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Posts by Josh Blackmer

The Privilege of Prayer

Prayer is a resource and an honor that not all enjoy. Through the power of prayer, we can receive forgiveness from God, boldness from God, peace from God, opportunity from God, strength from God, healing from God, wisdom from God, and tranquility from God. For those that do not have the privilege of prayer, their prayers will be an abomination to God.…

God Is Waiting

How long do you wait? You are at a traffic light. It goes from red to green. The person in front of you is clearly distracted, and your lane is the only one not moving. How long do you wait before you take action? You are seated at a restaurant. Ten minutes pass, and no one has taken your drink order. It…

I Sat Where They Sat

“Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days” (Ezek. 3:15). After being charged to speak to the house of Israel in captivity, Ezekiel “sat where they sat” for seven days. We don’t know all the reasons why, however the…

By Their Fruits

The day after Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem this curious event unfolds. On the next day, when they had left Bethany, He became hungry. Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it, and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season…

Before the Election (Part 4)

Is it possible to disagree with someone and still be respectful? It doesn’t seem that way. From some of the highest public offices to the streets of our cities, it doesn’t seem like the American public can be respectful to one another. However, no matter who occupies a government office and no matter their policies, there are things that we owe them.…

Before the Election (Part 3)

What do Christians do exactly? Looking at Christendom from the outside one might get the wrong idea of the intended focus. One could say that Christians are about championing political causes. They fight for right wing social reform or moral conservatism. One might say Christians are involved in acts of benevolence, helping the less fortunate or working in a soup kitchen. Some…

Before the Election (Part 2)

So, they debated this week. The only thing that can be certain is that one of them will be president. No matter the outcome of the election, I will continue to trust God. He is still Lord, and He continues to uphold us with His righteous right hand (Isa. 41:10). Before the election we must remember that our true citizenship is not…