Sunday, December 04, 2005

The Healing of a Boy with an Evil Spirit

Mark 9:14-27

14. When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them.

15. As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.

16. "What are you arguing with them about?" he asked.

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[a] 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.


Footnotes:

[a] Mark 9:25 Greek unclean

God Bless You & Yours-
Countess

1 Comments:

At 7:52 AM, Blogger texasbunch said...

Excelent Countess!
If people will but read that passage carefully, they might (just might) learn from what it says!
You might want to try this one ffor faith in Christ!
LUKE 5 : 17-25
17One day as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law, who had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem, were sitting there. And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick. 18Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. 19When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.

20When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."

21The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, "Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?"

22Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, "Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? 23Which is easier: to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up and walk'? 24But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...." He said to the paralyzed man, "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home." 25Immediately he stood up in front of them, took what he had been lying on and went home praising God. 26Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, "We have seen remarkable things today."

 

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