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THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW

These Signs Shall Follow Them That Believe

 

Mark 16: 15-20

(15)  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

(16)  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

(17)  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

(18)  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

(19)  So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

(20)   And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.  Amen.

 

    Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. THE GOSPEL IS THE GOOD NEWS, ABOUT A GOOD JESUS.  Jesus paid the price for our salvation with his own life.  He took the nails in his his and his feet, stripes on his back, a spear in his side and a crown of thorns on his head. He was in the garden, at the whipping post and then on the tree.  He died, he was buried, he descended into hell.  Hell couldn't hold him.  The grave couldn't keep him.  JESUS AROSE AND REVIVED FROM THE DEAD AND IS A LIVE LIVING JESUS WHO HAS ASCENDED ON HIGH AND IS NOW SEATED ON THE THRONE OF GOD AND THAT IS GOOD NEWS.

 

BECAUSE HE LIVES WE CAN LIVE ALSO!

 

    This is what we are to tell every creature, that Jesus paid the price that we can be saved, MISS HELL GAIN HEAVEN.

 

When this is preached things will take place.

 

    The bible teaches that "HE THAT BELIEVETH AND IS BAPTIZED SHALL BE SAVED."

 

     The word HE is very important, because this gospel must be received on an individual basis.  Everyone has to receive Jesus for theirselves.

 

    The sad words are "HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT SHALL BE DAMNED." 

 

DAMNED FOR ETERNITY!

SAD

 

     The word in the 16th verse goes from HE TO THEM in verse 17.  A man or woman first must be saved and when saved partaking of the great commission by being a child of God and part of the church, SIGNS will begin to follow them.

 

THE BIBLE PLAINLY STATES THAT THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE!

 

THE SIGNS ARE LISTED:

1.  IN MY NAME SHALL THEY CAST OUT DEVILS.

The name of Jesus is bigger than any devil and we certainly need the name of Jesus! Casting out devils is a sign that follows the preaching of the gospel.

2.  THEY SHALL SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES.

Tongues is the very first on the spot evidence that a person has been baptized with the Holy Ghost.  It is not the only evidence but the very first.  It is a supernatural last day sign.

3.  THEY SHALL TAKE UP SERPENTS.

Much has been made of this sign, but remember it is the word of God.  Moses did take up a serpent and Paul also shook one off.  If necessary the sign will follow those that believe.  I also believe it has to do with: 

 

Luke 10: 19

(19)  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy:  and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 

 

It goes back to the dominion that a child of God has. 

 

4.  AND IF THEY DRINK ANY DEADLY THING IT SHALL NOT HURT THEM.

    The anointing of God has power over deadly poison.  It shall not hurt them. Prayer at times of meals is a powerful force.  All food is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

 

5.  THEY SHALL LAY HANDS ON THE SICK, AND THEY SHALL RECOVER.

1.  The laying on of hands.

2.  Causes the sick to be healed.

3.  Causes the sick to recover.

 

Laying on of hands is part of the gospel commission. 

 

WE ARE NOT ONLY TO PREACH, BUT ALSO TO PRAY.

 

THE COMMISSION IS:

1.  GO INTO ALL THE WORLD.

2.  PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.

3.  BAPTIZE THE BELIEVER.

4.  HAVE SIGNS FOLLOWING.

5.  CAST OUT DEVILS IN JESUS NAME.

6.  SPEAK WITH NEW TONGUES.

7.  TAKE UP SERPENTS.

8.  DEADLY THINGS WILL NOT KILL IF DRANKED.

9.  LAY HANDS ON THE SICK.

 

Matthew 28: 18-20

(18)  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

(19)  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

(20)  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

    Jesus commanded his disciples to go forth into all nations and teach them to observe all things that He had commanded them.

 

Matthew 10: 7-8

(7)  And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

(8)  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils:  freely ye have received, freely give.

 

1.  HE COMMANDED HIS DISCIPLES TO PREACH.

2.  THE MESSAGE WAS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.

3.  HEAL THE SICK.

4.  CLEANSE THE LEPERS.

5.  RAISE THE DEAD.

6.  CAST OUT DEVILS.

7.  FREELY YE HAVE RECEIVED, FREELY GIVE.

 

    His disciples were to teach people to heal the sick, to cleanse the lepers, to raise the dead and cast out devils because they had been commanded to do this very thing.

 

Luke 24: 46-47

(46)  And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer,and to rise from the dead the third day:

(47)  And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

 

 1.  JESUS TOOK NAILS IN HIS HANDS AND FEET.

 2.  STRIPES ON HIS BACK.

 3.  A SPEAR IN HIS SIDE.

 4.  A CROWN OF THORNS ON HIS HEAD.

 5.  DIED ON THE CROSS.

 6.  HE WAS BURIED.

 7.  HE DESCENDED INTO HELL.

 8.  HE AROSE AND REVIVED FROM THE DEAD.

 9.  SHEWED HIMSELF ALIVE AFTER HIS PASSION.

10.  ASCENDED TO THE THRONE OF GOD.

11.  MADE BOTH LORD AND CHRIST. 

 

    The disciples were to teach these things along with repentance and remissions of sins in his name among all nations beginning at Jerusalem. 

 

Mark 16: 20

(20)  And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.  

 

1.  AND THEY WENT FORTH

2.  AND PREACHED EVERY WHERE

3.  THE LORD WORKING WITH THEM

4.  CONFIRMING THE WORD WITH SIGNS FOLLOWING 

 

 

THE LORD WORKING WITH THEM!

 

CONFIRMING THE WORD WITH SIGNS FOLLOWING!

 

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