Titus 2:6 “In a similar way, urge the younger men to be self-restrained and to behave prudently [taking life seriously].”(AMP)
A time came when Jesus told his disciples to follow him to the mountain to pray. They went quit alright but rather than pray slept. Jesus however prayed all through the night.
Luke 9:28 “And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.”
Luke 9:32 “But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.”
On coming down from the mountain, they met a man who has a son that was suffering from epilepsy. The disciples tried for several hours but couldn’t cast out the demon. Jesus got there and cast the demon out with one statement and the disciples couldn’t believe it.
Luke 9:37 “And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him.”
Luke 9:38 “And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.”
Luke 9:40 “And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not.”
Luke 9:42 “And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare [him]. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.”
They ran back to Jesus and asked him why they couldn’t cast the demon out?
Mark 9:28 “And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out?”
Mark 9:29 “And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.”
That was a very interesting answer. Jesus was simply telling them in a nut-shell that the discipline you fail to imbibe in the secret will always show up at the place of manifestation!
To be continued…
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