The essence of faith is the power of agreement with God and who He is that releases His supernatural power. The Word of God has the inherent power to carry it out (Hebrews 4:12; Isaiah 55:11). Therefore, we must walk in agreement with God and His Word. But we must grow into agreement with God which is a process (Romans 10:17). We do this by opening our hearts to the Holy Spirit and spending time with God in His Word, prayer, and worship.
The prayer of agreement is a powerful tool that God has given us. We have the authority to do on earth what heaven would do. When believers agree in prayer, an enormous power exists when praying together, standing as one. We cannot fight with people all week long and then ask them to come into a prayer of agreement expecting a miracle!
Therefore, it is important to pray with someone you are living in harmony with, believing in faith as you are, i.e., for healing, restoring family relationships, etc. We know that we have the answer when we pray the will of God (1 John 5:14 – 15). Jesus guaranteed that the prayer of agreement would bring results every time.
“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 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. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew: 18 – 20
The word agree in Greek is Sumphoneo which means to agree together or to come to an agreement. It is this Greek word that we get the word symphony. A Symphony Orchestra has many different instruments that play together to make a beautiful sound. This imagery paints a perfect analogy for the Christian community.
Why is it important that believers come together in agreement? When we agree and live in harmony, we are united as God intended for His body (1 Corinthians 1:10; 1 Peter 3:8; Ephesians 4:1 – 6). Therefore, many souls can be won through the power of agreement (Acts 4:32 – 33), and there is peace in our marriages, homes, churches, etc.
Kenneth Copeland Ministries reports that when you do not see the promised results of praying together in agreement, the problem usually lies in one of these four areas: lack of harmony, the prayer is not established on the Word of God, the believers’ minds are not fixed on His Word, and they do not act as if it is done.
When we pray in faith, we must believe it is done and act accordingly. We are not to only be a hearer of the Word but a doer (James 1:22). We begin by thanking the Lord for the answer!
The prayer of agreement will work with any faith-filled group of people in unity praying God’s will, including groups of friends, Bible study, husband and wife, parents and children, etc. Praying in agreement will move mountains (Mark 11:22 – 24)!
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