P.U.S.H. = Pray Until Something Happens

by Rex Rouis

The way to get real-life results in prayer is to seek God with an attitude that says, “No matter how long it takes, or whatever I have to do, I will not be denied.” This is not arrogance; it is Godly hunger. It is not about pushing God, but about pushing yourself into God. It is not praying for the sake of praying. It is praying to see the hand of God move. It is desperate hungry praying. It is the type of prayer that gets answers.

Faith takes two things, first the written scriptures (hope) and then the spoken personal word of God (faith) – Romans 10:17. The scriptures show us the general will of God and communicate the conditions that must be met to receive faith and see His hand move. His spoken personal word reveals His will to us personally, and lets us know when we have met those conditions. The goal is to hear God confirm His promise and let Him place His witness into our heart. The promise then comes alive and becomes a reality to us. This reality is ‘the substance (lit. – reality, assurance, title-deed) of things (previously) hoped for, the evidence of things not (yet) seen’ (Hebrews 11:1).

This is not arrogance; it’s Godly hunger.
This seeking turns the general promises of God into personal realities. This is the period when we work the word, and the word works in us. Seeking God merges the word of God and the will of God into our lives. We become one with the word. This is what Jesus was referring to when He said, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, (you shall) ask whatever you will, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7) This faith process turns desires into Bible hopes, and Bible hopes into real life realities. It is not easy, but it is never impossible. Anybody with enough hunger can make it happen.

The process usually takes time, and there are no shortcuts. God does not respond to part-time seekers. He is only found by those who seek Him with their whole heart. The Bible says, ‘You must be diligent so as to realize the full assurance of hope, so that you will receive the promise’ (Hebrews 6:11). Growing faith is hard work, for the Bible goes on to say, ‘Don’t be sluggish but be imitators of those who through faith and patience have inherited the promises’ (Hebrews 6:12).

This is desperate hungry praying. This is the type of prayer that gets answers.
Pray until you receive an answer from God, for when you do, you will have the victory. You must persevere until you get to a place where you are ‘fully assured that what God has promised, (for) He is able also to perform’ (Romans 4:21). When you hear Him, you have the answer, for Paul says, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the (spoken) word of God’ (Romans 10:17). The word translated ‘word’ here is the Greek word rhema, and it speaks of a personal face-to-face type of communication. He is not talking about a mere reading of the word. This is deeper. This is God making the word on the page come alive in your heart. The word on the page must become the word in your heart before you can have enough faith to receive from God.

Then, and only then, you can speak faith’s victory to your life and situation. Speaking words filled with faith is the only kind of speaking that makes a difference. This kind of speaking will move mountains. Seek Him till you hear from Him. Jesus told us that in prayer we should always pray and never give up. Don’t give up! Seek Him till you hear His voice. Let Him deal with your heart, for as you do, He will speak your answer to you. When you hear the answer, you will have the answer.

When you hear the answer, you will have the answer.

Comments

  1. This is deep revelation. To God be the glory. God bless you Rex for submitting to be used for His quest.
    Darlington

    1. The PUSH philosophy portrays God in bad light. It’s also a demonstration of unfaithfulness. God does not delay answering prayer because He wants us to reach the extreme. We have a God that knows the end from the beginning. Why PUSH Him to do His will? God knows what is good for us and at what point in time things should happen. PUSH don’t only demonstrate that we know more than God, it shows that we don’t trust His timing.

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        Kali – I am sorry but we are not ‘PUSHing’ God in any way. We are hungry believers pushing into Him for blessings like He wants us to. Daniel decided to fast and seek God until God would answer him, and He did. Was that pushing God into it? Things in God just don’t happen. Calling out His name in prayer and aggressively relying on His faithfulness is not a demonstration of unfaithfulness.

        Make no mistake. God does stretch us in waiting for the answer. God is testing our resolve and our trust in Him. So many do not last and will fight till they win in Him. “Why PUSH Him to do His will?” – because He wants us to. It is not because He doesn’t want to bless us, but rather, He wants us to PUSH in-Him for the answer. Something wonderful happens when we do. Not only do we get the answer but we get more of Him, and that is the real prize.

        I believe in and submit to the timing of God, but some things come easy and others you have to fight for with everything that is in you. Those are the victories the mark you as an Overcomer (Rev 21:6), and those are the victories that bless God the most.

        1. I so trust my biological father that I don’t repeat a request. God is more faithful than my biological father. Stop portraying God as hard hearted. Don’t hold onto this PUSH theology. Repentance is not sin.

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            Kali, you simply don’t get it. So what is it that compels you to get on a site with an attempt to clean up their theology? Please, get off your high horse and listen for a moment. You might learn something.

            No, God is not hard-hearted. Repentance is not a sin. We are not arrogantly pushing God into anything. Please do not comment anymore. Rex

            1. It’s a shame for you to ask me to stop commenting on something that is clearly wrong and misleading. Why can’t you walk away from your pride and accept the truth? There is no shame in doing what is right. There are so many false teachings out there misleading several unsuspecting believers. I repeat, God is not hardheaded to allow us pray repeatedly before answering us. This is a wrong theology. Instead of PUSH, Pray And Listen to God {PRALITOGO}. It’s in listening that we get revelational direction on the next line of action. PUSH is fanatical and self-seeking. It pays no attention to what God is saying.

  2. PUSH is an act of disobedience, arrogance, and faithlessness. Even Jesus, in human nature tried the PUSH mentality but repented and surrendered to the will of God. Stop PUSHING God. Begin surrendering to the will of God.

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      Kali – You miss the point. What if surrendering to God and pushing into God were the same thing? What if His hunger is what is pushing you on, further into Him? Pushing into God is where you surrender to His will and adjust your life. The relentless pursuit of ‘things’ in God is ultimately a pursuit into God Himself. When you receive your answer you receive more of Him. He is the prize, not the thing. The pursuit and the seeking are actually the main point. The thing you are seeking is just the catalyst. It is what took you there – into the heart of God.

      Submitting to His will is never truly real until it is submitting to something real. Jesus did not repent for He had nothing to repent for, that is reserved only for sinners, of which He was not. He submitted to the will of the Cross over His own will. He got His answer. I did title this, “Pray until you get what you want”. But rather, “Pray Until Something (hearing from God, receiving direction, receiving the thing, whatever) Happens.”

      The point is to be all-in with God. Not to give up. Seek Him till – till it happens, whatever it is. We love you. Rex

    2. Kali, the article is not about pushing God but pushing yourself to pray. It’s an intentional approach to seek God.
      And about Jesus repenting, when did that happen?

        1. Your argument doesn’t hold water. Push yourself to PUSH God? When you do something repeatedly, it amounts to pushing the other party. Faith is praying and allowing God to act at His own time and accord. God is not braindead to forget our prayers. He is not unrighteous to ignore or withhold what will serve our good.

  3. Thank you for this opportunity to know more about faith, remain bless.

    1. Thanks for teaching am blessed and understand about prayer of faith

  4. Pray for me I have a lot of family issue loans and I want to know God

  5. First of all I want to thank you for making me know that having faith is the must lmportan thing in my life

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