“This kind” needs prayer

Martyn-Lloyd-Jones has a great comment on Mark 8:28-29: “And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, ‘Why could we not cast it out?’ And he said to them, ‘This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.'”

Is it not becoming obvious at last that so many of the things in which we have trusted and to which we have pinned our faith, are proving to be of no avail? Now, do not misunderstand me. I am not saying that there is anything wrong in these things in and of themselves….I am not saying that they are wrong, what I am saying is that they are not enough, and until you and I come to see that, and until we see the greater need, we will just continue as we are in our utter ineffectiveness, in spite of all of our efforts, organisings and endeavours…
We must become utterly and absolutely convinced of our need. We must cease to have so much confidence in ourselves, and in all our methods and organisations, and in all our slickness. We have got to realise that we must be filled with God’s Spirit. And we must be equally certain that God can fill us with his Spirit…We must begin to plead and yearn for it. ‘This kind’ needs prayer. (Revival)
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada