Consistency of Power and Authority

Many who read the Bible do not consider the time frame between the ministries.  Jesus spoke in Mark chapter 16:

 17 “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.”

It is reckoned that Jesus went to the cross in 33 A.D.  Paul is then converted and spends time in preparation for what FATHER has called him to do.  In about 51 A.D. or 18 years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Paul is on a missionary journey with Silas and in Acts chapter 16:

 

16 Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. 
17 This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” 
18 And this she did for many days.

 

But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour.

Paul did exactly what Jesus had commanded 18 years prior to this event with the exact same results.  Did the name of Jesus Christ lose any power after 18 years?  Absolutely not!  To this very day the same power resides with those who believe and doubt not in their heart.  We must no longer rely and trust in our left brain of logic and reasoning and move toward trusting in FATHER’S Word as expressed by HIS most Holy Son.  Our trust and faith in HIS Word will serve us well in the coming months and years.

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