“The spirit...”

September 24, 2017
“The spirit...”
Blessings folk!
Read the account again. Repetition is the heart of learning...
Mar 9:14-27
When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them.
Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him.
And He asked them, “What are you discussing with them?”
And one of the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute;
and whenever it seizes him, it slams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and stiffens out. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.”
And He answered them and said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!”
They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth.
And He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood.
“It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!”
And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly gathering,
He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again.”
After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, “He is dead!”
But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up.
The scribes were arguing with the crowd, apparently over a man’s son.
The father knew what the issue was. His son was possessed by a demon.
Rare is the person that understands this today. Demonic action still exist...ever expanding.
Note the detail of what occurred to the son. The spirit made the boy mute. The spirit seizes the boy. The spirit physically slammed the boy to the ground. The spirit caused the boy to foam at the mouth.
The spirit caused the boy to grind his teeth. The spirit caused the boy to stiffen out.
In most of the western church today, believers will immediately start a litany of “medical explanations” for these actions.
The Word tells us it is a demon. ‘Nough said.
Perhaps what we call “medical explanations” are something else?