THIS KIND OF UNBELIEF GOETH NOT OUT EXCEPT BY PRAYER AND FASTING. 2
Yesterday, we saw that a Believer has no faith problem.
He already has been imparted with faith by the Presence of God’s Spirit within.
However, we saw that a Believer may be WEAK in EXPRESSING OR DEMONSTRATING HIS FAITH.
For example, let’s see how this weakness may affect THE DEMONSTRATION of our AUTHORITY IN CHRIST.
Matthew 17:19-21 (KJV) Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
Now, we see something very clear.
The disciples of Jesus couldn’t EXORCISE (CAST OUT) A DEMON.
They watch on and on as this devil Afflicted a young child.
They had done all they know to do.
Earlier, they had casted out devils.
Matthew 10:1 (KJV) And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Luke, recorded in another account that 70 Disciples went out and came back with testimonies, the demons were subject to them in Jesus’ name.
Luke 10:1, 17 (KJV) After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
However In the case of this child, the ACTIVITIES OF THE DEMON had OVERWHELMED THEM.
Even though, we know that the Disciples in the four Gospels didn’t have the Indwelling of the Spirit, however this story is one we could learn a lot from, even as believers in Christ.
The POSSESSION OF AUTHORITY IS NOT SAME AS THE DEMONSTRATION OF AUTHORITY!!
By fasting and prayer. We walk more in Faith.
We subdue every MOUTAINS.
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