Jesus says "these things will follow those that believe and are baptized"; Wer

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  1. celafoe profile image56
    celafoeposted 7 years ago

    Jesus says "these things will follow those that believe and are baptized";   Were are "these things?

    Jesus said the following    Mark 16:15-18   "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.  16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.  17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;  18 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."
    These things don't follow the vast majority professing Christianity , does  that means they are not believers?

  2. Blessed Hill profile image60
    Blessed Hillposted 7 years ago

    No, it just means they aren't walking in the fullness of their authority in the name of Jesus Christ. They may not have been taught that they have that authority because faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

    1. celafoe profile image56
      celafoeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      gee .   do  none of them have bible and the ability to read?
      Jesus didnt say "if they are taught".   He said THESE SIGNS WILL FOLLOW.   are they not responsible to know what professing Christianity obigates them to?

    2. Blessed Hill profile image60
      Blessed Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      1stly Christianity is not an obligation, it's a relationship based upon grace. Let me flip the question, when last did you cast out a demon, heal a sick person or raise someone from the dead. Jesus always taught so they had faith to receive.

    3. Rich kelley profile image60
      Rich kelleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not a good yard stick for believers, the referenced scripture may have been added. There where times that even Jesus couldn't or wouldn't heal, I don't question His faith. No one does this or it would be all over the news with thousands gathering.

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      Norine Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      We STUDY for we have our "TEACHER" (Jn 14:26;16:13; add/delete too) "if" we "WAITED" (Acts 1:4)!  JESUS "could" heal but "UNBELIEF" prevented (Matt 13:58)! It should be "on the news," but not "newsworthy" to man - "I've witnessed personally!"

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    KingdomComeposted 7 years ago

    celafoe- There is a verse found in the book of John that if understood in it's correct context would support your statement and question. It's found in John 14:12-13 (NKJV) which states: 12 Most aasuredly, I say to you, he who believe in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.13 An whatever you ask in my name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in His Son.

    Note, Jesus said in verse 12..... he who believes in me........ This means anyone who believes in Jesus Christ  can do great works. This inclues healing and is NOT time limited.

    God bless

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      Norine Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Amen, Amen, Amen!

    2. Rich kelley profile image60
      Rich kelleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like this verse, the use of words like believe, will do, I will do, all allow for growth on our part. We come to believe just like the chosen disciples. Some are further along with the coming. The "will do" allows for growth in faith.

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      Norine Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Need I remind ALL, 1 MUST do as Scripture tells us to be "IN CHRIST"
      to accomplish "these thgs!"  That's why there are so many POWERLESS RELIGIONS becuz Religion (Satan) has deceived MOST on how to be "IN CHRIST!"

  4. Michael-Milec profile image59
    Michael-Milecposted 7 years ago

    Yeah. You  ask "WHERE are " these things?! In every place and every room,  whereever the childrew of God "Born of God "(John 1:12.134.) live, work, walk and reside;
    through them lives and works  same "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me..."(Luke4:18--) .
    God , the Creator- YHWH doesn't have double standard for his children, neither different Spirit /anointing as he had before. It is the same framework " the name of Yeshua and faith in his name.....and faith which comes through Yeshua has given this man complete health..."(Acts 3:16). As there is a "giving" faith automatically  follows a "receiving" faith. You might recall frequent recording in the NT" Your faith made you well !?"
    It happens quickly and  spontaneously ! laying hands. One of my first experiences in a home of a brother senior of me having need of healing, asking
    " Lay hands on me, here..."  Prior to that I have seen some cases where a person laying hands was also speaking at the same time. I thought to say something, only to be stopped by a " needy faith''- " I told you lay hands , not to speak."" Instantly as I touched him everyone present saw a miracle ;
    '' another time, my bricklayer was feeling sick and wasn't planning to come back next day. I ask him if he can believe that he will be healed by  morning and will be back... His answer , " why not'' was sufficient as I only touched his  shoulder by saying , so, receive your healing. Next day he was talking about healing miracle, I didnt talk about... Thus time after time, we only  obediently do as the Spirit leads, and "Those things, (signs) follow..." THEY FOLLOW! Glory be to the one who provides the anointing.

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      Norine Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hallelujah!  Praise HIS "Holy Name!"  I've also exp'd the POWER of the Holy Spirit healing thru me, one being anointed w/Holy Spirit by my obeying & laying hands on him, demons came out (this wk)!  Not to mention "my healings!"

    2. Michael-Milec profile image59
      Michael-Milecposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      His Blood and the Name will never lose the power.

    3. profile image53
      Norine Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Amen!  Thank you JESUS!  Praise Your Holy Name!

    4. Rich kelley profile image60
      Rich kelleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "Thus time after time, we only obediently do as the Spirit leads,"
      This is the bottom line, we are all different, yet the spirit that leads is constant. Your faith may allow the greater works in Christ. Your faith may build mine.
      Thank you

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      Norine Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Rich: It is BELIEVING on HIS WORD that increases "FAITH!" GOD uses "man" to remind us of what HE HAS SAID!  U then, have to "become as a little child" STUDY, PRAYING & asking for REVELATION fm the Holy Spirit. "Search the Scriptures" (Acts 17:11)

    6. Michael-Milec profile image59
      Michael-Milecposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Precisely, Rich Kelley as "the Spirit  leads"; we do walk in the spirit, then suddenly we  hear that small voice  talking to us, we hear and without hesitation - act to  the glory of the King.  If we miss to obey, He doesn't come  back till next time

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      Norine Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      "IF" there is a "next time!" 
      Remember: "TODAY" if you hear HIS voice, harden not your heart..." (Heb 3:15)!

      LORD, have mercy!

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    Norine Williamsposted 7 years ago

    IT SURE DOES and I’m glad someone finally “SEES!”  Let me show you how GOD (aka JESUS, aka Holy Spirit) works!  I have been writing a HUB, telling all about the “authority” (POWER) GOD has given us, and Charlie asked this question. Do you notice the ones who responded to this question?  GOD is gathering HIS “Army!”

    JESUS’ definition of “Believing” differs from “man’s” definition.  Men think if they “Believe” tradition(s), what they’ve been “taught” in schools or seminaries, or there is a “Supreme Being,” they “Believe!”   However, JESUS’ definition of BELIEVING is one who has STUDIED (IN THE SPIRIT) and REVELATION has been given to “rightly divide” (II Timothy 2:15) HIS WORD via the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT!  “Rightly dividing” does not mean “you” read and interpret what “you think” it means, rather STUDYING IN THE SPIRIT, praying and asking the HOLY SPIRIT (aka JESUS) REVEAL it unto you! 

    GOD is TIRED of ALL of these “POWERLESS RELIGIONS” who “serve” HIM through “man-made” interpretation(s) of HIS WORD (II Kings 17:29-41)!  HE is even moreso TIRED of people “Believing” Satan has DECEIVED “TRUE WORSHIPERS” (John 4:23-24), “MOCKING,” saying they are “possessed” by a “demonic spirit” (Acts 2:13) because we do as JESUS said we would do in Mark!  However, HE did say in Isaiah 5:20 {paraphrasing} that men would think “right is wrong and wrong is right!”

    Unbelieving Hubbers continue to ask “Prove there is a GOD” which should NEVER be a question since we should have “infallible proof” by demonstrating the signs given in Mark! 

    The Holy Spirit asked me to ask “Unbelievers” to provide a book with as many “accurate” prophecies written BEFORE the Bible and to this date NO ONE has been able to provide!  Do you see how the Holy Spirit works?  There is NO WAY Verse 18 in Mark 16 LIED or ANY of HIS WORD for that matter!!!

    IF one would “WAIT” (Acts 1:4) for the POWER (Acts 1:8) we could provide “infallible proof” that we are “TRUE WORSHIPERS” or “BELIEVERS;” otherwise, Scripture has LIED or “we” have LIED and are NOT “TRUE WORSHIPERS” or “BELIEVERS!”   Amen.


  6. RachaelLefler profile image91
    RachaelLeflerposted 7 years ago

    It could be talking metaphorically, but the Catholic Church did end up taking up new tongues (spreading from culture to culture), casting out demons (practicing exorcisms), taking up serpents - banishing snakes from Ireland or a metaphor for believers facing danger, drinking poison without being harmed - many Christians were killed by Romans but Christianity survived and flourished despite its persecution, they will lay hands on the sick - every hospital that exists nowadays almost is named after a Saint, the Catholics spend a lot of time and money on helping sick people, especially those too poor to pay for their own treatments, and monks and nuns did this even before modern medicine or state-sponsored healthcare even existed.

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      Norine Williamsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Do they believe in the Holy Spirit "leading & guiding," the New Cov (Grace & Truth), baptizing as the disciples did AFTER NC, The Gospel of Christ (Gal 1:6-9), ONE SPIRIT (I Cor 12) or do they believe there are 3 "Trinity?"
      Can't get ANY "tw

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      KingdomComeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The Chatholic church makes billions of dollars from the sick. Nothing from the chatholic church is for free, NOTHING.


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