Day 28 – The Power of Agreement
“…if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 18:19
As powerful as prayer is, it’s even more powerful when it is done with the power of agreement. The power of agreement is explained in the scripture above – two (or more) praying, agreeing, and declaring the same thing. When there is agreement, Jesus said “it shall be done.”
It is very important that Christians understand that though our relationship with Jesus Christ is a personal one, our relationship with Him is enhanced through connection with other believers. The church is not a building, it’s the people who may come together with the power of agreement in a building. In the kingdom of God, we are more powerful when we join our faith together with other believers.
Though God promised Abraham that he would have a child and be “the father of many nations,” it was necessary for his wife Sarah to also believe and come into agreement with this promise (Heb. 11:11). Through the power of agreement, we can accomplish more and have a greater reward (Eccles. 4:9.) Through the power of agreement, we can have joy in the midst of a trying situation, like Paul and Silas when they were in prison (Acts 16:25).
The power of agreement is so effective that God had to confound and confuse the language to stop people from building a tower to heaven. God said that because they were one, with one language, “nothing will be restrained from them which they imagined to do” (Gen. 11:6). So, imagine what can be accomplished when we are in agreement to do something that God does want to be done.
I encourage you to practice this power of agreement with your spouse, family members or a close friend. It is such an effective tool that God has given us in prayer and in life.
Faith Stretching Exercises:
1. Share something that you are believing for with a close friend or relative and ask them to pray with you about it.
2. Ask someone if there is anything that you can agree with them about in prayer.
3. Read: Mark 5:35-41, Nehemiah 4:6, Acts 4:32-34, 1 Cor. 1:10, 2 Cor. 4:13.