Many people who claim to believe in Jesus will be condemned by Jesus because of their disbelief. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Even the disciples of Jesus disbelieved, they did not believe that He arose from the dead.
We read in the gospel of Mark 16:14 ”Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16“HE WHO HAS BELIEVED AND HAS BEEN BAPTIZED shall be saved; BUT HE WHO HAS DISBELIEVED SHALL BE CONDEMNED. 17“These signs WILL accompany those who have believed: IN MY NAME THEY WILL cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Jesus said that for THOSE WHO HAVE BELIEVED these signs WILL follow. To most believers these signs do not follow BECAUSE THEY DO NOT BELIEVE, they did never believe. Most believers do not believe the words of Jesus because they DO NOT OBEY them. Many believers do not REPENT of sin, they do not STOP SINNING, they are not born again, they refuse to OBEY Jesus and be baptized in water. Those who HAVE BELIEVED and HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED shall be saved but those who have DISBELIEVED shall be CONDEMNED.
The reason why these signs are not following those who claim to believe is because THEY DID NOT REALLY BELIEVE and they do not FOLLOW nor OBEY Jesus Christ. If we follow Jesus Christ the SIGNS WILL FOLLOW, we will bear good fruit, we will SIN NO MORE and we will glorify Jesus through our deeds because we believe and because we walk in HIS AUTHORITY. If you do not believe and submit yourself to His authority you will not be able to operate IN THE NAME OF JESUS, because you have not believed.
Do you believe in Jesus and are these signs following? Is your fruit showing that you are a believer, a follower of Jesus Christ? Do these signs follow US who claim to believe and do we bear good fruit? Do we really believe or will we be CONDEMNED? May Jesus bless you.
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