This is another blog post I did years ago that I thought might be helpful to someone today. From September 2007.
Given September 5, 2007
During the closing prayer at church last night, our pastor made mention of us, as believers, being able to cast out devils, speak with other tongues, and lay hands on the sick and see them recover, Mark 16:17-18. It reminded me that we should be taking more control over things in the earth than we are.
The verse in Acts 19 came to mind where seven sons of Sceva tried to cast out a devil using Jesus’ and Paul’s credentials and got whooped, (a southwest Virginia term). The evil spirit said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?” Acts 19:15“. As a believer, I want to be known by the evil spirits and have them say, “Uh oh, there’s that Dotson guy. Don’t mess with him, let’s get outta here.”
Do we really believe we can get to that point? What did Jesus say? “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” John 14:12. He that believes, those who believe…
I heard it said by a famous preacher regarding Mark 16, “These signs shall follow those who believe that these signs shall follow them.” We’ve got to believe! Jesus I know, Paul I know, and Bill I know. May it be so Lord.