Matthew 17:21 This Kind

Matthew 17:21 (KJV)
Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

This kind… I am of the opinion that there are some who make the focus of spiritual warfare too spectacular. They see passages such as this and develop extra biblical doctrine and practice so that they too can experience spectacular deliverances. 

As I see it, there are just three strongly demonic demonstrations in man’s history:

  • In Genesis six, just before the flood
  • In the Gospels, just before the Cross and
  • In the Revelation, just before the end of this world

In each case the devil knew he had but a short season to work. They were extreme measures for what the devil saw as extreme times. 

This is not to say that there is no demonic activity in these days. The devil is very active in:

  • Destroying families, 
  • Developing false prophets, teachers churches and antichrist’s, and 
  • Dominating politics and politicians. 

We err when we look for demonic activity in “the lunatics” but fail to see it in the agendas of evil. 

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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