and see His power and glory revealed.
—Adapted from the book Understanding the Anointing by Kenneth E. Hagin