Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
This is a most challenging passage of scripture. This is where men divide from the haves and the have nots. This is an embarrassing passage for most professional religious leaders. Because being a professional means you have the goods, right? You are ready to compete in the arena of your profession, right? Ready to show that you have the stuff. You have the goods, and you can deliver and meet the needs with the time arises. Right?
But what do you truly find? Just what Yeshua found: a faithless generation, of shepherds and sheep. And they are taught to read over passages like this and are taught to explain them away. Why? because they are too embarrassing to deal with.
Here’s the favorite go to lie: The Gifts of the Spirit, like Healing, Miracles, Casting out of Demons, Signs, Wonders, Prophecy, Tongues, and Interpretation–all these have been done away with. They are ended after the times of the Apostles.
Have you ever tried to polish a turd? Ever make it shiny and attractive. That’s what is being done above. Let’s try not to follow such disgusting examples and let’s let God Word speak the Same Today, Yestersday, and Forever.
Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; 18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. 19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. 20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And Yeshua asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. 22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. 23 Yeshua said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. 24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. 26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. 27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. 28 And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? 29 And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.