Soo many people are familiar with these verses,
many pastors talk about these verses,
I’ll bet you even know them.
But for some reason two of these verses always seem to be
or they are acknowledged but NEVER applied.
I bet you’re wondering which verses i am mentioning.
Read the whole bit here and then re-read verses 17-18
Mark 16:14-20 Amplified Bible (AMP)
The Disciples Commissioned
“14 Later, Jesus appeared to the eleven [disciples] themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He called them to account for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen [from death]. 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 He who has believed [in Me] and has been baptized will be saved [from the penalty of God’s wrath and judgment]; but he who has not believed will be condemned. 17 These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.”
19 So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord was working with them and confirming the word by the signs that followed.]”
Note that it doesn’t say, if you have an annointing you can do these, if you feel lead you can do these things, if you are spiritually gifted in one of these go and do, or that if it doesn’t work the first time you don’t have to do it anymore.
THESE SIGNS WILL ACCOMPANY THOSE WHO HAVE BELIEVED.
Do You Believe?
Take note also that it doesn’t say go into all the world and make churches.
Faith. I have heard that faith is also spelt this way r-i-s-k
Yes it’s different but we are called to stand out
Yes it’s out of your comfort zone, if we were always comfortable we would never need the comforter, the Holy Spirit
Verse 20 states this “And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord was working with them and confirming the word by the signs that followed.”
It’s a package deal.
We were never created for ourselves, we were created for Him.
Aren’t you tired of being comfortable yet??!