Nº 28 · July - August 2004

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The overcomers

The expression "overcomers" suggests the participation in a battle, in which a victory is gained. To which overcomers and to what battle are we referring? We are, of course, speaking about a spiritual context and refer to the battle of the faith.

Paul exhorts Timothy, in his first epistle, to fight "the good fight of the faith" (6:12). Then, when finishing the second epistle, Paul himself gives testimony of having "fought the good fight" and of having overcome (4:7-8). Elsewhere he says "I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so fight I, as not beating the air but I buffet my body, and bring it into bondage..."

The Christian life can be lived as a battle, or as a mere gentle stroll. Whoever opts for the latter, without doubt will be able a witness to God's mercy, but at the end of their days will not be able to say "I have fought the good fight".

God needs men and women who live the Christian life in such a way that they can be declared overcomers. For that reason, according to what Revelation 2 and 3 shows us, through every period of church history, the trumpet has sounded has sounded, calling the children of God to prepare to fight the good fight, and to conquer.

May the Lord grant us the privilege of being among those blessed individuals!

 

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COVER THEME
The last call to the churches
The call to overcome. Stephen Kaung.
The search for the Treasure
The overcomers are, historically, the searchers of treasures. Rodrigo Abarca.
Friends
The Lord Jesus Christ looks for friends in those which to whom He can entrust the intimate desires of his heart. Eliseo Apablaza.
Authority in the house of God
However reasonable an act of rebellion against the authority might appear, it will never have the backing of God. Roberto Sáez.
The "when" of the Lord's return
Before the return of the Lord certain things should be happen on earth. Rubén Chacón.
The testimony entrusted to the Church
The revelation of the mystery and Christ's centrality are deposited in the hands of the Church. David Vidal.
As a Lion or as a Lamb?
A call to the Church to continue on the way to Christ in humility. Sergio Gómez.

LEGACY
David's mighty men
T. Austin-Sparks.

FAMILY
The order of God for marriage
The husbands.
An obstacle or a helper?
A question that he/she helps to define the woman's list in the family context. Miriam Ferrando.

REPORTS
What to do with the classroom rebel?
I'm glad God prompted me to see past John's defiant scowl.

SECTIONS
Tasters from the King's table

Our reader's letters


EDITION TEAM: Eliseo Apablaza F. | Roberto Sáez F. | Gonzalo Sepúlveda H. | Claudio Ramírez L.
GUEST CONTRIBUTORS: Stephen Kaung | Christian Chen | Rodrigo Abarca B. | Rubén Chacón
David Vidal | Sergio Gómez | Miriam Ferrando
TRANSLATION Spanish-English: Andrew Webb

WEB DESIGN: Mario & Andrés Contreras


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