Our World has never witnessed more confused and turbulent times than at the present.There is depression, trouble, and grief everywhere. There is lack of confidence, lack of trust, and lack of security everywhere and this is no exaggeration of our predicament in which we seem to find ourselves. Anytime one can walk into a Church and kill people something is wrong, anytime a police officer can get killed just for stoping a person something is wrong, anytime a son can kill his own mother for saying no, something is wrong, anytime we can change the bible and say it is ok for same sex union, something is wrong, yes we love everyone and all have sin but God word is God word and thata is not the only thing we have changed in the bible so we can not point the fingure. But there is some good news. We are standing at the door of a bright, new glorious era when peace and goodwill shall reign supreme over strife and hatred. We are standing at the door with a sense of helplessness because no one seems to have the key to open this door. In the midst of all the perversity of our age, when it seems that all the satanic forces are let loose in our society, there is a real need to start looking for Jesus. prayer is great and we should always pray, but in Matthew 17:21 Jesus said ‘ But this kind does not go out but by prayer and fasting. I believe that there is great power in the principles of prayer with fasting, But so many people ignore fasting. In the vs 16, there was a need that Jesus disciples could not meet, Jesus had already given His disciples the authority to heal the sick and cast out demons in His Name. And they went about preaching Jesus message of the Kingdom of God, and they healed and delivered just as Jesus said that they would. But now they have struck a need that is obviously too great for them, This young man ,so violently afflicted with a devil that tormented him and the disciples, no matter what they attempted, had been unable to deal with it, there was a need unmet. We have been in those places where we have tried with all that we have to find an answer in our lives, or in the life of some poor friend needing help. We have tried everything, we have exhausted all our spiritual resources, and still the need is left seemingly unmet. The sickness remains, the situation is unchanged, the person is unaffected, unsaved, unchallenged. The need is unmet, what are we to do? This is the the time to look for Superman, Batman and Robin and Iron man, no it is time to look for Jesus, no one can meet our deepest needs, i looked all over i could find nobody greater than Jesus Christ, the name above every name. Its time to look for Jesus, our children are challenging us as never before. They have questions and you can not answer them because you do not know the answer yourself, you know the questions, is it ok for sue to like mary, is ok for bob to like mike, is ok for Rayray to shack up with Mary, is it ok to keep the extra $100.00 that was given to me by mistake, is it ok not to pay my tithes, can i stay home and watch Church service on tv because i do not feel like getting up this mourning . Is it ok to listen to little wayne or BBking. is porn ok ? Nothing satisfies this generation this generation. We do not like debt, nor do we like to sacrifice, we do not like discipline, but we want good schools,but we take prayer out of the schools, we want justice in the court room but we take the 10 commandments out of the court house, we do not like jails, but we insist on committing crimes. We want a great moving and powerful church but we do not want to work and pray it down from heaven. We need to start looking for Jesus. We need him in our homes, in the marketplaces, and on our jobs. We need him in our hearts to control and regulate our lives.Because the disciples could not get the job done, the boy father started looking for Jesus, are you looking for Jesus in your problem?
Jesus came down from the mountain, where He and His closest associates had been in the presence of God, to be faced with this unmet need. But i praise God that Jesus is the Master of the unmet needs, my God will supply all my needs, If you have some situation in your life today that you have no answer for, my friend your hope is Jesus, my hope is build on nothing less than Jesus Christ. He is the Master of the unmet need, nothing is too hard for Him. Jesus said bring the boy to me and Jesus rebuked the demon and it came out of him and the child was cured from that very hour.
The disciples came to Jesus privately and said, why could we not cast it out? they had prayers answered before, what was different this time, why they could not cast out the deamon, they tried everything that they knew, but Jesus told them because of your unbelief, but then He said you need me with you, that is what Fasting is, seeking God, looking for Jesus, this kind of situation that you are in is not normal, prayer want do it alone, we need Jesus, He will take care of it.