There is power in agreement. We have been bombarded by this slogan in our lives especially at the wake of September 11, 2001 – “United we stand, divided we fall.” We can all disagree in all issues, but there’s always a way to agree in order to come out from all of disagreements.
“If one of my followers sins against you, go and point out what was wrong. But do it in private, just between the two of you. If that person listens, you have won back a follower. But if that one refuses to listen, take along one or two others. The Scriptures teach that every complaint must be proven true by two or more witnesses. If the follower refuses to listen to them, report the matter to the church. Anyone who refuses to listen to the church must be treated like an unbeliever or a tax collector.”
“I promise you that God in heaven will allow whatever you allow on earth, but he will not allow anything you don’t allow. I promise that when any two of you on earth agree about something you are praying for, my Father in heaven will do it for you. Whenever two or three of you come together in my name, I am there with you” (Matthew 18:18-20 CEV).
The context of these scriptures is resolving issues between two disagreeing believers. Jesus made it clear that the principle of this agreement of settling conflicts also applies to prayer. God requires at least two witnesses who will agree to reconcile a conflict of opposing views. Both parties need to sit down and talk about their differences, come out with an agreement, and settle their issues. Otherwise, the church has to step in and get involved in the matter. And if everything fails, the offending party shall be treated like an unbeliever.
The incident also reveals that the God is a just God. In His Court of Grace and Mercy, He implements justice and ensures justice is served both to the victim and the offender. God is no respecter of person and does not show favoritism to anyone. He gives rain to the wicked and to the righteous. However, you don’t mock God, because what you sow is what you will reap. Even in dealing with sin, God shows His justice: be aware that your sin will find you out.
God’s principle is simple: if two of you agree on prayer, the Father in heaven will answer you. Of course our prayers shall be in accordance with the word of God and His will. We do not pray for things that are opposite of His Counsel. As a matter of fact, many pray faulty prayers. They sincerely believe that there’s nothing wrong to pray for instant wealth or quick financial fix. However, there is no such thing as a get quick rich scheme in the Bible. So don’t bother to pray for winning a jackpot in a casino because faith is not some sort of a gamble. Faith is not hoping to be lucky.
“ … By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established” (2 Corinthians 13:1 NKJV).
When you pray, find a scripture or scriptures from the Bible that specifically agrees and supports your petitions or requests. A good example is to pray for the salvation of our family. The Book of Acts declares that it is the will of God that our loved ones are to be saved. You and God can both agree on this request, for by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established. Your word and God’s word must be in agreement to establish a justified prayer request, and by presenting this to the Lord, you have all the right to your petitions.
Jesus showed His disciples the right manner to pray: “Your kingdom come. Your will be done.” This is a perfect prayer that we all can pray – the will of God to be done in our life. But we need to have the knowledge and understanding of the will of God. FF Bosworth has said, “The power of God can be claimed only where the will of God is known.”
Furthermore, it makes a lot easier to exercise our faith if a brethren or any member of a church agrees with us on our prayers. Also a brother or sister who makes an agreement with us can become our prayer partner. Agreement and partnership is a two-man in a boat. The boat has to remain in right course and reach its destination without sinking. Partnership is God’s way to enforce His kingdom here on earth. It takes a firm agreement between two parties to have a successful partnership. Consider marriage (that is another topic in the future).
In Mark 6:7, Jesus sent His disciples by twos to enforce His will on earth, “And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.” To overpower the workings of the devil in our lives, we need to have an agreement and partnership in implementing and exercising the authority of God that has given unto us.
“Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus” (Hebrews 3:1 NKJV).
In addition, the principle of agreement also applies to our faith confessions. We declare with our lips and confess with our mouths what the will of God for our lives. Prayer is not only asking God for provisions and answers to our petitions. Confessing the word of God is a declaration of our faith. When we confess His Word, it is an act of agreeing with His will. Jesus is the will of God, and He is our Great Confession. Therefore, we never cease confessing Him. We shall confess that, He is Lord! He is the Healer! He is the Baptizer! He is the Great Shepherd! He is the Living Water! He is the Living Bread!
Jesus gave us the authority to use His name to cast out evil and to heal the sick. We have to agree with Him in the authority of His Name. When was the last time we used the Name of Jesus to implement the kingdom of God to rule in our life? One of the gravest errors of the poverty stricken countries is the failure to implement law and order. The authorities there have failed to exert their power. The result is devastating. There are corruptions in the public services, lawlessness, rebellions, anarchies, extreme poverty, crime, and all kinds of evil from hell have distorted such a government. This should not be happening in the life of a born again believer.
There is power in agreement. Implement the Kingdom Dominion in your life by agreeing with the will of God. Find someone to agree with you in dismantling the works of the devil in your life, and someone’s life. Use the power and the authority of the Name of Jesus. Cast out evil spirits in the Name of Jesus.