Final thoughts on Mark 9:14-29
The spirit cried out, and convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. Mark 9:26
Evil never surrenders its grasp without a tremendous fight. We never achieve any spiritual victories through the enjoyment of a picnic but rather through the fierce conflict of the battlefield. Every victory comes with the cost of blood. Satan does not flee at our polite request. Acts 14:22 declares that, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”
When we are born again, it is not into a soft and protected nursery but into the open countryside, where we actually draw our strength from the distress of the storm.
John Henry Jowett