"And these signs will accompany those who believe:
In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 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." Mark 17-18
Jesus had trained the Apostles to be healers and to help others to remove the demons.
In modern day language the equivalent of the demons is the root causes of the core issues. E.g anger, hate, prejudice, greed, jealousy, fear, etc
What is the poison of the snake? Venom.
In the words of Jesus, he is talking about taking the light of the healers into the darkness so that they may help the people who are sick; due the root causes of the core issues that they hold inside.
If a Christian responds to another person in the same manner as the person that is sick due to the root causes of the core issues; there is no difference between them. Both are in the dust of earthly reality. Most people are aware that in biblical times the snake was symbolic of satan the opposer of God and his holy ones.
You are also aware that the snake is also symbolic of the temptation and this is an initiation on the rite of passage home to God. Many were tempted by Obama's materialism and what he promised; as such the world was going through the 3rd initiation and most did not pass with flying colours.
People who are whole and healed are never tempted by materialism or money for its own sake. They are not tempted by the reality of man and earthly reality that is in complete opposition to the will of God. There is a lot of healing work to be done, there are also a lot of wonderful and very talented healers of all modalities and disciplines. They know full well what is required to help the people at the grass roots.
However, it takes a willingness to accept healing or even seek it. As Jesus said "the Kingdom of God is within you". However, some do require help to get on the way of holiness of the sacred path of healing home to God.
At what point can the poison that Jesus spoke of not hurt you?
When you have healed your own root causes of your own core issues. When you are healed and whole. Shalom....
Then it is like water that falls off the back of the White Swan because your feathers are so well oiled by God.
Who lays their hands upon others? The healers that followed in the footsteps of Jesus. It brings great joy to his heart when the healers are helping others to heal themselves; whether they choose to do it in his name or not.
HEALING IS UNDER YOUR WINGS
It brings great joy to his heart when people begin to heal with love and in so doing save the self from tasting death e.g. diseases.
God bless all of the healers and may the miracles be ten million fold every day.