This kind Can Only Come Out by Prayer

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From the Gospel of Mark chapter 9 Jesus’ disciples encountered a demon possessed boy and they could not cast the spirit out of him which resulted in quite an uproar among the crowd who had gathered around them: it was the teachers of the law; they were arguing with Jesus’ disciples. The question was asked by Jesus in verse (16) “What are you arguing with them about?’ The boy’s father stood up and answered. Verse (17) “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech.” Verse (18) “Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid’ I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.” Jesus’ response, verse (19) “O unbelieving generation, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me?” Jesus asked the boy’s father, verse (21) “How long has he been like this?” From childhood, he answered. Verse (22) “it has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him: but if you can do anything, take pity on us, and help us. Jesus responded with the question. Verse (23) “If you can? ‘Everything is possible for him who believes.” The boy’s father humbly exclaimed, verse (24) “I do believe, help me overcome my unbelief!” Jesus saw a crowd running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. You deaf and mute spirit, he said, ‘I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” The defiant spirit response. Verse (26) “The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out of him.” Those who watched thought the boy was dead.’ The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” Verse (27) “But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.” Verse (28) “After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” Take note of Jesus’ reply from verse (27) “This kind can come out only by prayer. 

Thought For Today: 

Prayer is the key that unlocks faith in our lives. Effective prayer needs both the attitude of complete dependence and the action of asking. Prayer demonstrates our reliance on God as we humbly invite Him to fill us with faith and power. There is no substitute for prayer, especially in circumstances that seem impossible. 


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Today at this moment many are in distress but Jesus Christ, out LORD and Saviour invite you (me too) to enter via prayer and His Word. What you are walking in may cause you to struggle beneath the weight. The Holy Spirit is wooing after you, and as you sit in that place groanings which cannot be uttered can be heard but only Abba Father knows and understands the interpretation. Tarry a little longer and read from the book of Joshua chapter one verse eight is saying, verse (8) “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Practice the art of silence and listen attentively as Abba Father will be speaking to you often although it is not easy, allow the Word from the Epistle of James to resonate in your heart. Chapter 1 verse (19) “So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.” 


As you search and meditate on the scriptures. Your faith will increase rapidly. Yes, groanings that cannot be uttered will persist. Do not panic nor allow fear to cripple you. Take a moment, quiet your heart before the LOIRD. Release everything to Him and stand on the Word of God. The Holy Spirit is the Power of God working on your behalf. That which is causing you so much pain will soon birth forth into your greatest joy, you shall bear much fruit for the kingdom of God.