By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Wednesday, 2nd June 2021
And these signs shall follow them that believe…they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mark 16:17-18).
In the past year, perhaps, more than ever in the history of this generation, we’ve seen intense distress of nations, with many living in immense fear. Even amongst Christians, we’ve seen church leaders go as far as putting up a sign to indicate they’re shutting down their churches because of fear.
But such actions are inconsistent with the ministry of Jesus Christ in whom we’ve believed. How can a Christian—who the Bible says is the salt of the earth and the light of the world, the one who’s anointed with the Holy Ghost; a God-carrying vessel—be afraid?
Jesus highlighted the signs with which to identify those who believe in Him, part of which we read in our opening scripture. No one who truly believes in Jesus will be afraid of any sickness or infectious disease. He said in Luke 10:19, “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.”
Your reaction to the things going on in the world today shows whether or not you truly believe in Jesus. It’s the pressures of life that reveal your convictions. If as a Christian, you’re “afraid” of sickness or disease, then in which God did you believe? Certainly not the same God that Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the Prophets and the Apostles knew and talked about.
For many years, I’ve laid hands on people with some of the most contagious diseases in the world; very infectious diseases; but I could never have any fear of becoming infected, because it’s the same ministry of Jesus, by the life and power of the Holy Spirit. We have the divine life that’s “uninfectable” and impregnable to any sickness or disease. Take the Word of God seriously; study it; believe it, and live it.
I’ve been sent forth to be the solution to the problems of the world, and I’m fulfilling my ministry. I’m a partaker of the divine nature. I’m conscious that I have power over sickness, disease and infirmities; to heal them and live above them. This is my reality. Hallelujah!
Mark 16:17-18 NKJV
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.”
They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. 6 I have said, Ye [are] gods; and all of you [are] children of the most High.
John 14:1 TPT
Don’t worry or surrender to your fear. For you’ve believed in God, now trust and believe in me also.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 17:1-26 & 1 Chronicles 9-10
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Mark 14:43-52 & Numbers 36
EXCEPT FROM: Rhapsody Of Realities Daily Devotional