Imagine having a child, with demonic possession so strong he is mentally incapable of taking care of himself, or imagine what it is for parents to see their child constantly trying to commit suicide. Would you have hope? One man in Mark chapter 9 had such a child, one who from his adolescence could not control himself and often was saved from the fire and from drowning. The mother and father must have prayed brought him to ever rabbi imaginable, possibly even to the high priest himself, yet they had no hope, every physician was dumfounded. -Help my unbelief-
Yet Baruch HaShem, here comes a man, with the power of HaShem upon him, and what does the Father do, well he takes action of course, bringing his ill child before the Master he ask Yeshua to heal him. It is obvious that though hope was frail in this man it had not been drenched just yet, a spark still remained. Before I should get to the ending of the story it is important to mention that the man said he spoke with the disciple of Yeshua to cast the demon out but they could not. Skipping ahead the disciples asked his “why could we not cast it out” Yeshua said that only by prayer and fasting can these things be accomplished. -Help my unbelief-
Fasting is the physical manifestation of dying away to self (Bitul), it is the rejection for the natural as we yearn to unify ourselves to the supernatural. Therefore one can say that perhaps there was a hint of pride in the disciples at this time, for they sought honor to heal this one with the dumb spirit and HaShem would not hear them. Perhaps. Then there is prayer, a man Yohanan once told me prayer is one of the physical manifestation of faith, if we don’t pray its because we don’t believe HaShem to do the things we desire. How true is this? How often it is that we take thing into our own hands and only remember HaShem when it becomes too unbearable. -Help my unbelief-
Friends as I write to you at this time I struggle with these two so much, self which is sometimes manifested in pride, and faith or should I say the lack thereof. Yet if its our lack of faith that keeps us from overcoming our demons we should cry the more “HaShem help my unbelief”. Beloved without faith it is impossible to please the Father, because by faith all things are possible. Do not limit HaShem but ask him to help your unbelief, and he will increase our faith, remember the word of Shaul- Pray without ceasing.
Tags: adolescence, chapter 9, demon, demonic possession, disciple, disciples, faith, HaShem, high priest, ill child, mother and father, physical manifestation, prayer, pride, rabbi, rejection, spirit, Suicide, supernatural, unbelief
More Related Articles: