Mark 9:14-29,”…But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us”
If there is a being that loves to put up a show to intimidate people is non other than Satan. And for God to show His great power, He lets Satan in many cases display his powers only to be crushed by God’s. We saw this with Moses in Egypt when Aaron cast Moses’ rod on the ground and it turned into a serpent, did not God let the magicians do the same?, however Moses’ rod turned into a serpent swallowed theirs.
In Mark 9 we see the same trick as a father brought his son to Jesus after the disciples failed to heal him. The father said, Mark 9:17&18, “… Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. Vs. 18 And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. vs. 20, “Then they brought him to Him. and when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth. vs. …22, “And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him”. This father is describing the condition of his son. It must have broken his heart to be helpless to save his son already in a helpless stage. This was not something that recently started, it had been with him since he was young . I believe that there were occasions when he was okay and then there would come times when he would be seriously attacked.
Fathers want to see their children become somebody in life when they grow up, all this father was trying his best to do was to keep his son alive especially from harm’s way. I don’t know about you but I see this kind of thing happening in my life often times as a child of God. There are times I feel so fine and there are so many victories coming my way and then there comes times when I am thrown on the ground by the attacks from hell, at times I have been thrown into the fire and water with the aim to destroy me, there have been times where I wasn’t sure of what was going on. Then there came times when the thing I was battling left me for a season and I kind of rejoiced that I wouldn’t have to deal with it anymore, before long it came back again. Have you felt an attack that left you helpless?
And Jesus said, Mark 9:19″… Bring Him to Me, vs. 20, Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth”. Just because we are in the presence of God does not stop the enemy from doing his dirty work. The moment they brought the boy to Jesus, instead of the evil spirits leaving, they put a show. They did the same things they had been doing to him before they brought him to the Lord. The things the enemy used to do to you before you became saved, he is still doing it today especially now that you belong to the kingdom if you are saved. If he was on your case with bitterness before you crossed over, check again and see if it left you. How about pride, lust and even fear. You know what amazes me about the story is that when all these things were happening, Jesus just stood there still and watched, not even moved an inch, not even intimidated and yet it was severe site to watch. You and I have to remember that Jesus is moved by our feelings when we are in tough situations, but He is not intimidated or moved by the issues that come against us. He does not leave when the going gets tough for us.
We have this joy that no matter what the enemy does, as long as we are in God’s presence, all will be well. Even if the situation does not change His presence alone gives us comfort that He has all under control. He is touched by our feelings and not moved by situations, there is nothing impossible with Him. To continue, Blessings Ev