AGREEMENT WITH THE LORD

 

Again I say unto you, That 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 AV)

From this text, it is clear that there is great power in agreement among Godís people. The most perfect agreement that shall ever be is that between the three persons of the Trinity of God. And it is His desire that we enter in as one with Him to agree with the Spirit of Truth, which is the Holy Ghost. That is why to blaspheme the Holy Ghost is unforgivable, because it is disagreement with the indwelling presence of God. It is Godís will and desire that He abide in man by His Spirit, and if man refuses there is no hope for him until he repents. If having known the Spirit of God, one were to reject Him by blasphemy there would remain no hope for that personís salvation. If we are at one with God, as is His desire, see what power there would be in our agreement with Him, even our salvation!

 

If any two of us who agree with the abiding presence of God, the Holy Ghost, should ask anything on earth it shall be given them from God, the Father. Thatís what Mt. 18:19 says, and if we will believe it and begin to apply it to our ministry, we would be amazed at what could be accomplished for the Lord here on earth.

 

The problem seems to be that we have not been taught such deep things of Godís word, but rather skip over them because it might not work, and we would be embarrassed . What that sort of faith represents is DOUBT. When doubt enters, power leaves. Remember Peter when doubt seized him?

But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.†† And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.†† And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.†† But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.†† And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.†† And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.†† But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.†† And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?†† And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. (Matthew 14:24-32 AV)

 

The agreement Peter made with the Lord was broken when he doubted. We have the same privilege as Peter, because the Lord abides with us and desires us to agree with Him.Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. (John 15:4 AV)

 

If two of us have power, how much more power we have as we agree with the indwelling Christ. Letís preach this and believe it for the Kingdomís sake and Godís glory.

 

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