What Did Jesus Say? By Pam Sheppard
14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 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.”
19 After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 20 Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. Mark 16:14-20 – NIV
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD!!!!
AFTER His resurrection and BEFORE His ascension, the Lord declared to His Apostles: , “Go into ALL the world and preach the gospel.”
Has this been done?
Well, the church has definitely “gone into all the world” but has the full gospel been preached?
No it has not!
So what IS the FULL gospel?
Its so simple that practically every minister of the gospel in the last two thousand years has missed it.
The full gospel is JESUS Himself!
The Lord is not only crucified unto death for our sins but He is is alive in His physical body, NEVER to die again!!!
Therefore, the Lord’s resurrection is the part of the gospel that evil spirits dread the most. His resurrection is the real power of the gospel because it defeats death in the minds of God’s people. The elect who are wise know that “we never die.” We believe AND PREACH THAT when the Lord returns, we who are alive shall NEVER SEE THE GRAVE!!!. And we who are in the grave shall return in our spirits with Jesus to retrieve our decayed bodies from the grave, fully restored and forever “physically” immortal.
This is the full gospel of Jesus Christ!!! Have you heard this gospel in your churches, in the media, even online today?
No, you have not!
Faith in the Lord’s resurrection put into our spirits by the Holy Ghost will cause us to be born again. In other words, our dead spirits have been raised and now we can see the kingdom in our earthly lifetime and also enter it when our bodies die. We don’t really need to know about the Lord’s return and our resurrection to be born again.
However, deliverance from evil spirits is the SECOND part of the gospel. WE ARE TO CAST OUT DEVILS! We are empowered to cast out demons by our faith that because of the Lord’s resurrection and our own resurrection in spirit and our future resurrection in our bodies. So when we believe AND preach the resurrection of the dead, our faith in spiritual warfare is increased and maximized. Why? Because the power of that unique earth-shattering FUTURE event SYMBOLIZES the ultimate completion of the Lord’s full victory over death, HIS POWER TO COME THAT BY FAITH, WE WALK IN NOW!!!! Listen to the Apostle Paul’s warning to the Corinthians.
“But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ can be raised. And if Christ is not raised, our preaching is useless and vain. More than that, we are found to be FALSE WITNESSES about God, for we have testified about God that He raised Christ from the dead. But He did not raise Him if in fact, the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; YOU ARE STILL IN YOUR SINS. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ ARE LOST. If only for THIS life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people, most to be pitied.” (I Cor 15:12-19 NIV)
So the Lord’s resurrection AND the resurrection of the dead are crucial to of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Not only has the Lord’s resurrection benn moth misunderstood and de-emphasized, but the resurrection of the dead in Christ when He returns is yet another a significant part of the gospel that Christianity has either diluted, suppressed or completely ignored for centuries!!!
So consider that The Lord taught His disciples the importance of faith— that whatever they believe will manifest in their actions . If you believe in your heart that because of the Lord’s resurrection, you will never die, your faith will be able to overcome your fear of own death. Faith comes by hearing when we hear the word of God through preaching. If you do not hear this teaching, your faith is weak and you evil spirits know that you have no power over them, whether you speak His name or not. They will laugh at you in derision.
The Lord anticipated all of this. So during their three years of training with the Master, not only did His apostles and other disciples cast out demons while He was physically with them , the Lord had already taught them not only about His resurrection but also “the resurrection of the dead.” In fact, they witnessed the resurrection from the dead of the old testament elect as described in Matthew 27: 51-53:
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”
The apostles did not have internet but since they appeared “to many people,” the news travelled fast.
Are the Centurions of Today TERRIFIED? No, but They Should BE!!!!
As the Apostle Paul taught in Ephesians 6, we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, also known as fallen angels. These beings go in and out of their prey as they cannot actually live in human flesh as do demons. Therefore, unlike demons, fallen angels cannot be cast out.
These entities are not terrified. In fact, they are bold in their mockery of our confusion and deception–a spiritual condition they have already led all of mankind into. Fallen angels are disdainful to such a degree that they have actually inspired us with THEIR own version of what we call “deliverance ministry.” this is why they know it won’t work. We are being taught BY THEM!!!!
Lately, at PSM Deliverance Counseling, I am noticing a shift on Zoom. I don’t have to tussle and command them. As I pray, I literally watch them leave the various opened chakras, most often they “yawn their way out.” What has been revealed to me is that the “shift” is primarily because not only am I preaching the Lord’s bodily resurrection, but lately my new emphasis is also on His return and “the resurrection of the dead in Christ.”
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