[DailyReading] Dumb spirit confronted

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Lesson: Christ Confronts Legion
Reading: Dumb spirit confronted  2012-01-02
Reference: Mark 9:17-29 

Mk 9:17: And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
Mk 9:18: 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.
Mk 9:19: 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.
Mk 9:20: 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.
Mk 9:21: And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
Mk 9:22: 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.
Mk 9:23: Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Mk 9:24: And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
Mk 9:25: 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.
Mk 9:26: 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.
Mk 9:27: But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
Mk 9:28: And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?
Mk 9:29: And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

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