P.U.S.H.: “Pray Until Something Happens:”
The slogan “PUSH” has been around for quite a number of years. My first encounter with it was when I came to the Klamath Falls UPC. There it was in big bold letters on the front wall of the church. I must confess at that time fifteen years ago I did not know what it meant and had to ask. Since then I have seen it elsewhere on several occasions. It’s still a good slogan to live by.
A few years back, when Rev. Lee J. Munsey was evangelizing in our District, I wrote down a statement I
heard him make either at our Family Camp or in my local church. I’ve kept that statement in my Bible all these years. This is what he said, “Prayer is an area we are weak in.” My natural inclination was to dismiss such thinking and yet I wrote it down and have looked at it more and more as the years pass and we get closer to the Lord’s soon coming. It appears to be truer than ever now!
I have heard our District Superintendent say on several occasions over the years during his preaching and
teaching and I quote, “Every failure is a Prayer failure.” Concerning the children of God, this is especially true. Jesus declared to his disciples “That men ought always to pray and not to faint.” (Luke 18:1)
Weakness in the natural man can be a cause for fainting in the natural. Weakness in the area of praying can cause fainting in the spiritual sense, which leads to a lack of discernment. Ron Auch in his book “Pentecostals in Crisis” refers to Jesus’ visit to the temple in Mark 11:11-17. His visit there at evening and then his subsequent visit the following day, resulted in his casting out them that bought and sold in the temple. This caused him to say, “Is it not written, my house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? But ye have made it a den of thieves.”
It is quite obvious here that Jesus wants us to know that prayer must be preeminent, most important; first
and foremost. In the house of God it should stand out above all things. If prayer is not first and foremost, we lose our discernment and can no longer call sin “sin.” Jesus was saying when those in his house don’t
pray, they will rob God. His house becomes a den of thieves. Nobody noticed that the money changers had
become thieves. They had lost their discernment, because they were not praying! Jesus said, “My house shall be called the House of Prayer.”
If there ever was a day the church needs to PUSH, as never before, it’s now. So let’s keep on pushing,
pushing and pushing until something happens and until He comes!
The above article, “P.U.S.H.: Pray Until Something Happens” is written by Randy Langley. The article was
excerpted from pg 3 of Apostolic Accent March 2010
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