04 Nov Jesus will Work with You to Accomplish His Purposes
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. Mark 16: 15-20
This is one of the passages in the New Testament where you have the “Great Commission.” We have all been commissioned to go and preach the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus Christ. As we believe in Him and are baptized in water and baptized in the Holy Spirit, there will be an empowering work of His Spirit in us and through us which accomplish His purposes for our lives.
We can be agents of deliverance for those who are addicted and we can place our hands on people and believe that God will heal them. There is a powerful promise at the end of this passage that the Lord Jesus himself will work with you to confirm His Word through working miracles in the lives of many.
I am passionate about seeing many people come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Eternity is at stake for so many and I want to do everything I can to lead my friends and this community to a relationship with Jesus. I pray each day that God will give me opportunities to share His life and to make a difference in people’s lives.
I am reminded here that the Lord Jesus is present with me to help me and to work with me in seeing people get healed and delivered from a life of sin, addiction and destruction. Jesus still heals today and we need to be bold to believe that He will answer our prayers.
Come Lord Jesus and fill me with your Spirit this day. Help me to reach out to those who still need to give their lives to You. I pray that my days will be fruitful and effective for you. I set my heart to follow you closely and to do your will in all things. Give me opportunities this day to share your love with people who need you.