Snake bites!

“And these signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Mark 16:17-18 (ESV)

I have always thought this passage was a bit strange, you know, the snakes, poison and all, but recently as I have meditated upon it I think God has given me some insight! Jesus said that these signs WILL accompany those who believe… demons being cast out, speaking in tongues, handling (and probably getting bit by) snakes, drinking poisonous things and healing the sick. I can get my mind around the demon’s thing, and the speaking in tongues, even healing, but the snakes and poison bit that is hard to get. Then I realized God didn’t just accidentally or randomly put this passage in the Bible. He has it there for a reason. And what if that reason is for such a time as this? Signs point to a destination, and the destination here is the kingdom of God.

It got demonstrated in a powerful way when Paul was ship wrecked on an island and get bit by a deadly viper. He showed us that is was possible to get jabbed by a deadly viper and not be impacted by it, at all (Acts 28:3-6)!

Whether fake news is sharing it or not, there have been many deaths and complications from the recent jab that is being mandated. Don’t deny it, but pray into it. Don’t stick your head in the sand and pretend there is nothing unsafe about it. But begin taking authority over it. Treat it like a curse, and break it under the powerful name of Jesus Christ. If you received out of fear, please repent, knowing that when we confess our sins Jesus is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and CLEANSE us of our iniquities (1 John 1:9). The word cleanse means to purify, to consecrate, to be freed from guilt, to make clean as from leprosy! And, the word iniquity means unrighteousness, injustice, wrongfulness. When David cried out to God in Psalm 51 about his sin with Bathsheba and all that followed, he asked God to blot out his transgressions, to wash away all his iniquity, and cleanse him from his sin (v.1-2). Our actions leave a residue that though we may be forgiven, we still need to be cleansed to the iniquitous stain. We can pray for God to cleanse us of the iniquities of our forefathers, as well as for our own sin! And in a sense, the jab is an iniquity that needs to be cleansed. The blood of Jesus does that perfectly and completely! This is what Jesus was talking about in Mark 16!

Besides for yourself, you can pray for all those believers you know who have gotten the jab! Declare all its toxic, poisonous, evil ingredients to be nullified in Jesus name. Proclaim the blood of Jesus flows through their bodies. Ask God to restore everything that the enemy has stolen! Ask God to allow this to be a sign of His kingdom in this wicked perverse generation (Acts 2:40). Ask Him to release this sign through you’re your family, your church, across our city and nation! Thank Him for the promise of these signs and wonders that WILL accompany those who believe!!!