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.
Agreement on earth is a powerful thing. Nations have risen and fallen just on the power of agreement. The word “agree” means to concur or to consent to as a course of action. We have often misunderstood the word “touching” as used here to mean physical touch. The word translated here is “peri” which means about, concerning, on account of, because of, around, near. So we are told by Jesus in this scripture that if two people shall agree on earth concerning anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them. What a powerful promise! Is God really prepared to back this up? We can come up with some pretty wild stuff. Does Jesus really know what He is saying?
Well, God has found himself in some very interesting positions because of this law of agreement. Now this law did not just come into effect when Jesus spoke about it. It has been in effect since God gave man freewill. And it as made for some very interesting times.
One of the most memorable is the Tower of Babel mentioned in Genesis 11. Although you may have heard differently, the Bible does not tell us that these people were wicked or that their motives were bad. We do know that their desire to build a city and a tower got God’s attention and that He “came down” to see what they were doing. Since the word “heaven”, used here, also means sky, God was not concerned that they would build a tower that would reach to where He abode. We have many skyscrapers today, so I do not think God has a problem with tall buildings. God seems to be concerned with the fact that these people, being on one accord, would be unlimited in what they could do.
So did God take their power away? Did He cancel the Law of Agreement? No. He scattered them by changing their language. Did He tell them that they were wrong? No. He did not send a prophetic message to them. He just caused them to move. Guess what? They got with people of their own language, and they moved to other areas and did exactly what they were going to do there. They built cities and towers all over the world. Perhaps it wasn’t what they were agreeing to do that was the problem. It was who they were agreeing with.
Maybe you find yourself in the same place. God may be stirring things up not because of what you are believing Him for, but maybe it is who you are agreeing with. If the language people around you are using is becoming confusing, perhaps it is time to move on. Since we have been on this journey of renewing our minds, I am sure that our language has become confusing to many. We are not talking about lack and sickness and the works of the enemy. We are proclaiming the power of God in our lives.
I agree with the Word of God. I am who it says I am. I have what it says I have. I will seek God’s wisdom when I agree with someone concerning their prayers. I rejoice and I am grateful for the promise that when we agree concerning anything, it will be done for us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.