Matthew 17

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And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. “So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.”

– Matthew 17:14-16

It happens often that after great spiritual high’s and “mountain-top experiences” we then find ourselves immediately in a demon possessed valley. Peter, James and John had seen the Lord in all His glory on the mountain top, only to come down the mountain into a pressing trial.

It is important to keep in mind that mountain-top experiences and spiritual high’s are preparation for the low spiritual battles that are to come.

Today’s Goal

Be on guard. We are in a spiritual battle, so walk circumspectly.

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Books on the Gospels

Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by Alfred Edersheim