“And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; they will pick up snakes; if they should drink anything deadly, it will never harm them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.” – Mark 16:17-18 HCSB
In Luke 4:18-19, Jesus boldly read these words in the synagogue:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord .”
Luke 4:18-19 NKJV
Without missing a beat, He calmly added, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”- Luke 4:21 NKJV. “What?!” all those who heard him marveled.
It is common knowledge amongst them that the prophecy Jesus blatantly (in their opinion) attributed to Himself was a reference to the Messiah.
“How dare a carpenter’s son make Himself out to be the Messiah?” they wondered. Wrath blinding their sense of reasoning, they sought to kill Him.
They were wrong. The incontrovertible truth is that the person standing before them was NOT a carpenter’s son but God in the flesh.
In fact, He had every right to attribute every supernatural attribute to Himself with as much effrontery He could muster if He so desired! The Scriptures are enough proof.
Another truth is that this man Jesus Christ is not afraid to bestow every supernatural thing to you, the believer. He has every right to do so; His name is the name above every other name. (Philippians 2:9-11)
No wonder He could say with every sense of authority that “…these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 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.”
Mark 16:17-18 NKJV
Did you notice that He didn’t stutter? Did you notice how definite His choice of words were? In this light, dear believer, be confident in the power that God has given you in Christ Jesus. It belongs to you! On this basis, you can attribute the Spirit’s power to yourself.
God has made the supernatural attainable for you. This is why He gave you the Holy Spirit immediately you believed the Gospel (Ephesians 1:13). By so doing, He has made the supernatural natural for you.
Therefore, just as Jesus naturally walked in power, you can walk in power! It belongs to you. Let this be your consciousness from this day onward.
Confession: The supernatural is natural to me. It is my life.