Author: Chris Poblete

Seven Ways To Pray for Persecuted Christians

Engaging with God: A Foray into Prayer and Spiritual Warfare When members of the Body of Christ suffer, the whole Body suffers together (1st Corinthians 12:26). Even if we are geographically removed from those being persecuted, we can still draw near to them spiritually. Hebrews 13:3 exhorts, “Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.” The Apostle Paul himself was well acquainted with suffering and persecution. In fact, many of his pastoral letters were written while he was behind prison bars. Since Paul was a...

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The Practice of Private Prayer

Engaging with God: A Foray into Prayer and Spiritual Warfare Prayer is an important part of the Christian’s life. 1st Thessalonians 5:17 encourages Christians to pray without ceasing. How can we know what words to pray? Scripture gives us seven examples: Adoration Psalm 18:2 – The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 62:2 – He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. Confession Psalm 51:3 – For I know my transgressions, and...

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The Practice of Corporate Prayer

Engaging with God: A Foray into Prayer and Spiritual Warfare The Prayer of Adoration Jeremiah 10:6-7, “There is none like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might. Who would not fear you, O King of the nations? For this is your due; for among all the wise ones of the nations and in all their kingdoms there is none like you.” Psalm 145:10-11, “All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you! They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power.”...

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Salvation According to His Word

Psalm 119:41, “Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD— Your salvation according to Your word.” Notice that this stanza in Psalm 119:41-48 begins with a request. It begins with a cry for the mercies (or steadfast love) of Yahweh. And the Psalmist seems to know that he does not deserve such love, nor can he attain it by his own volition. “Let Your mercies come to me,” he cries. In other words, this steadfast love can only be given by the One who offers it. The psalmist cannot produce it himself; it must be received as a...

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Three Critical Truths About Propitiation

Where do we find this word? The word propitiation is found in a few different books of the New Testament: [Romans 3:23-26] for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has...

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