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Mark 9: 17 - 27
Jesus  casts  demon  from  youth  with  dumb  spirit

         Mark  9:  17  -  27   [ KJV ]
v. 17    And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;  
v. 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.  
v. 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.
v. 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.
v. 21   And he asked his father,
         How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.  
v. 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.  
v. 23   Jesus said unto him,
          If thou canst believe, all things [are] possible to him that believeth.  
v. 24   And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. 
v. 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.  
v. 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.  
v. 27   But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. 
Related texts in Spirit of Prophecy
Other instances of a similar nature are recorded in the Scriptures. The daughter of the Syrophoenician woman was grievously vexed with a devil, whom Jesus cast out by His word. (Mark 7:26-30). "One possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb" (Matthew 12:22);  a youth who had a dumb spirit, that ofttimes "cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him" (Mark 9:17-27); the maniac who, tormented by "a spirit of an unclean devil"(Luke 4: 33-36), disturbed the Sabbath quiet of the synagogue at Capernaum -- all were healed by the compassionate Saviour. In nearly every instance, Christ addressed the demon as an intelligent entity, commanding him to come out of his victim and to torment him no more. The worshipers at Capernaum, beholding His mighty power, "were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power He commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out." Luke 4: 36.   Great Controversy, page 515.2 
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