Paul wanted them to understand the essentials of Christian life in order to avoid deception and being sidetracked by teachings that are either false or doesn’t produce any fruit!
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 heal them.” Mark 16:15-18 NLT
Did you ever wish somebody dead, condemn someone to hell, or cursed somebody? Do you enjoy it when something bad happens to your enemy?
One of the fruits that the Holy Spirit produces in the lives of those who are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ is LOVE!
At this crossroad, God is basically isolating you on purpose, much to your discontentment, in order to produce a godly character in you that says, “I cannot and will not please people! I love Jesus more than anyone or anything, and if I am going to serve Him, I must please Him alone without compromise!”