Apostle Grace Lubega
Mark 16:17-18 (KJV); And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
There are three levels of authority in which children of God function. The first level of authority is the generic authority, that which was given to the entire body of Christ.
This authority is expressed in our theme scripture. These signs follow all that believe. They are not exclusive to special men or women of God but to every child of the new covenant.
You have the power to cast out devils. God does not expect you to go in search of your pastor to cast out a devil. He has given you the authority to do so.
You have the ability to shake off serpents. In Acts 28, the Bible reveals that Paul was bitten by a poisonous snake that should have killed him. What did he do? He simply shook it off. This was not special to Paul alone. No animal, no matter how dangerous, has the license to kill you because God has given you power and authority over it as a believer in Christ.
The power to heal is in your hands. Understand that this power is not reserved for the men and women on the pulpit. It is for every believer. You have the authority to lay hands on a man with stage IV cancer and heal them. You have the ability to pray any manner of illness out of anybody!
We undermine the liberty that came with this power every time we assume that it is for a few selected and more anointed people. The power was given to every believer.
FURTHER STUDY: Acts 28:5, Acts 5:16.
GOLDEN NUGGET: The power to heal is in your hands. Understand that this power is not reserved for the men and women on the pulpit. It is for every believer. You have the authority to lay hands on a man with stage IV cancer and heal them. You have the ability to pray any manner of illness out of anybody!
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this truth. I know the authority that I carry in You. The power to heal and cast out demons is in my hands. I demonstrate power with the boldness of the Spirit because I know who is in me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.