Sunday, January 10


And these signs shall follow them that believe…if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them… (Mark 16:17-18).
The Words of Jesus in this Scripture above are as clear as they ever could be- the believer is immune to deadly ingestions! If he drinks any deadly or poisonous substance, it should have no effect on him. Notice that Jesus didn’t say, “If they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not kill them,” He said “it shall not hurt them.” This means it’s not supposed to hurt you, let alone kill you. It makes no difference whether the deadly substance gets into your system through your mouth or through your veins–it shall have no effect on you.
The Bible gives us the account of the Apostle Paul, after he and his co-travelers were shipwrecked at the island of Malta. Being a very cold Island, the natives went out of their way to build a huge bonfire and gathered Paul and his colleagues around it. The Bible says “After Paul had gathered some wood and had put it on the fire, the heat caused a snake to crawl out, and it bit him on the hand” (Acts 28:3 CEV).
Everybody watching froze in terror because they knew that species of snake injects deadly venom into the bloodstream of its victims. But Paul “shook the snake off into the fire and wasn’t harmed” (Acts 28:5 CEV). Then, the people “watched him for a long time, and when nothing happened to him, they changed their minds and said, “This man is a god” (Acts 28:6 CEV). That’s exactly what God has called us–gods (Psalm 82:6), because we can’t be harmed or poisoned.
The life of God has completely supplanted the human life with which you were born. That life is divine and can’t be affected or infected by any deadly thing. If you were hurt by something you ingested in the past, the truth has come to you now; live in the reality of this truth henceforth. You’re now a partaker of the divine nature.

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