Are You An “Asymptomatic Believer”?
Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 7:20
Mark 16:17 & 18 reads: “And these signs will follow those who BELIEVE: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Those verses clearly state the signs, or the symptoms that are to be manifested in anyone who is a believer. The Greek word which has been translated here for the word believe is piseno; meaning to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to a person or thing).
People can’t physically “see” the extent of your faith. However the evidence of your inward conviction is characteristic with those “symptoms” stated in Mark 16. The key here is to advance your level of faith to the degree that you, yourself are convinced of its authority and power. We already have faith, we already have the ability and we have already received the proper authorization to successfully display every “symptom” stated in Mark 16. Yet we permit the enemy to: fool, mislead, trick and deceive us into doubting who and whose we really are!
In the medical arena; a disease is considered asymptomatic if a patient is a carrier of a disease or infection but experiences no symptoms. A condition might be asymptomatic if it fails to show the noticeable symptoms with which it is usually associated. Therefore, many of us can be referred to as “Asymptomatic Believers”! We may possess the title of a Believer; know and use the correct religious phrases; we can regularly attend worship services, pay our tithes and are generous in the giving of offerings; attend Bible ….and Prayer Meeting! However, where is your level of faith registering on the “faith-odometer”? How many of the symptoms of the believer which are listed in Mark 16: 17 &18 are evident in your life?
So in reference to the initial question, “Why are you an asymptomatic believer?”…… Only you know the genuine answer. However, whatever your reasoning may be, that you use to justify why you might be…. It’s only an excuse! An excuse that the enemy has given to you – to prevent your effectiveness in defeating him and his kingdom. Any excuse is a lie that you’ve believed and accepted as truth!
Let’s get down to some real business. The time has come that we can no longer “comfortably” exist as asymptomatic believers. We must now become so “symptomatic” in our profession, confessions and actions; that the manifestation of every sign that is recorded in Mark 16 is becoming evident in our lives.
The world needs to see US walking in the same power that was displayed in years past. They MUST know that our God is the true and living God…whose power hasn’t diminished… and that He is truly the same yesterday, today and shall be forever more!!
Be bold and very courageous! Be persuaded and very confident! Focus more on BEING who you really are…instead of just hiding behind your title of a Believer! You already have within you everything that you need to be that Believer which is mentioned in Mark 16.
So… the day of exposure is here! Be determined to no longer be an Asymptomatic Believer. The baton has been given to you…..NOW…..what are you going to do with it???????