Posted by: Mariah Hollifield | October 21, 2010


And these signs will follow those who believe.

Mark 16:17

Jesus promised believers He would work with them, "confirming the word through the accompanying signs" (Mark 16:20). Throughout the book of Acts those who spoke the word had it confirmed with miraculous signs and, like Jesus, many believed the good news (Acts 5:12-16; 19:8-12). Unlike the Pharisees, believers did not follow signs; the signs followed them.

Some claim such signs are no longer needed today since we now have the completed Word of God, the Bible. If all that first-century believers had was the living voice of the apostles, and they still needed signs, how much more do we who live in the twentieth century!

Like believers throughout the ages, we need both the word of God and the power of God to do the work of God. Anything less is not only sub-biblical, it is ineffective. Therefore, expect miracles! Expect the Lord to confirm His Word with signs as we, like the early disciples, obey His command to "go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15).


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