There is supernatural power in the agreement of faith.
Acts 1:14 – These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
_Jesus had made a promise. He had told His followers that if they would tarry in Jerusalem, they would receive the promise of the Father; that being Holy Spirit that would come on the day of Pentecost. While there were at least 500 who had seen Him alive after His resurrection, we know the number of disciples who obeyed His command to “tarry in Jerusalem” were greatly diminished by the time the day of Pentecost was fully come. But my focus today is not the day of Pentecost, or the more than 500 who saw Jesus alive after His resurrection. It is the power of agreement. Let’s look more closely at this powerful principle.
The power of agreement is clearly established in the Words of Jesus. He said that when TWO or THREE agree (make a symphony) together concerning anything THEY ASK, it SHALL BE DONE by His Father Who is in heaven. That is a statement of absolute truth by our Lord Himself.
- “TWO or THREE” – that establishes the minimum by which such a symphonic agreement can be made. The power of “two” in agreement is supernaturally awesome. And the more that are added to that agreement increases exponentially the potential reach of that agreement.
- “THEY ASK” – here is a key to that agreement. True agreement is not achieved when ONE asks and the others add mental ascent. A symphony is not played when one musician plays, regardless of his/her skill, and all the other musicians sit silent. That is called a recital. An agreement (a symphony) occurs when ALL the musicians play their respective notes on their respective instruments.
- “SHALL BE DONE” – this is an emphatic statement of truth. The word “SHALL” is the strongest word that can be uttered indicating definitive promise. If God said “SHALL,” then there is nothing short of completion of what was promised that God will support.
When people stand in Biblical agreement, the power that arises is of the highest divine order. In such agreement, nothing is impossible. God had made a promise; Jesus had reiterated it. Holy Ghost, the Comforter, WOULD come. He came on Pentecost. He has not departed. He came to indwell ANY Christian who would ask, believe, and receive Him. He comes to demonstrate His power, power, and plan in, on, for, and through any anointed vessel. He came to that gathering of 120 believers who remained together in unity. As obedient covenant people of God, they were anointed, and that is what Holy Spirit sought out on the day of Pentecost. He has not changed. He still seeks the anointing, in you, in me, and especially, IN US.
Manna for Today – Acts 1:12-26; Matthew 18:19-20; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Amos 3:3; Galatians 3:28