Most people would rather disagree than agree. We just seem to like to be at odds in this world. Sometimes we will even disagree just to be able to argue with someone. As Believers, we need to grab hold of and guard this very precious gift of God. That’s right! I called it a gift! Agreement is a gift! A gift that has the potential to bring great power into our lives!
Jesus put it this way: 19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:19-20
Our authority and power over the enemy is increased when we are in agreement! When you and I come together with Jesus, there is great power at work. The power that brings us together and keeps us together grows in intensity and strength and allows us to accomplish supernatural things for God’s glory!
Deuteronomy 19:15 says: “One witness is not enough to convict a man accused of any crime or offense he may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” We see this same principle in the New Testament book of 1 Timothy 5:19, where it says “Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.”
Ecclesiastes 4 puts it this way: 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
We could look at different examples of agreement and it’s encouragement and practice in the Scriptures all day long. The Bible is full of examples, illustrations and directions! We need to accept agreement as a reality that the Spirit has for us and utilize it for God’s glory!
If we are divided the house will fall and the enemy will triumph! This is not acceptable, even if his triumph is temporary! You may be tempted to think that this only applies to the church, but if we are divided and the house falls, then our lives are wide open and vulnerable to attack! This is why Jesus prayed for unity and why Paul said that we are to make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit!
Our mission and purpose in this life is to go into ALL the WORLD and SHARE the GOOD NEWS with ALL CREATION. When we are obedient and work in unity, what is the result? Jesus will work WITH US, IN US and THROUGH US to CONFIRM His Word with many signs and wonders.
We can’t have agreement without unity and we can’t have unity without love! We must take seriously the Great Commandment: “To love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul and mind. And the second which is very close to it: To love our neighbor as ourself!”
- Agreement increases the power of our prayers more than our minds can imagine.
- Agreement assures our success in victorious warfare against the enemy.
- Agreement insures the presence of the Lord in our lives and His blessings on our every endeavor.
- Agreement attracts the attention of our loving Heavenly Father, Who is waiting and wanting to work on our behalf!
- Agreement is a hindrance to the promotion of the devil’s kingdom and a discouragement to all of his plans.
And above all, Agreement is evidence to the world that Jesus was sent by God to be our Savior and this brings great glory to God when we get it!