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Timeless Testimonies

Supernatural Synergy

It is no secret that there is “power in numbers,” meaning that the effectiveness of cooperation seems to “multiply” as teams work together in greater “harmony” or singleness of purpose, as compared to simply “adding” the results of several individuals working independently.  This synergy has hints in familiar biblical passages such as this lament in the Song of Moses concerning the power of the enemy army against Israel:

“How could one man chase a thousand,or two put ten thousand to flight,unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up?” [Dt. 32:30 (NIV)]

King Solomon offered this wisdom regarding cooperation:

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” [Eccl. 4:12 (NIV)]

Perhaps less well recognized, however, is the profound example of the power of synergy displayed by the men on the plain of Shinar, after Noah’s sons had begun to re-populate the earth.  Wickedness had again reached a critical point, in God’s view:

5But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. 6The LORD said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language, they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.’”

[Gen 11:5-7 (NIV)] (emphasis added)

This observation by God shows us that this synergistic power was far greater than we might have guessed just by their tower-building enterprise.

Hidden in this display of “alarm” by God and his subsequent prophylactic intervention to scatter the wicked men of Shinar, is a fantastic encouragement!  Here it is: 

If the pagan men Shinar were capable, through the synergy of cooperation, to do anything they planned, how much more could the sons of God be capable of through the unifying language and power of the Holy Spirit?

There is a supernatural power of synergy available to the sons of God, so much so that when they step into their destiny together as agents of societal transformation there will be a profound restoration of the majesty of God’s creation.  [Rom 8:19]

All creation is eagerly waiting …..

These “newbies” helped to demonstrate the power of every saint to heal the sick!

Another 10 people were healed at tonight’s Freedom Festival in Kakamega, Kenya, as they simply walked onto the Festival Field this 3rd night in the series of five in the heart of the city! Now there have been over 85 people healed this way by God’s sovereign action and eagerness to heal! And again He stopped the rain until the precise moment we finished for the evening! I preached on the ability of every believer to heal the sick, and the Lord’s command for them to do so [Matthew 10:8]. I had alerted our organizer to the fact that I would be enlisting the help of one or two of the new believers (of the many just saved the previous two nights), so that these “newbies” could help me on the platform to demonstrate the power of every saint to heal the sick, and that I would call two or three sick people to the platform to be healed in view of the crowd by these new believers. That was my plan. The organizer misunderstood me, and before he introduced me to preach for the evening, he took it upon himself to “set the stage” for me by calling over a dozen sick people to the platform ahead of time and also three new believers from the many saved at our Festival already. I had lost “control” of the flow on the platform! Abba showed me that He was in control and, as I coached them a bit, the new believers healed these several sick people, one after the other, to the crowd’s delight and mine! Then I had these “seasoned” healing ministers continue from the platform as they simply pointed to the remaining sick people in the crowd on the field and commanded them to be healed in Jesus’ name! They were all healed by the power resident through the Holy Spirit in believing believers! Bwana asifiwe! [Lord, be praised!]

Steve Trullinger, July 4, 2013