Prayer for the saints to see that the way to bind the strong man is through prayer and fasting

Pray that the saints would see that the way to bind the strong man for the plundering of sinners out of his house is mainly by prayer and fasting (Matt. 17:14-21).

Matt. 17:14-21—And when they came to the crowd, a man came to Him, falling on his knees before Him and saying, Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has epilepsy and suffers terribly; for often he falls into the fire and often into the water. And I brought him to Your disciples, and they were not able to heal him. And Jesus answered and said, O unbelieving and perverted generation! How long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me. And Jesus rebuked it, and the demon came out from him; and the boy was healed from that hour. Then the disciples, coming to Jesus privately, said, Why were we not able to cast it out? And He said to them, Because of your little faith; for truly I say to you, If you have faith like a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.

For further reading please refer to Life-study of Matthew, msg. 33, pp. 411-412 and CWWL, 1977, vol. 3, “Preaching the Gospel on the College Campuses,” ch. 2, pp. 24-25.

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