20And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him grievously; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. 21And he asked his father, How long time is it since this hath come unto him? And he said, From a child. 22And oft-times it hath cast him both into the fire and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and help us. 23And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst! All things are possible to him that believeth. 24Straightway the father of the child cried out, and said, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. 25And when Jesus saw that a multitude came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I command thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. 26And having cried out, and torn him much, he came out: and the boy became as one dead; insomuch that the more part said, He is dead. 27But Jesus took him by the hand, and raised him up; and he arose.
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
A man who claimed to be an exorcist is overpowered by the evil spirit in a girl. The evil spirit entered him, made him unsettled, and destabilized his life. One day, he tore off his clothes and fled from the village naked. When the sister of the young girl exhibited the same symptoms, she was prayed for by a Christian and instantly healed, displaying the power of Christ.
A demon possessed man was wont to be roused into a a greatly disturbing fury whenever the Spirit of God moved with power during meetings in Kwangchow. And in this manner he continued until one day, at the mention of the name of Jesus, he found total deliverance.
During a meeting of believers, after a man was confirmed to be demon possessed, he was taken out of the meeting to be prayed for. The christian brethren continued to pray for this man even as he manifested different signs of demonic possession, until the demon was at last cast out. The following, the change in him was obvious to all.
Having tried several other means to have his mother delivered from demon possession to no avail, Chen called Mr. Hsu, a Christian, to come pray for his mother. Hsu made Chen renounce idolatry and then prayed for his mother who was completely delivered. So great was her deliverance that it made some neighbors accept the gospel.
Chen became a Christian after his mother was delivered from demonic oppression. He then left his business for a while to go learn more about the Gospel from Mr. Goforth, after which he returned to his home to teach others about Christ. He started a church and won souls into the Kingdom.
Christians in Zurich had given up on preaching the message of Jesus Christ with passers-by. The Salvation Army, on the other hand, arrived with prayer and zeal to preach in the name of the Lord. They reported an extraordinary transformation in the lives of the people, beginning with Raymond, a homosexual and drug addict who was delivered in a prayer session, much to the surprise of other Christian faiths.
A chronically depressed woman requested for prayers for her lusting after men's approval. As Dr. White laid hands on her and began praying she began to exhibit the signs of demonic possession but as he invoked the name of Jesus, the storm was quieted and peace returned to the woman.
A demon possessed girl was brought to the church, she was prayed for and instantly delivered!
Amy Carmichael, during her time as a missionary in Japan in the 1890's, was called to cast a demon out of a man. She felt completely unequal to the task, such that when deliverance came, it was clearly of God and not of man.
After a man and his family gave up spirit-worship for Christianity, his son was soon possessed mightily by demons. But when James was called upon, he led the young believers in prayer aloud that the Name of Jesus might prevail - and so great was the effect of the boy's deliverance to the faith of these young believers.
The deliverance of a demon possessed woman opened the way for the establishment of a church.
An addicted smoker, Chang's life was transformed when he had an encounter with the Saviour. However, his troubles were not over, his wife was seen throughout as a demoniac. All that changed when Pastor Hsi prayed for her and laid his hands on her, she was fully delivered. Both husband and wife went on to become powerful tools in the hands of God.
Mrs. Hsi was suffering from demonic oppression. The neighbors made fun of her situation, claiming that Christianity was a religion that brought evil spirits. After remedies had been tried and failed, Mr. Hsi decided to fast and pray for three days. On the last day, he laid his hands upon her and commanded the evil spirits to depart in the name of Jesus. She was delivered immediately. Thereafter, she became a Christian and the testimony strengthened her husband and brought new converts to the faith.
A demon possessed man who had gone completely crazy and killed many as a result, had to be chained and restrained in a specially built cage. For 18 years, this animal-like existence was his story, but when brother Yun arrived his village, this man's story changed in an instant.
When Jacques Teeuwen decided to pray for Angginonukwe who was possessed with an evil spirit, many doubted if anything would change. But her deliverance was so instantaneous that it helped bolster the faith of the Dani believers.
John Wesley wrestled with not only the demons possessing a certain woman but also with the doubts and fear that he lacked the faith to help her become free. But reproved by the word of God, Wesley would eventually help deliver this woman by the power in the name of Jesus.
The Yinshang County moved from being a village ravaged by demonic oppression to one where virtually all its people became free in Christ, as they wholeheartedly embraced Christianity. And this freedom came when the Christians in Yinshang went about casting out demons in the Name of Jesus.
A man who had unclean spirit is discerned, he is prayed for and delivered. Thereafter he is filled with the Holy Spirit.
A woman who was possessed with evil spirits was prayed for by a man who spoke in an unknown language. Her deliverance was complete and she went on to become an evangelist sharing the testimony of her deliverance.
A heavily possessed man is delivered from the satanic possession, when Art Sanborn and a team member of his united and invoked the all powerful name of Jesus.