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John 12:27-30


 “Now My soul is troubled and what shall I say? ‘Father. Save Me from this hour?’ But for this purpose I came to this hour. 'Father, glorify Your name.’ Then a voice cane from heaven, {saying} ‘I have both glorified {it} and will glorify {it} again.’ Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, ‘An angel has spoken to Him.’ Jesus answered and said, ’This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake.’”


 Here Jesus was speaking to those gathered around Him in Bethany just before the Passover. The reason that some who were present at this time heard thunder and others heard the voice of angels was dictated by the hearts of the hearers. In all of Scripture, in all of life, we find that the supernatural always happens, it is only those whose hearts are softened to perceive it, however, that do perceive it. The natural man attempts to explain the supernatural away with natural laws and reasonings and therefore has a difficult time accepting anything supernatural. In particular in the 2nd chapter of Acts, we find that at the time the believers in the upper room received the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, that those who were able to interpret the tongues spoken were outside of the room and had supernatural understanding, each in their own language. The tongues were diverse and could only be understood by the soft hearts of men. This, incidentally, is extremely important where tongues are concerned. The word says that no one understands those who speak in tongues {1 Corinthians 14:2}. This means that no natural man can understand any prayer language and that the only interpretation of a spoken prayer language is a manifestation of the gift of the Holy Spirit {1 Corinthians 12: 10}. If no man can understand this type of language, then the wicked one cannot understand it either and therefore cannot interfere. Thus, God had to make the miraculous manifest in the hearing of those with ears to hear. This concept is exactly what is taking place in John 12:27-30- The sound that emanated from heaven at this time was “interpreted” differently based on the hearts and willingness of those who heard it! There are two imperative concepts to glean from both John 12: 27-30 and Acts 2:5-12 they are;

First, the supernatural is always present and manifesting in response to the need of men - however, it usually appears more natural than super and thus, the second concept is true- 

Second, the receipt and understanding of the supernatural is entirely subject to the soft heartedness and ear willingness of the observer. 


Do not be deceived into thinking that the supernatural appears so supernaturally that no human can deny it’s supernatural and miraculous nature- this just isn’t the case. Period



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