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Prayer Focus: The Mystery of Christ

Let’s be clear when we explain Christ to the world.
“…that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.” (Colossians 4:4 ESV)

“Let me be clear."”

This phrase is used to draw attention to emphatic statements.

When Paul asked the Colossians to pray for open doors to declare the mystery of Christ (4:3), he made an additional request that his words be clear. Clear is sometimes translated manifest. It means to make known, to reveal what was hidden, to make clear.

Jesus Christ, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to His saints, the mystery of Christ in you, the hope of glory, is that for which Paul labored with all his energy (Col. 1:26-28). He did not want any confusion or complication when he articulated this Gospel.

The mystery of Christ was made known through the gospel. But for 3.2 billion people on the planet who have never heard the name of Jesus, it is still a mystery. We are called to go proclaim and explain this mystery.

This week, let’s pray:

Heavenly Father, thank you for revealing the mystery of Jesus Christ. Thank you that he is the savior. As I proclaim and explain this mystery, let me be clear with my words.

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About the Author

Bobby Hile is ABWE’s Director of Long-Term Mobilization. Prior to that, he served for 9 years as a senior pastor in Ohio and for almost 20 years with ABWE as a missionary in South Africa.

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