Monday, February 25, 2013
The Power of Agreement
Jesus in Matthew 18:19-20 has encouraged us saying, "If two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in MY NAME, there I am among them." The POWER OF AGREEMENT is a very important reality to remember when we pray according to the Word of God. Satan will try to bring division and confusion, seeking to hinder our faith, quenching the Holy Spirit from succeeding to accomplish His work through us.
It is an age old Satanic scheme to take control of the world, by the POWER OF AGREEMENT. The devil knows, if he can get man together to agree about anything against God, that he will be able to take authority and rule away from God . Satan has the power to deceive man, but he has no authority to rule over man. He is totally deceived.
This is very serious. We believers need to know that Satan is still attempting to build his tower of babel through man's ignorance of his deceptions. Look at the occult groups , the cults and the New Age movement. Their whole power base is the power of agreement. Satan is a master of deceit. As believers, we can understand why our Lord is calling us out of this world's corrupt system. It is evil, and our Lord wants us in a safe place hidden in Him, when judgement comes.
Nothing is new under the sun. As we read through the story of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11), Satan is exposed in his attempt to unite the people by the power of agreement for himself. Fallen man did not know that Satan was behind this move to build the tower. God had no choice but to scatter the people. "Now they said to each other, 'Come, let's make bricks and bake them thoroughly' They used brick instead of stone and tar for mortar. Then they said, 'come, let us, build ourselves a city, with a tower that REACHES the heavens, so that we may MAKE A NAME for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.' But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The LORD said, 'Behold, they are ONE PEOPLE, and they have all one language, and this is ONLY the beginning of what they will do, and NOTHING THEY PURPOSE TO DO WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.' " You know the rest of the story.
Satan's scheme to glorify himself had to be foiled. If he had succeeded, the Lord knew that there would be nothing that man purposed to do, that he couldn't accomplish. Man would be as God. Satan would be in control of the whole earth through man.
There is only ONE NAME that WILL BE exalted on the earth. His name is Jesus Christ. Proverb 18:10 says, "THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER AND THE RIGHTEOUS RUN INTO IT AND ARE SAFE. God's intervention that brought down the Tower of Babel preserved the earth for His Son's redemption. God looked down the corridors of time, saw you and I and nothng was going to stop His love from redeeming us.
We may have to go through some hard times, but hard times will only refine our faith. But the Lord will protect us from the evil one. I truly believe Satan is already being confronted, as we have started to pray in ONE ACCORD by the POWER of the Holy Spirit. Through prayer alone, the Lord is accomplishing His will, as we continue to come together in ONE ACCORD. There will be NOTHING that the Holy Spirit can not do through us to glorify Jesus. Daniel 11:32 "Those who know their God will do great exploits." The power of agreement is RESERVED only for the body of Christ.
I have been greatly encouraged, witnessing many prayer groups and prayer cells developing all across the country. We are coming together as the body of Christ praying for America. God is at work and will save Amercia from the shemes of the evil one, if we will continue to pray. He will do it. There is ONLY one God reigning over America and His name is Jesus Christ and He is the only way into the Throne of Heaven.