Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Power of Agreement

Amos 3:3 states “Can two people walk together unless they be agreed?”  I have learned that it is very difficult to work with or for someone you do not trust, and it is hard to lead people that you do not know. Jesus did not come to earth to build His ministry or gather great crowds; He came to earth to build agreement with others in the Kingdom.

Agreement determines how we handle things emotionally, spiritually, and mentally with others in the Kingdom. Many times agreement determines what we can actually accomplish for God. Jesus stated in Matthew 18:19, 20 - “If any two of you agree on earth concerning anything they ask, it will be done of My Father in heaven.” Agreement is the power to bring the will of heaven into the earth. Agreement closes the distance between believers in all dimensions, and it enables us to see the Kingdom of God. There is no other way to fully behold God’s Kingdom; we need other believers to help us see clearly what the Father is doing, and then to activate our own faith for the manifestation of His Kingdom into our own circumstance.

The power of agreement is demonstrated over and over in the life and ministry of Jesus. In Mark 2:1 Jesus was preaching and healing the sick in Capernaum. He was in a crowded house when four friends of a paralyzed man arrived, and could not get in, so they dug through the clay roof above and lowered their friend into the house.  The power of agreement in those four friends enabled a miracle. Jesus, seeing their faith commanded the paralytic man to rise and walk! These four friends - agreeing together - broke through the intimidation of the crowd to find a solution for their friend.

AGREEMENT = BROKENNESS

To build real agreement and to properly align ourselves with other believers in the Kingdom of God, we must be broken, to enable us to network together, thereby focusing on not only what is important to us, but what is important to others as well. When position is less important to us, it enables us to serve one another willingly, honoring and preferring one another in their ministry and service.

I have recognized through many years of service to God, that true evidence of maturity in a believer’s life is demonstrated most clearly by the willingness to serve others in the Kingdom. It is not how much we know that counts to qualify for maturity, but its real love in our hearts toward others that qualifies us for promotion and positioning.  Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 8:1 “While knowledge will make us feel important, it is love that really builds up the church.”  Do you agree?