Confident Praying

by Greg Laurie

Never stop praying.”
—1 Thessalonians 5:17

Herod Agrippa was the consummate career politician. The main thing for him was staying in power. So, he had James arrested, and then he executed him. He saw that curried favor with his constituents, so he planned to execute Peter as well.

Now, this wasn’t the same Herod that we read about in Matthew’s Gospel. The New Testament mentions several people named Herod, so we might think they are all the same person. But they are different people with the same name, all from the same family.

Herod the Great was in power at the time of Christ’s birth. He was known as Herod the Great because of his great architectural skills, and he was the one who rebuilt the second temple as well as other edifices, some of which are still standing to this day.

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Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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