In our craze for bigness and our obsession for statistics, we have gathered a motley and unwieldy multitude. We have called it mobilization but it has really been mob-ilization. Our Lord was never impressed with the enthusiasm of a crowd. Many believed on His name but He did not trust them ( John 2:23-25). He sobered another throng with three “cannots” (Luke 14:25-33). He preached away another host who wanted to make Him king (john 6). He knew that one day a multitude would greet Him with hosannas and a few days later shout, “Crucify Him!”
When the Case Seems Impossible
I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered, and said…Bring him hither to me.
Matthew 17:16, 17
“And they could not” – it is helpless disciples against a demon, a powerless church before a devil-possessed world, our plight before many a situation. But however much Christians and churches may fail, Christ does not fail – “Bring him hither to me.” What if the father, disappointed at the disciples’ failure, had taken the boy away?
When you face a case that seems hopeless bring it to Jesus. His touch has still its ancient power. And His power is available to us. When the disciples asked, “Why could not we cast him out?” Jesus answered, “Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”
Faith and prayer will move the mountain and drive out the demon. “With God all things are possible.” “All things are possible to him that believeth.”