Johnson desires that Christians experience all that is promised in the Bible. That includes co-laboring with God. This book is a wake-up call to the promise of Jesus that “greater things than these you shall do.”
Johnson writes about the mind of the believer. “The challenge before us is to give ourselves completely to the full purpose of God for the mind of man through the model that Jesus gave us, thereby giving us access to His supernatural lifestyle.” (21) Johnson writes, “I have come to see that the normal Christian life means miracles, spiritual intervention, and revelation.” (25) The Holy Spirit in us makes it impossible to be content with life on a merely physical plane.
Johnson gives many encouraging examples of people moving in God's will and experiencing the supernatural. He reminds us that God's purpose is not merely our salvation but that we would demonstrate the will of God. We are encouraged to view reality from God's perspective. We must have our minds, our way of thinking, transformed. The mind is a tool of God, a powerful instrument of the Holy Spirit. Johnson helps us recognize revelation, seek it, and put it into action.
I found that Johnson has given very practical teaching on moving into the area of supernatural ministry. He explains how we grow, what we are to look for, how we can endure uncertainty, how to identify demon activity, and much more.
This book is a challenge to our comfortable Christian experience. It is a timely and much needed wake-up call to the body of Christ.
Bill Johnson is a fifth-generation pastor. He and his wife serve a growing number of churches that have partnered for revival, crossing denominational lines. They are senior pastors of Bethel Church, Redding, California.
Destiny Image, 173 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.