These Signs Shall Follow Them
The word "signs" (an object, quality, or event whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else.) in this scripture indicates that as the result of a Believer's faith, signs would follow.
After a preached or shared Word, signs, wonders, and miracles should show up! This is the evidence that the gospel is the only door to the Father!
Throughout the New Testament we find from the "Baptism of the Holy Spirit" to the exploits of the preached word by the disciples -- signs followed them!
These signs followed Apostle Paul:
- Strength was restored to the limbs of the lame (Acts 14:8-10).
- Casting out demons (Acts 16:16-18).
- Aprons or napkins were taken from Paul's Body and shared with the bedridden and those who could not physically attend Paul's meeting because of their afflictions. God's healing power was transferred to the sick and brought on healing! (Acts 19:11,12).
- The Dead Was Raised (Acts 20:9-12).
- Healing the sick (Acts 28:8,9).
In other words, miracles were manifested!
Who are Believers? Those who have accepted Christ as their Saviour? We are now living in an environment where we have "unbelieving" believers!
What are you talking about? Listen. Most Christians can easily tell you and/or confess in the belief on accepting Christ into their lives but when it comes to "believing" and taking His Word at His Word, we stumble!
Does His Word really mean that "by His stripes we are healed?!" -- Isaiah 53:5 I am above and not beneath!-- Deuteronomy 28:13; Whatsoever you desire when you pray believe it and ye shall have it! -- Mark 11:24
Do we really believe the written Word! Ahhh, most of us would say, "of course, we do!" It is not until we meet adversity that our TRUE belief shows up!
We have read the stories of Moses and the Red Sea, David and Goliath, Jonah and the Whale, and even the Crucifixion! Do we really believe? Do we really take to heart what the Word of God says about us and about what we can do in His Name?
The Word of God says: I came that you might have life, and that more abundantly!--John 10:10. However, so many Believers have failed to invoke the power of Kingdom Living! Taking authority over that which exists in this earth realm. We fail to move into the sonship of whose we are.
Even though the Word of God tells us that We sit in heavenly places -- Ephesians 2:6 we act as though we are of this World! We are in it, assigned Ambassadors, but not of it! We are suppose to be enacting our Father's will in the Earth!
Because of whose we are, we give Him Glory! And because we know and understand who we are we do invoke change into our environment. As believers the anointing of what we believe changes situations, environments, and the atmosphere!
We legislate change according to the laws of Heaven!
Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done ON Earth as it is in Heaven!
Our neighborhoods should change for the better -- because we are there! Our work environment should change because we are in the midst and we pray, not only for ourselves and families, but for those who we labor among. Our families should be stronger because we stand in the gap and promote peace, love, and joy!
We have the power to "calleth those things which be not as though they were!"-- Romans 4:17.
It is Time!
We have come into a time and season that, we, as Christians and Believers, fulfill the Great Commission by going into the world, preaching the gospel, and compelling men and women to come into the fold.
It is time that the signs, miracles, and wonders follow us as we proclaim that He is the true and living God! That as we share the Good News that He has Risen that the power of the Word will bring healing and miracles and deliverance to those who are in need!
He passed on the ability of demonstration that those who would witness the preached Word would be moved by what they not only heard but by what they see!
Imagine the testimony of the Woman with the issue of blood after she simply touched the Master! She was known by those who had came to hear the Master and no doubt some even knew of her prior condition! She was able to witness to the healing power of the Saviour!
We are walking Epistles to those around us! When they do not pick up the Bible, they will read our lives!
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