If you trust Jesus why dont you go touch poisonous snakes or drink poison ? It promises in Mark & LUke that you wont be harmed.
You mean the way Satan tempted Christ?:
|If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written: "'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'"|
"It is also
written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"
Christ certainly never said go and drink poison and get bit by snakes, lol.
The passsage in Luke is speaking about spirits ... under the power of the enemy... using snakes and scorpians as a metaphor for these. The entire passage occurred because the disciples said in joy,
"Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."
He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scoprions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits sumbit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
As for the passage in Mark... not all people have the same gift, such as the gift of healing; so I would not test immunity to poison by going out and getting bit by snakes, as perhaps that is not my gift... if this is even what that means, as opposed to being similar in meaning to the above passge in Luke.