Man is a spirit, but he has a soul and lives in a body.1Thessalonians 5:23 says”Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our lord Jesus christ”(Nkjv).The human body is actually man’s domicile,his dwelling place.
When a person is born again,his spirit is recreated and that’s why the bible says if any man be in Christ he is a new creature,a new type of being that never existed before [2 corinthians 5:17] God,by the holy spirit then gives that recreated human spirit a new language and that language is what the scriptures refers to as “tongues of angels” in 1 corinthians 13:1.
After his resurrection and just before he was received up into heaven,Jesus gave his disciples a rundown of the characteristic features of the new creatures by which they could be easily identified.He listed to them the many things they will be known for, things they will be able to do in his name:
“This things shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongue; they shall take up serpent’s and if they drink any deadly thing,it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover” (mark 16:17-18)
When Jesus said “these signs shall follow them that believe” He wasn’t making a promise.Many people misinterpret this passage of scripture as a promise Jesus made to the believer that these signs will follow him,but it wasn’t a promise.
You have to understand that at this point in time,Jesus was talking to his disciples about the forthcoming generation of the church,a special breed called a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and a peculiar people (1 peter 2:9).It was to them he was referring when he said these signs will follow them that believe.
If you have believed in the name of the lord Jesus and have been born again, then you are the one he was talking about in mark 16:17-18.you are to be identified by these signs.
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