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Praying for Your Neighbors
Everyone should be challenged to pray for their neighbors. C.S. Lewis offers a forceful charge, “Next to the blessed sacrament, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.”
The Scripture makes it clear – God has ordered our boundaries. He moved the family in next door to us (Acts 17:26). He parked the pagan at the desk next to us. Why? He wants those people exposed to the salt and light He has placed in our lives. We, on the other hand, are constantly on a mission to escape the darkness, to fellowship with nice Christians, to avoid profanity and cigar smoke, to surround ourselves with pleasant and polite people.
God is on a different mission. He wants to press us up against the corruption around us and plunge us, as light, into the darkness. He has more confidence in the power He has placed within us than do we. We often see ourselves as besieged Christians in a culture increasingly hostile to Biblical faith. God sees us as His missionary force. We are looking for a Christian haven. He is looking for a Christian to park at some gate to hell. His ways are not our ways. The process can be started in a simple way. The essence of prayer evangelism is a commitment to first pray and then, to be “a light” to the lost people around us, to be intentional with regard to the lost in these ways:
  • Identify at least five people who are not Christians. This may require some relational work, since the average American knows fewer than three neighbors. (Check out this website to find the names of your neighbors: http://www.pray4everyhome.org)
  • Make a list of these people and place the list in a place where you will see it regularly – the sun visor on your car, your computer screen, the bathroom mirror, the flyleaf of your Bible. Your prayer for them fulfills the ‘Great Commitment.’
  • Pray for them at least five minutes a day for five days a week.
  • Ask God to help you find ways to care for them (the Great Commandment).
  • Respond to the open doors God gives you to share Christ with them (the Great Commission).
The prayer that is prayed for these people is one of blessing. Use the word bless as an acronym for prayer:
  • Body – pray for things physical, housing, health, healing, and so forth.
  • Labor – pray for work needs, job issues, employment-related concerns.
  • Emotional – pray for peace of mind, fulfillment, joy, happiness.
  • Social – pray for relationships, family needs, children, marriages.
  • Spiritual – pray for their salvation, for them to come to know Christ, an awakening for them as a family, as individuals, for their hearts and their home to be open to Christ.
P. Douglas Small is founder and president of Alive Ministries: PROJECT PRAY and he serves in conjunction with a number of other organizations. He is also the creator of the Praying Church Movement and the Prayer Trainer’s Network. However, all views expressed are his own and not the official position of any organization.
This blog is an excerpt from the Revised Edition of Transforming Your Church Into a House of Prayer. This book echoes something we are all hearing: God is changing more than our circumstances. God is calling us to change. The Reformation is still on. God is still changing His church.
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04-23-2013 09:53:32 AM

 

In the last few blogs, I have been arguing that the faultiness of the 'abba' narrative in prayer and worship has put us on a slippery slope that fails to reckon with God as 'utterly other.' But what does the Bible say? In the New Testament, there are three occurrences of the Arabic abba along with the Greek, o pater, meaning 'the father' (Mark 14:36; Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:6).  The juxtaposition of the two languages, the Arabic followed by the Greek translation, indicates that what is offered is a literal translation of the two terms offered as equivalents, both meaning - "father." Abba is not a diminutive of father in "baby-talk" form. If that were intended, there are Greek diminutives of the term father, but they were not used.[1] There are also distinct terms for 'daddy' in Aramaic - papi, baba, abbi, as opposed to abba.  The Greek term in the New Testament for father is always pater and never a diminutive - such as papas, pappas, or pappias, any of which could have been used, but were not in the minds of the Biblical writers, under the inspiration of the Spirit, considered suitable.

 

Today, the assertions of Jeremias have been completely discounted by scholars, but the idea persists in popular usage. 'Abba' is clearly cognate with the Hebrew word 'ab (pronounced 'ahv), meaning 'Father.' Specifically, it would appear with the definite article, ha'ab - the Father. The ending -a' on the Aramaic makes it a determined or definite noun. So a translation would be 'the Father' or 'my Father' of simply 'Father.' First century folks would not have confused the term with 'daddy.' Nor should we.

 

The use of the term 'daddy God' has served to promote the idea of an approachable God, one with whom we can find warmth and intimacy, and though such concepts are, on balance, appropriate, they rise here from the wrong premise and they have failed to be appropriately balanced with a call to retain an awe for God. Overall, sadly, we now are too familiar with God. We have lost awe and reverence. We no longer fear Him - and that is a dangerous position.

 


[1] See - Mary Rose D'Angelo. Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 111, No. 4 (Winter, 1992), pp. 615-616.

 

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

 

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In my last blog, I suggested that, first, intimacy and our sense of God's immanence must not eclipse transcendence. Second, it must not forget holiness. Third, it must not degenerate into lightness. 

Fourth, the subjective cannot displace the objective. Overwhelmed with the fruit of grace, we cannot forget the work of grace. Our new life is tied to His death.
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The path to decadence and backsliding is rooted in the loss of reverence; and the gate to revival is a restoration of the fear of God.

 

Peter reminds us that as we call upon the Father, we should remember that he judges without partiality. He urges us to live in fear or reverence before such a God (I Peter 1:16-18). The psalmist declared, "My flesh trembles for fear of You, And I am afraid of Your judgments" (Psalm 119:120).

 

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Back to Sandy Creek 

On September 23, Pastors and Leaders from Randolph County gathered at the historic log church near Liberty, NC where the great revival took place around 1755. George Whitefield had journeyed through NC when it was wilderness, lacking churches and preachers, and he recorded in his diary a prayer, that God would raise up a John-the-Baptist in the wilderness - and he did. Shubal Stearns would come under the influence of Whitefield's preaching, and without any direct knowledge of Whitefield's prayer, he would come to the heart of North Carolina, and a great revival poured forth. 

Carolina was in those pre-revolutionary days, under English Rule. Informed by Scripture, the men and women of the area believed in 'just government' and fair taxes. It was here that a tax revolt broke forth. The response of the English Governor was to send troops to Randolph County, to hang six men as an example, and force members of the church into complicity with the government. 

Sadly, revival fires were doused. Church membership plummeted from hundreds to a paltry fourteen. We live in an era again, when we find ourselves in conflict with government. May God give us the grace to not surrender so quickly. The Revolution would have never occurred and a free government would not have emerged without 'the black coat regiment' - fiery preachers who led the way in forging a government like none other in the world; a government of free people, ruled by conscience that was informed by Scripture.

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Churches across Mingo County, WV will come together for a series of spiritual renewal services on October 18-20. Last spring, hundreds gathered for a School of Prayer and a Prayer Rally. The area will be the home to the new coal-to-liquids processing plant, the first ever; and in time, a new interstate will run through the rugged area. 'Things are happening in Mingo County." Mitch Bias and other area pastors are hosting the event. For information call Alive Ministries; or the Regional Church of God 304-475-3468.

 

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Pastors and prayer leaders from a half-dozen states and several denominations have now completed the coaching calls. Steve Molten, Texas State Prayer Leader for the Church of God has extended the coaching calls to prayer gatherings. Recently, retired pastors and spouses on the Texas campground gathered for prayer. "It was a wonderful time of fellowship and our time of prayer was blessed with God's Holy Spirit presence. I wish you could have heard them as they testified and prayed."  

 

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Pastors and prayer leaders from a half-dozen states and several denominations have now completed the coaching calls. Steve MoltenTexas State Prayer Leader for the Church of God has extended the coaching calls to prayer gatherings. Recently, retired pastors and spouses on the Texas campground gathered for prayer. "It was a wonderful time of fellowship and our time of prayer was blessed with God's Holy Spirit presence. I wish you could have heard them as they testified and prayed."   

 

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In New Jersey and Michigan, the Church of God Administrative BishopsSteve Smith and Dwight Spivey, and the State Councils led the way in the Prayer Coaching calls. Those who have gone through the experience have commented about 'new ideas,' 'new ways of viewing prayer,' 'a whole new perspective on scriptures,' 'a more satisfying prayer life.'

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Small says, "Our effort has been three steps forward, and at times, four backwards - but we keep persisting. And slowly, the tide of prayer awareness is growing in the denomination, and the nation. The number of congregations that are offering prayer meetings is on the rise. The number who are using prayer study materials has increased."  

 

Small says, "Our biggest obstacle is a narrow view of prayer. We tend to see it as acquisition. We see prayer leaders as intercessors. But the heart of prayer is neither petition or intercession - it is a love relationship with God. Communion. Entertaining God. It is about His Presence. The breadth of our prayer reach in intercession is determined by the depth of this relational aspect. Until pastors, prayer leaders, and people fall in love with the Lord again, and delight in daily times with God, for the sheer pleasure of His Presence, our prayer ministry efforts are doomed to fail."

 

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There has been a recent trend to eliminate kneelers in liturgical churches. Some see the act of kneeling as demeaning. In many Pentecostal churches, the practice of kneeling in prayer has also virtually disappeared, as has the practice of tarrying at an altar, the congregation gathered before God on their knees.

 

"Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God" (Psalm 95:6).

 

Kneeling is an act of submission and worship, referencing the devotion of a servant and yet offered by the believer freely, not only as an acknowledgement of the dominance of God's power and might, but also of the preeminence of His holiness and majesty. It is a clear indication of our humility and a declaration of God's supremacy.


Americans take pride in bowing to nothing or before no one. Ego-centricity and virtual self-worship have given rise to a level of self-assertion and rights advocacy which now threaten the stability of the whole society. All humans are equal and are to be valued, that is a biblical tenet. But such level social ground is impossible unless the kindness and deference expected by the one is also given to all others.  

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06/10/14

Every seven years, Israel was to celebrate a Sabbath. In that year, the land was to rest, to lay fallow. And something else, quite extraordinary, and under-emphasized, was to take place - The Seventh Year National Education Campaign. According to Deuteronomy 31:10-13, Israel was instructed to gather during this Sabbath year, in a national assembly, a special gathering, to again read and hear the Word, the commandments and the covenant. Israel, as far as we know, never once celebrated a Sabbath year or held such an assembly. Increasingly, they even resisted the celebration of the Sabbath day.

 

The purpose of this Sabbath year was to break the routine of life and give themselves to a season of revisiting the words of the covenant, "...that they may learn to fear the Lord." If they became too detached from Scripture, they would lose their respect for God, and when they ceased to see God as unique and exceptional, they would drift toward idolatry. Sadly, they never tried God's way, and they became like the nations around them.

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Repent doesn't mean to "be sorry" or ashamed or regretful that we got caught. It does involve sorry. It should entail profound and behavior altering regret. Repentance means "a change of thought/action, to correct a wrong and achieve reconciliation." It assumes the violation of some value, standard, the breaking of some law, and the desire to minimize the consequences - and not just for self.

 

Repentance acknowledges that something - something God regards as offensive - has created distance in the relationship with him, and the only way to heal the separation is to acknowledge the wrong.

 

In Hebrew, repentance is represented by two verbs: שוב shuv (to return) and נחם nicham (to feel sorrow). A reorientation is in view, one with pathos, emotion and feeling. And that is an indication of something living - alive inside of me!

 

 

 

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The Scripture, Old and New Testament, call the people of God, to reflect the holiness of the God they serve, "Be holy, for I am holy!"(Lev. 20:7; I Pet. 1:16)

 

Matthew 5:16 - In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

 

1 Peter 2:12 - Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

 

Our speech is to be gracious (Col. 4:6). We are to "turn the other cheek" (Mt. 5:39). We are to forgive, seventy-times-seven (Mt.18:22). We are to have mercy (Lk. 10:38). And on-and-on the list could go.

 

Most Christians, genuine Christians, have a list of what they consider major sins - the "No, no's" for them - murder, theft, blatant lying, adultery, flirting with paganism or idolatry, wrath. And yet, sadly, even these things are now growing in the church! What we do clearly struggle with and fail to see as sin, in fact, we dismiss these things as sin calling them character flaws or genetic traits that run our families. Such things, however, are sin.

 

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Doug was invited to share at the Billy Graham Center for a week in October. Each day, he spent time with the staff of several hundred focused on prayer principles. Nancy Chatterton, who often organizes the devotional times at Billy Graham Headquarters reported that some had called the teaching times 'life changing.'

  

There were mornings when the tears were clearly seen - and many were moved by understanding prayer in a way, they had perhaps not considered before.

 

On one morning, Doug shared the simple idea - an unstructured prayer life often degenerates to restless times before God, a lack of clear focus. On another morning, he urged - "Push back 'God help me!' prayers. And even noble 'God use me!' prayers. Settle in, and pray this simple prayer until it moves from your head to your heart, "God, I know you love me, and I make this declaration, 'I love you, with all my heart, all my soul and all my might.'"  

 

On yet another morning, Doug shared one of his favorite messages - Prayer, as Entertaining God! The idea that prayer is not about us, it is about hosting, welcoming God, in a world where he is not wanted, not welcomed, no celebrated.  

 

Doug will be back in December for special Christmas messages at the Billy Graham Center.

 

One Cry National Leaders Conference 

Leaders from across the nation gathered in Western Michigan at the headquarters of Life Action Ministries to consider the need for revival in the nation. Byron Paulus, head the ministry, chaired the meeting. Pastor Bill Elliff, of Summit Church in Little Rock, where a revival came two years ago, was a driving force at the meeting, crying out of revival in the nation. Bill recently spoke at the Georgia State Baptist Convention meeting, calling there, for revival.

  


Other speakers included Dr. Bob Bakke, an expert in the Second Great Awakening, formerly, the coordinator for the Global Day of Prayer in the USA. Richard Owen Roberts shared, probably the foremost expert on revival and awakening who is alive today. Pastor Michael Catt, ofSherwood Baptist of Albany, GA, challenged the group as well. Reports about revival and awakening were noted, especially, the movement of prayer and unity out of Reno, Nevada, where a gambling city, known as a hub of prostitution and carnality, is changing.

 

One Cry is an effort to mobilize leaders, voices and intercessors - to cry out to God for revival in the nation, until such a revival comes.

 

Praying for Governors 


Thirty-nine states now have teams that pray for the governor of the state. Amazing. In some cases, they have direct and regular access to the governor. In a few cases, they 'did' have access to the Governor, until an election closed the door. In some instances, prayer tents have been placed on the lawn of the governor's mansion or the state house for 24-7 prayer. Prayer chains are being established. Prayer rallies have been conducted across states. In about five cases, the governor of the state has called a Solemn Assembly.

 

Biblical history never records a revival without a righteous king.

So, if Washington continues to be resistant to revival, perhaps, there is hope, that in one or more of our state capitols, a governor will turn to God with such fury that a revival will sweep across his state, and the nation, indeed, the nations will see it.

 

Doug shared with this group of formidable leaders. What a privilege.

Upcoming Conferences
We are thrilled with the growing level of participation in the upcoming Encounter 2015 conference, January 5-6, atNorthwood Temple, Fayetteville, NC! This is indicative of the passion leaders are sensing for a renewed commitment to prayer across the church body and a desperate need to cry out to God for a spiritual awakening in this day. Among the most recent to join with eight other key leaders are Steve Holder, president of Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers International. In addition, B. G. Turner, newly elected leader of the International Pentecostal Churches of Christ has joined the effort, along withJeff Farmer, Chairman of the Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA).

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Urging broad participation, Alton Garrison, assistant general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, states, "Scripture issues a clear mandate to pray; Scripture also highlights the importance of united prayer. 'Where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them,' Jesus said in Matthew 18:20 (NIV). And we all know what transpired on the Day of Pentecost as Jesus' followers gathered to pray in one accord (Acts 2). Imagine what might take place as pastors, prayer leaders, and others from across the Pentecostal church spectrum gather together for united, concerted prayer and intercession for the church and for our nation at Encounter 2015.  

 

Please make plans now to join us for this unprecedented, historic prayer gathering. May our time together ignite a powerful move of the Holy Spirit across our churches and across our land!"

 

Register today> encounter2015.com

 

 
P. Douglas Small
Alive Ministries:PROJECT PRAY
PO Box 1245
Kannapolis, NC 28082


   
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In Korea, at the turn of the last century, there were no Christian churches - then, as a result of sparks from Azusa Street, God moved through the nation. Seoul was so impacted by spiritual renewal that it became known as the second Jerusalem. Then sadly and suddenly, the Japanese Occupation of Korea took place.

 

Soon the occupation forces were forcing Koreans into the worship of the Japanese Sun God. At first, the churches were exempt. But Korean Schools were not. Christian children, the kids of the nation, had exercises that introduced them to pagan worship. They were not exempt. To speed up the process of cultural change and to break down resistance, the churches, which were previously exempt, were soon forced to place pagan altars on their property. Such a concession must have seemed unthinkable. But they conformed to the pressure of the tyrannical government.


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