The dynamics of discipleship (part 17)
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” – MARK 16: 17, 18
God’s promise for us to walk in the gifts and power of Holy Spirit is for every believer to GO and signs and wonders will follow them. The signs are tools and weapons for us to use just as Jesus taught His disciples to use as they went about preaching the gospel.
Throughout my 40 year journey with Jesus, I have seen these signs manifest in my life as I needed them as they also did in the lives of the disciples. Casting out demons, healing the sick and speaking in tongues is normal for the believer. Taking up serpents without harm is God’s protection for us as well as drinking anything deadly, unaware.
Warning – both of these signs have been perverted by the devil, leading people to be bitten and poisoned, by tempting God.
As you go in faith as the word says and believe, these signs will follow you and God will confirm His word to you. The more you exercise His signs, wonders and gifts of the Holy Spirit the more frequently they will manifest building your faith and confidence in the power and anointing of God.
And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen. – MARK 16: 20