Why couldn’t the disciples drive out this spirit? (Luke 9:40)

40  And I besought thy disciples to cast him out; and they could not. 

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
According to Matthew's account of this same incident (Matthew 17:14-21), it seems to have been (according to Jesus) a combination of the apostles' unbelief; and the strength of the particular spirit itself, which required preparatory prayer and fasting on the part of humans who sought to drive it out.

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