Day 100- The Healing at the bottom of the Mountain!!! 

The Healing at the bottom of the Mountain!!! 
 Now as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.” And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” Jesus answered and said to them,“Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.”Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist. And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Then Jesus answered and said,“O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting….. Matthew 17:9-21 
In our previous Study we read of Jesus leading His Disciples to the Mountain top where He was Transfigured before them showing His Glory and the appearing of Moses and Elijah. We saw the reactions of Peter in trying to place Jesus at the same level with Moses and Elijah and the reaction of God the Father to it saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!”. Teaching us that The Old Covenant is Abolished. Now it is Jesus we are to Listen to. Moses and Elijah are great Men but the one whom the Father is well Pleased with is Jesus and He is the only Man the Father has Pointed to Us. Here we read of the casting out of a Demon from a boy at the bottom of the Mountain. 
Now as they came down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead.”:when they were on the Mountain, Peter had said, “Lord, it is good for us to be here”. But it is not the will of God that they should stay forever on the Mountain looking at the Glory and beauty of Jesus because there is a World that is in need in the Valley. It is indeed a wonderful moment when we spend time with godly men like Jesus, Moses and Elijah. It is always as if such moments should not end. But we must always remember that the purpose of every mountain experience is to be able to Minister to the need of people like we see in this case. This is the mistake some people make, they are either living forever in the Valley always ministering to the needs of others and never having time to be alone on the mountain to see the Glory of Jesus more and more or forever seeking to live at the Mountain top seeing the Glory of Jesus and never coming down to the Valley to Minister to Human need. God’s word to us is, “I will bless you and you will become a blessing to others”. God’s will is that the rivers of Living Waters should flow through us to others” Let us therefore come down from the Mountain to become a blessing to those who sit in the valley. And Jesus commanded them not to share what they saw with others until He has risen from the Dead. There is a great lust in us to share immediately any new experience we have with the Lord. What a battle it would have been for Peter, James and John not to discuss this incident with the other Nine Disciples who were not on that mountain with them. Paul had a similar experience when He was caught up to Paradise and He kept silent about it for fourteen Years and even when He spoke about it, He did not give a full detail(2 Corinthians 12:2-4). There are many things that God does to us or says to us that are not to be revealed to others. We need to have wisdom concerning what we can testify about and what not to. And this is where many believers fail. They think everything they have experienced from the Lord should be shared. This is a sign of immaturity and folly. Let us therefore seek for wisdom in this area. 
And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” Jesus answered and said to them,“Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. Likewise the Son of Man is also about to suffer at their hands.”Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.: They just saw Elijah on the Mountain, so they were wondering if this is the Fulfillment of the prophesy in Malachi 4:5. John the Baptist came in the Spirit of Elijah, Preparing the Way for the first coming of Christ and He was killed. . But that prophecy says that Elijah will come before the Great and terrible day of the Lord which would be the second coming of Christ. So the Church will be the Elijah who will prepare people for the Second coming of the Lord(Read #Day 072 for the Full Exposition on these) 
And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” : Now we see the reason why they came down the mountain because there is a need to be met. A Man Came kneeling and saying, “Lord have mercy on My Son”. Those who see their need of Christ will be quick to Humble themselves before Him. Those who will receive mercy from the Lord must ask for it in Humility. Here is a Father who came to Christ in prayer on behalf of His son who was in the grip of the Devil. Parents should learn to seek God in prayer on behalf of their Children. Demons had made this Man’s Son Epileptic and often makes Him fall into Fire and Water!!! Oh How Wicked the Devil is!!! Indeed the Devil has come to steal, kill and destroy any soul he gets hold of. This is why we must submit ourselves to the Lord. For the Devil has no good plan for any soul in his possession. But as Zealous as this Man was, He met with Discouragement From the Disciples of Jesus. He said to Jesus, ” I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” Oh what a Sad Comment!!! Think of that ,” I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” what a sad testimony to the Powerlessness of the Christian even today Church that many people will have to say to Jesus, ” I brought Him to Your Disciples but they could not Help Him, they could not set Him Free, they could not cast out the Demon” Why has God placed us here on Earth as Disciples of Jesus? Why has God placed the Church here in the World? It is so that we can do the Works of Jesus. It is so that we might set people free from the bondage of Satan Spiritually and Physically. Shame on us, if it was every said about us that, ” I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him”
Then Jesus answered and said,“O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him: Jesus sought to deliver people from both Physical and Spiritual oppression of Satan. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him(Act 10:38). Demon possession is something that Jesus hated. He hates it even today. He may not heal you of your Sickness for reasons best known to Him. But Demon possession is never permitted by the Lord. Any Person who is possessed with Demon can be delivered today in the name of Jesus Christ!!! And if there is no one around you who has faith to Pray for you, there is a wonderful promise in the New testament which says, ” whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved(Acts 3:21). You can call on the name of the Lord yourself. You don’t need to wait for someone to come and Help you. If those who claim to be Disciples around You are unbelieving, then claim this promise!!! “Whoever calls” whatever oppression of the Devil you are under, Call on the name of the Lord!!! He is the same Yesterday, today and forever. You can be delivered 100% say, “Lord, You who delivered People from the oppression of Demons in time Past, Deliver Me!!!” call Upon Him now!!! Jesus never delays. The reason why He seems delayed to you is because You have not called upon Him. 
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting: Has Jesus not given them authority to cast out demons? He certainly has! (Matt 10:8). But they could not because they did not have faith. They could not because of their unbelief. There are many things the Lord has given us authority to do but if we lack faith, we would be unable to do any of it. If You can believe that the Lord can fulfill through You that which He has given you authority or promised in His Word. Then, Nothing will be impossible for You. If God has promised it, then we can claim it. Any Challenge like a Mountain before us can be moved if we have faith for it, and if it in the will of God for us. However, there is a Level of faith we cannot attain if we have not spent enough time in secret Fasting and Prayer. Fasting and prayer helps to build our faith and dependence on God. This is why it is a good habit to fast and pray in secret before God so that when we come across situation like these, we can immediately exercise the Authority that the Lord has given us without unbelief. 
Dear Friend, Come down from the Mountain of Experience and attend to those who are in need in the Valley. Use the authority that the Lord has given to You as a Believer for Jesus has conquer Every Demon on Calvary!!! There is no Demon that has not been defeated!!! Jesus made a public show of their powerless on the Cross. Demons tremble at His Presence!!! At the Mention of the name of Jesus, every Demons must flee. Use the authority God has given to You as a Believer. It is never God’s will that anyone should be Demon-possessed. You don’t have to go around looking for Demon-possessed people to set free. Jesus was not doing that. Only those that were brought to Him or those that were trying to hinder the work of God from progressing. May the Lord give us a believing Heart so that we may exercise the authority He has given unto us.(Amen). God bless you. Have a blessed day. 
#Everyday with Jesus

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