"Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief." Matt. 17:19, 20.
NOTE.-The evident reason why so few are now healed in answer to prayer, is because one or another of the parties, and perhaps all of them, have failed to fulfill the conditions prescribed. If one has, by some willful course of his own, brought a sickness upon himself, and he gives no evidence that he would do better if he should be raised up, the Lord cannot consistently interfere in such a case. Or if the individual wishing help, knows of faults of which he is guilty, and does not confess them, and resolve, by the help of God, to put them away, he has no reason to expect the special manifestation of God's power to raise him up. There may also be cases where it not in accotdance with the will of God that the sick should be raised to health. While asking for the things that are desired, we should have the same mind which was in Christ, who prayed, "Nevertheless, not My will, but Thine, be done."
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