Mark 9 vs. 17-29
17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. 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.”
19 “O unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.” 20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. 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.”
23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” 24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” 25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was 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.”
26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up. 28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?29 He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”
What insights can we learn about demons from this scriptures?
- Demons are real. (vs. 17).
- They caused afflictions (vs. 17).
- Deliverance is a core ministry of Jesus Christ. (vs. 17).
- They cause insanity and madness (vs. 18).
- They punish their victims. (vs. 18).
- They can be cast out (vs. 18).
- They can only be cast out by the anointing; demons can’t be cast out by any Christian (vs. 18).
- Demons recognise anointing (vs. 20).
- Demons respect anointing (vs. 21).
- Demons bow down to the anointing (vs. 20).
- Demons are not happy to be cast out, they can resist deliverance unless under anointing (vs 20)
- A man can fall down during deliverance (vs. 20).
- A person can be possessed by demons for a life time (vs. 21).
- Demons are destructive (vs. 22).
- You need faith to receive deliverance (vs. 24).
- Demons can be cast out in Jesus name (vs. 25).
- Demons can be given instructions in Jesus name (vs. 25).
- Demons are sad, unhappy, sorrowful, when they are cast out of their abode (vs. 26).
- Demons are spirit beings (vs. 25).
- Demons can come in and out of a person. (vs. 25).
- Demons are violent. (vs. 26).
- A man can enter in deep sleep after deliverance. (vs26)
- Christians cannot cast out demons unless they are prayerful and fast (vs. 29).
- Demons can disgrace minister of God without anointing (vs. 28).
- Not every minister of God can cast out demons (vs. 28).
- Deliverance brings sanity, healing, prosperity, and salvation. (vs. 27)
- Anointing that set free, fall on me in Jesus name.
- Jesus of Nazareth, deliver me from every demonic bondage.
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