Post-Resurrection Promises

“And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” (Mark 16:17-18 NIV)

The part that has stood out to me from these post-resurrection promises is the one about not getting hurt when picking up snakes or drinking poison. We know that the apostle Paul was not hurt when a snake fastened itself on his hand (Acts 28:1-6). But I’m sure the Lord had more than the literal meaning in mind. How many of us have been delivered from toxic situations – relationships, habits, thoughts, words, places? They’re inevitable, but we can be assured of His promise to save us from getting hurt by them. You can count on His resurrection power.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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