Unbelieving people

Mark 9:19,20 - 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. 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.

In today's message we read the disciples of Jesus could not deliver a boy tormented by a spirit. This boy used to be normal most of the time but would suddenly roll on the floor and foam in the mouth.

When we read this in the Bible we know for sure that such symptoms are connected to evil. We read the disciples tried to free the boy from the tormenting of this evil spirit but due to their lack of faith they could not, then Jesus had to intervene and after confirming with the father of the boy He rebukes the foul / evil spirit and frees the boy from it. We see the Bible mentions here the kind of spirit unlike in other cases, it states it as a deaf and dumb spirit. Nowhere in the Bible is the boy stated as being deaf and dumb but only as being tormented by the spirit.

Like anointing (of the Holy Spirit) can be transferred from person to another person by laying of hands (not by just by touch but by acceptance), or by believing, or by being influenced by a person so also evil can also be transferred.

Now coming to main point:-

If we read Islamic religious books which are considered importance for they are written by the early Islamic scholars, we read Mohammad used to have the same symptoms; he used to roll on the floor, foam in the mouth and get knocked out. He would claim Allah spoke to him and inspired him some Surah (verses) when he would show such symptoms.

What we as Christians need to realize that although there were many Christians in the close circle of Mohammad (his sister in law was a Nun) yet due to lack of faith none of them could deal with the spirit that was in affecting Mohammad. Today we have hundreds of people dying daily because of this deaf and dumb spirit that has spread to all those who believe in him and follow him. They are not just killing others but even killing those among themselves for they are spiritually deaf and spiritual dumb.

[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, when Adam and even ate of the Tree of doubt they lost the image of God in them and got corrupted. Today also we suffer due this fruit of doubt, it does not let us grow in faith and today many are dying due to their lack of faith. Lord, we pray for a deliverance from the deaf and dumb spirit. Build us in faith that we may take authority and rebuke this spirit from those who are led by it and thus save lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[ Reference ]
Mark 9:17-27
17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
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.
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.
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.
21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
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.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
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.
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.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.

Spells were cast on muhammad before he became a "prophet"; he often showed possession signs (shaking, fainting, was closing his eyes and foamed at the mouth, fell asleep suddenly, etc) [Ibn Ishaq, Al Halabeyah, vol1, pag 407]

Khadija was the one who told a terrorized and shaking in fear muhammad that the jinn that violently attacked him in the Hirra cave (Sahih Bukhari 1:1:3; Sahih Muslim 1:301) is actually "the angel Gabriel" (Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith - 9:87:111 ).

The christian monk that Khadija took muhammad after the initial possession in the cave of Hirra says that "the angel Gabriel" is a demon who immitates angels in order to corrupt people [ Ibn Kathir, The life of the prophet muhammad (Al-Sira al-Nabawiyya), Vol I]

Satan put words in the mouth of muhammad [Ibn Ishaq, Biography of the prophet, page 165-166] in the time when he needed to attract followers, but when muslims became numerous there was no more need for the teachings of satan and they were replaced [Al-Tabari, History of Al-Tabari, vol6, p. 111; Ibn Ishaq p. 165-166 versus Quran 53:19-23 (satanic verses)]

Muhammad is afraid he is possessed after a demonic experience in which he is thrown to the ground by two white demons[Ibn Ishaq, Life of muhammad, page 36]

When receiving "revelations" muhammad was sweating heavily, turned red, was breathing heavily [Bukhari, 1,1,2; Bukhari 6,61,508]

People in Mecca thought muhammad was mad [Sura 44:14, 37:36] and he felt the need to deny that he is possessed by demons [sura 81:22-25].

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