This is the best short clip I could find of this verse in action from the movie 'Jesus of Nazareth':And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming: And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. - Mark 9: 17-25
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmL7Mw9oOKA
Now, I work in a hospital and I'm quite certain that I've seen this at least once before. Like the boy in this scene, a patient was going absolutely nuts, kicking, screaming, swinging, foaming at the mouth, all on the floor. Nothing could really calm her down, she just went nuts periodically, all day. Some of us were wondering what the hell was going on with her, and I didn't think anything of it until recently. They often claim that patients like this are just hardcore schizophrenics or have dementia or some other disease, but I've been working there long enough and cared for enough patients of all types to know the difference, and this was certainly not anything like any common illness. After really thinking about it and looking at scriptures concerning demonic attacks, it is now my strong belief that she was indeed under relentless attack. In today's secular world, this has all been arrogantly painted as fairy tale beliefs, but after looking at that patient and pondering on it, I am now quite certain that demonic attacks are far from a fairy tale and is still going on today, especially a full on blitz attack of this type. Has anybody actually seen this before themselves? I'm sure you have if you work in a psyche ward especially, which is where a lot of these types of patients come from.