ALL POWER AND AUTHORITY
“These are the miraculous signs that will accompany believers: They will use the power and authority of my name to force demons out of people. They will speak new languages. They will pick up snakes, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them. They will place their hands on the sick and cure them.” (Mark 16:17-18 GWT)
When I read this Scripture I asked, Lord, why aren’t we seeing more signs and wonders now? Jesus said we would be able to greater things than He did because He goes to the Father, so why aren’t we seeing, experiencing, the greater? I know it’s not You. Where are we missing it? Where is the disconnect? What can I Do to walk in Your signs and wonders?
I am a believer, yet these miraculous signs and wonders are not accompanying me! Where am I missing You? I need to take a closer, more detailed look at this Scripture. These are the key words that jumped out at me:
Miraculous - Performed supernaturally, or by a power beyond the ordinary agency of natural laws; Supernatural; furnished supernaturally, or competent to perform miracles (http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/miraculous)
Sign - something by which another thing is shown or represented; Some visible transaction, event or appearance intended as proof or evidence of something else; Visible mark or representation; as an outward sign of and inward and spiritual grace (http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/sign)
Accompany - To go with or attend as a companion or associate on a journey, walk; To be with as connected (http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/accompany)
Believer - In theology, one who gives credit to the truth of the scriptures, as a revelation from God (http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/believer)
Power - the faculty of doing or performing anything; the faculty of moving or of producing a change in something; ability or strength (http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/power)
Authority - Legal power, or a right to command or to act (http://1828.mshaffer.com/d/word/authority)
I am a believer and I know Your Word to be true. Show me where I am missing it so Mark 16:17-18 will come alive to me and be evident in my life. Lord, I am not seeking the miraculous. I am seeking obedience and the fullness, fulfillment, of this Scripture in my life. Teach me to walk in the power and authority I have been given through the completed work of Jesus Christ on Calvary.
Because my power and authority come from You, Abba Father, I can walk confidently in it through faith. All I have to do is believe I have Your power and authority accompanying me wherever I go. Use me Lord, to make a difference in this world.
I want to see Your power operating on earth through Your people. Teach us to walk in it and not settle for less. Lives hang in the balance. Begin with me.
Be Encouraged! ❤