[Jesus] said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 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." After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and He sat at the right hand of God. 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
God’s work is supernatural. No, this passage is not about Charismatic vs. Non-Charismatic issues. This passage is about the power of proclaiming and believing the good news.
Notice the word "all." There are places in the heart where the gospel will take root and flourish — places that will surprise you.
From God’s right hand, Jesus looks upon all us unlikely people (you and me) proclaiming the good news. From this position of great authority and majesty, He touches our words so they have electrifying power. The power to bring eternal transformation. Why is that?
Because Jesus speaks through us, and beyond us to those who believe. This is the genius of God. He uses the broken, the humble, the poor to fix, to transform, to enrich many lives. Even a smile can have eternal benefit when it comes from Jesus through us.
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the Lord. That’s how the supernatural happens.
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