From The Heart

Publish date: 09/17/2006

And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. 15 And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.

1 John 5:14-15 AMP

If you want God to answer your prayers, you must pray in agreement with his will – you must pray in agreement with His own plan. God won’t give you anything that is not in His will and plan. His Word is His will and plan for you. When you know what God’s Word says then you know what to agree with and what to ask for. There is great power available when two agree. God’s Word is full of power, but it will only work in your life when you believe it and act on it. That is how you agree with God’s Word – you believe it and act on it. When you agree with God and His Word, then His Word will work in your life and you will be greatly blessed.

But I urge and entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in perfect harmony and full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions or factions or divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions and judgments. 1 Corinthians 1:10 AMP

When we humble ourselves before God, come in agreement with His Word, and submit to His Holy Spirit, we will automatically come in agreement with each other and be united in our common understanding and in our opinions and judgments. This is God’s will for the Body of Christ, but unfortunately it’s not the way it usually works.

"Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them." Matthew 18:19-20 NKJV

When two or more believers are gathered together in the Name of the Lord, He will be there in their midst. And if they ask God for anything, standing in agreement with God’s Word and each other, God will answer their prayers and give them what they asked for. Matthew 18:19 AMP says, “Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.” Being in agreement is like making beautiful music. It’s very obvious that musical instruments are not in harmony with each other when the sound is not pleasing to your ear. When they are flowing together it is a beautiful sound. When we come together in harmony and agreement, we make beautiful music, pleasing to God’s ear.

Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NKJV

We need one another. We cannot survive on our own. The devil knows this. He knows that to conquer us, he must first isolate us. That is why he is always trying to sow seeds of strife and division among us. He would like nothing better than to split up marriages and families and friends and churches. Don’t give him place in your life. Don’t allow him to manipulate you or make you angry at each other. Recognize that he is your problem – not people – not your wife or your husband or your family or your friends. Don’t give him an opportunity to destroy you or anyone else. Don’t let pride ruin your relationships. Humble yourself in order to keep the peace and harmony in your relationships. Romans 12:18 AMP says, “If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

How could one have chased a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had delivered them up? Deuteronomy 32:30 AMP

One can put a thousand to flight and two can put ten thousand to flight. The power of two people, who are standing in agreement with each other and God’s Word, is not just multiplied by two – it’s multiplied by ten! We can do so much more together than we can do apart. Get in harmony and agreement with each other and see what miracles God will do on your behalf!