MIRACULOUS SIGNS WILL ACCOMPANY
THOSE WHO BELIEVE
Jesus’ vision for the believer was His last recorded words.
These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won't hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed. (Mark 16:17–18 NLT)
The translation below adds “believers who believe.”
And signs shall accompany those believing these things; in my name demons they shall cast out; with new tongues they shall speak; serpents they shall take up; and if any deadly thing they may drink, it shall not hurt them; on the ailing they shall lay hands, and they shall be well. The Lord, then, indeed, after speaking to them, was received up to the heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. (Mark 16:17–19 YAT)
Jesus’ vision is worldwide and still being fulfilled today. Beginning with the disciples, believers have been carrying out this commandment and continue to do so.
Charles and Francis Hunter
The Hunter’s impacted our lives in many ways. They saw the best in everyone. They showed us how to forgive immediately. They believed every Christian was called to heal the sick. Love and forgiveness prevailed. Their ministry focus was: These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.
(Mark 16:17–18 NLT)
In the 80’s, they were among the first to hold training seminars teaching believers how to heal the sick. The Hunter’s held large arena meetings called Healing Explosions. These meetings followed two days of teaching hundreds to minister healing to thousands at the Healing Explosions. The Hunters didn’t require you to have a Bible school diploma or experience. All that was needed was love Jesus, desire to obey the Scripture as led by the Holy Spirit, and act on the Word.
Lynn and I believed: “If Charles and Francis can do it, you can do it”¯ we could do it too. While working with them, we developed our seminar: God’s Healing Power Through You. We have taught the seminar in many countries on 100 + international trips.
When we published our first healing book, I asked Francis to review it. She was so proud of us for believing, “If Charles and Francis can do it you can do it”
Charles and Francis were very active well into their eighties. Francis said she would live until the Lord returns. As age impacted her quality of life, she elected to go home.