But This Kind | Thursday | August 23

However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.

–Matthew 17:21 NKJV

In Matthew 17:14-21, Jesus’ disciples were unable to heal a demon-possessed child, so the concerned father brought his son to Jesus. When Jesus rebuked the demon from the boy, he immediately became well. Afterward, the disciples asked Jesus, “Why couldn’t we cast out that demon?” Jesus said that they didn’t have enough faith. He told them, “But, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Is there something in your life that’s been dominating you? No matter how much you pray or what you do, you can’t get loose. Like a stain on a carpet that needs a chemical solution to dissolve and lift it from the fibers, some stubborn addictions, unruly spirits, and generational curses can only be demolished through the combination Jesus stated.

Perhaps it’s time to do some spiritual warfare. The key to unleashing your victory could be through faith-filled prayer and fasting. Rebuke the adversary from your life or that of a loved one. Don’t allow him to ruin your destiny. Refuse to allow a spirit of sickness or weakness to steal your health and well-being. Resolve to take back what belongs to you—your freedom in Christ and the Spirit-filled life God destined for you.

Prayer Focus

  • Praise God for all the victories that He has already given to you through faith, mercy, and obedience to His word.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray and fast so you can boot the enemy from your life and gain new territory with the Lord.
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